While reading the newspaper on Sunday, I found myself stopping to take note of numerous words. On the one hand, I finished my reading with a plethora of new words to feature on this series; on the other, I kept taking my phone out so I could note down the words for later reference. I should perhaps start carrying a pen and paper so I can note interesting words I encounter.
Now, let’s begin with the list of words. Today, we have:
Sylvan: Wooded, or associated with wood. I encountered this term in an article in The Guardian on the last Sylvanian Families store closing (The toys themselves are still available online).
Whence: From where.
Mettle: Resilience, or one’s ability to get through tough times.
As I write, I have the Oxford Language Dictionary available through Google to my side, guiding me as I attempt to define these words and help myself remember them. I wonder if there will be a sentence where I could use all three.
Here’s a challenge for readers: try to write a sentence that uses all of the words in an edition of Fun with Words.
My attempt at this challenge for the aforementioned words is:
The son of the sylvan forest can go whence he came.
Which I believe should mean: “The son of the sylvan forest can go from where he came.”