Saturday, December 14, 2013

Word of the Week - Heinous

Hey!  So I finally got all of my computer back from Best Buy, and it is working like a gem.  I have had an this idea in my head for a long time, but I was always nervous about starting a series on the blog.  So here goes nothing, I introduce to you Word of the Week.

The idea for Word of the Week came about when I wrote the post about how my blog got its name and realized there are many words that I hear and I have no idea what they mean.  I also feel like my vocabulary is limited and some new words may help.

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This weeks word, heinous, was chosen because I use it in a very different context then its actual meaning and outside of my close group of friends, people are confused when I use it.  If you are a fan of Law and Order SVU, it is also used in the opening credits.

Prononced: hey-nuh s

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: hateful, totally reprehensible

In a Sentence: Bob was put in jail for life after committing some very heinous crimes.

When I use heinous, it is typcially used to describe something outrageous, absurd, or unbelievable.  It is most commonly used when talking about events that happened after a night out.  These pictures would qualify as heinous in my book.

Thank you college for all these heinous moments.

If you have any words that you would like to see for Word of the Week, let me know.  I am sure eventually I will run out of new words.  Hope you have a great Saturday!

6 comments:

  1. Haha well then I have quite a few heinous pictures stashed away in my Facebook photo albums as well.

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    1. I went through my old albums for undergrad on Facebook and could not believe some of them! I picked some of the least embarrassing ones.

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  2. This reminds me of my SAT prep class - but so much more fun!

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    1. Ugh, I hated studying all those vocabulary words.

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  3. New to your blog and totally love that you do a word of the week! Heinous is such a good one, too.

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    1. Thank you! I am not sure if my vocabulary is big enough for me to come up with a new one every week, but I am going to try.

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