Abashes Abound

Today’s word, shockingly another “A” word. Abash which in the tiny dictionary is defined as “to confuse”. It is a verb but can also mean “to embarass or feel ashamed”. Right now I’m trying to remember the last time I truly felt embarassed. I could fall to the default of “when I lost my job” but I…

Abase-ically a New Word

Today’s word was abase, which was another that I had never heard of. It means “to humble” according to my tiny dictionary. This word came on the scene in the 14th century but has changed meanings over the years. Originally meaning something along the lines of “to lower yourself physically” to the more modern definition of lowering…

Whoooa Man, Don’t Even Get Me Started.

Today’s word is abandon. The lil Vest Pocket Dictionary defines it as “to forsake”, once again, quite to the point. I’m down with it. Merriam-Webster defines it as both a noun and a verb, what a power word. Generally the old definition stands, as the current dictionary lists various iterations of “to cease, to give up,…

Abaft?

Today’s word is one I’ve never actually heard of, and I’ve definitely been in situations it would have been appropriate… Abaft. Apparently meaning “towards the stern of the ship”. It can be an adverb or a proposition apparently. According to my research, the first use of the word was in the 14th century which does…

Not That I’m Counting, But…

The next word in the Vest Pocket Dictionary is Ab’acus. The dictionary defines it as a counting table. Did anyone ever consider an abacus as a table? It’s really not something I ever thought of… I know they’re a decently common childrens’ toy if doctors office waiting rooms are to be used as any sort of…