Welcome to this weeks Weekly Word, which is ‘FECUND’. I’d like to challenge you to find an unusual, imaginative or accurate usage of the word in a single sentence or a paragraph.
This weeks word is FECUND, it is an adjective pronounced ‘fek-und’
Fecund means producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile; intellectually creative.
Synonyms include fertile, fruitful, rich, productive, prolific, abundant, fat, luxurious, lush.
Examples of the word FECUND
- Women at are their most fecund in their twenties.
- The farmers land was particularly fecund
- A fecund imagination is a requirement for every successful author
Origins of the word Fecund
It derives from the Latin fēcundus; related to Latin fētus offspring.
Why the Weekly Word?
The idea of the Weekly Word comes from Toastmasters International which is a speaking club I belong to. Each meeting we have a Grammarian Role and the purpose of the role is to try new words that stretch our vocabulary as well as to monitor and report back on people’s use of language. If you’d like to find out more about Toastmasters groups in your area then you can visit their website at: http://www.toastmasters.org/