Linkage Activiation

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Page 17, Seventeen-lettered has seventeen letters. Edify Yo'self.

Nothing terribly obscure or controversial here. A nice, simple set of pretty words

Existential: of, relating to, or dealing with existence, pertaining to existentialism
Breviloquence: speech characterized by brevity, shortness, briefness
Labial: pertaining to lips, vaginal or facial
Apostasy: abandonment of one's religious faith, political party, one's principles, or a cause
Portico: porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns, often leads into an entrance
Isthmus: narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land
Yowl: to utter a loud long cry of grief, pain, or distress, wail
Dawn: daybreak, first light of day, the onset of an idea, enlightenment
Incense: to induce rage, infuriate, aromatic element designed to induce relaxation
Sleep: state of slumber, position of rest for the physical and mental being of a living being
Elasticity: quality or state of being elastic, tendency to keep shape after stretching
Meridian: of or at noon, imaginary line that extends form the North to South poles
Lubricious: slippery with oil or lubricant, offensively lewd or intending to be lewd
Salve: remedial lotion or substance to soothe or allays
Teleology: the study of the philosophical concept of the telos
Mimesis: imitation or representation of the world, mostly in literature and art, mimicry
Bardiglio: finely-grained, multi-gray, Italian marble
Escadrille: a small squadron, usually of six, a small team, typically of six airplanes
Tiramisu: dessert made with cake and espresso
Antebellum: before or existing before a war, especially the American civil war
Vale: the world, life, mortal or earthly life
Ubiquitous: being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time, omnipresent 
Élan: esprit, brio, gusto, ardor, vivacity
Sequester: to relegate to a small space, to cause to withdraw into seclusion
Cymbal: percussive instrument, usually attached to a drum kit
Limousine: slender car used for formal occasions, notably expensive
Thionine: artificial red or violet dyestuff, usually for microscopic stains
Bourgeoisie: the middle class, the middle class in Communist theory
Verve: energy, brio, élan, vigor, joie de vivre
Coterie: tightly-knit group of persons having a common purpose or interest, cadre, clique
Laodicean: indifferent or lukewarm in politics and or religion
Heath: plain, tract of wasteland, uncultivated land
Vinyl: type of multi-use plastic resin
Spiral: helix, string in a successively concentric pattern
Cavil: to object or criticize adversely for trivial reasons, flimsy objection or qualm
Matriculate: to become admitted to membership in a body, society, or institution
Soothe: to allay, alleviate, relax, pacify
Galleria: spacious passageway, court, or indoor mall, usually with a vaulted roof, gallery
Luminary: one who is an inspiration to others, one who attained success in a chosen field
Palliate: to alleviate, reduce or remove pain
Elixir: solution of alcohol and water, substance believed to maintain life indefinitely 
Spool: cylinder with ridges that has spirals string around it
Fumarole: hole in an area of volcanic activity from which gases and hot smoke escape
Communiqué: an official announcement, bulletin board, a dispatch, an official report 
Tremulous: marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking

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