Posts Tagged 'word'

word of the day: scuttlebutt

scuttle

noun. gossip; rumor

_Typed in “scuttlebutt” and this is the image that came up

(definition from dictionary.com)

fantastical

I’ve seen this word 3 times today. I love it! It’s fantastical! 😛

word of the day: oneiric

flower in field

oneiric – adjective

Of, pertaining to, or suggestive of dreams; dreamy

(from dictionary.com)

word of the day: equanimity

buddha02

how tranquil…

equanimity – noun

Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, “to bear misfortunes with equanimity.”

 

buddha01

(source: Dictionary.com)
(images by: vivien chin)

word of the day: buss

sailor kiss

(a pic also in honor of fleet week this Memorial Day Weekend…)

buss – noun, verb

a kiss; a playful kiss; a smack

(source: Dictionary.com)

word of the day: synecdoche

big chair

synecdoche – noun (si-nek-duh-kee)

A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword).

Also the title of a really great movie and fun word to say!….

Source:
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Ed.
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


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