Author: Ken Saunders

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colloquial

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 6, 2020 is: colloquial • kuh-LOH-kwee-ul  • adjective 1 a : used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also : unacceptably informal b : using conversational style 2 : of or relating to conversation : conversational…
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heyday

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 5, 2020 is: heyday • HAY-day  • noun : the period of one's greatest popularity, vigor, or prosperity Examples: "The theater engaged Mr. Leslie ‘Les' Jones to build and paint the sets. He was in his early sixties…
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docile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 4, 2020 is: docile • DAH-sul  • adjective 1 : easily taught 2 : easily led or managed : tractable Examples: "The zoo has one bearded dragon, dubbed Six because that number was painted on its back when…
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The End of Summer

Our little oasis We decided to move all of the plants off of the grass as it was not healthy for the grass and it just looks cleaner. We moved all of the plants and the fountain into what was the vegetable garden this past…
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matriculate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 3, 2020 is: matriculate • muh-TRIK-yuh-layt  • verb 1 : to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university 2 : to be enrolled at a college or university Examples: A spokesperson…
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pediculous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 2, 2020 is: pediculous • pih-DIK-yuh-lus  • adjective : infested with lice : lousy Examples: All of the campers in the cabin had to be checked for lice when one boy’s sleeping bag was discovered to be pediculous.…
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allusion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 1, 2020 is: allusion • uh-LOO-zhun  • noun 1 : an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also : the use of such references 2 : the act of making an indirect reference to something : the…
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longanimity

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 31, 2020 is: longanimity • long-guh-NIM-uh-tee  • noun : a disposition to bear injuries patiently : forbearance Examples: The fans continue to show their longanimity by coming back year after year to cheer on the perpetually losing team.…
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cadge

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 30, 2020 is: cadge • KAJ  • verb : beg, sponge Examples: "Reiner had his car and was driving to Manhattan to drop the book off to his editor. Wouk cadged a ride in, and Reiner took him…
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asunder

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 29, 2020 is: asunder • uh-SUN-der  • adverb or adjective 1 : into parts 2 : apart from each other Examples: "Though they sip their port in close contiguity, they are poles asunder in their minds and feelings."…