#6 Word For Today: December 6, 2017

United States
December 6, 2017 10:03am CST
This morning, I was reading some information about the background story of the famous novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.” The movie, I saw years ago, starring Henry Fonda. When the prairie states became a huge Dust Bowl, the families who lived there moved away. Most of them went to California and/or Oregon. The word I came across in this information was: FECUND (pronounced FE kund) What does that word mean? The sentence in which I found the word says: “The settlers’ crops failed due to poor soils, so they packed up and searched for more FECUND land.” FECUND means: Productive, fruitful or fertile. Who knew?
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@JohnRoberts (65417)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Dec
I have read the Steinbeck novel and seen the movie.
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• United States
7 Dec
I don't think I have read the book. I'm not really sure.
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@BarBaraPrz (21092)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Dec
Sorry, don't mean to sound like a know-it-all, but I knew what fecund means.
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• United States
7 Dec
Oh, I expect some persons to know these words. It's just that I'm trying to find words that aren't that commonly used.
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@BarBaraPrz (21092)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Dec
I came across this word in a P.D. James book yesterday. I'd never seen nor heard of it before. Have you? It means: 'causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion;...
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• United States
7 Dec
@BarBaraPrz Thanks so much for adding a new word. No, I have not heard of this word. I will definitely add it to my list.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
6 Dec
I would love to see that movie. I have heard that word before.
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• United States
7 Dec
It's an old movie but has some merit. I found it rather depressing but that's logical since it was a depressing time in this country during the Dust Bowl era.
• Derby, England
6 Dec
That is one of my favourite books. A very emotional story. I did know that word before but I studied English and have an interest in words
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• United States
7 Dec
It is an emotional story. Sad, depressing, even but it certainly makes a statement.
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@Corbin5 (119950)
• United States
6 Dec
I do know this one, thank goodness. I loved reading The Grapes of Wrath.
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• United States
7 Dec
It's an interesting word, and "The Grapes of Wrath" is a good movie or novel to read.
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