In an effort to expand my own vocabulary, I am continuing on my endeavour to participate in “Wordy Wednesday”. I have, however, decided that I’m not going to do this every week. Rather, I will aim to do it every other week. I use the words as inspired by colleagues, friends, articles and novels… And really from anywhere.
# 1) Caprice: (noun) a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.
Example: “Watch out for your mother today,” my father warned, a twinkle of humour in his eye. “Her caprices are even more tumultuous than usual.” He shrugged his shoulders, chuckled and pulled the newspaper back up in front of his face. From the corner of my eye, I saw my mother wind up and hurl a lemon at his head, laughing as she did.
# 2) Epoch: (noun) a period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.
Example: That time between high school graduation and the start of college is an important epoch in everyone’s life without anyone actually knowing it. I don’t think anyone knows that it’s the last summer of their childhood until years after it’s over.
# 3) Fecundity: (noun) the ability to produce an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertility. OR the ability to produce many new ideas.
Example: Few people had the same fecundity as Ella-Maria when it came to brainstorming sessions, making her everyone’s first choice for group work.
Thanks for coming out for another Wordy Wednesday!
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