Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge 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 practise with a dictionary, of which there are several online. Illustrations are by no means necessary, but it’s up to you.
I’m up to the letter S this week, so I’ll be looking for a word beginning with T next week.
So, here is my WOW for this week:
som·no·lent [som-nuh-luh nt]
Part of Speech:
Noun: somnolence; somnolency
1. Drowsy; sleepy (e.g a somnolent river, or a somnolent person)
2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep or sedation; soporific (e.g. a somnolent lesson)
sleepy, drowsy, tired, languid, languorous, heavy-eyed, dozy, noddding, half-asleep, asleep on one’s feet, yawning, lethargic, sluggish, inactive, enervated, torpid, comatose, slumberous (or slumbrous) soporific. Informal: snoozy, dopey, yawny
alert, awake,conscious, wakeful, wide-eyed
1425-75; late Middle English sompnolent < Old French < Latin somnolentus, derivative of somnus (sleep).
Use in a Sentence:
1. After feeding him, Katherine laid her somnolent baby in his cradle:
2. Once we’d crossed to the island, we passed through a number of somnolent villages:
3. (Noun use) The warmth of the summer’s afternoon, combined with the good food and wine, induced a degree of somnolence in us:
4. (Adverb use) The waves lapped somnolently against the shore as we took our evening stroll.
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