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Words of The Week: A is for...


Words of The Week: A is for…

apogee, n., highest point; climax, culmination.

apotheosis, n., the elevation of someone to divine status; deification.

arduous, adj., requiring strenuous effort; difficult.

assiduous, adj., showing great care and meticulousness.

fungibility, n., in economics, the property of a commodity whose individual units are interchangeable.

priggish, adj., self-righteously moralistic and superior; sanctimonious.

umbral, adj., shadowed; shaded; ghostly.

Once again, my thanks to the writers who contribute to the WSJ Weekend edition.


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