More Words I Don’t Know


Following up on Words I Don’t Know.  Defining words I should know, that I pretend to know, but don’t really know.

soporific, adj. – the quality of something that causes sleepiness both literally and figuratively.

quotidian, adj. – something that recurs every day, can be extrapolated to mean commonplace or mundane.

fungible, adj. – can be replaced by something of equal value.

plenary, adj. – regarding an assembly or conference where all the members are in attendance

epistemology, n – a philosophy or science that studies knowledge and how knowledge is acquired.

probity, n – the quality of having a good character, morals, and being an all around decent person.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kathleen on 16 August 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Hmmm… I have used the word “fungible” more times than I’d like to admit over the last two years. It’s a very useful word for a bureaucrat.

    Reply

    • I still don’t fully understand it. I guess being an archivist means working with unique items that are non-fungible in their nature.

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