January 7-- Word Nerd Day
Get 10 points for-- posting your favorite words (at least three words) and their definitions
syzygy- an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet
ostentatious- an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet
gesticulation- an animated or excited gesture
inevitable- unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary
Get 4 points for-- finding three new words and their definitions (ones that you've hardly ever heard of or that are difficult to remember)
festschrift- a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of retirement, an important anniversary, or the like
senectitude- the last stage of life; old age
tzedakah- Hebrew. charity or the giving of charity.
circumbendibus- Informal. a roundabout way; circumlocution.
Get 6 points if you-- use each of the three new words at least once today I went to breakfast with fam for half the day and repelling the other half. I just BARELY got this done.