Words for Today: “Insouciance” and “Pimpernel”

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pimpernel- 

–noun

a plant belonging to the genus Anagallis,  of the primrose family, esp. A. arvensis (scarlet pimpernel), having scarlet or white flowers that close at the approach of bad weather. 

Insouciance- 

–noun

the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference. 

Definitions courtesy of the Random House Dictionary 2010



One Response to “Words for Today: “Insouciance” and “Pimpernel””

  1. Karen Hood says:

    Wow, what great words!

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