The obscure word of the week is refulgent

This week’s obscure English word is refulgent. It’s a word used by Edward E. ‘Doc’ Smith in his 1930s deco-punk space operas. For instance, in Spacehounds of IPC he wrote: ‘from the bright liquid of the girdling moat there shot vertically upward a coruscantly refulgent band of intense yellow luminescence.’ The problem is that ‘coruscant’ … More The obscure word of the week is refulgent

The obscure word of the week is captious

This week’s obscure English word is captious. It’s an adjective, and it means to find petty objections to something, or to nit-pick. It’s from Middle English, and it’s yet another word English stole from French – ‘caprieux’. Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments, perhaps without the alliteration, using this word. Copyright … More The obscure word of the week is captious