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Word of the Day – Aug. 20 – Neophyte

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Noun: Neophyte  (NEE-uh-fyte) Definition: 1. A new convert. 2. A novice. 3. A beginner. Example sentence: As a neophyte to chess, Brock was still learning the rules and basic strategies of the game.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 19 – Contumely

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Noun: Contumely  (kahn-TOO-muh-lee) Definition: Harsh language or treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; also,  an instance of such language or treatment. Example sentence: Deeply hurt by the contumely directed at her, Charlotte burst into tears and ran out of the room.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Aug. 19

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A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 18 – Attrition

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Noun: Attrition  (ah-TRIH-shun) Definition: 1. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death. 2. A gradual decline in numbers or strength. Example sentence: The company’s attrition rate was quite high, causing the value of their stock to fall sharply each year.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Aug. 18

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Life is not a path of coincidence, happenstance, and luck, but rather an unexplainable, meticulously charted course for one to touch the lives of others and make a difference in the world.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 17 – Kindred

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Adjective: Kindred  (KIN-drud) Definition: 1. Of a similar nature or character: like. 2. Of the same ancestry. Example sentence: Jessica found a kindred songwriting spirit in Brigid, and soon the two women were collaborating on a new album.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Aug. 17

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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 14 – Zydeco

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Noun: Zydeco  (ZYE-duh-koh) Definition: Popular music of southern Louisiana that combines tunes of French origin with elements of Caribbean music and the blues. Example sentence: The restaurant, with architecture that looks like it’s straight from the French quarter of New Orleans, features authentic Cajun cuisine and live zydeco music.

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Sunny FM Thought of the Day – Aug. 14

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Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 13 – Brusque

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Adjective: Brusque  (BRUSK) Definition: 1. Markedly short and abrupt. 2. Blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness. Example sentence: On her first day of work, Diana’s new boss gave her only a brusque greeting before showing her the place where she would be working.

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