Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Impecunious (adjective): Having no cash or money.

"Those with a fondness for remaining impecunious at all times should consider a career in publishing."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Estivate (verb): To pass the summer in a state of torpor, inaction, or inactivity.

Most people know the word hibernate -- which is the passing of winter in inactivity or sleep, but there are a number of animals (mainly reptiles and a few mammals) that do the same thing during the summer.

"Next summer I am going to do nothing but go to the lakeside and estivate."