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Ait, Bight, Cay and 3 other Geography zewords

by zenwords staff

Here are a few Zenwords that describe the amazing geography of our small, small world. How many Zenwords did you already know?

Bonus: 3 Reasons Why You’re Wise to Learn New Words

Ait (eyt) n. A small island, especially one in a river.

Johnny rafted downstream, Huck Finn style, towards the wooded ait in the middle of the river.

Bight (byt) n. A bend in a coastline; also the body of water along such a curve.

The Bight of Benin is a beautiful African coastline known for its scenic vistas.

Cay (kay or kee) n. A small low island of coral or sand; key (Spanish).

Ross Island Cay was a popular tourist destination until a dangerous snake infestation was discovered there.

ColCol (kal) n. A pass between two mountain peaks or a gap in a ridge.

Beyond the col lay a path stretching downward to a fertile wooded valley filled with game.

Fen (fen) n. Low, flat, swampy land; a bog or marsh.

Only a web-footed leprechaun could live in a fen like this.

Horst (horst) n. A mass of the earth’s crust that lies between two faults and is higher than the surrounding land.

The hikers paused on the horst and took in the view with their cameras.

3 Reasons Why You’re Wise to Learn New Words:

1. People judge you by the vocabulary you use or mangle- make yours say something good about you.

2. Your brain is a use it or lose it kind of critter- learning new words keeps it young.

3. Words are the arsenal of the writer- the more weapons at your disposal, the easier writing becomes!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan, the copywriter/editor May 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Wow, a bunch of words I did NOT know. And #3 is the best reason to keep visiting this blog. Thanks for posting.

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zenwords May 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Susan,..Thanks! I think a lot of those word are very common in Europe,..esp. Col.

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