Sunday, February 5, 2012

Daily Words: Week 5

So, since it was getting so hectic of putting my words at the bottom of my inconsistent posts (plus I thought it looked sloppy), I decided to just group them together in posts according to the week. This shall begin with the word for Monday of Week 5.

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Day Thirty! (Only 336 more? Whew!)
Our word is...

incorrigible
[in-kawr-i-juh-buh' l, -kor-]
adjective.
bad beyond correction or reform

Found: while reading an essay for Creative Nonfiction, among other places.

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Day Thirty-One. Last day of January.
The word is...

deciduous
[dih-sij-oo-uh' s]
adjective.
shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees or shrubs
-or-
not permanent; transitory

Found: while watching "Planet Earth" on Animal Planet.
(Today was my first time watching it, and it was really interesting. Deacon and I watched it for several hours.)

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Day Thirty-Two. February Begins.
The word is....

juxtaposition
[juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uh' n]
noun.
an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

Found: in my Poetry class, while discussing how the Black Eye Peas use "USA, CIA, KKK" consecutively in their song "Where is the Love?" 

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Day Thirty-Three. The word is....

anaphora
[uh-naf-er-uh]
noun.
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of word groups occurring one after the other

Found: discussed in my American Literature class

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Day Thirty-Four!
The word is...

ambiguous
[am-big-yoo-uh' s]
adjective.
open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations

Found: pretty much everywhere. I've heard it a thousand times, but never really looked up its meaning.

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It's Saturday, Day Thirty-Five.
The word is...

heliotrope
[hee-lee-uh-trohp]
noun.
any hairy plant belonging to the genus Heliotropium,  of the borage family
-or-
any plant that turns towards the sun
-or-
a light tint of purple; reddish lavender


Found: in the Pixar short "Boundin'"

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--Emily