#WordOfTheDay – This is what ‘Chicanery’ means

It’s time to learn a new word on The Sparkle Writers Hub!

Today’s word has a very interesting meaning and the word is ‘Chicanery’.

Pronounced \-ˈkān-rē, -ˈkā-nə-\, Chicanery means clever, dishonest talk or behaviour that is used to deceive people.

Here’s how to use it in a sentence;

  1. He wasn’t above using chicanery to win votes.

  2. That candidate only won the election through chicanery

Pretty easy right? Try using it in a sentence today. 

#WordOfTheDay – This is what ‘Abstruse’ means

Hey Sparkle Writers! Are you ready to learn a new word?

The word we’ll teach you today is ‘Abstruse’. 

Abstrus has its origin from the Latin word abstrusus which means ‘put away, hidden’, from abstrudere ‘conceal’, from ab- ‘from’ + trudere ‘to push’.

Pronounced [ab-stroos], the word means difficult to penetrate. It can also be used to describe something that is hard to understand or is obscure. It’s quite a useful word right?

Here’s how you can use Abstruse in a sentence;

  1. Her subject matter is abstruse.

  2. you’re not the only one who finds Einstein’s theory of relativity abstruse.

When next you want to refer to something that is difficult to understand, try using the word ‘Abstruse’ See you next week! 

#WordOfTheDay- Guess what snow means

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Hey Sparkle Writers. Ready for today’s #WordOfTheDay? We know you think we made a mistake because of the word we highlighted in the topic but no we did not. 

Today’s word is snow. 

Do you have any idea what it means? Snow is a verb that means to mislead or charm someone with elaborate and insincere words. Who would have guessed that snow meant something different from what we all know.

Look at these examples

Politicians know how to snow the public into believing what they say. 

 

Don’t let people snow you into just any kind of investment. 

Now that you know what it means, use the word appropriately. 

#WordOfTheDay- Know what kerfuffle means

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Hello, Sparkle Writers. It is time for #WordOfTheDay and we are super excited to talk about today’s word. One of the reasons why is that we find the word quite interesting. It has a simple meaning but the word itself is what intrigues us. 

Today’s Word of the Day is Kerfuffle.

Kerfuffle is a noun than means a fuss or commotion, especially one caused by conflicting views. Quite simple right?

We’d give two examples and then it will be your turn to use this word in at least two sentences.

There was a bit of a kerfuffle during the meeting because the warring parties were present.

He apologized for causing a kerfuffle at the dinner table.

Now, it’s your turn. Try to compose sentences with this word.

#WordOfTheDay- Learn what platitude means

 

pppIt’s Wednesday and time to learn a new word!

You already know what word we are learning so let’s begin. 

Platitude means the quality or state of being dull or insipid. It can also mean a banal, trite, or stale remark. Otherwise known as a cliche. 

These are examples of platitudes.:

Everything happens for a reason

Every cloud has a silver lining

But if you want to use platitude in a sentence You’d say something like: 

At my uncle’s funeral, I heard one platitude after another.

Your platitude is meaningless and does nothing for my anger

Now that you know, we hope you can recognize a platitude and use the word properly when you need to

 

#WordOfTheDay – You will not believe what this word means

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Hello Sparkle Writers, it’s another opportunity to learn a new word. and you just will not believe what today’s word means.

Today’s word is Peregrinate. Sounds tough? It actually means something very simple.

Peregrinate means to travel especially on foot. In other words, it means to walk.

It can also mean to wander from place to place.

Who would have thought? 

Now let’s use this word in a sentence.

There’s no way I can peregrinate in style and comfort if the sun is this intense. 

Success discovered several charming shops and eateries during her peregrination downtown.

It’s quite easy to use this word. We want Let’s see how many sentences you can form in our comment box! 

 

#WordOfTheDay – Let us learn what erstwhile means

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Hello Sparkle Writers, today’s word is erstwhile. We are almost sure you have heard this word before, but you may not know what it means 

Whether or not you’ve heard it before or you are not sure what it means, we’d talk about it. 

Why else do we have word of the day, if not to help with new words? 

Erstwhile means formerly. 

It’s as simple as that. Don’t be fooled by the grammar 

Here are a few words that mean the same thing as erstwhile: old, past, sometime, late, then, ex. 

Let’s use this word in a few sentences 

What had erstwhile been acres of wetland was eventually developed into a thriving residential neighborhood.

Seun was an erstwhile member of the dance club before becoming the director.

Now go ahead and use the word properly. 

 

 

#WordOfTheDay – Majordomo means …

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Hey Sparkle Writers!

Are you ready for today’s word of the day? We’ve told you countless times why learning new words are important so we hope you take this segment seriously.

Today’s word is majordomo pronounced as ‘may-jer-DOH-moh’. It sounds a bit complex right? It is a noun that means the following;

1. A head steward of a large household (such as a palace)

2. A person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another; broadly : the person who runs an enterprise

Pretty easy to remember.

Let’s use this word in a few sentences

Sola’s husband got a job in the palace as a majordomo

My company needs to hire a majordomo, will you help me?

#WordOfTheDay – You would not believe what this word means

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Hey Sparkle Writers! We are excited about today’s Word of the Day probably because we found the word a bit strange too. 

The word is eighty six. Strange right? You need to know what it means. 

Eighty six is a slang that means to refuse to serve (a customer) or to get rid of  something

We are sure you didn’t even see that coming. 

Let’s use this word in a few sentences 

The bar’s policy is that bartenders have both the authority and responsibility to eighty-six customers who disrupt other patrons.

Our new governor eighty- sixed previous government reforms and is starting afresh. 

Did you like learning about today’s word? We hope to see you here next week Wednesday! 

#WordOfTheDay – Learn what smattering means

Hey Sparkle Writers, it’s time for #WordOfTheDay and the word we’re focusing on today is smattering

This word means  slight, superficial, or introductory knowledge of something. 

Have you ever heard this before? Well there you go.

Here are some words that are similar in meaning to this word: Amount, basics, bit, elements, small , little, rudiments, touch. 

Here are a few examples of how to use it in a sentence. 

I have a smattering knowledge of Latin

The architect has just a smattering knowledge of Technical Design. 

We hope you can use these words in sentences from now on.