Vocabulary Mondays: Agapae

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It has been years since I have used the word agapae.  But I wanted to use it in a short message to a dear friend.  Since I knew I had forgotten how to spell the word I decided to Google it.  I typed the following within the Google search bar:  agodbae, agodba, agotbae and etc.  Yet, nothing I spelled gave me the correct spelling for the word I so dearly wanted to use.  I was becoming frustrated.  I even thought maybe I had learned a word that did not exist.

Let’s just say it took me forever to find the correct spelling of agape, but, nevertheless, I found it!  And I used it!  Hip hip hooray!

Word:  agapae

Part of Speech:  noun, plural

Meanings:

1.  the love of God or Christ for humankind.

2.  the love of Christians for other persons, corresponding to the love of God for humankind.

3.  unselfish love of one person for another without sexual implications; brotherly love.

4.  love feast (  defs 1, 2 ).

Origin and History:

agape
c.1600, from Gk. agapan “greet with affection, love” (used by early Christians for their “love feast” held in connection with the Lord’s Supper), from agapan “to love,” of unknown origin. In modern use, often in simpler sense of “Christian love” (1856, frequently opposed to eros as “carnal or sensual.

 

Vocabulary Mondays: doohickey

Taken from:  Terry Dexter    Instagram
Taken from: Terry Dexter Instagram

Word:  doohickey

 

Part of Speech:  noun

Meaning:  a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.

Word Origin and History:  

1910–15,  Americanism; doo(dad) + hickey
–Dictionary.com

 

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)

 

Vocabulary Mondays – exacerbate

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  exacerbate

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning:  to intensify bitterness or violence

Word Usage:  The terrorist attacks EXACERBATED the already strained relations between the two countries.   (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

Vocabulary Mondays – eulogize

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  eulogize

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning:  to praise highly, especially the dead

Word Usage:  John EULOGIZED his grandmother at her funeral.   (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)