Saturday, April 28, 2012

Daily Words: Week 17

Day 113.
The word is...

lurid
[loor-id]
adjective.
1. gruesome, horrible, revolting
2. terrible in intensity, unrestraint
3. lighted or shining in an unnatural, fiery glow


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

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Day 114.
The word is...

stile
[stahyl]
noun.
a series of steps or rungs by means of which a person may pass over a wall or fence that remains a barrier to sheep or cattle.

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

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Day 115.
The word is...

pejorative
[pi-jawr-uh-tiv]
adjective.
having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force

Found: in the footnotes of "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

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Day 116.
The word is...

diaphanous
[dahy-af-uh-nuhs]
adjective.
very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.

Found: "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

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Day 117.
The word is...

libidinous
[li-bid-n-uhs] 
adjective.
full of sexual lust; lustful; lewd;

Found: "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

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Day 118.
The word is...

clairvoyant
[klair-voi-uhnt]
adjective.
having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision

Found: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 29.

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Day 119.
The word is...

rudimentary
[roo-duh-men-tuh-ree]
adjective.
pertaining to rudiments  or first principles; elementary; primitive

Found: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 33.

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--Emily