Oh my God the dictionary!

I started reading it... and am wondering why I never did this before. It's like walking through a treasure-filled cavern and snatching up any glinting piece that pulls my eye. So many words! I wish I had a randomized version of the dictionary so that all my new words wouldn't start with A, but here …

Word A Day: Cleistogamy

It's starting to seem like I should call this 'word every other day', but, onward regardless! Here is the next one: cleis·tog·a·my klīˈstäɡəmē/ noun BOTANY self-fertilization that occurs within a permanently closed flower. A word I have never heard, in any form! Botany is neat, and biology of all kinds. I think in another life …

Word A Day: Allusive

Well, I've already missed a couple days. I'm determined not to go back to my old ways of only posting a couple times a month though! al·lu·sive əˈlo͞osiv/ adjective (of a remark or reference) working by suggestion rather than explicit mention. I like to be allusive in my writing. I also like reading allusive things. …

Word A Day: Accorder

Accorder  Definition: One who accords assents or concedes Here it is! The first word I'm not familiar with. I am familiar with 'accord', of course, but I've never seen this noun version used. When I first saw this I thought of a musical instrument, like a recorder, or an accordion. Thinking about music, I wonder …

Word A Day: Androgyne

Today's word is..... Pushes button... Androgyne  Definition: An hermaphrodite I wonder how long it will be before I get a word I don't know. This is a good word, though I haven't seen it used so often. Mostly I see 'androgynous' instead, used to describe something or someone without sexually defined features, but not necessarily having …