From William

Words are what makes our life work.

We have words for everything and everybody.

So, let us give you a CHALLENGE OF WORDS!!

This will increase your vocabulary for one.

For two, you will just maybe learn something and as I have been told and shared many times before:

“A day should never go by without either a lesson learned, or a challenge ignored”.


The proper PRONUNCIATION would be:

  • [ im-pi-kyoo-nee-uhs ]

The DEFINITION would be:

  • IMPECUNIOUS is defined as ‘having little or no money; penniless; poor.

The ORIGIN of the word IMPECUNIOUS would be:

  • The word IMPECUNIOUS comes from the late 16th century and is of Latin origin.
  • The ETYMOLOGY of the word IMPECUNIOUS says it is from in-1 ‘not’ plus obsolete pecunious ‘having money, wealthy’; from the Latin word pecuniosus which is from pecunia = ‘money’.

The HISTORY of the word IMPECUNIOUS would be:

  • SYNONYMS for the word IMPECUNIOUS = destitute, impoverished, poor.
  • An ANTONYM for the word IMPECUNIOUS = rich, wealthy.

Using the word IMPECUNIOUS in a sentence:

  • Example of the word in a sentence would be = “The impecunious neighborhoods suffered the worst in the aftermath of the hurricane.”

Remember to add IMPECUNIOUS to your vocabulary and use it sometime to see whom others in your travels might know the word or may find themselves stumped as to what you may have just said when using the word IMPECUNIOUS!

Oh, and do not forget to continue working our previous ‘Challenge of Words’, which was DUNCE, into your talks or writing.

{‘Challenge of Words’ is published by CrossDove Writers @2021, no other publication or use of this without written permission is prohibited.}