International Literacy Day today!
Date posted: September 8, 2011
Today is International Literacy Day and to celebrate Decoda Literacy Solutions took on the ABC Life Literacy challenge of learning a new word. Here’s what we learned. Definitions are provided just in case these words are new to you, too.
Anand Karaj: the name given to the Sikh marriage ceremony. ‘Anand’ literally means bliss. ‘Karaj’, derived from the Sanskrit word ‘karya’, means a work or undertaking or in a more solemn sense, it means ‘ceremony.’ (Melinda Johnston)
Apiol: an oily liquid from parsley (Fanny Romeyn)
Bibliobibuli: one who reads too much – or one who is drunk on reading. From the Greek “biblio” for books and the Latin “bibulous” to drink. (Leona Gadsby)
Coalesce: to grow together or into one body, to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc., to blend or come together. (Diana Twiss)
Didactic: designed or intended to teach (Tammy Gladue)
Eleemosynary: charitable, derived from or provided by charity (Tina Chau)
Eschew: to avoid doing something (Brenda Le Clair)
Flibbertigibbet: a chattering or flighty, light-headed person (Sara Chiapolini)
Improvident: not providing or saving for the future,not wise or sensible regarding money (Deborah Dragon)
Kyoodle: to make loud meaningless noise (Fiona Morrison)
Mentsh : an honorable, decent person, an authentic person, a person who helps you when you need help. Can be a man, woman or child. Alternate spelling: mensch. (Lori Walker)
Suffarcinate: to pack tightly (Niki Penz)
I’m not sure if these words could all be used in day to day conversation, but it could be fun trying!