Word of the Week


The Word of the Week for this week is ‘Impetuous’
The definition from Oxford English Dictionary is:
1. Acting or done quickly and without thought or care.
i.e. ‘she might live to rue this impetuous decision’
2. Moving forcefully or rapidly.
i.e. ‘an impetuous but controlled flow of water’
The origin of the word is from Late Middle English: from Old French impetueux, from late Latin impetuosus, from impetere ‘to attack’.
Understanding where our words originate from enables us to use them to their full potential. It gives us superb communication skills, so learning and using the word of the week is a beneficial life tool.