Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Frangible – Wordplay Wednesday™ 07/31/2019

Word Curls for your Vocab Bod

A word for the week that for all its delicacy, will strengthen your vocabulary. When you’re writing feels a little weak around the biceps …

FRANGIBLE (franʹjɘ bɘl) adj. – breakable, fragile (n. – frangibility). [WW #227]

Seriously?! Yep, seriously. If I’d seen frangible in writing or heard it in conversation, I’d have thought the writer/speaker was fracturing their English! Surely, it’s a made-up word? Think irregardless, conversate, and flustrated.

But no … frangible is in the dictionary, and its synonym is of course … fragile.

So there you have it … another odd, truly unnecessary but interestingly expressive word for your writing and conversation prowess.

Word Challenge: FRANGIBLE. Look for opportunities to sneak it into your writing and conversation for a little surprise, as you slip frangible into your week of mood-busting writings.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost, simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments below.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


[LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. True behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!]

Note: Dictionary definitions are quoted from Webster’s New World College Dictionary.
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