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Wan October 31, 2010

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wan (w-on, long ‘a’ sound) adj., Of unnatural or sickly pallor; lacking color; showing or suggesting ill-health.

Despite a diet rich in nutritious human blood, the zombie wood nymph’s complexion remained quite wan.


Incredulous October 29, 2010

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incredulous (in-krej-uh-luhs) adj., Disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.

The pompous message displayed outside the church which threatened, “Without God, you are nothing”, evoked her incredulous glare.


Jejune October 28, 2010

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jejune (ji-joon, soft ‘j’ sound) adj., Juvenile, immature, childish; lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed.

Mulling over the formidable prospects of adulthood elicited her rather jejune gesture.



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portent (pohr-tent) n., An indication or omen of something about to happen, particularly of threatening or disquieting significance.

The dining table set for sixteen biddies served as a portent for the bridge-related shenanigans about to encompass her morning and afternoon.


August October 26, 2010

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august (aw-guhst) adj., Marked by majestic dignity or grandeur; inspiring reverence or admiration.

She donned august head trappings in homage of her name’s meaning: a princess.

Also, the 8th month of the year.

Her brother was born in August.



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auspicious (aw-spish-uhs) adj., Promising success; propitious; opportune; favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.

She smiled at the appropriately auspicious cookie message which read:  “You have much skill in expressing yourself”.


Precarious October 25, 2010

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precarious (pre-kair-ee-us): adj., Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.

She was able to snap a picture just in time before toppling from her precarious Dancer’s Pose.



Bellicose October 24, 2010

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bellicose (bel-i-kohs) adj., Inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.

Fits of bellicose emotion engulfed her as she plodded along behind an idiot going 15 miles under the limit on a one lane road with no passing options.


Effulgent October 22, 2010

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effulgent (ih-fuhl-juhnt) adj., Shining forth brilliantly; radiant.

Despite the supposed shielding benefits of a brimmed hat, the effulgent October sun caused her to squint in its presence.



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savvy (sav-ee) adj., Shrewdly informed; experienced and well-informed; canny.

You could tell by her unabashed vocabulary use and her hipster glasses that she was really quite savvy.