Words are amazing. We string letters together to make words, and weave words to create the beautiful, funny and heart-stopping stories we all love. I might be an avid reader, a word-lover and a writer, but I actually have quite a small vocabulary. So I’ve decided that every week I’ll document the new words I’ve discovered (or re-discovered) in the hopes of expanding my vernacular. Anyone is free to follow suit! Let’s learn new words!
I just thought of this, so it’s only one word this week:
Mollify (verb) – appease or soften a person’s temper.
I’ve come across this word many times, but never bothered to look it up. I always assumed its definition from the context – but I had assumed the exact opposite! I always thought when someone was mollified their temper increased. That’s just the way the word sounds in my head. I guess that’s why we should never assume.
What new words did you discover this week?