Incendiary & Elucidation -Word Blog #5

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Tuesday 20th October 2016, Words Blog Number 5.


Incendiary – [adj] (of a device or attack) designed to cause fires.

i.e. incendiary bombs.

[adj] tending to stir up conflict.

i.e. incendiary rhetoric.

[noun]  an incendiary bomb or device.

i.e. the town was blasted by incendiaries

[noun] a person who starts fires.

i.e. he was an English incendiary, responsible for the burning of three French battleships.


Litigious – [adj] tending or too ready to take legal action to settle disputes.

i.e. our increasingly litigious society.


Larcenous – [adj] relating to or involving larceny.

i.e. a larcenous scheme.


Loquacious – [adj] tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

i.e. a loquacious dinner guest.


Elucidation – [noun] explanation that makes something clear; clarification.

i.e. work that led to the elucidation of the structure of proteins.


The book(s) these words came from:

Cuckoos calling


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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