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Word Writing Workshop Wednesday – 4/17/13

April 17, 2013

Chuffed, the priest pleaded the congregation to quell their lack of verisimilitude when he said, “You cannot fit God into a bandbox.”

 

bandbox \BAND-boks\, noun:

1. an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the standard: It’s easy to hit home runs out of this bandbox.
2. a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel.

 

verisimilitude \ver-uh-si-MIL-i-tood, -tyood\, noun:

1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability: The play lacked verisimilitude.

2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth

 

quell \kwel\, verb:

1. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish: The troops quelled the rebellion quickly.
2. to vanquish; subdue.

3. to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.):

 

chuffed \chuhft\, adjective:

1. annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.

2. delighted; pleased; satisfied.

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