Word of the Day – 25 October 2017: Igneous.

WOTD

Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Igneous. (Adjective).

Pronounced: Igg-nee-us.

Comes from the latin root ‘Ignis’ meaning fiery, of fire. (Ignite, ignition). Commonly one of three basic rock types being formed by molten lava or volcanic activity or under intense heat and pressure.

Eg #1:  Sabrina’s temper was of such an igneous nature it would put a volcano to shame!

Eg #2: It was easy to see on the side of the mountain where the layer of sedimentary sandstone ended and the underlying igneous rock strata began, clearly showing that the earlier volcanic rock had been buried under many years of deposited sand from the now distand ocean.

 

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    • Did i not say that was the common use? It is not the sole usage however! ( Any more than metamorphic can only be used to describe another rock type 😉 )

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