Archive for May, 2010

Word Moment: Somnolence

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on May 24, 2010 by Josh Wittner

som·no·lence

n.

A state of drowsiness; sleepiness.

Word Moment: Picayune

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on May 10, 2010 by Josh Wittner

pic·a·yune

adj.

1. Of little value or importance; paltry. See Synonyms at trivial.
2. Petty; mean.n.

1. A Spanish-American half-real piece formerly used in parts of the southern United States.
2. A five-cent piece.

3. Something of very little value; a trifle: not worth a picayune.