Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Vocabulary

Fiduciary (fi-doo-she-ary) means holding something something in trust for another. He has a fidiciary relationship with him; that is, he takes care of his financial matters.

Winnow(win-no) means to separate grain from chaff; to separate the good from the bad. The accountant was adept (skillful) at winnowing (separating) out errors in the spreadsheet.

Evanescent (ev-a-nes-cent) means vanhishing or likely to vanish like vapor. Most certainly I shall lfind this thought a horrible vision -- a maddening, but evanescent dream."

Facetious (fe-shish)means playfully humorous or joking. The employee's faceious remarks were not appreciated during the meeting.

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