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Vertiginous July 28, 2011

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vertiginous (ver-tij-uh-nuhs) adj., Causing or tending to cause dizziness; whirling; spinning; rotary.

As it turns out, peering directly into a giant oscillating fan is as vertiginous as the Tea Cups ride at Disney World.





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menagerie (muh-naj-uh-ree) n., A collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.

On her first venture to the upstairs portion of her neighbors’ house, she was agog to discover that a painted menagerie spanned all four of the bedroom walls.



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extemporaneous (ik-stem-puh-rey-nee-uhs) adj., Done, spoken, performed, etc., without special advance preparation; impromptu.

Jealousy over being excluded from this tender moment prompted Chris to throw extemporaneous “Bunny Ears” onto Sarah’s head, thus sending the message that he could not be ignored.


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spurious (spyoor-ee-uhs) adj., Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
Despite a stellar editing job, the spurious nature of her guitar playing was made evident by the fact that she’d neglected to pluck the pick from the Fretboard before posing for this picture.



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progenies (proj-uh-neez) n., Children; offspring of animals or plants.
Two weeks after their first transfixing encounter, she returned to her parents’ house to visit the precious progenies.


illicit July 27, 2011

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illicit (ih-lis-it) adj., Not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful; disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons.
On the way back from Joe Squared, she paused to admire the intricate illicit illustrations in the alley.



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perplexed (per-plekst) adj., Bewildered; puzzled.
She was predominantly perplexed by the mathematics portion of the Praxis practice questions.


Emollient July 21, 2011

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emollient (ih-mol-yuhnt) n., A medicinal substance (lotion, salve, ointment, etc.) that relaxes, softens, and soothes (the skin).

She applied an off-brand emollient to the ruddy new flesh of her (previously infected) Artscape injury.



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commandeer (kom-uhn-deer) v., To seize (private property) for military or other public use; to seize arbitrarily; take over.

When she got up to answer the phone, Toaster seized the opportunity to commandeer her laptop and cruise the web for Kitty Porn.


Drudgery July 19, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 11:19 am


drudgery (druhj-uh-ree) n., Menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.

After weeks of cavorting in lieu of sorting, she ran out of clean underwear and was forced to succumb to the drudgery of doing laundry.