Word of the Day

I really dislike the word of the day from dictionary.com because I feel dumb. In my mind I am trying to understand who uses these words or at least opens their homepage and with a pompous tone “Oh yes, consanguineous, I learned this word in kingergarten.”

This morning though, I felt very smart. The word of the day is as follows:

genuflect \JEN-yuh-flekt\, intransitive verb:

  1. To bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
  1. To be servilely respectful or obedient; to grovel.

Thanks to my wonderful Catholic, Vatican Loving, Pope High Fiving, Altar Serving upbringing I knew this word. I think I will use it many many times today just to be sure that everyone else learns it to.

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The theologian liturgist inside of me has to say it because it really is something I don’t think most realize. You only genuflect in a Catholic Church when the tabernacle is visible and the candle/light is on. Otherwise you simply bow slightly. The whole military chapel can throw people off who come from great big chapels at home. Just a heads up :)

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