Words of the Week:
As always, thanks to the writers and editors at WSJ for their wonderful words.
inflection, n., a change in the form of a word to express a grammatical function; a modulation of intonation or pitch in a voice.
portentous, adj., ominous, fateful or momentous; done in a pompous manner so as to impress.
elucidation, n., clarification; an explanation that makes something clear.
abstruse, adj., obscure, difficult to understand.
corpuscle, n., a minute body or cell in an organism, particularly red or white blood cells of vertebrates; a tiny particle considered the basic constituent or property of light or matter.
cadge, v., scrounge, beg or borrow.
bumptious, adj., conceited or self-assertive to an irritating degree.
lyophilize, v., freeze-dry.