Two of this week’s words are brought to you by Cassandra’s word calendar. The third comes from my boss. Gosh, his vocabulary makes me happy. I’ve heard of nomenclature before, but have never heard it used in a sentence. It’s definitely worthy of a Wordy Wednesday post.
Before I get too much further, I will admit that I completely forgot about Wordy Wednesday yesterday, so today is Tardy Wordy Wednesday on Thursday. 🙂
# 1) Bombastic: (adjective) high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated.
Example: She constantly threw temper tantrums, tossing her hands in the air and shouting her bombastic accusations.
# 2) Emollient: (adjective) able to soften something, especially skin.
Example: He rubbed the emollient on his tattoo, softening the crusty and dry edges.
# 3) Nomenclature: (noun) the devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline.
Example: In the midst of our meeting, we realized that we were lost in the nomenclature of the columns and were losing sight of the meaning of the data.
Thanks for coming out for another Wordy Wednesday!
Don’t forget to throw your own words in the comments below.