The Dictionary Definition is on hiatus for days now. And it is time for me to learn new words today. I came across difficult to spell words. They are not only hard to spell but also difficult to remember its meanings.

Ambidextrous. The word is an adjective which means able to use the right and left hands equally well.

Do you know someone who can use both hands to write or do chores? No, I have seen any of my friends use their both hands like in writing. After searching the internet, I have found an interesting example of mixhanded person. He is Patrick Michael Venditte, Jr. Pat Venditte is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. After attending Creighton University, the New York Yankees drafted Venditte in 2008 (Wikipedia).

Chutzpah. Personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others. (Merriam-Webster).

Lambaste. to criticize (someone or something) very harshly

The readers lambasted her writings against the new manager.

The word sounds like taste, toothpaste, bald-faced. Thank you Merriam-Webster for the pronunciation.

Lewd. (Adjective). Sexual in an offensive or rude way (Merriam-Webster)

Rhyming words: crude, dude, feud, food

Ocher. (Noun) an earthy usually red or yellow and often impure iron ore used as a pigmen. You say it as oker not cher. (Merriam-Webster)

Rhyming words: poker, joker, broker, smoker

I hope that you are not going to lambaste my topic – all my topics.

Do you think these words are friendly to use in our writings? I would say easy and basic words are most appealing to the readers, first, they can easily understand the thought, second, they may lose their patience reading the whole article.

But just like me, if I encounter new words, that does not ring a bell, I will jot it down and check the meaning.

How about you?

 

 

Dictionary Definition 3.20.16


5 thoughts on “Dictionary Definition 3.20.16

  • April 15, 2016 at 4:54 am
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    I hope I will not forget the “ambidextrous” later. hehe.

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  • April 15, 2016 at 9:31 am
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    Ambidextrous and Lewd are the only words I have used in your post today.

    I am ambidextrous when I paint a house, I will be up on that ladder and I will reach as far off to paint as I can with either hand so that I don’t have to climb up and down.

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