Fun vocabulary words I have learned playing FREE RICE

sudorific
quahog
parlous
splenetic
houri
lapidate
grimalkin
eructate
bibulous

Expand your mind and donate to the hungry at freerice.com. It's at least a more worthwhile procrastination tool than most internet time-sucks. I like to donate a thousand grains a day, while trying to beat my personal best vocabulary level score. It's also a fun exploration of the nature of the English language, since even when you've never heard of a word in your life, it's often possible to guess the right meaning from the sound of the word. (Greek and Latin roots help, too.)

2 comments:

Robin said...

I had heard of a quahog, but couldn't remember that it was a clam. All of the other words are new to me too. I will look them up after supper.

Dad

toweringajax said...

I have no idea what "splenetic" means, but it's fun to say.

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