Piquancy and Frolicking -Word Blog #3

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06/10/2015 –  Blog Number 3


Eleven new words this time….

Piquancy – [noun] a tart or spicy quality.

i.e. a little mustard to add Piquancy.

Piquant – [adj] appealing or charming

i.e she had a piquant face.


Desultory – [adj] lacking a plan, purpose, enthusiasm.

i.e. a few people were left, dancing in a desultory fashion.

[adj] digressing from or unconnected with the main subject. (random).

i.e. a desultory remark.


Discretion – [noun] the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information.

i.e. he handled the claim with discretion.

[noun] the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.

i.e. local authorities should use their discretion when setting their charges.


Querulously – [adverb] in a peevish manner.

i.e. ‘why would you want to know that?’ he said querulously.

Querulous – [adj] complaining in a rather petulant or whining manner.

i.e. she became querulous and demanding.


Disparate – [adj] different, not able to be compared.

i.e. they inhabit disparate worlds of thought.


Cultivated – [adj] refined and well educated.

i.e. he was a remarkably cultivated and educated man.

Cultivate – [verb] to prepare, develop, work on.

i.e. to cultivate the land.


Contemptuous – [adj] showing contempt, scornful.

i.e. she was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race.


Jocular – [adj] fond of or characterised by joking, humorous or playful.

i.e. she sounded in a jocular mood.


Frolicking – [verb] to play in a light-spirited manner.

i.e. the children were frolicking in the snow.


Indubitably – [adj] too apparent to be doubted, unquestionable.

i.e. he was indubitably correct.


Penury – [noun] extreme poverty.

i.e. he couldn’t face another year of penury.


The Book(s) these words have come from…

Cuckoos calling

That’s it from me, hope you enjoyed the list and found some new words!


Disclaimer: All these words can be found on online dictionaries and all examples have either come from online sources or have been composed by myself. 


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