Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Inspiring One Another On Some English Words And Their Meanings- Part 1


Recently, a friend of mine wrote a particular word as her pm (personal message) on bbm (blackberry messenger), the word was so new to me that I had to look it up in the dictionary. I was so happy that I had learned something new from a simple occurrence.

I was therefore inspired to blog about some English words and their meanings so that we can inspire each other and also improve our knowledge and understanding of English in order for us not to go about embarrassing ourselves or misunderstanding people because we misinterpreted what they said or looking extremely confused because we had no idea of what was said and above to learn. 

P.S- The below definitions were gotten from
Serendipity- an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident

Awe- an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like

 Ambiguous- open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal

Arbitrary- subject to individual will or judgement without restriction; contingent solely upon one's discretion.

Regal- of or relating to a king; royal

Benevolent- characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings

Empathy- the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.

Sympathy- harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.

Bona-fide- made, done, presented, etc., in good faith; without deception or fraud

Bigot- a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

Superfluous- being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.

Agnostic also known as unbeliever or doubter 
A person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience.

Adamant- utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.

Alliteration- the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration) as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration) as in each to all

Austere- severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding

Solitudethe state of being or living alone; seclusion

Sarcastic-  of, relating to, or characterized by sarcasm

Sarcasmharsh or bitter derision or irony

Abateto reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish

Loopholea small or narrow opening, as in a wall, for looking through, for admitting light and air, or, particularly in a fortification, for the discharge of missiles against an enemy outside.

Serenity- the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil

Serenecalm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled
...To Be Continued

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  1. Only the first word is new to know. I started reading dictionary when I was still in primary school. Till this date, most of my old peers and pals still calls me prof. I was all about grammars always.
    Just recently, I was chatting with a barrister, I was amazed the number of times he asked me 'what do you mean by.....

  2. Awesome Dauda! That's great to know.
    I learnt a few words including the first word recently too.


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