In an effort to expand my own vocabulary, I am continuing on my endeavour to participate in “Wordy Wednesday”. I pick words from colleagues, friends, articles and novels… And really from anywhere.
# 1) Erudition: (noun) the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.
Example: He spoke with such erudition that no one would argue with anything he had to say. People just had to believe him.
# 2) Verisimilitude: (noun) the appearance of being true or real.
Example: Her white dress and cross necklace gave the verisimilitude she needed to get them to trust her. It didn’t matter if what they saw was not what they got, not to her.
# 3) Churlish: (adjective) rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.
Example: Rick had always hated her. She was nothing more than a churlish old woman who’d never learned how to be courteous.
Thanks for coming out for another Wordy Wednesday!
Don’t forget to throw your own words in the comments below.