Word of the Day, November 16, 2019

besmirchment

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be·smirch

(bĭ-smûrch′)

tr.v. be·smirched, be·smirch·ing, be·smirch·es

1. To stain; sully: a reputation that was besmirched by slander.
2. To make dirty; soil.

be·smirch′er n.
be·smirch′ment n.

Word of the Day – September 21, 2019

redoubtable

(rɪˈdaʊ tə bəl)

adj.

1. evoking fear; fearsome; formidable.
2. commanding respect or reverence.
[1325–75; Middle English redoutable < Middle French, =redout(er) to fear (re- re– + douter to fear, doubt) + -able -able]
re•doubt′a•ble•ness, n.
re•doubt′a•bly, adv.

Highlights of 2019

I sit here reminiscing. Remembering the good, the bad, and the “oh no, not agains” and praise God for getting us to a positive point. We may not get around like we used to, but we get it done.

We both have to take things slower, but we keep going. One day at a time. One step at a time. Barry is having a few issues, but he is tough and his strength pulls him through. He is so courageous and I love that man.

He kicks my butt daily; making sure I do what needs to be done. I get unmotivated and negative. He looks at me and I do whatever he says. My speech is worse and my legs are not what they used to be. I despise my wheelchair, but I need it. I have started to accept that fact. Makes life easier.

We have to plan everything, which drives me insane. Barry the planner, not me! I like the freedom of doing what I want to do. My time is my time. One thing though, I love spending time with my hubster. We get closer eveyday.

Our faith will pull us through. I read the bible daily. Forever learning something new. We get to Church Services when we can or pull them up on the internet. We love to hear our preacher. He has a way with words. Of course, he has great material to work with. My eyes cause a problem or two from time to time, but I read as much as I can when I can see. Feels good to read again.

Just a few words today, but I promise more tomorrow. My puppy has had my attention for sometime. I will introduce you all to “Rider” soon. She is quite a character.

Jill B.

 

Word of the Day, August 31, 2019

disembogue

(dĭs′ĕm-bōg′)

intr.v. dis·em·bogued, dis·em·bogu·ing, dis·em·bogues

To flow out or empty, as water from a channel: “the river whose dirty waters disembogue into the harbor” (John Updike).

[From Spanish desembogue, mouth of a river, from desembocar, to flow out : des-, reversal (from Latin dis-; see dis-) + embocar, to put into the mouth (en-, in from Latin in-; see in-2 + boca, mouth, from Latin bucca, cheek).]

Word of the Day, August 17, 2019

permutation

(pûr′myo͝o-tā′shən)

n.

1.

a. The process of altering the order of a given set of objects in a group.
b. The result of such a process; a rearrangement or recombination of elements: permutations of gene order.
c. Mathematics A rearrangement of the elements of a set.
2. A complete change; a transformation: