I'm not changing much up from last year, since it was a formula that worked quite well for me, and since I like to focus more on visiting new blogs and meeting new bloggers than I do on my own posts. So, it's unique words and their etmologies again for me this year, starting with A.
as·i·nine [asəˌnīn] adj. - utterly stupid or silly.
Synonyms: fatuous, inane, vacuous, mindless, foolish.
Etymology: c.1600, "obstinate, stupid," from Latin asininus "stupid," literally "like an ass," from asinus "ass," also "dolt, blockhead" (see ass (n.1)). The literal sense in English is recorded from 1620s.
Well that's it! We're off to a great start. Unfortunately, I'm actually out of town this week, so please be sure to visit my assistants:
and let them know if you have any questions, or need any help with the list. You can also contact any of us co-hosts, via the main A to Z Challenge Blog. Enjoy your month!