Saturday, April 21, 2012

Daily Words: Week 16

Day 106.
The word is...

accrue
[uh-kroo]
verb.
to be added as a matter of periodic grain or advantage, as interest on money

Found: in Financial Aid stuff

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Day 107.
The word is...

decillions
[dih-sil-yuhn]
noun.
a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 33 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 60 zeros.

Found: "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

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Day 108.
The word is...

afflatus
[uh-fley-tuhs]
noun.
inspiration; an impelling mental force acting from within
-or-
divine wind or spirit

Found: "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

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Day 109.
The word is...

perturb
[per-turb]
verb.
to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate.

Found: while watching Grey's Anatomy
(I kind of knew what this was, but wanted to make sure.)

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Day 110.
The word is...

fettle
[fet-l]
noun.
state; condition

Found: mentioned by Deacon--his parents were watching War Horse


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Day 111. Oooh.
The word is...

supercilious 
[soo-per-sil-ee-uhs]
adjective.

haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.

Found: in Grey's Anatomy.

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Day 112.
The word is...

tetchy
[tech-ee]
adjective.
irritable; touchy

Found: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 27.

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--Emily