- a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
- an effigy, image or representation: "a simulacrum of Aphrodite"
- an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute: "a bland simulacrum of American soul music."
"An event or situation that is anticipated but does not occur or occurs with much less than the
expected impact, especially one that has been widely publicized; anticlimax.
Example sentence: As I've mentioned before, if you do not include both your definition,
as well as the actual definition on your Word-of-the-Week page on your website,
I can guarantee the consequence will not be a nonevent."
1. Intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances
2. a feeling of fear, apprehension, or nervousness
I changed this last week to the *Word of the Week. Last week's word was:
Magniloquent (adjective): the definition of which is: speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.
Remember: the point of the Word of the Week is to create a definition on your site, and then add the actual definition when I post it Monday morning. Keep both, to compare. And see if you can use the word in your proposals, as well is your reflective writing (for which you will receive extra credit points, for correct usage.)
These three words were from the week of Feb. 2nd - 6th
Since I chuckle at the students' propensity to roll around in their chairs rather than stand up and walk somewhere, I've proposed they come up with a neologism to define the activity. (A neologism is defined as (by dictionary.com) as:
rolling one's chair to a destination rather than standing up and walking to it, is ...
Post your definition on your blog page of your Weebly website.
(Side note: here's an example of a blog posting from a few years ago, about a neologism that I created & posted)
The Word for the day is "cabotage." We're all on the honor system here, so please don't cheat by looking it up on dictionary.com. All of the words chosen come from a variety of sources, including dictionary.com and the monthly "Word Power" feature of Reader's Digest magazine. As a part of your blog reflections, I'll ask you to define a word. Then we'll compare notes, and I'll post the most interesting ones...