Big Word Wednesday-Week 15
Of the two words we picked this week, one you will be able to use in everyday conversation, the other will be one that will win you points in a trivia game. Our goal is to help you increase your vocabulary, and most of the words we’ve featured so far can do that. Some of them, though, are just good for when you want to show off a little. I’m sure I won’t have to identify which word is which, but if I do, send me a message through the contact page to avoid public ridicule from your fellow students. Word number one is; efficacious; which means; producing or capable of producing a desired effect. It is a derivative of effective or effect.
The second word this week is a contribution from my sister Stacey. Wasn’t that a TV show; My Sister Stacey? No? Well, it should have been. The word she contributed is trichotillomania; which is the compulsion to pull ones hair out. Being a teacher, I can see where she gets it from. I have three kids, and, at times, a genuine compulsion to become a trichotillomaniac, but since I’m already follicly challenged, I’ve learned to maintain. Edgar and Ethan, the two stalwart follicles who are holding their own about 6 inches north of my eyebrow ridge, thank me for it. They know they are only weeks or perhaps days from being washed down the shower drain anyway; they certainly don’t need any harassment from me. Check out the BWW Home Page for missed assignments, and let’s get those overdue words in; other people are waiting to check them out.