While reading, we come across many new words that we don’t know about. We don’t always care about to look for their meaning. Fantasy fiction books like Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland are full of such word marvels.
“Wondrous Words Wednesday”, a very interesting meme from Bermuda Onion is to celebrate the new words that we have encountered while reading.
This word is from the novel “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill. I can’t praise this book enough, but that’s the story for another blog post. Here I am with a word, we all know. But as I super loved the quote, here it is.
“To gaze into another person’s face is to do two things: to recognise their humanity and to assert your own.”
What makes the quote hard-hitting is it comes from an oppressed slave.
And now comes the part where I tell you about the word (finally!!)
Assert is the word for this week.
assert – əˈsəːt/ – verb
state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully.
Here is my sentence for the word:
“The King must be able to assert authority when required”
I think we all need to be assertive, not aggressive. What are your views?