#24

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.

day24

amend (v) make minor changes to (a text, piece of legislation, etc.) in order to make it fairer or more accurate, or to reflect changing circumstances.

-“the rule was amended to apply only to non-members”

(v) improve the texture or fertility of (soil).

-“amend your soil with peat moss or compost”

(v) put right.

-“a few things had gone wrong, but these had been amended”

berate (v) scold or criticize (someone) angrily.

-“she berated herself for being fickle”

celibate (a) abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons.

-“a celibate priest”

(a) having or involving no sexual relations.

-“a celibate lifestyle”

(n) a person who abstains from marriage and sexual relations.

-“he’s attracted and attractive to women and yet he lives as a celibate”

denounce (v) publicly declare to be wrong or evil.

-“the Assembly denounced the use of violence”

(v) inform against.

-“priests denounced him to the King for heresy”

enthrall (a) capture the fascinated attention of.

-“she had been so enthralled by the adventure that she had hardly noticed the cold”

(a) enslave.

-“it is as hard and dangerous to enthrall a people that would live free”

forfeit (v) lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing.

-“those unable to meet their taxes were liable to forfeit their estates”

(v) lose or give up (something) as a necessary consequence of something else.

-“she didn’t mind forfeiting an hour in bed to muck out the horses”

(a) a fine or penalty for wrongdoing.

-“the loser must pay a forfeit”

(a) lost or surrendered as a penalty for wrongdoing.

-“his possessions were declared forfeit”

grisly (a) causing horror or disgust.

-“the town was shaken by a series of grisly crimes”

hostage (n) a person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.

-“they were held hostage by armed rebels”

imprecation (n) a spoken curse.

-“I pushed my way through, screaming imprecations”

jaded (a) bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something.

-“meals to tempt the most jaded appetites”

(a) physically tired; exhausted.

-“I have to work tonight and I don’t want to become totally jaded before I even get there”

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