Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Whimsical Word of the Week

Moiety (n.)
a part or portion, especially a lesser share.
Example: The boy was disappointed with his miniscule moiety of his brother's birthday cake.

2 comments:

  1. That would be a useful word in fairy tales, where the youngest brother always has to set off for parts unknown, since the oldest brother gets the inheritance. (Think what sibling rivalry must have been like in olden days.)

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    1. Great idea, Elizabeth. I might steal your idea. :-)

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