DAY 277 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:
Obsolete words are no longer in general use and may have fallen out of favor for nearly a century or more, but who says obsolete and rarely used words can’t be revived by kids who love words?
Today’s word is desticate, a verb derived from the Latin desticare, meaning to squeak as a shrew-mouse.
Kids will love the word desticate because it speaks to mice and rats. Yes, desticate also refers to the squeal of a rat...
Sounds are interesting and intriguing words to describe. Try this one: The destication of the girls in the haunted house was deafening.
Let’s put our ears to the ground and listen for destication!
Use desticate and destication with your kids and grandkids today!
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