Word of the Weekend: Epigram

This word was chosen in honor of National Poetry Month



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Root Word: itis

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The root word “itis” means so much for such a small little thing. That small little thing has become one of those things I have learned not to enjoy hearing attached to words my doctor is telling me.

There are many minor “itis’s” that are no big deal, then there are those attached to words coming out of the mouths of the doctors we see. 

The medical profession is full of “itis” words I am sure many people out there would rather not hear. What gets us is when they bring out words you have to research. 

I think I’ll come up with a new affliction:

doctortis- Inflammation of doctors. That would not work, it could either mean you are inflamed by your doctors or your doctors are inflamed. Doesn’t exactly sound right. Neither one of the fits what we are suffering from. It should be doctorvisititis.

It would be nice if we could start charging doctors for the pleasure of our company, we’d rich by now.

I know this sounds a bit silly, but this is our life! With Barry retired, I’m hoping we can mix it up a bit and actually get a social life.



I’m going to be tied up the next few weekends, so I thought I would post a challenging vocabulary word. This weekend I’ll be starting with parsimonious. The definition is below. We will post a new word every Sunday for a few weeks. I need to focus on my husband, myself, our dog and our home for a while. Have a great March! We will be swamped and on the road a lot.


1: exhibiting or marked by parsimony; especially: frugal to the point of stinginess . 2: sparing, restrained —