Thursday, August 27, 2009

Word(s) of the Week

Some coworkers and I were discussing words we loved. Words like:
  • PUNGENT (adj) - Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation. Alternately, pointed or sharp.
  • THWART (v) - to prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of.
  • CURMUDGEON (n) - an ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.

The curmudgeon wanted to buy a pungent cheese for lunch, but the grocery store's low inventory thwarted him.

Don't you love words?



Nicole said...

I like the word smarmy, but don't like people who are. :)

Jennifer said...

Oooh! Great word!