A Week in Dale’s Life – Week 23

Currently writing this on a Monday, so I’m one day late, and that’s ok, I think.

Not much happened during the week (I’m starting to see a pattern here…), still trying to get into the monotonous swing of things, what with all the Christmas and New Years just a few days behind us.

Though I did do a lot of reading (probably self-evidently shown by the amount of new words listed below) and manage to finish reading my first book for this year (here’s the book btw, you can look forward to a review of it soon).

I’ve appointed myself to a reading goal of 40 books this year, it’s quite a jump from my last year’s meager 18 books, but I’m not all that worried if I’ll achieve it or not, I still love the activity of reading and it just means I have to do it more often that I did last year, an opportunity which I definitely won’t say no too.

Word(s) of the Week

  • pugnacious – eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
  • tantamount – equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.
  • rankle – continue to be painful; fester.
  • viceroy – a ruler exercising authority in a colony on behalf of a sovereign.
  • barkentine – a sailing ship similar to a bark but square-rigged only on the foremast.
  • epitaph – a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone.
  • maxim – a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct.
  • proffer – hold out (something) to someone for acceptance; offer.
  • accrue – be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.
  • legerdemain – skillful use of one’s hands when performing conjuring tricks.
  • natal – relating to the place or time of one’s birth.

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