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Catawampus June 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:44 am


catawampus (kat-uh-wom-puhs) adj., Askew; awry; positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.
While examining the picture hanging catawampus on the wall, she too began to feel slightly off-kilter.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:42 am


innovative (in-uh-veyt-ive) adj., (of a product, idea, etc.) Featuring new methods; advanced and original.
She felt certain the environment would be as thrilled about her new camera’s innovative User’s Manuel as she was.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:41 am


calamity (kuh-lam-i-tee) n., An event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.
After enjoying a relaxing Sunday dinner with her family, she stepped out of the restaurant and onto the scene of an automotive calamity.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:39 am


ecstatic (ek-stat-ik) adj., Feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.
Since it had been a full year since their last visit, she was ecstatic to see Caro waiting for her after the show.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 3:37 am


bewildered (bih-wil-derd) v., Confused; puzzled; perplexed.
She was bewildered by the vast amount of fur Toaster managed to pull out and deposit on the couch in the few hours that they left him alone that evening.


Coerced June 24, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:09 am


coerced (koh-ursd) v., Compelled by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition.
Although she insisted that she had her fill, the grandmothers coerced Caitlin into eating “just one more” cookie.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:07 am


splayed (spleyd) v., Thrust or spread out and apart; expanded; extended.
Incase she ever got the chance to audition for The Letter X on Sesame Street, she practiced by rolling across a table with her arms and legs splayed insouciantly.


Capacious June 22, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:13 am


capacious (kuh-pey-shuhs) adj., Capable of holding much; spacious or roomy.
There seemed to be enough room for the entire cast to fit inside the capacious pajama top she found on the costume rack.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:12 am


makeshift (meyk-shift) adj., Serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being.
After she had finished performing her part, the exhausted actress curled up on a makeshift mattress she constructed out of chairs and pillows in the dressing room.



Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 5:09 am


vigilante (vij-uh-lan-tee) n., A member of a vigilance committee; any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime.
In light of her recent robbery, she vowed to become a masked vigilante and keep a nightly vigil on the 2700 block of Maryland Ave., ready to unleash her fists of fury.