Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link). It’s a nice post to do and will give you some practice with a dictionary, of which there are several online. Illustrations are by no means necessary, but it’s up to you.
Here is my WOW for this week:
Pronunciation: In-su-lar (in-suh-ler)
Part of Speech: Adjective
Noun: insularism; insularity
1. Of, relating to, or constituting an island
2. Dwelling or situated on an island > insular residents
3. Characteristic of an island people, especially having a narrow provincial viewpoint
4. Isolated or separated
5. Illiberal or narrow minded
6. (Pathology) Occurring in or characterized by one or more isolated spots or patches
illiberal, narrow, narrow-minded, parochial, petty, provincial, picayune, sectarian, small, small-minded, prejudiced, blinkered
broad-minded, cosmopolitan, liberal, open, open-minded, receptive, tolerant
17th Century from late Latin insulāris, from Latin insula, meaning island or isle
Use in a sentence:
1. Their new neighbourhood was an insular community that was not receptive to new ideas, especially from outsiders.
2. Jane hated the insular world of her boarding school.
3. As a government spy, Justin was insular by nature and interacted on a social level with very few people.
4. For a best-selling author, he seemed much too insular the deal with the scrutiny given to people of renown.
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