It is a combination of two or more words and their definitions to the new world. A portmanteau word combines the sounds and the meanings of its components. In simple terms, it means a combination of 2 or more words to form a new one. For example: smog = smoke + fog; brunch = breakfast +lunch; Oxbridge = Oxford + Cambridge.
Palindromes are words or phrases that read the same in both directions. Every language has palindromes and the earliest one found is from 79AD. So, we can say that palindromes are not very new to the language. One can find examples of palindromes in words, phrases, names, places and sentences to name a few. Here are some interesting palindromes.
Felicitous – meaning well chosen or suited to the circumstances. You can use it in sentences like:
- Their speech on rising price levels was felicitous.
- Felicitous lines that show genuine feelings.
- I hope you have got a felicitous answer for your question.
Using this word is not as complicat...
Fulminate – means to explode.
- Mixing two unknown chemicals may cause it to fulminate.
- The bus fulminated in front of my eyes.
- Smithe likes things that fulminate.
So, think of something that you can associate this word with and you will find that you are able to recall it easily.
We have constantly heard from many of our friends and polemic family that the best way to build one’s vocabulary is by learning a new word every day. I often wonder if it is possible to learn a new word everyday!!!! It is possible to learn a new word every day, however, it would be difficult to tell how often these words are used in one’s conversation.