Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Words taken from Hard Words

1. Tautological- redundancy; needless repetition of the same sense in different words.

2. Malfeasance- wrongdoing, especially by a public official.

3. Hegemony- is a political or cultural dominance or authority over others.


  1. I knew malfeasance but the other two are new to me. I actually tried to guess what tautological means and I was way off.

  2. Hi Mary Ann,

    Like Kathy, I also know of malfeasance, however both the other words are definitely new to me.

    Now I have something of a problem though, as I am most definitely guilty of tautology on a grand scale .... Why say ten words, when twenty will do!!!

    During English lessons at school, I was always being picked up for tending to waffle when writing compositions and I ashamed to say that little has changed as I have aged. Even when commenting, you will probably have noticed that I can't write something short and succinct, but will always probably embellish any comment, turning it into more of a conversation than it really needs to be.

    You have chosen some excellent words this week and thanks for sharing them,