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Relished September 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:36 am

9/10/11.

relished (rel-ishd) v., To have taken great pleasure in something; enjoyed.

After enduring a drippy, dreary week of rain, she relished basking in the sunshine.

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Depilate

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:35 am

9/9/11.

depilate (dep-uh-leyt) v., To remove the hair from (the body, skin, etc.)

It always took her a few days to adjust to the change whenever Chris had to depilate his head for a role.

 

Overwrought

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:34 am

9/8/11.

overwrought (oh-ver-rawt) adj., Extremely or excessively excited or agitated; (Archaic): wearied or exhausted by overwork.

She was so overwrought from 13 hours of work/school that she was literally pulling her hair out.
 

Pusillanimous

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:32 am

9/7/11.

pusillanimous (pyoo-suh-lan-uh-muhs) adj., Lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.

Persistently perilous weather patterns persuaded the pusillanimous person to perch under a table whilst clutching a Pillow Pet for protection.

 

Swaddled

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:30 am

9/6/11.

swaddled (swah-duld) v., To have wrapped (someone, esp. a baby) in garments or cloth.

When all else failed to assuage his baby-like cries, she swaddled Toaster in a fleece blanket and held him close.

 

Riveted

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:28 am

9/5/11.

riveted (riv-it-id) v., Hold (someone or something) fast so as to make them incapable of movement.

A magenta feather fell from the ceiling and riveted the unsuspecting person into whose palm it fell.

 

Horripilation

Filed under: Uncategorized — MELODRAMANIAC @ 4:26 am

9/4/11.

horripilation (haw-rip-uh-ley-shuhn) n., Raised bumps on the flesh typically resulting from cold, fear, etc.; goosebumps.

Riding in the car with the air conditioner on full blast gave her horrible horripilation.