Sunday, February 19, 2012

Daily Words: Week 7

Day 43.
Word is...

cusp
[kuhsp]
noun.
a point or pointed end

Found: while watching TV with Deacon. He suggested it be my word for today.
"What does cusp really mean, anyway?"

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Day 44! Today's word is...

Hogmanay
[hog-muh-ney]
noun. Scot.
the eve of New Year's Day

Found: while playing Trivial Pursuit with my family for Karlee's birthday.

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Day 45. Valentine's Day.
The word is...

cordate
[kawr-deyt]
adjective.
heart-shaped

Found: online, in honor of Valentine's Day

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Day 46.
I was going to do "deride," but then I realized it was kind of a form of "derision."
So the new word is...

welter
[wel-ter]
verb.
to roll, toss, or heave (like waves of an ocean)
-or-
to lie bathed in or drenched in something, especially blood
-or-
become deeply or extensively involved, associated, entangled, etc.

Found: in Fahrenheit 451.

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Day 47. The day I got sick.
The word is...

syllogism
[sil-uh-jiz-uhm]
argument of conclusion, such as “All A is C; all B is A; therefore all B is C.”
-or-
deductive reasoning
-or-
an extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument

Found: in my American Lit class.

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Day 48. The word is...

petulant
[pech-uh-luhnt]
adjective.
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance

Found: in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You


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Day 49.
Saturday at last.
The word is...

beatific
[bee-uh-tif-ik]
adjective.
bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, etc

Found: in Fahrenheit 451

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--Emily