Dictionary Definition. Let’s see where this series takes me. I am planning to do this on a daily basis. At least a plan. And sounds like it.
I have a dictionary with me on my table. My goal now is to open it up to a random word.
Makeshift. This is an improvise shelter. When I was in high school I experienced a makeshift classroom. The rooms were built due to classroom scarcity. Compared to other classrooms, the makeshift was not cemented, the flooring was sand. I wonder if the makeshift classrooms are still around.
Embezzlement. This is misappropriating money or property as in theft or stealing from someone or from a company. Many politicians are involved in this type. It is considered as white-collar crime.
Sectarian. It means narrow-minded or someone that is not open-minded. The world was shocked with Manny Pacquiao’s comment against gays. He was called bigoted.
Clammy. Unpleasant. Like when we touch a slimy object. The air is clammy or unpleasant. I hate this clammy feeling.
Blight. Contamination. It can also be a plant disease. Something that causes harm or damage like a disease. A damaged condition.
Palatable. This is something acceptable or agreeable. Acceptable to the mind. Example is when someone is cooking food – is it palatable? Or is the building palatable to the employees? I always hear this term when I was in college from my English prof, so this word is not new to me anymore.
Thanks to Webster and my very old dictionary for the random words it provided me during the word hunt time. It is actually random hunting. I don’t get to choose which word to put here. It is that “word” that flaunts when I open the dictionary. This will definitely help me improve my vocabulary. Way to go, nerdieeds!