Word Of The Week – Amorous

Hi guys, it’s me again. So there are two reasons why I came up with the word Amorous. (adj.) /ˈæm.ə.rəs/ for this week. First of all, you can find it on everyone’s top 10 Valentine vocabulary word list.  Secondly, I literally just had an awkward experience in connection with the word, so it was only right.

If you describe someone’s feelings or actions as ‘amorous’, it means the person’s feelings or actions involve a strong sexual desire. An example of the use of Amorous in a sentence includes: “Since you are married, you should not have amorous feelings for anyone but your wife or husband!” (Or, in my case: “Anita rejected my amorous advances towards her in my car this afternoon.”)

The word ‘Amorous’ is an Old French word derived from the Medieval Latin word Amorosus, which was derived from the Latin word Amor, meaning ‘love’.

Please share this and make suggestions of similarly FUN words you may come across this season. I’d love to hear from you.


Bio Of Akwasi Addai

Akwasi Addai is a screenwriter, novelist and creative director. An excerpt of his novel: I Am Johnny Green, was chosen as one of the Digibook Africa top 10, you can read it at www.digibookafrica.com.

On a freelance basis, Akwasi Addai has collaborated with various film production companies and written numerous feature assignments in the Ghanaian corporate environment for companies such as Insel Communications, Power Station Ghana, Save the Girl Child Foundation and now Think Active Media. A former student of Ashesi University, he is currently the chief editor of the WeGo Innovate platform.

He is passionate about creativity and education in Ghana, and his vision is to spearhead the new wave of creative forces that are bound to put Ghana on the world stage through the portrayal of our culture.

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