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Molt April 30, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:40 am


molt (mohlt) v., (of birds, insects, reptiles, etc.) To cast or shed the feathers, skin, or the like, that will be replaced by a new growth (except in the case of Norman, my chick pin; his feathers will not be replaced).
Since she loved her baby-chick pin that her best bridge biddy buddy, Patia, had bestowed upon her, she became quite perturbed when it began to molt.


Gape April 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:18 am


gape (geyp) v., To stare with open mouth, as in wonder.
Her discovery of the green laser beam emitting from Chuck’s shoulder caused her to gape with fervent fascination, similar to that of a child experiencing awesomeness for the first time.



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truss (truhs) v., To tie, bind, or fasten.

In order to simulate three-digit alien hands, the director had them truss their fingers together for rehearsal.

Rudimentary April 27, 2011

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rudimentary  (roo-duh-men-tree; roo-duh-men-tuh-ree) adj., Consisting in first principles; undeveloped; vestigial.

She did her best to emulate a mannequin’s stillness as the costumer marked the rudimentary space suit for alteration purposes.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:30 am


recumbent (ri-kuhm-buhnt) adj., Suggestive of repose; reclining; leaning; lying down.

She was feeling rather unencumbered as she relaxed in a recumbent position on the porch.

meddle April 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 1:51 am


meddle (med-l) v., To interest oneself in what is not one’s concern; to involve oneself in a matter without invitation.
While playing on her roof, she seized the opportunity to meddle in her neighbors’ affairs.


Dregs April 24, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:13 pm


dregs (dregs) n., The least valuable part of anything.
She poked the unsavory dregs of the once bountiful fruit platter her roommate brought home from a work function earlier in the week.


Cache April 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:53 am


cache (kash) n., A secure place of storage; a hiding place especially for concealing and preserving provisions or implements; something hidden or stored in a cache.

Since she did not quite have enough in her wallet to cover her tab, she was forced to dip into her cache of cash.

Implored April 22, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 11:53 am


implored (im-plohr-d) v., To beg urgently or piteously for aid or mercy; beseech.
Toaster implored her to quit dawdling and deposit his snack scoop into his dish.


Enthralled April 21, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:34 am


enthralled (en-thrawl-d) v., Captivated; charmed; spellbound.
After sufficiently celebrating the hollablaze, she became enthralled by a box of Teddy Grahams and a coruscating toy.