Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Daily Words: Week 8

Day 50! Landmark!
The word is...

axiom
[ak-see-uhm]
noun.
a self-evident truth that requires no proof

Found: in a PowerPoint at church tonight

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Day 51. Whoo.
Word is...

felicity
[fi-lis-i-tee]
noun.
the state of being happy; bliss

Found: while reading Common Sense in my American Lit textbook.

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Day 52. Number of weeks in a year?
The word is...

euphoria
[yoo-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-]
noun.
a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being, sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania

Found: in the short essay "After birth" by Alisa Gordaneer

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Day 53.
The word is....

pretentious
[pri-ten-shuhs]
adjective.
characterized by assumption of dignity or importance; ostentatious

Found: mentioned by Deacon

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Day 54
The word is...

emulate
[em-yuh-leyt]
verb.
to try to equal or excelimitate with effort to equal or surpass

Found: while watching Grey's Anatomy, Season 4.

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Day 55
The word is...

Subjunctive
[suhb-juhngk-tiv]
adjective.
noting or pertaining to a mood or mode of the verb that may be used for subjective, doubtful, hypothetical, or grammatically subordinate statements or questions, as the mood of be  in if this be treason.

Found: in an essay for Creative Nonfiction

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Day 56.
And the word for today is...

ubiquitous
[yoo-bik-wi-tuhs]
adjective.
existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent

Found: in yet another essay for Creative Nonfiction

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--Emily