There are some words we see and we are sure we could not have imagined they were real. Ensconce is one of those words. What’s more surprising is its meaning. This is the reason for the #WordOfTheDay segment. To keep improving our vocabulary.
Ensconce is pronounced /ɪnˈskɒns,ɛnˈskɒns/
It has two widely known meanings. The first is to place or hide securely . It also means to establish or settle firmly in a safe place.
Here are a few words that could mean the same thing with ensconce.
Settle, install, establish, park, shut, plant, lodge, position, seat, entrench, shelter, nestle, curl up, snuggle up;
Let’s use this word in some examples .
My grandfather is ensconced in the armchair and waiting for the first grandchild to arrive.
Clara is comfortably ensconced in a beach chair and has no immediate plans to return to work.
Ensconced on the mantle, the kitten refused to jump into my arms.