interstice

Another reason I like to be home is that I have a great big dictionary open on a table in the family room. I can get up from my chair (do you have a special place to sit at home?) and go look up a word easily. I like dictionaries because while you are looking for your word, and singing the alphabet song in your head, you see all these other words. As I said back in December, my English teacher from junior year always made us responsible for all the words around the “Word for the Day.” Of course, I’ll go on using dictionary.com for words here because it’s easier.

The word today is one that has come up a lot in crossword puzzles. Every time I see it, I think, “I’ll remember it for next time.” Then I don’t. I’ve tried reading it and saying it out loud but it just doesn’t stick. Maybe I will always remember it if I write it here in my blog.

interstice – A space, especially a small or narrow one, between things or parts. (dictionary.com)

This word comes from the Latin intersistere, to pause, make a break . You’d think after four years of Latin I’d know this. For all you Latin fans, Omnia Gallia est divisa in tres partes.

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