Monday, March 5, 2012

Daily Words: Week 9

Day 57! Whoo!
The word is...

yitten
(ˈjɪt ə n)
adjective. dialect (Northern English)
frightened

Found: online, randomly. I feel like it's cheating every time I have to do this.
But it was a cool one.

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Day...58. Cool.
The word is...

sinew
[sin-yoo]
adjective.
the source of strength or power
-or-
another word for tendon or muscle


Found: in Emerson's "Self-Reliance"

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Day 59!!
The word is...

Equinoctial
[ee-kwuh-nok-shuhl, ek-wuh-]
adjective.
pertaining to an equinox, or the equality of day and night.

Found: in the poem "Sestina" by Elizabeth Bishop.
Which is a pretty cool poem, but "One Art" by her is fabulous.

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Day 60. PS! It's Leap Day.
The word is....

inscrutable
[in-skroo-tuh-buhl]
adjective.
incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable

Found: also in "Sestina" by Elizabeth Bishop.

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Day 61. March begins.
The word is...

gesticulate
[je-stik-yuh-leyt]
verb.
to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.

Found: in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 8.

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Day 62.
The word is...

raucous
[raw-kuhs]
adjective.
harsh or disorderly

Found: in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 9.
I find this word to be similar to ruckus, except it's an adjective.

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Day 63. 
The word is...

Boolean
[boo-lee-uhn]
adjective.
pertaining to or being a deductive logical system, as Boolean algebra,  used to represent symbolically the relationships between sets, classes, and other entities.

Found: mentioned by Deacon, kind of randomly.

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--Emily