elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

Mocha cake Tuesday

minutiae [mi-NOO-shee-uh, -shuh, -NYOO-]

precise details; small or trifling matters


In my history class, my teacher is less focused on the minutiae of history, like dates and battles and names of military officers; rather, he likes to look at the "big picture" of what's happened during particular eras.

I really hate this word, actually; it's one of my directing teacher's favorite words to abuse.
Tags: m, noun

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