Wondrous Words Wednesdays

Wondrous Words Wednesday My new (and some gently used) words this week come from Planet Google.

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1. improvident
Usage“Having tried as graduate students to pursue their research with limited machine horsepower, the two young men set off to build a company that would invest in computer resources so improvidently that the machines would always be ample for whatever task they could conceive of, no matter how ambitious.”

Definition—(adj) ([im-prov-i-duh nt]
1. lacking foresight
2. neglecting to provide for future needs

2. fusty
Usage
“The unobjectionable image of the fusty card catalog would be the one that Google and its defenders would invoke again and again.”

Definition—(adj) [fuhs-tee]
1. having a stale smell; moldy
2. old-fashioned or out-of-date

3. maw
Usage
“It was words between covers that its Book Search project extracted and fed into Google’s hungry maw.”

Definition—(n)
1.the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, esp. a carnivorous mammal
2.the symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind

4. inchoate
Usage
“The anxieties are less about measurable risks than about inchoate concerns.”

Definition—(adj) [in-koh-it]
1.not yet completed or fully developed
2.not organized; lacking order

5. trice
Usage
“He had spent his share of fruitless hours attempting to retrieve particular messages that refused to appear, and he realized a user could find any message in a trice if Google’s search engine could be applied to the problem.”

Definition—(n) [trahys]
a very short time; an instant

6. dint
Usage
“Fully aware of this history, Bill Gates and his associates nonetheless hoped that, by dint of unceasing vigilance and wise management, Microsoft would become the first to succeed in maintaining its position of leadership into whatever era would succeed the one defined by the PC.”

Definition—(n)
force; power

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love the sound of fusty - I'm sure I can use it today! Thanks for participating.

gautami tripathy said...

I like fusty too!

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