Set 48 – Five New Words For Dec 18

Theme – Illustrated words

1. felicitous (fi-LIS-i-tuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: 1. Well suited. 2. Pleasing.

USAGE:
“As good actors age — perhaps a more felicitous word would be mature — they learn how to do more with less.”

Illustration – http://wordsmith.org/words/images/felicitous_large.jpg

2. disprize (dis-PRYZ)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To disdain or scorn. [contempt, not worthy of respect] [underestimate]

USAGE:
“And disprize them [jingles] as we might, they are an art form.”

Illustration – http://wordsmith.org/words/images/disprize_large.jpg

3. ineluctable (in-i-LUHK-tuh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Impossible to avoid: inescapable.

USAGE:
“These qualms were squashed out of existence by the ineluctable pressure of necessity.”

Illustration – http://wordsmith.org/words/images/ineluctable_large.jpg

4. malinger (muh-LING-guhr)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To feign illness in order to avoid work.

USAGE:
“Generally, staff did not malinger. Staff earned every penny they were paid by working seriously at their jobs. They appeared to enjoy their work and looked forward to being at work.”

Illustration – http://wordsmith.org/words/images/malinger_large.jpg

5. nimiety (ni-MY-i-tee)

MEANING:
noun: Excess or redundancy.

USAGE:
“As he said it, a nimiety of memories came back to him of the sick, the wounded, the dying: disease, war, famine, flood, fire, devastation.”

Illustration – http://wordsmith.org/words/images/nimiety_large.jpg

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