Wondrous Words #400

WWWEvery week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.

I really like to read the online “newspaper” Politico.  I often find new words there. Here are two:

1. dissembling: Dietl’s recent admission to the Journal also opens him up to charges of dissembling.

Dissemble is a verb meaning to conceal one’s true motives, feelings, or beliefs.

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When I saw this word it didn’t seem to fit in the sentence:

evinced: “He has slagged off NATO, evinced skepticism about the European Union . . . “

Evince is a verb meaning to reveal the presence of.

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That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #400

  1. I could kind of figure dissemble out from the context but not evince. I’m with you – I’m not sure I totally understand its meaning in that sentence.

  2. Vicki says:

    Wouldn’t have guessed the correct meaning.

  3. Didn’t know either of them.

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