Edifying Ourselves: Word-a-Day

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Elizabeth Nowicki, Edifying Ourselves: Word-a-Day, Truth on the Market (March 26, 2007), https://truthonthemarket.com/2007/03/26/edifying-ourselves-word-a-day/

I have a Word-a-Day calendar – each day of the calendar has its own page and its own vocabulary word.  But I am visiting away from Richmond this semester, I am packing my Richmond house and moving to Tulane, I am buying a house, and I am selling my house.  I am therefore very far behind on my Word-a-Day calendar.  I do not have time to work each word into a sentence.  If you devoted readers could work the following words (from the past two weeks of March) into conversation, I would appreciate it.  I would hate to waste the calendar by not using the words.  Thanks.

Edulcorate:  To free from harshness (as of attitude)

Adventitious:  coming from another source and not inherent or innate

Corvee:  Unpaid labor due from a feudal vassal to his lord

Occident:  regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation

Zibeline:  a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair, alpaca, or camel’s hair

Panjandrum:  a powerful personage or pretentious official

Hydromancy:  divination by the appearance or motion of liquids (as water)

Vanward:  located in the vanguard

Favonian:  of or relating to the west wind

Realia:  objects or activities used to relate classroom teaching to the real life especially of peoples studied

Comestible:  edible