Word of the Day: Perspicacious and Peregrination

The Word of the Day happens to be words of the day for today. It is interesting because my daughters, 11 and 4, were playing with my Iphone by asking Siri questions. One of those questions was, “why did the chicken cross the road” receiving a very surprising response by Siri, “I am not perspicacious about the peregrinations of poultry” leaving my daughters confused? My daughters then asked what these words meant and I felt this was a wonderful opportunity to post them on the blog.

Once we reviewed the words, my 11 year old concluded that, in kid language, it meant “I do not know the travel process of poultry” making it easy for her understand all while still encouraging her to adopt new words.

siri

Word: Perspicacious

You Pronounce It: [pur-spi-key-shuh s]

Definition: adjective
1. having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning:
to exhibit perspicacious judgment.
2. Archaic. having keen vision.

Word: Peregrination

You Pronounce It: [per-i-gruh-ney-shuh n]

Definition: noun
1. travel from one place to another, especially on foot.
2. a course of travel; journey.

Origin: 1425-75; late Middle English peregrinacioun (< Middle French peregrinacion) < Latin peregrīnātiōn- (stem of peregrīnātiō) a traveling abroad.

Join me in using these words in a sentence today.

Works Cited:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/perspicacious

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/peregrination

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