Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Vocabulary Booster: Wave 2

Every day I eagerly await Fox News Channel's "The Factor" with Bill O'Reilly. There is never a dull moment in the show. Mr. O'Reilly's topics are always about interesting news and events that may impact our daily life.


The best part of the show for me is the #Factor Word of the Day. It is interesting to learn about a new word, how it is used and its etymology. 

Allow me to share with you my love for languages and the latest group of words I have learned.


1.  SALUBRIOUS
An adjective meaning "beneficial," "good for one's health"
Its origin came from the Latin word "salubris"  meaning "safe, healthy"

"We should encourage our children to practice the salubrious habit of eating a generous serving of fruit daily."





2. PARVENU
A noun used to refer to a person who achieves sudden wealth. It is also defined as one that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity or manner associated with it.

Its origin is from the French word "parvenir" meaning "to arrive." It also has Latin origin, "pervenire" which means "to come"

"Despite his multi-million winnings from the Lottery, Jose could not escape being labeled a parvenu by the elite members of society."



3. INGANNATION
A word that simply means "Deception" or "Cheating"
The etymology is unknown and is no longer listed in Merriam Webster's dictionary. 

"Be wary of get-rich quick business schemes. These have ingannation written between the lines."


Credits:
www.billoreilly.com/factor-words-of-the-day
www.merriam-webster.com
www.phrontistery.into


1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm interesting words here sisterette! Thank you for sharing! ...salubrious... that sounds great! I have some watermelon here now... want some?

    P.S. thanks for wishing me luck... I truly need that... Kulas is having second thoughts allowing me to train hehehe

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