So here we are, in the last stage of our adopt-a-word process.
You may have now looked lovingly upon your word a couple of times a day and indeed know what it means. However, to make it truly yours you need to use it on a regular basis.
You can write it in a comment about one of The English Garden’s posts, or in a text or e-mail to a friend or your teacher. You can also use it in class.
And remember: once you have got your word you can start the process again (the Second Edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, so finding a new word to adopt shouldn’t be a problem!)