#10

Here is my story using 10 words of the day 🙂 . Would love to read your comments, discussions on the story, even better if you drop your word story for the day.

day10

abrasive (a) (of a substance or material) capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding.

-“the wood should be rubbed down with fine abrasive paper”

(a) showing little concern for the feelings of others; harsh.

-“her abrasive and arrogant personal style won her few friends”

(n) a substance used for grinding, polishing, or cleaning a hard surface.

-“the refrigerator is easily damaged by abrasives”

biting (a) (of insects and certain other animals) able to wound the skin with a sting or fangs.

-“a cream to ward off biting insects”

(a) (of wind or cold) so cold as to be painful.

-“he leant forward to protect himself against the biting wind”

canard (n) an unfounded rumour or story.

-“the old canard that LA is a cultural wasteland”

(n) a small wing-like projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stability or control, sometimes replacing the tail.

disbar (v) expel (a barrister) from the Bar, so that they no longer have the right to practise law.

-“a disciplinary tribunal directed that he should be disbarred”

(v) exclude (someone) from something.

-“competitors wearing rings will be disbarred from competition”

embryonic (a) relating to an embryo.

-“slight differences in embryonic development”

(a) (of a system, idea, or organization) in a rudimentary stage with potential for development.

-“the plan is still in its embryonic stages”

fluster (v) make (someone) agitated or confused.

-“Rosamund seemed rather flustered this morning”

(n) an agitated or confused state.

-“the main thing is not to get all in a fluster”

gracious (a) courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially towards someone of lower social status.

-“a gracious hostess”

(a) (in Christian belief) showing divine grace.

-“I am saved by God’s gracious intervention on my behalf” used to express polite surprise.

-“good gracious, that was close!”

hem (n) the edge of a piece of cloth or clothing which has been turned under and sewn.

-“the hem of her dress”

(a) turn under and sew the edge of (a piece of cloth).

-“she began to hem a border”

(v) surround and restrict the space or movement of someone or something.

-“he was hemmed in by the tables”

impinge (v) have an effect, especially a negative one.

-“several factors impinge on market efficiency”

(v) advance over an area belonging to someone or something else; encroach.

-“the proposed fencing would impinge on a public bridleway”

(v) strike.

-“the gases impinge on the surface of the liquid”

jocular (a) fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.

-“she sounded in a jocular mood”

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