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.
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.*
PORTIERE: a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
VERDURE: greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation.
CELERITY: rapidity, swiftness, speed
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.
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
NEOLOGIST: One who coins, uses, or introduces new words, or redefines old words in a language.
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.