Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Daily Words: Week 12

Day 78.
The word is?...

vernal
[vur-nl] 
adjective.
of or pertaining to spring
-or-
belonging to a characteristic of youth

Found: online. No luck finding one by chance today.


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Day 79.
The word is...

deleterious
[del-i-teer-ee-uhs] 
adjective.
injurious to health

Found: while writing a poem this week, "Kill Switch."
It rhymed with "serious," and seemed to fit well, though I have a really hard time pronouncing it right.

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Day 80. Whoohoo!!
We're getting there. The word is...

renege
[ri-nig, -neg, -neeg] 
verb.
to go back on one's words
-or-
in cards, to play a suit that does not follow one it is supposed to; break a rule of play
-also, with object-
to deny or renounce

Found: online, while searching for a word for today.

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Day 81.
The word is...

hubris
[hyoo-bris, hoo-]
noun.
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

Found: while watching Grey's Anatomy, season five.

alternate spelling: hybris

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Day 82!!
The word is...

turbid
[tur-bid]
adjective.
not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded

Found: in the poem "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.

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Day 83.
The word is...

rhododendrons
roh-duh-den-druhn]
noun.
any evergreen or deciduous shrub or tree belonging to the genus Rhododendron,
rounded clusters of showy, pink, purple, or white flowers and oval or oblong leaves.

Found: chapter two of Atonement by Ian McEwan

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Day 84.
The word is....

insipid
[in-sip-id]
adjective.
lacking flavor; bland
-or-
lacking vigor or interest

Found: in a reading from my Creative Nonfiction class

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I know I'm late at posting this, I apologize.
--Emily