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…

Don’t be Alarmed, But…

First word in the Vest Pocket Dictionary: Aback’. Naturally since this dictionary measures 10.50 by 6.00 cm, the actual definitions are quite… brief. The book gives the definition for aback’ as “backward”. Seriously, I warned you it was going to be brief, don’t be taken aback’. Is it strange how I really enjoy such a bare bones…

New Idea Alert!

Hi all, So I’ve been taking some time during this period of unemployment to clean out my house and go through some career counselling. I’d rather take my time and intentionally end up in a field, and role, that I love. But in this clean out, I’ve been going through some of the items I’ve…

Word of the Day: de Basilicum

A noun meaning “Basil” Such a perfect little word of the day for me! It’s officially been 7 months since I got my little basil plant named Alfred. I made deal with myself that if I could keep a basil plan alive for at least a year then I could consider growing and nurturing a…

Word of the Day: Zo Snels Als

A conjunction meaning “as soon as” I’ve been finding myself saying this conjunction a lot lately. I said I would do so many things zo snel als I quit my miserable job. Then zo snel als I find a new job.. and it goes on. There are so many things I was set on doing, it’s very likely…

Word of the Day: Mompelen

A verb meaning “to mumble“. I’ll admit to not being the most chill of human beings, as much as my friends would beg to differ. Mompelen or mumbling is one of my biggest pet peeves. If a person is going to speak they should at the very least speak clearly. Maybe a rant isn’t what the word…

Word of the Day: Vervullen

A verb meaning “to fill“. I’ve found my life changing at an incredibly fast pace this last year, I’m told that just how being in your 20’s works. Im skeptical at best. But you can either fight change, or you can embrace it. I’m ideally going with the later. Be that last minute trips, giving…