This month’s 30 day challenge is to learn a word a day. Frankly, this month is sort of a “take it easy” month as I recover from last month’s challenge to write a novel and catch up on a bunch of different things. I’m using Mrs. Byrne’s Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words as my source.
Some of the words I’ve picked up so far:
eoan: pertaining to the dawn or the east
vega: a fertile meadow
rudas: an ugly foulmouthed old hag; a beldam. (adjective) coarse, foulmouthed.
deosculate: to kiss affectionately
brumous: misty, foggy
daggle: to soil by dragging in the mud
nixie: a letter so badly addressed that it can’t be delivered