#27

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.

day27

aloof (a) not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.

-“they were courteous but faintly aloof”

(a) conspicuously uninvolved.

-“he stayed aloof from the bickering”

buoyant (a) able or tending to keep afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas.

-“a buoyant substance”

(a) cheerful and optimistic.

-“the conference ended with the party in a buoyant mood”

constitution (n) a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.

-“Britain lacks a codified constitution”

(n) a decree, ordinance, or law.

(n) the composition of something.

-“the genetic constitution of a species”

(n) the action of forming or establishing something. “the constitution of a police authority”

-(n) a person’s physical state as regards vitality, health, and strength.

-“pregnancy had weakened her constitution”

(n) a person’s character.

-“the individual’s constitution is commonly described as his nature”

dilute (v) make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by adding water or another solvent to it.

-“bleach can be diluted with cold water”

(a) (of a liquid) made thinner or weaker by having had water or another solvent added to it.

etymology (n) the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.

-“the decline of etymology as a linguistic discipline”

(n) the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.

-“the etymology of the word ‘devil’”

flotsam (n) the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea.

-“we were still finding interesting pieces of flotsam on the beach”

(n) people or things that have been rejected or discarded as worthless.

-“the room was cleared of boxes and other flotsam”

girth (n) the measurement around the middle of something, especially a person’s waist.

-“idle men of great girth” (n) a band attached to a saddle and fastened around a horse’s belly to keep the saddle in place.

-“a horse’s girth”

(v) surround; encircle.

-“the four seas that girth Britain”

hybrid (n) the offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties, such as a mule.

-“the bird was a hybrid of a goose and a swan”

(n) a thing made by combining two different elements.

-“jungle is a hybrid of reggae and house music”

(a) of mixed character; composed of different elements.

-“hybrid diesel-electric buses”

(a) bred as a hybrid from different species or varieties.

-“a hybrid variety”

insurrection (n) a violent uprising against an authority or government.

-“the insurrection was savagely put down”

juxtapose (v) place or deal with close together for contrasting effect.

-“black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with color images”

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3 thoughts on “#27

  1. Hi,
    I know Dennis and Rachel.
    I am trying to stumble your article. However, you left a link to your blog. I need a link to a post. I will take this one. If you want me to stumble another, put a link to a post in the StumbleUpon group page.
    Janice

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