Wednesday’s Words

I have always been a lover of words. And enjoy learning new ones as I read or converse with others.

I also enjoy the words found in quotations, wondering how the writer of the quoted language came up with those particular words.

So, long story short, I’m starting a weekly post on words. I’ll share new ones I’ve learned the previous week, or you’ll receive a quote by an author or from a book. I hope you enjoy!

WEDNESDAY'SThis first installment is made up of three words I looked up while reading this week. Note that I share the definition which best suited my reading material. Otherwise, I’d have to reproduce the dictionary!

entropy [en-truh-pee]: lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder: a marketplace where entropy reigns supreme.

solipsism [sol-ip-siz-uh m]: the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.

cisplatin [sis-plat-n]: a platinum-containing white powder, PtCl 2 H 6 N 2, used to treat ovarian carcinoma and other cancers.

What new words did you come across this week?

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