The weekly word. The section of the blog where I chose a word, define it, and give examples.
Say: ver-tij–uh-nuh s
- extremely high or steep.
- inclined to frequent and often pointless change
I enjoy this word simply because of its versatility.First known use: 1608
Origin: Latin vertiginosus, from vertigin-, vertigo
Synonyms include: Dizzy, revolving, unstable, high.
Antonyms include: Steady, stable, clearheaded.
It pushed me over,
Some vertiginous notion,
Begging me to fly.
Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture.
– Emil CioranThey took in the basement in vertiginous flights as the lens swept back and forth.The Kill Clause, Gregg Hurwitz
Are there any words that you love? They don’t have to be complicated, just drop me a comment and tell me what word and why. I love hearing from you all.
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