Sunday, April 1, 2012

Daily Words: Week 13

Day 85!
The word is...

vestibule
[ves-tuh-byool]
noun.
a passage, hall, or antechamber between the outer door and the interior parts of a house or building.

Found: in 1 Chronicles

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Day 86.
The word is...

blandishments
[blan-dish-muhnt]
noun.
 something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.

Found: in "The Dover B----" by Anthony Hecht

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Day 87. Whoo!
The word is...

chagrin
[shuh-grin]
noun. (or verb.)
a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.

Found: in Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, a book we're reading for Creative Nonfiction.

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Day 88.
The word is...

augury
[aw-gyuh-ree]
noun.
divination
-or-
an omen, token, or indication

Found: Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Day 89.
The word is...

conjugal
[kon-juh-guhl]
adjective.
of, pertaining to, or a characteristic of marriage

Found: Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Day 90. Whoo, getting up there!
The word is...

mirth
[murth]
noun.
gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied with laughter

Found: by Karlee, while reading Hamlet.

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Day 91!!
The word is...

dour
[door, douuhr, dou-er]
adjective.
sullen; gloomy
-or-
severe; stern

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

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--Emily