Wondrous Words #222
I’m glad you stopped by to check on this week’s new words. Here are a few words I found while reading The Arrangement.
1. sycophant: He will not want to come too often to be subjected to that Waddell woman each time, not to mention the vicar and all the other sycophants who live in the neighborhood.
A sycophant is a noun meaning a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
Whoops – to understand the definition I’ll need to define obsequiously. It means obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
So a sycophant is someone who acts in a servile manner to an important person so he can get something he really wants.
2. insipid: The conversation had been pompous and insipid, the music less than distinguished.
I know inspid as something that lacks flavor like tasteless coffee. It has another meaning. It also means laking interest or vigor.
That’s it for me this week. Wondrous Words Wednesday is the creation of Kathy at Bermuda Onion. Visit her for more new words.