Words, Words, Words
I think of myself as being good with words and definitions — and was slightly horrified when I discovered that two words I have used plenty of times over the years, I have used incorrectly. I love it when I come across a word I don’t know and I have to look up the meaning — but this was a different experience. To find out that two common words mean the opposite of what I had thought — well, it was a humbling experience. One of the words was moot — which I have used to mean a point that’s not really debatable. It turns out the meaning is something which is open to discussion and is in fact, quite arguable. The other word is enervate — which I thought meant to energize someone or something — and in truth it means to deprive of energy. Two words. Hoping they aren’t just the tip of the iceberg.