jacaranda tree in bloom

Word of the Week – WOW

Heena Rathore hosts a WOW post each week as a way to improve one’s vocabulary.

The summers in Australia are so intense, for four months of the year, one feels a certain lassitude that overcomes any urge to be productive!

Moffat Beach

noun: lassitude
  1. a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.
    “she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed”
    synonyms: lethargy, listlessness, weariness, languor, sluggishness, enervation, tiredness, exhaustion, fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness, torpor, torpidity, ennui, lifelessness, sloth, apathy

    “prolonged periods of lassitude which she ascribed to the heat”
    Lassitude is Something to Ponder About.

WOW – Word of the Week Capricious

” In 1914, we often had to pacify and placate the irrational demands of a cruel and capricious dictator.”wordaweekspray

Capricious weather patterns often cause difficulties for meteorologists.”

 capricious:  adjective:

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.

“a capricious and often brutal administration”

 changing according to no discernible rules; unpredictable.

  • “a capricious climate”

 Synonyms:  fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic, vacillating, irregular, inconsistent, fitful, arbitrary

impulsive, temperamental, wild, ungovernable;

whimsical, fanciful, flighty, wayward, quirky, faddish, freakish;

unpredictable, random, chance, haphazard

“the capricious workings of fate”

Antonyms:  stable, consistent


Thanks to Millie at for leading the way to Heena’s weekly meme

Word of the Week is Something to Ponder About