Words of the Week for February 25th, 2019
This week, we’re only doing two words. We’ve only ever done one word for each editor, and this week we’re going to start maneuvering back towards that. If you prefer three, let us know!
Diane’s word for the week is aureate, which means, according to Merriam-Webster, “marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style.” She chose this word because this is the week of dealing with lots of poetry, and poets tend to have this style of writing. Most in particular is the poet she’s analyzing for her poetry class.
No wonder people find poetry to be snobbish—poets tend to use aureate language.
Jasmine’s word for the week is limen, which is a psychology term used to define, according to Oxford Dictionaries, “a threshold below which a stimulus is not perceived or is not distinguished from another.” This is the week’s word because, with Catarina’s passing, her allergies have acted up. Diane and Zach are having to re-find a balance with how often to give her the steroid pill for these allergies.
We’re discovering my new limen for allergies until I can adjust to being an only sibling again.