It's time for a new 'Word of the Week' and what a fabulous selection you gave me to choose from.
Do you recall last week that I asked for your nominations for your favourite 'F' words? Well here they are...
Can you see your contribution in today's graphic? I had fun playing with these 'fabulous' words.
If you remember, I said that I would choose a new word for us to play with from this list and it was really challenging decision to make as there were so many that resonated with me and truly grabbed my imagination.
In the end I've chosen finesse which was suggested by Cate who wrote:
I've always been partial to 'finish-line' because I like to come 'first'.
Then there's 'fibro' thanks to Allison.
'Filibuster' cracks me up because I like onomatopoeia.
But I think my suggestion would have to be 'finesse' because I've always wanted some :-)
So here are all the usual details that go with our WOW, I like that it can be a noun or a verb...
noun, verb, -nessed, -ness·ing.
1. extreme delicacy or subtlety in action, performance, skill, discrimination, taste etc.
2. skill in handling a difficult or highly sensitive situation; adroit and artful management
3. a trick or strategem
4. to use finesse or artifice
5. to avoid or circumvent
It's a terrific word, I enjoy saying it but also like what it means. When trying to think of something or someone who embodied the different qualities that it represents in both the noun and the verb form I was a little stumped until.....
Do you agree? Perhaps you have your own item or person which exemplifies this word?
Maybe you're the 'master of finesse' in your own life.
For me, I think that this word could be used when describing my consultancy work. I like to finesse my workshops and materials so that they are 'just right'. Also, being an educator and facilitator you are continually finessing 'situations' as they arise - it's a bit like parenting really!
I'd love to see you playing with this word on your own blog because that is what WOW is all about - zhushing our vocabulary one word at a time.
PS: I've just learnt that Martha has a Beagle called Finesse - what a great name for a dog.
Happy day! Finesse away!