Word of the Day June 17, 2017

conflagration

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con·fla·gra·tion

 (kŏn′flə-grā′shən)

n.

A large destructive fire.

[Latin cōnflagrātiō, cōnflagrātiōn-, from cōnflagrātus, past participle of cōnflagrāre, to burn up; see conflagrant.]
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conflagration

(ˌkɒnfləˈɡreɪʃən)

n

a large destructive fire
[C16: from Latin conflagrātiō, from conflagrāre to be burnt up, from com- (intensive) + flagrāre to burn; related to Latin fulgur lightning

Word of the day June 12, 2017

empathetic

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em·pa·thet·ic


em′pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
empatheticshowing empathy or ready comprehension of others’ states; “a sensitive and empathetic school counselor”

sympatheticexpressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; “sympathetic to the students’ cause”; “a sympathetic observer”; “a sympathetic gesture”

empathetic

adjective

Cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others:

Word of the Day May 13, 2017

ecophobia

ecophobia

(ˌiːkəʊˈfəʊbɪə)

n

the fear of one’s home
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ecophobia, oecophobia, oikophobia

1. an abnormal fear of home surround-ings.
2. an aversion to home life.

Word of the Day May6, 2017

Davy Jones’s locker

Davy Jones’s locker  noun

The bottom of the ocean, especially when regarded as the grave of those who perish at sea.

[Davy Jones is personification of the sea or the spirit of the sea. But who was Davy Jones? Nobody knows, but if he was a real person chances are he was a sailor.]

“Davy Jones’s locker is the ultimate commons: vast, ownerless and largely unknown.” Edward Car; The Sea: Going Deep; The Economist (London, UK); May 23, 1998.

“Water depth is another tricky point. Super fish needs about 1m to stay afloat, but in the Whitsundays it can go from Davy Jones’s locker to bathtub level at the blink of an eye.” Barry Oliver; Dream Boat; The Australian (Sydney); Apr 19, 2003.

 

Home Sweet Home

Home is wonderful. Our routine is set, I have been practicing driving. I want to be able to help, if Bear needs me. We are closer to the church, which helps. We see doctor’s and work with the church. I appreciate home now.  I caught myself smiling to myself and thinking, I am happy. It was a strange, good feeling. Barry and I have always had someone home with us. This is our first year ever totally alone in our home. It feels GREAT! Of, course we have the dog, she is just part of our family.

We enjoy our little Miss Ryder. She loves to take naps, chew on bones, and eat everything on our plates. We believe she makes her own list for the grocery. If she is not happy with what we get home, some gets shredded or disappears. She has Barry wrapped tightly around her little paw!

Off to finish the night with my hubby and the little gal! Our shows are about to start.

Word of the Day May 1, 2017

aeviternal

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Adjective[edit]

aeviternal (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to aeviternity, a state between eternity, which is unchanging and outside of time, and temporality, which is subject to change and to death or annihilation. Things aeviternal are creations, like the temporal, but everlasting, like the eternal.

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Gonna Play “CATCH”UP

Hello all of you wonderful people! We are having a beautiful day here in the south, hope you are as well. Just smile and say hello to someone today. Might change your day. Working on a list for the grocery. Barry and I go together when we can. We got in trouble playing with the carts one evening. We did not know we were not allowed to race them. It was a slow night.

We are trying to get everything down and updated, but it is becoming quite a chore. We feel exhausted at the end of everyday. There have been nights I have prayed that we make it home and safely to bed. Many nights I have trouble getting out of the car. what makes riding in a car painful? Barry is slowing down a bit and has trouble with my manual chair. I managed to get him to let me push at times. He doesn’t argue much. I work on getting my strength back daily. Chemotherapy and radiation really zapped my strength. I now have auto immune reactions to several drugs. Barry’s reconstructed heart gets stronger monthly. Next year will be the fifth on his new valve.

I promise to dig myself out of my literary funk. Maybe I have not rested enough yet. I know it is hard to turn my head off at night. Can get annoying Fast! I am going to post this and kick my feet up.

More tomorrow!

Word of the Day April 22,2017

sesquipedalian

(ˌsɛskwɪpɪˈdeɪlɪən) or less commonly

sesquipedal

adj

1. tending to use very long words
2. (of words or expressions) long and ponderous; polysyllabic
n

a polysyllabic word
[C17: from Latin sēsquipedālis of a foot and a half (coined by Horace in Ars Poetica), from sesqui- + pedālis of the foot, from pēs foot]
ˌsesquipeˈdalianism, sesquipedality n
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ses•qui•pe•da•li•an

(ˌsɛs kwɪ pɪˈdeɪ li ən, -ˈdeɪl yən)

adj.

1. given to using long words.
2. (of a word) containing many syllables.
[1605–15; < Latin sēsquipedāli(s) measuring a foot and a half]
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Word of the Day April 17, 2017

cir·cum·lo·cu·tion  (sûr′kəm-lō-kyo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The use of unnecessarily wordy language, especially in being vague or evasive.
2. A roundabout or evasive expression: Circumlocutions like “go to the bathroom” are often used in place of words that are considered vulgar or indelicate.

[Middle English circumlocucioun, from Latin circumlocūtiō, circumlocūtiōn-, from circumlocūtus, past participle of circumloquī : circum-, circum- + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

cir′cum·loc′u·to′ri·ly (-lŏk′yə-tôr′ə-lē) adv.
cir′cum·loc′u·to′ry (-tôr′ē) adj.
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circumlocution (ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃən)
n
1. an indirect way of expressing something
2. an indirect expression
circumlocutory adj
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cir•cum•lo•cu•tion (ˌsɜr kəm loʊˈkyu ʃən)

n.
1. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
2. a roundabout expression.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin circumlocūtiō]
cir`cum•loc′u•to`ry (-ˈlɒk yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
circumlocution
An indirect way of saying something, or the use of indirect modes of expression.
circumlocution – an indirect way of expressing something
indirect expression
equivocation, evasion – a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
circumlocution
noun indirectness, redundancy, euphemism, beating about the bush (informal), wordiness, diffuseness, prolixity, discursiveness He is long-winded and prone to circumlocution in his public speeches.
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