Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Everything in Moderation, Nothing in Excess

WWoW 3/7/12
Plethora-(pleth-o-ra) noun- Extreme excess or abundance. Elsie no longer has a plethora of hair. 
New "do"
Origin:1541 from Late Latin plethora, from Greek plethora "fullness" from plethein "be full". Originally in English a medical word for "excess of body fluid;" meaning "too much" is first recorded in 1700.
I love this word! But to use it too much would be plethoric.=) Here are some ways to incorporate plethora sparingly into your vocabulary this week.
-My new frosting had a plethora of butter which didn't endear it to my arteries.
-A plethora of spring sunshine can cause a memorable sunburn.
-A cornucopia displays a plethora of fruit.
We could say, "But my God shall supply all your need according to His (plethora) of riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

And, for the record, I'd take a plethora of spring sunshine any day!