of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
Dearest, darling word warriors! My most sincere apologies for the tardiness of this new word of the week.
You see, I have been in the process of moving in with the person who gave me words—my mother. She has recently had a small stroke and briefly lost all of her words.
She is now relearning to read and I have moved in to aid her in her recovery.
This move is anything but nugatory (new-guh-tor-ee), especially for her. She needed help and I was more than happy to oblige*. Nugatory means insignificant, trivial, or unimportant. Since mom is delighted (most of the time) to have me there as assistance, that makes it not nugatory.
*Bonus word: oblige (uh-blije)—doing as someone wishes or asks in order to help or please them.
His efforts to lose weight by eating
only donuts were nugatory.
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."