Friday, May 25, 2012

Daily Words: Week 18

Day 120.
The word is...

idyllic
[ahy-dil-ik]
adjective.
suitable for or suggestive of an idyll;  charmingly simple or rustic

Found: while watching Grey's Anatomy
(this is why I love subtitles)

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Day 121.
The word is...

cavort
[kuh-vawrt]
verb.
to prance or caper about
-or-
to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner

Found: in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 35

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Day 123. Hehe.
The word is...

fluke
[flook]
noun.
flat parts on either side of a whale's tail
-or-
the part of an anchor that catches in the ground, especially the flat triangular piece at the end of each arm.
-also-
a barb, or barbed head, of a harpoon, spear, arrow, etc.

Found: in "Song of Myself," section 43

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Day 124.
The word is...

carafe
[kuh-raf, -rahf]
noun.
a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages.

Found: in the poem "Letter with No Address" by Donald Hall

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Day 125.
The word is...

balsam
[bawl-suhm]
noun.
any of various fragrant exudations from certain trees, especially trees of the genus Commiphora,  as balm-of-Gilead

Found: in the poem "Letter with No Address" by Donald Hall

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Day 126.
The word is...

blype
[blahyp]
noun.
a thin piece of skin, such as the kind that peels off after a sunburn

Found: unknown, but likely in my American Lit class, most likely "Song of Myself."

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Day 127.
The word is...

lascivious
[luh-siv-ee-uhs]
adjective.
inclined to lustfulness; arousing sexual desire

Found: on the online dictionary, listed as a synonym for libidinous

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--Emily