Back in the day, after the evening meal, my Grandpa would read a page or two from the dictionary. Whether it was just because he liked words or because his own father had been a journalist and instilled the habit into him I don't know.
I love words, their history, meaning and music; they intrigue and fascinate me.
While I was musing today about the joy words bring and thinking sadly that my vocabulary is not as vast as I should like, I was struck by a flash of inspiration:
Wouldn't it be fun to include a vocabulary slot at the blog? Of course it would!
I shall share with you a new, wonderful and/or weird words I have stumbled across, and, if you want to get in on the act you can comment with one or two your own. I challenge you to a duel of words! What fun...
So, with out more ado,
lithe: pliant, supple, bending and twisting and turning easily (like an eel).
----The lithesome eel glided through the murky water.
To "hop the twig" is to depart suddenly just before being caught (like a bird taking to the air just before being shot).
----"Och, it hopped the twig!" Conner said, lowering his shotgun in disgust.
That was fun wasn't it?