Monday, March 12, 2012

Daily Words: Week 10

Day 64. Gettin' up there.
The word is...

calumny
[kal-uhm-nee]
noun.
a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something; slander

Found: on a handout given to us during church today.

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Day 65. 
The word is...

riant
[rahy-uhnt, ree-; Fr. ryahn]
adjective.
laughing; smiling; cheerful; gay

Found: while searing around online.
It was the winning word of a spelling bee.

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Day 66. Dum dum dummmm.
The word is...

malady
[mal-uh-dee]
noun.
any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deepseated
-or-
any undesirable or disordered condition

Found: in "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Poe

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Day 67.
The word is...

vociferous
[voh-sif-er-uhs]
adjective.
crying out noisily; clamorous.
(such as a mob)

Found: in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 9

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Day 68. 
The word is...

nihilistic
 [nahy-uh-lis-tik]
adjective.
of or believing in the total rejection of established laws and institutions

Found: on the back of a book, We Need to Talk About Kevin.

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Day 69. 
The word is...

apprise
[uh-prahyz]
verb.
to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of )

Found: in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.

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Day 70!! 
The word is...

scintillating
[sin-tl-ey-ting]
adjective.
animated; vivacious
-or-
 witty; brilliantly clever

Found: in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.

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--Emily