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Sanguine November 30, 2010

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sanguine (sang-gwin) adj., Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident.
Receiving 100% on yet another paper fostered her sanguine expectations of earning an A in the class.



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grievous (gree-vuhs) adj., 1. Very severe or painful; causing grief or suffering; 2. Flagrant; outrageous; atrocious; heinous.
She considered the shin to be the most grievous of body parts to (accidentally) strike against something hard (dresser).


Strident November 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 11:14 pm


strident (strahyd-nt) adj., Making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking.
She considered Lil’ Wayne’s voice to be so strident she covered her ears in defense.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 11:13 pm


contrite (kuhn-trahyt or kon-trahyt) adj., Caused by or showing sincere remorse; filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement.

Waking up with a stomach ache caused her to feel quite contrite for the aforementioned edacious endeavors.


Edacious November 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 7:38 am


edacious (ih-dey-shuhs) adj., Devouring; voracious; consuming.

She had skipped breakfast and lunch in preparation for an edacious attack on Thanksgiving dinner.


Sneer November 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 11:55 pm


sneer (no explanation should be necessary) n., A look or expression of derision, scorn, or contempt.
She directed a sneer at the fatuous woman in class who prattled on about how Creationism should be part of a science curriculum.


Effervescent November 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 11:35 pm


effervescent (ef-er-ves-uhnt) adj., 1. Effervescing; bubbling. 2. Vivacious; gay; lively; exhilarated.
No one ever believed her when she told them her age, which she greatly attributed to her diligent sunscreen use and effervescent demeanor.


Triskaidekaphobia November 22, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 8:12 pm


Triskaidekaphobia (tris-kuh-dek-uh-foh-bee-uh or tris-kahy-dek-uh-foh-bee-uh) n., Fear or a phobia concerning the number 13.

She once knew a girl whose Triskaidekaphobia prevented her from eating more than twelve Skittles at a time based on her certainty that she would choke and die on the thirteenth one.


Halcyon November 21, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 8:51 pm


halcyon (hal-see-uhn) adj., Calm; peaceful; tranquil.

By engaging in yoga practice first thing in the morning, she was able to retain a halcyon state of mind throughout the day.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 12:46 am


chagrin (shuh-grin) n., A feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.

The room refused to clean itself by the following day, much to her chagrin.