Monday, September 08, 2014

Link Mania: Unabashed, Indefatigable Martinets

10 Words with Difficult-to-Remember Meanings
Are you nonplussed by unabashed, indefatigable martinets who lack panache?


Word in the news: facekini
A ski mask for all seasons. Bank robbers, take note.


Forest for the Trees: codde, whiffletree, arboreal, sapling, bonsai, maquis, tannin, thicket...
Here are two related words, not on the (great) list above: "bosk" (TWITO, page 23), a noun meaning a small wooded area, and "sylvestral" (TWITO, page 144), an adjective pertaining to trees.

fall tree
(photo by me)

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