TODAY’S WORD = EPIGRAMMATIC

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.

Second, as a writer and if you are a writer – new words are always useful somewhere in a write.

And third, 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”.

TODAY’S WORD IS: EPIGRAMMATIC.

The proper PRONUNCIATION of EPIGRAMMATIC would be:

  • {ep-ə-grə-MAD-ik}
  • EPIGRAMMATIC is an ADJECTIVE.

The DEFINITION of EPIGRAMMATIC would be:

  • EPIGRAMMATIC is defined as ‘of the nature or in the style of epigram; concise, clever, and amusing.
  • EPIGRAMMATIC is an adjective for describing something in the style of an epigram – a pithy saying or remark that expresses an idea in a concise yet clever fashion.
  • From quotes on inspirational posters to one-liners from an action movie, if it is clever and concise, it is EPIGRAMMATIC.

The ORIGIN of the word EPIGRAMMATIC would be:

  • The word EPIGRAMMATIC comes from the late 17th century and is of Latin origin.
  • EPIGRAMMATIC originated from the word epigram, a noun that describes a short and witty poem or verse.
  • While the modern usage of the developed word is from French, its roots are in the Latin word “epigramma’ (an inscription) and the Greek words ‘epigramma (an inscription on a tomb or public monument) and ‘epigraphen’ (to write on or inscribe).

The HISTORY of the word EPIGRAMMATIC would be:

  • SYNONYMS for the word EPIGRAMMATIC would be = concise, succinct, terse, pithy, compact, condensed, compressed, short, brief, laconic, sparing, clipped, elliptical, tight, crisp, pointed.
  • ANTONYMS for the word EPIGRAMMATIC would be = expansive, rambling.

Using the word EPIGRAMMATIC in a sentence:

  • Example # 1 would be = “Taylor’s epigrammatic wit always lands her at the center of a party.”
  • Example # 2 would be = “He had a distinctly epigrammatic writing style.”

Remember to add EPIGRAMMATIC 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 EPIGRAMMATIC!

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

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