Wednesday, March 7

new word wednesday

My new side project to complement the activities of To Read Makes Our Speaking English Good.

"Nabhan predicted my apple problem when he vacillated over some organic pumpkin canned hundreds of miles from his Arizona home." (John Cloud, Time Magazine)

vac·il·late [vas-uh-leyt]
-verb (used without object), -lat·ed, -lat·ing.
1. to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute: His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader.
2. to sway unsteadily; waver; totter; stagger.
3. to oscillate or fluctuate.
[Origin: 1590–1600; < L vacillātus (ptp. of vacillāre to sway to and fro); see -ate1]

"For gustatory reasons, I long ago stopped eating out of season." (ibid)

gus·ta·to·ry [guhs-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
of or pertaining to taste or tasting.
[Origin: 1675–85; < L gustā(re) to taste + -tory1]


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