Word of the Day

ImageI decided on a few words, for today, that would complement the mood of the Polar Vortex.

Algid [al-jid] (adj.):


Brumal [broo-muh l] (adj.):

Wintery, misty, foggy.

Frore [frawr, frohr] (adj.):

Frozen, frosty.

Gelid [jel-id] (adj.):

very cold, icy.

Only pronouncing those brumal words made me feel gelid!


10 thoughts on “Word of the Day”

  1. I like this word of the day idea. Do you pick words based on their rarity of use?

    I once read that it is easier to communicate or convey your thoughts honestly using smaller, more common words. While I agree, I also think it’s fun to play with words, sounds and rhythm – and expanding your vocabulary is never a bad idea. Great blog – I really don’t like that word…speaking of words.


    1. Thank you for your comment. I pick words randomly. Although, it’s good to convey your spoken message with common words, I think in writing a little complexity – no too much, though – would add a lot of value to a text.
      Come back for a visit, maybe you’ll find a word that you’d like 🙂

      1. I agree. Creative writing can be like a bouquet of flowers – strange, beautiful and complex. I will keep an eye here. 🙂

        Also, thanks for visiting my page. Glad you liked my most recent post.

  2. Some great words. I’m tempted to say I wish we had this weather here in the UK, but from what we’ve seen on the news it doesn’t look like much fun… The photo really encapsulates your choice of words though 🙂

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