#12

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.

day12

abut (v) (of a building or an area of land) be next to or have a common boundary with.

-“gardens abutting Great Prescott Street”

(v) touch or lean on.

-“masonry may crumble where a roof abuts it”

brood (n) a family of birds or other young animals produced at one hatching or birth.

-“a brood of chicks”

(n) bee or wasp larvae.

(v) think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried.

-“she had brooded over the subject a thousand times”

(v) (of a bird) sit on (eggs) to hatch them.

-“the male pheasant-tailed jacana takes over once the eggs are laid and broods them”

(a) (of an animal) kept to be used for breeding.

-“a brood mare”

centurion (n) the commander of a century in the ancient Roman army.
deranged (a) mad; insane.

-“a deranged gunman”

entomology (n) the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.
fleet (n) a group of ships sailing together, engaged in the same activity, or under the same ownership.

-“the small port supports a fishing fleet”

(n) a country’s navy.

-“the US fleet”

(n) a number of vehicles or aircraft operating together or under the same ownership.

-“a fleet of ambulances took the injured to hospital”

gloat (v) dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure.

-“his enemies gloated over his death”

(n) an act of gloating.

-“I would join her for a good gloat”

heinous (a) (of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.

-“a battery of heinous crimes”

impecunious (a) having little or no money.

-“a titled but impecunious family”

juggernaut (n) a large, heavy vehicle, especially an articulated lorry.

-“the juggernaut thundered through the countryside”

(n) a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force.

-“the juggernaut of public expenditure”

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