Vocabulary Mondays: forward-looking

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  forward-looking

Part of Speech:  adjective

Meaning:

  1. planning for or anticipating possible future events, conditions, etc.; progressive.

Word Usage:

Morgan’s forward-looking gave her insight on finishing her project without glitches.

Vocabulary Mondays: surreptitiously

Lilly's Wedding Quilt2Recently, I purchased a new Amish love story by Kelly Long.  She’s a new author for me.  But I needed something to read and enjoy during moments of downtime.  And the title Lilly’s Wedding Quilt intrigued me.  So it was plucked off the shelf and placed into my basket with great anticipation for a romantic adventure.  But my limited vocabulary has made it hard for me to enjoy the book.  As I reflect upon my frustrations in having to stop reading to look for the meanings of words I probably will never use I find my behavior childish.  Honesty, I feel my juvenile outlook during reading this book keeps me stagnant in building my vocabulary.  So to keep me interested in reading what seems to be a great novel I have decided to use the words I do not know on Vocabulary Mondays.

Word:  surreptitiously

Part of Speech:  adjective

Meaning from Dictionary.com:

  1. obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine: a surreptitious glance.  
  2. acting in a stealthy way.
  3. obtained by subreption; subreptitious.

Word usage in “Lilly’s Wedding Quilt”:  “She blinked her eyes, licking surreptitiously at a splat of rain that dripped past her mouth, then spoke the first thing that came to her mind.”

Vocabulary Mondays: fastidious

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  fastidious

Part of Speech:  adjective

Meaning:  excessively particular or critical; hard to please

Word Usage:  Grant is a FASTIDIOUS dresser, he’ll wear clothing only from the best designers.   (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)