#19

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.

day19

animadversion (n) criticism or censure.

-“her animadversion against science”

(n) a comment or remark, especially a critical one.

-“animadversions that the poet receives quite humbly”

boost (v) help or encourage (something) to increase or improve.

-“a range of measures to boost tourism”

(v) push from below.

-“Andy boosted him up high enough to reach the keys”

(n) a source of help or encouragement leading to increase or improvement.

-“the cut in interest rates will give a further boost to the economy”

(n) a push from below.

condescend (v) show that one feels superior; be patronizing.

-“take care not to condescend to your reader”

(v) do something in such a way as to emphasize that one clearly regards it as below one’s dignity or level of importance.

-“he condescended to see me at my hotel”

dissuade (v) persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.

-“his friends tried to dissuade him from flying”

expansive (v) covering a wide area in terms of space or scope; extensive.

-“expansive beaches”

(v) (of a person or their manner) relaxed and genially frank and communicative.

-“he was in an expansive mood”

fringe (n) an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material.

-“a long grey skirt with a fringe”

(n) the front part of someone’s hair, cut so as to hang over the forehead.

-“she smiled as she pushed her fringe back out of her eyes”

(v) decorate (clothing or material) with a fringe.

-“a rich robe of gold, fringed with black velvet”

gruel (n) a thin liquid food of oatmeal or other meal boiled in milk or water.
humdrum (a) lacking excitement or variety; boringly monotonous.

-“humdrum routine work”

(a) monotonous routine.

-“an escape from the humdrum of his life”

inscrutable (a) impossible to understand or interpret.

-“Guy looked blankly inscrutable”

jetsam (n) unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, especially material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel.

-“there was plenty of good kindling among the jetsam on the beach”

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