These are 13 of my most favorite words, their definitions and yes, I used them in sentences. (I am still avoiding writing – participating in memes [is this a meme?] would be another way to keep doing so.)
1. dearth: an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack.
I always think dearth means the opposite because it sounds like girth, I gueth (sic).
2. cavort: to prance or caper about.
Let us cavort with the angels and stub our toes on the clouds.
3. bucolic: rustic; pastoral.
The bubonic plague is less prevalent in bucolic areas.
4. crapulous: sick from, or marked by, excessive drinking.
I feel crapulous each day after lunch.
5. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity.
Fecund just sounds like someone has had lots of sex.
6. furtive: obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy.
The furtive fellow followed far for facts.
7. bowdlerize: to remove or modify the parts considered offensive.
Lots of people want to bowdlerize the First Amendment.
8. flout: to treat with contempt and disregard.
Flout the stinky trout and anyone who smells like him.
9. truckle: to act in a subservient manner.
If you beat your husband with a buckle, he sure will truckle. (chuckle, chuckle)
10. rictus: a gaping grin or grimace.
i bet there’s a rictus on your face after reading this far.
11. verdant: green.
I am verdant with envy.
12. skulk: to hide in a sneaking manner.
If you were a ghost, you could skulk in a skull.
13. torpor: sluggish inactivity or inertia.
A heavy torpor has caused me to produce this list for you today. i could not manage anything more fascinating.
For more 13’s, “Just ask Alice, I think she’ll know.”
* * *Yesterday’s pictures were from when I took apart my old laptop to find the hard drive so I could get at the old files and then use it as extra storage space. It was easier than it looked. The hard drive was the first thing I pulled out only I didn’t know it. They should label these things. A $15.00 cable allowed me to use it with my new laptop. Can’t beat that. Anyone need any spare parts?
You know you like trivial trivia: When medieval clans wanted to downsize and dispose of unwanted folks without murdering them, they just burned their houses to the ground as a small hint. Thus the phrase “to get fired”