Broken Pieces

Word of the Day #1

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Word: Buxom (adj.)

C — Levels range from A to J.


Sturdy, robust, vigorous, healthy; specifically, full-bodied or pleasingly plump.


BUXOM once meant amorous, enamored, easily falling in love; and although this meaning is marked by dictionaries as obsolete, BUXOM is still thought by 5% of adult readers to mean FLIRTATIOUS, amorous. In the test phrase: "The BUXOM widow," the word is thought by another 3% to mean FORLORN, deserted, pitiful, practically an opposite of the correct meaning.


Father kept the hogs buxom before selling as profit.


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