Marie of Romania (miss_daizy) wrote in 1word1day,
Marie of Romania
miss_daizy
1word1day

Two Word Wednesday

Sorry about missing last week. Have an extra word to make up for it.

belletristic adj. bel-li-tris-tik

written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than content;
versed in literature; dealing with literature

Etymology

belles-lettres "elegant literature, aesthetics," 1710, from Fr., lit. "fine letters," from belles, pl. of belle, fem. of beau "fine, beautiful" + lettres, pl. of lettre "letter." The literary equivalent of beaux arts

ratiocinative adj. rash-ee-os-uh-ney-tiv

based on exact thinking
capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning

Etymology

1530; from L. ratiocinare "to calculate, deliberate"

Usage:

To someone with a curious mind, a desire to learn and appreciation of the delights of a well-turned phrase, the enjoyment of ratiocinative writings and of belletristic novels comes naturally.
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Cerulean

    cerulean [s uh- roo-lee- uhn] adjective: resembling the blue of the sky; a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue…

  • Tuesday word: Proficient

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 Proficient (adjective, noun) pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt] adjective 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science,…

  • Sunday Word: Exegesis

    exegesis [ek-si- jee-sis] noun: critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text; explication, especially of biblical…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments