CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

April 16, 2013

Daily Prompt 4/14/2013: 7 New Words Used in Sentence


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

WP DAILY PROMPT 4/14/2013:

7 NEW WORDS USED IN SENTENCE

Over the past few months I’ve collected a list of words that are new to me. I will list six and attempt to use them in one sentence.

  1. CATBIRD SEAT: an idiomatic phrase used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand or greater advantage in all types of dealings among parties.*
  2. PORTIERE: a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
  3. VERDURE: greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation.
  4. CELERITY: rapidity, swiftness, speed
  5. JEREMIAD: a long literary work, usually in prose, but sometimes in verse, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone of sustained invective, and always contains a prophesy of society’s imminent downfall.
  6. CADASTRAL: A cadastral map is a map which provides detailed information about real property within a specific area. A simple example of a cadastral map might be a map of a village which shows the boundaries of all of the parcels or lots within the village, although cadastral maps can show other types of areas as well
  7. NEOLOGIST: One who coins, uses, or introduces new words, or redefines old words in a language.

My sentence:

Jonathan was in the catbird seat, having the time to read a jeremiad with cadastral maps; however, the verdure outside the window was distracting so he closed the portiere with celerity so he could study the jeremiad—and, being a neologist, he added words to the jeremiad so as to add humor to the dry reading.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Play Lexicographer: RIDICULOUSITY

New Words: Kerfuffle & Gyre

WP Daily Prompt 3/4/2013: A Story Written Using No “N”, Another With No “E”

SOURCES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catbird_seat

http://www.wordwebonline.com/en/PORTIERE

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/verdure

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiad

http://www.wordreference.com/definition/celerity

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