by Sid

It’s a bright, sunlit Tuesday afternoon and the weather is pleasant here in Portage, Michigan. I sit on my bed, fascinated by the idea that I will once again be busy in a week’s time when my internship and my summer classes start.

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Initial inference

Looking that the ending of the word, “am,” I can see that this word seems like a noun. Let’s break this word down into smaller parts to understand if there’s any inferred meaning from its parts: flots-am. I see the first part is similar to the word “float.” Based on these parts, I infer the word would be used for talking about:

Something that either floats or would float.

Definition and Pronunciation

noun | FLAHT-sum

  1. floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo; broadly : floating debris

  2. a) a floating population (as of emigrants or castaways)

    b) miscellaneous or unimportant material

    c) debris, remains

Example usage

I would use the word in a sentence as follows:

Earlier this month, since my mother was bored, she just decided to one day clean out my flotsam filled room.


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