• Michael Sherer

Words of The Week—01/13/19

tropism, n., the turning of all or part of an organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus.

lacuna, n., unfilled space or interval; a gap.

skerries, pl. n., rocky islands.

portmanteau, n., 1. A large trunk or suitcase, usually made of leather that opens into equal parts. 2. A word blending sounds and meaning of two others, e.g., motel (motor hotel) or brunch (breakfast and lunch).

ontogeny, n., a branch of biology that studies the development of an organism or anatomical or behavioral feature from its earliest stage to maturity.

Thank you, writers and editors of WSJ.

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Words of the Week:

Are we having fun yet? condescending, n., of or like Trump exiting Air Force One. testiculate, v., gesturing forcefully while slinging bullshit. mendacity, n., place where Build-A-Bears go when they’v

Words of the Week:

In the spirit of the day. Armageddon, n., (from the Book of Revelation) the last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgment. apocalypse, n., the complete and final destruction of the worl

Words of The Week:

These words are from the WSJ; the definitions are mine. socialist, n., index or roster of Bernie supporters. hagiography, n., 1. history or account of the Scottish delicacy haggis. 2. life story or me


  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon

© 2020 Michael W. Sherer. Created with