I will have another post showing our recent trips but here’s another AWESOME word for you to enjoy until then:
Thank you to the loquacious Fish of Gold for offering up this new word in her blog. I don’t think I have ever heard this word or seen it used so this is a new one to me.
1. having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force.
C19: from French péjoratif, from Late Latin pējōrātus, past participle of pējōrāre to make worse, from Latin pēior worse
Word Origin and History for pejorative
“depreciative, disparaging,” 1888, from French péjoratif, from Late Latin peiorat-, past participle stem of peiorare “make worse,” from Latin peior “worse,” related to pessimus “worst,” pessum “downward, to the ground,” from PIE *ped-yos-, comparative of root *ped- “to walk, stumble, impair” (see peccadillo ). As a noun from 1882. English had a verb pejorate “to worsen” from 1640s.
So, there you have it. Try not to be pejorative and keep a positive outlook.
This week’s word is Vociferous which was used by Farmer Farthing in the form of “vociferously”. I like this word, it sounds rather proper and dignified. A nice way to say loud and obnoxious. haha
What does it mean?
Borrowed from Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
: expressing feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way : expressed in a very loud or forceful way
1610s, from Latin vociferari “to shout, yell, cry out,” from vox (genitive vocis) “voice” (see voice (n.)) + stem of ferre “to carry” (see infer).
Related: Vociferously; vociferousness.
I found a lot of different examples of uses but have yet to find the origin story of how the word came to be.