Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Good Morning! It's time to catch up on our Words of the Day, I am backlogged at 4. Let's get started:

Saturday: Alfresco - 1. in the open air; outdoors, 2. taking place or located in the open air; outdoors.

Sunday: Malfeasance - wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.

Monday: Bailiwick - 1. a person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work. 2. the office or district of a bailiff.

Today (Tuesday): Synecdoche - a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole or whole for a part or general for the special or vice versa. (HUH?) Example: when we refer to a smart person as a "brain", or when we say "emaciated mother" and can picture the horrors of the whole.

Wow, too much learning this early in the morning.


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