Monday, August 3, 2009

Word of the Week #62

velleity - [veh-LEE-uh-tee] - noun

Definition:
1. The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition.
2. A slight wish or inclination.

Usage:
At my call, the cat leisurely stood up, stretched both her front legs and back legs, stopped to wash behind her ear after a few steps, and wound her way across the room to me, displaying for anyone to see her velleity for obeying her owner.

3 comments:

ElanaJ said...

Dude, that word was invented for cats! LOL.

L.T. Elliot said...

Wow. You just described BOTH my cats!

Deborah said...

One would think you've known a cat or two.