English Teacher

Lismore – Coffs Harbour, NSW

Word of the Month November 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — profesoraingles @ 7:08 am

I haven’t posted in a while, so here are a few words I have come across lately which got my attention:

perturbable/ perturb. v. late 14c., from Old French perturber “disturb, confuse” (14c.) and directly from Latin perturbare “to confuse, disorder, disturb,” especially of states of the mind, from per- “through” (see per) + turbare “disturb, confuse,” from turba “turmoil, crowd” (see turbid). Related: Perturbed; perturbing

noun: profundity
  1. great depth of insight or knowledge.
    “the simplicity and profundity of the message”
    synonyms: wisdom, (deep) insight, intelligence, sagacity, acuity, depth, profoundness, perceptiveness, penetration, perception, percipience, perspicuity, discernment, thoughtfulness;

    “the simplicity and profundity of the message”
    • great depth or intensity of a state, quality, or emotion.
      “the profundity of her misery”
      synonyms: intensity, depth, extremity, severity, keenness, profoundness, strength

      “the profundity of her misery”
    • a statement or idea that shows great knowledge or insight.
      plural noun: profundities
      “such well-articulated profundities as ‘You’re some kinda woman.’”

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