of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
In the summer, I love nothing more than going out into my garden and extirpating all of the weeds. Can you guess what this means? I'm sure you can.
To extirpate (ex-ter-pate) is to get rid of completely. I pull the weeds out by the roots so they don't grow back.
If you had cancer, you would want the surgeon to properly extirpate the tumor so it didn't grow back.
I am trying very hard to extirpate all bad words from my vocabulary.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."