Great Salutations!

Welcome to WordSmithie — where I’ll share new words. Interesting words. Words that are fun to say. Words that you’ve probably seen or heard before but aren’t quite sure what they really mean.

I will also have a podcast that you can catch in iTunes called WordSmithie (you were expecting it to be called something else??). I’ll post the podcast on Tuesdays and Fridays — unless a holiday falls on those days. Some of the words in the podcast will be the same that I post here. Many will be different.

Today’s Word
Senectitude. Noun. Se-NEC-ti-tude. It means old age.

I get up at 5:15 a.m. every week day and waddle 3 miles so that I can maintain good health well into my senectitude.

My children chide me about getting Alzheimer’s in my senectitude.

I won’t let senectitude stop me from having fun with technology!

In my senectitude, I’ll know far more vocabulary words than my children ever will in their juvenescence**!

If you have a favorite word, or an interesting word that you would like to share (clean ones, mind you), please feel free to send me an e-mail at After all, helping each other increase our vocabularies is far more fun than trying to go it alone.’Til next time!

**Juvenescence. Noun. Ju-ve-NES-cence. A young offspring that is still in the process of growing.


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