A couple of weeks ago I wrote my first blog about 10 words the teacher on Scrabble thinks I should know. You can read that here if you would like. Since that time, the teacher has given me many more suggestions, so I can see that this is going to turn into a serial blog. I won’t subject you to all of the words he suggests, just the ones that look interesting to me.
- azonic–Not confined to any particular zone or region–not local. Ok, I get that and can see that it may actually be useful. I guess if I were thinking about prefixes and suffixes, I would have guessed the meaning on this one.
- aliquant–This is a math term now rarely used–something about dividing. Don’t think I’ll find a use for this one in my vocab.
- icones–Best I can tell this is Italian or Latin, probably for icon. Okay. I like this one because in this age of iPod, iPhone, iPad I’m always trying to play an iSomething word.
- olingo–Ha! I love this one–it’s a howler monkey! I thought it had something to do with linguistics. 😀
- xyst–A long narrow exercise area, or a garden path. The exercise thing was used mainly in winter or stormy weather for athletes to exercise in.
- vext–This just means vex–to trouble or baffle. Who knew this was a form of vex? Not me.
- gestic–An adjective related to body movements or gestures, especially dancing. I like this one very much, too.
- jeon–The chon of South Korea. Huh?
- epiboly–The growth of a rapidly dividing group of cells around a more slowly dividing group of cells. I’m hoping I don’t ever have to know or use this one.
- phui–Phooey! Fooey! Urban Dictionary says: a term used to show how stupid you are when said in random context. This one is my favorite of this list just because it’s fun to say!
So there you have it–10 more Scrabble teacher words. I’m increasing my vocabulary. Sorta.