10 words I’ve learned in the last 10 weeks

Way back when I was in primary school, I’d learn new words that I’d subsequently use in writing compositions. We actually got marks for the number of big words we used, and so the tendency was to stuff in as many as possible. Nowadays, I’ve no outlet for any of the big words I learn—none that is, except this blog. Here goes:

  1. Hendiadys
  2. Syzygy (One episode of X-Files is titled Syzygy)
  3. Bathetic
  4. Venal
  5. Apophthegm
  6. Parlous
  7. Aposiopesis
  8. Anodyne
  9. Paraleipsis
  10. Apophasis

I am greatly satisfied to see red squiggly spell-checker  lines under #s 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 and 10!