Saturday, December 4, 2010
Favorite word today
I was planning to refresh my knowledge of Dickens' Great Expectations as the high school I will be teaching at in the Spring plans to use this classic text with their 9th graders, and in looking at posted contexts surrounding the beloved and be-hated novel, I found an AWESOME word that I hope to use in my everyday vernacular from here on out. Trust me, you will sounds really smart it you too add this vocabulary to your next Christmas party convo.
: a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character
German, from Bildung education + Roman novel
First Known Use: 1910
Yeah it doesn't get much better than that!!!