Good day chers amis, a few words of interest for you all…
If I were to say « I feel so enervated » what would be the supposed meaning?
The words energised, innovated or, if we’re French speakers, maybe énerver would probably spring to mind.
The actual meaning is:
Enervated – Drained of energy. « This is an enervating heat ».
The same goes for « This street is very noisome » we would probably think this sentence is synonymous with « This street is very loud ».
The actual meaning:
Noisome – Having an offensive smell.
A rather amusing one : Pusillanimous
We would have won if it wasn’t for these pusillanimous players!
What would you guess is the meaning of this word?
Pusillanimous – Lacking in courage, timid.
« I can’ find my way to the vomitorium » …? You are forgiven for thinking a place where people vomit! But actually it means:
Vomitorium – The exit or entrance in an ancient Romain theatre.
Such is the fun of dictionary sessions, we should always search to expand the horizons of our vocabulary or, just for jokes, our vocabuleric horizons.