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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Page 10, Unfortunately.

Ganked "xenodochial" from a certain series of books, in which the definition was described(paraphrased) "the habit of giving gifts to strangers", I wasn't a huge fan of the definition, but of the series, I loved it.


Belladonna: poisonous plant
Facsimile: copy or reproduction of an item, typically a book
Mannequin: articulated human figure used for design
Caliginous: misty, dim, obscure, dark, gloomy, tenebrous
Helix: a spiral
Incarnadine: pinkish, flesh-colored, blood-red
Elusive: difficult to find, catch, or achieve
Murmur: low, indistinct, continuous sound, to utter such a sound
Symbiosis: mutual biological synergy between two dissimilar organisms
Circuitous: having a circular or winding course, indirect, roundabout
Swerve: to abruptly turn or deviate from an otherwise straight course
Liquid: a state of matter, compare gas and solid, readiness to flow, type of sound
Vociferous: loud, stentorian, vehement, angrily impassioned
Aerial: of, in, or caused by the air, existing or living in the air
Hue: gradation or variety of a color
Vestigial: of, relating to, or constituting a vestige(trace, mark, or sign left by something)
Cursive: flowing, effusive, wavy, type on handwriting in English
Mauve: pinkish purple
Colloquial: informal, as in speech, conversationally informal
Echolalia: immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others
Incisive: penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
Caress: touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
Incunabula: pl. book printed before 1501
Mica: thin layers of specific, transparent minerals
Xenodochial: friendly or especially kind to strangers or foreigners
Tourmaline: multifarious gemstone of grossly differing colors
Syllable: unit of spoken language consisting of a single uninterrupted sound
Dapple: a spot or mottled marking, usually occurring in clusters, different tones and hues
Sommelier: a waiter expertly trained in alcoholic beverages, wine steward
Prismatic: refractive light of a spectrum, brilliantly colored
Layer: single thickness of a material covering a surface
Luscious: delicious, sexy, cloying
Sotto voce: soft-voiced, emphasis on quiet speech
Vanilla: ordinary, conventional, flavored with vanilla, flavor extracted from vanilla bean
Medley: heterogeneous mixture of typically complementing elements
Cicada: loud, locust-like insect that chirrups
Aphotic: devoid of light, especially of areas where no light naturally occurs
Burnish: to polish, the shine of a polished surface
Rapture: ecstasy
Craquelure: fine pattern of dense cracking formed on the surface of paintings
Maquette: scale model of a large item
Phantasm: something apparently seen but having no physical reality, illusion
Cedilla: diacritic beneath word to alter pronunciation “fa├žade”
Oscillate: to swing in an uninterrupted motion
Ambivalence: simultaneous, conflicted feelings towards a thing, person, etc



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