Word of the day: Vertiginous


My sister suggested my first word of the day be this one. Or something else starting with the letter ‘v.’ I can’t really remember, but ‘vertiginous’ is a vocab word I’ve never known the meaning to.

It  has multiple meanings – being dizzy, liking constant change, causing dizziness, and turning (as in ‘a vertiginous motion’).

Merriam Webster gives these synonyms – aswoon, giddy, light-headed, reeling, swimmy, dizzy, whirling, woozy

Tonight I went for a run. It was pretty cold and I was only going like 0.05 mph. Nevertheless, when I was done, I felt vertiginous. It took me a while to adjust to the warm air when i came back inside.

I don’t know if that’s the best use for it. I didn’t even work it into conversation! There’s always tomorrow. And with tomorrow, I’ll have another word!

Published by Emilee Lindner

I’m a writer, cat fancier and lover of all things autumn.

2 thoughts on “Word of the day: Vertiginous

  1. Did you know Oxford English Dictionary has a Save the Words program? In order to keep infrequently used words from going extinct, you can adopt a word of your choosing and use it in your every day language. Some of the words are really bizarre and beautiful.. there’s one that I forgot how to pronounce that meant eel-hunting in a cavern. You might have to make an account with the site to adopt words, but you should check it out!

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