Words for Today: “Insouciance” and “Pimpernel”

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



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. 



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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