Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday



Good morning! It's Wednesday again, but I only have 1 word for you! The books this week have been pretty easy reading, I guess, because I haven't come across much in the way of interesting vocabulary. Still, I wanted to share my lone word with you this week, from Nibble & Kuhn by David Schmahmann. (I figured a book about a law firm would at least yield some legal terms, but so far, nothing I didn't already know.)

1. Sinecure: A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary.

"Now she is in line for a lifetime sinecure on the bench, and while it isn't a job I would want, one can see why she would."

What new words did YOU learn this week?

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I know it!

Here is my Wondrous Words Wednesday post!

bermudaonion said...

I've been hoping to find a sinecure for years, but so far, I haven't had any luck at it. Great word! Thanks for participating!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Not sure I'd like a sinecure. I'd probably die from boredom. That's a fun word to think about though.

Basant Singh said...

Sinecure: Good to know about it. BinGoo (Bing+Google): A word created by me ;) Did you like it?

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