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Mitigation March 31, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:57 am

3/30/11.

mitigation (mit-i-gey-shun) n., The act of decreasing or reducing something such as pain, grief, wrath, etc,; alleviation.
When her back was sore, she sought mitigation from muscle manipulation.


 

Ataraxia March 30, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:28 am

3/29/11.

ataraxia (at-uh-rak-see-uh) n., A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety.
She found ataraxia on her rooftop, high above the hustle and bustle of  Baltimore.

 

 

Pandiculation March 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:50 am

3/28/11.

pandiculation (pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuhn) n., A stretching and stiffening especially of the trunk and extremities (as when fatigued and drowsy or after waking from sleep).
Although she had hoped to stay up to finish reading her script, a pandiculation suggested that perhaps some rest was in her best interest.

 

Furbish March 28, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:29 am

3/27/11.

furbish (sound it out) v., To restore to freshness of appearance or good condition.

After the final performance of Death of a Salesman, she helped furbish the dressing room as a courtesy for the next cast to inhabit it.
 

Fondle

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:27 am

3/26/11.

fondle (fon-dl) v., To handle or touch lovingly, affectionately, or tenderly; caress.
She set aside a few moments each day to fondle her kitty. (There is no double entendre to be derived from this sentence… perverts!!!)

 

Diaphanous

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:25 am

3/25/11.

diaphanous (dahy-af-uh-nuhs) adj.,Very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.

An ample snag in her pantyhose was proof that she had not handled the diaphanous material gingerly.
 

Eschew March 25, 2011

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3/24/11.

eschew (es-choo) v., To abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid.
Although she enjoyed most vegetables, Brussels sprouts were among the few she chose to eschew.

 

Nook March 24, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 2:06 am

3/23/11.

nook (like ‘cook’ but with an n-sound) n., A corner, as in a room; any small recess.
A cold, rainy night was all that it took for her to curl up in her nook with a book.

 

Abrade

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3/22/11.

abrade (uh-breyd) v., To wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.

She was rather impressed by the vast amount of gunk she had managed to abrade from her Japanese yen.
 

Smidgen March 22, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:17 am

3/21/11.

smidgen (smij-uhn) n., A very small amount.
Try as she might, she was only able to scrape together a smidgen of peanut butter for her snack.