Tag Archives: Word of the Week

Word of the Week

22 Jan

parvenu

Definition:
A person from usually a low social position who has recently or suddenly become wealthy, powerful, or successful but who is not accepted by other wealthy, powerful, and successful people.

Merriam-Webster Online.

Word of the Week

16 Jan

contumacious

Definition:
stubbornly disobedient: rebellious.
Merriam-Webster Online.

Word of the Week

12 Dec

Antidisestablishmentarianism

Definition:
opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England.

Oxford English Dictionaries.

Submitted by Sobriquet.

Word of the Week

9 Nov

Effulgence

Definition:
radiant splendor,  brilliance.

Merriam-Webster Online.

Word of the Week

1 Nov

Trichotillomania

Definition:
an abnormal desire to pull out one’s hair.

Merriam-Webster Online

Submitted by Sobriquet.