Each morning my Inbox greets me with a new word from A.Word.A.Day; it's my vocabulary-building bulletin from Anu Garg of Wordsmith.org. Through these daily missives I have gained passing aquaintance with such interesting terms as “prandial” or “ploce” – passing because they always pass out of my mind before I can apply them against my sister in our weekly contest for superiority at Scrabble or UpWords.
Yesterday’s word, “tabby,” was not so new to me, but the list of meanings gave me a jolt. Here’s the mail:
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--tabby Date: Friday, May 28, 2010 12:19…