Sunday, March 29, 2009

It's Wordy Wednesday!

Hello everyone! Here are the Plaidy ‘words’ for this Wordy Wednesday.

Continually : Middle English, from Anglo-French continuel, from Latin continuus continuous

: Middle English restyf, from Anglo-French restif, from rester to stop, resist, remain
Date: 15th century

Ignobly : Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ignobilis, from in- +
Old Latin gnobilis noble - of low birth or common origin Date: 15th century

Alacrity: Latin alacritas, from alacr-, alacer lively, eager
Date:15th century : promptness in response : cheerful readiness

: Latin sollicitus
Date: 1563
1 : manifesting or expressing solicitude
2 : full of concern or fears : apprehensive, solicitous about the future

Aught: Middle English, from Old English Date: before 12th century
1 : anything
2 : all, everything for aught I care, for aught we know

Date:15th century
1 : deserving or exciting pity : lamentable, pitiable victims
2 : of a kind to evoke mingled pity and contempt especially because of inadequacy , a pitiable excuse

Magnanimous :
Latin magnanimus, from magnus great + animus spirit —
Date: 1567
1 : showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit, the irreproachable lives and magnanimous sufferings of their followers
2 : showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind, too sincere for dissimulation, too magnanimous for resentment

Expiate : Latin expiatus, past participle of expiare to atone for, from ex- + piare to atone for, appease, from pius faithful, pious
Date: circa 1500
transitive verb1obsolete : to put an end to
2 a: to extinguish the guilt incurred by b: to make amends for. permission to expiate their offences by their assiduous labours

Obdurate : Middle English, from Latin obduratus,
Date: 15th century
1 a: stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing b: hardened in feelings
2: resistant to persuasion or softening influences


Did you come across any special Plaidy words in what you’re reading? If so, which ones?

posted by Lucy