November 30, 2012
Advanced Vocabulary Training 2
synarchy: a “joint rule” form of government, now with conspiratorial connotations
cicatrix: new tissue over a wound, or the scar left on a plant by a fallen leaf
ordure: excrement, or figuratively speaking, an offensive action
demiurge: creator of the universe, not necessarily God
amatory: expressive of, pertaining to, or inciting love
greensward: grassy turf or an area covered in such
halitus: a breath, exhalation, or vapor in general
etiolate: to drain of color or vigor, esp. plants
mansuetude: mildness or gentleness
scintilla: a trace, particle, or spark
ruction: a din or disturbance
wain: a wagon or cart
-- Coldewey's Curiosities -- VOCABULARY: TOUCH OF TURF EDITION
Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 30, 2012 11:00 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Ouch. I knew only five of the words.
Posted by: Flyover Pilgrim at November 30, 2012 12:39 PM
Interesting, but incorrect.
Synarchy: a conspiracy of sinners.
Cicatrix: a female body part.
Ordure: a fancy appetizer.
Demiurge: The urge to pee after drinking a 12 pack of beer.
Amatory: a device for cremating dead amas.
Greensward: Moe Green's political fiefdom.
Halitus: an interruption.
Etiolate: what the bride said when Etio didn't show up on time for the wedding.
Mansuetude: a dude wearing suede.
Scintilla: a large, monster-like sinner.
Ruction: dual meaning; 1) what was there before something was built, 2) what was there before something was destroyed.
Wain: when water falls out of the sky.
Posted by: BillH at November 30, 2012 2:36 PM
HaHa! BillH and I must have gone to the same schools.
I've learned from these lists that my vocabulary isn't quite as good as I thought it was.
Posted by: Lorne at November 30, 2012 8:11 PM
I think at one time or another I ran across all these words while reading Jack Vance.
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Posted by: Camel at December 6, 2012 2:06 AM