Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Word Wednesday

Dude this vocabulary thing is MAGIC! Every week whatever word I choose, I find it used in a completely different book than the one I found it in! Ok, so maybe you don't think this is odd, but I do. It's not like I choose that common of words. Take for instance, 'spleen' from last week. I kid you not, this was actually used in the book I'm reading now, "The Sex Lives of Cannibals." I was so excited! I know, I know, I'm a big dork for getting excited about WORDS. But anyhow, it just makes me feel a little bit smarter. Like I could really hold my own on Jeopardy if they had a "Random Somewhat Useful Vocabulary Words" category.

This week's word is probably going to be an obvious one for most of you. I chose this word because I hear it often enough but never really know what it means. I just pretend like I do. Usually it's in a movie and some woman is using it to describe a man.


1. Incapable of being corrected or reformed; an incorrigible liar.

2. Impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.

3. Firmly fixed; not easily changed: an incorrigible habit.

4. Not easily swayed or influenced: an incorrigible optimist.

5. One that cannot be corrected or reformed.



Holly said...

Just so you know, I do think it's odd that you find your Wednesday vocab word in several books! What a fun surprise that must be! :)

I'm intrigued by this "The Sex Lives of Cannibals."

Seth said...

Great choice this week! Now I have the perfect word to describe practically all of my co-workers! (No word yet on the adjectives they would use to describe me...)