Category Archives: Word of The Week

Word of the week…

phenomenology – noun
The study of the development of human consciousness and self-awareness as a preface to or a part of philosophy.

As in: “The Tree of Life is peak Malick phenomenology.”

Word of the Week…

Yeoman – noun

Efficient or useful help in need.

As in… “A true ally is a yeoman, not wishy-washy, or a poseur.”

Your Word of the Week…Grass Widow…

Christina’s World, Wyeth (MoMA)

grass widow 


a : a discarded mistress

b : a woman who has had an illegitimate child
a : a woman whose husband is temporarily away from her

b : a woman divorced or separated from her husband
“That’s some archaic bullshit right there. Grass widow. You may as well just say a woman without a man. As if she’s useless without one.”

Your word of the week…

can·ny  (kn)
adj. can·ni·er, can·ni·est
1. Careful and shrewd, especially where one’s own interests are concerned.
2. Cautious in spending money; frugal.
3. Scots
a. Steady, restrained, and gentle.
b. Snug and quiet.

As in: “You are too canny to lose this job.”

I’ve always liked this word, and then I looked up the etymology. It’s Scots, of course

Your word of the week…

1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

Not to be confused with frission