Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Words: Week 11

Day 71. Hehe.
The word is...

malevolent
[muh-lev-uh-luhnt]
adjective.
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious.

Found: in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Day 72. 
The word is...
collude
[kuh-lood]
verb.
to act together through a secret understanding, especially with evil or harmful intent; conspire in a fraud

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

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Day 73.
The word is...

portmanteau
[pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-; pawrt-man-toh,pohrt-]
noun.
a word made of two combined words, generally both sounds and meanings
(as in smog from smoke and fog)
-or-
a large travelling bag

Found: on OMG-Facts. It is the kind of words used in Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky."

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Day 74.
The word is...

tumult
[too-muhlt, tyoo-]
noun.
violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
-or-
highly distressing mental or emotional disturbance

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

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Day 75.
The word is....

unctuous
[uhngk-choo-uhs]
adjective.
characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug
-or-
having an oily or soapy feel

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

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Day 76.
The word is...

exacerbate
[ig-zas-er-beyt, ek-sas-]
verb.
to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of; aggravate

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

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Day 77.
The word is...

harangue
[huh-rang] 
noun. or verb.


a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering.
-or-
to address in an angry or forcefully persuasive way

Found: while watching Grey's Anatomy with Deacon, season 5.

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Good words this week. =)

--Emily