Wacky Word Wednesday #7: Vocabulary Boost

“If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good.”
– Thornton Wilder

How often do you increase your vocabulary? If you read all the time, the answer may be quite often. If you don’t reach much, that’s still all right but try to improve it. If you’re a serious writer, reading should be high on your priority list. It increases our vocabulary. It sharpens our writing ideas and lets us escape into different realities. For today I thought we’d try a vocabulary boost. In fact, you can count on these every 7th Wacky Word Wednesday. So, without any further ado, let’s get started!

Servileadjective. An excessive willingness to serve or please others in a way that lacks respect for oneself.

Example:
The waiter does not present any servile mannerisms.
You want to maintain a servile attitude around the clients.

Camarillanoun. A small group of people that share the same purpose or goal. It’s especially a group of advertisers that work in accordance with a ruler or politician’s guidelines.

Example:
The camarilla worked hard to achieve success.
The camarilla worked tirelessly to get the politician elected to office.

Peart — pronoun. Lively, cheerful.

Example:
He is a peart child with a bright future.
Her grandmother is peart and active within the community.

Indagate — verbTo investigate; research.

Example:
She wants to indagnate future career paths.
We will indagnate any further information.

Jejune — adjectiveTo be naive or superficial.

Example:
She was jejune about the situation.
This discussion is too jejune for me.

What words do you want to see on a future vocabulary boost? Keep coming back for more Wacky Word Wednesday!

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