Fun with Words No. 02

Choose the correct definition from those provided below. Again, it’s more fun to not “cheat” by looking up the word in a dictionary; use your intuition and what you know about language, and I’ll post the correct answer tomorrow.

If you would like to write your own definition of the weekly word—do! Email it to me. Language is ever in flux, after all, and one day we might get your definition to be the right one.


a) to nod repeatedly from drowsiness (verb).
b) a small, hard nodule or bump (noun).
c) a person who nods unnecessarily and often at inappropriate times (noun).

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