Word of the Day

Innocuous

dfoww

Innocuous

Definition:

1. producing no injury; harmless

2. not likely to give offense or to arouse strong feelings or hostility; inoffensive

Parts of Speech (POS)

adjective

I’ll use it in a sentence:

● I tried to explain to my husband, that my co-worker Walter’s tight hug was innocuous.

● Because the northern water snake is not venomous, Jason doesn’t need to worry about the innocuous snake bite.

● Even though the late night dinner with my boss was innocuous, my fiance wasn’t happy about it.

● Dispite Frankie’s *fatuous behavior at his uncle’s funeral, the family wasn’t offended and viewed his light-hearted jokes as innocuous.

*dfoww will cover a workshop on the word fatuous, next month in July 2019.

Even though and because are both conjunctions.  The word despite is a preposition. dfoww will cover conjunctions and prepositions in our – Basic Rules of Grammar eight week series, Parts of Speech (POS).

Now it’s your turn, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word: innocuous.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

dfoww is seeking volunteer editors and writers for our online writing workshop.

dfoww” is a small nonprofit organization, with very limited resources. If you are interested in volunteering your time, talent, and or monetarily, please email us directly. We appreciate any and all donations provided in an effort to help us further our mission.

Our email address is:

dfoww@comcast.net

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.