I love friendly monsters. I mean, who doesn’t? These little guys came by for a visit, and they were a kick in the imaginary pants.
Keep your Fridays funky and fresh…and nerd out with your word out. ;D
This week’s word — usurp — is one I’ve always had a hard time with. I think it’s the doubled long ‘u’ sound; it makes my mouth all noodly. So what better time to combine the ‘sounds-like’ learning trick with the wacky conversation trick? Remember: If you can picture someone using a new word in conversation, it makes it easier to remember. And the more ridiculous the characters, the better. [enter: silly monsters…]
usurp (v.) : “to seize and hold… in possession by force or without right; to take or make use of without right.”
Happy Friday, word nerds. And watch out for stealthy monsters at lunchtime. *sluuuuurrrrp!*
Cartoons are original drawings by Stephanie Murphy.
Definition from Merriam-Webster.com.