Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Word of Month

Having an extensive vocabulary is important to writers. In each issue of Writers in the Sky, I will introduce and define a word that we use don’t often use. This word this month is:

Abecedarian (ay-bee-see-DAYR-ee-uhn)


One who is learning the alphabet; one who teaches the alphabet. Also used to refer to someone who is a beginner in some field; rudimentary and as relating to the alphabet such as being alphabetically arranged.

Example sentence:
My kindergarten-aged grandchild is an abecedarian.

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