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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

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Ouch. I knew only five of the words.

Posted by: Flyover Pilgrim at November 30, 2012 12:39 PM

Interesting, but incorrect.

Correct:

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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