#31

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.

day31

aptitude (n) a natural ability to do something.

-“children with an aptitude for painting and drawing”

(n) a natural tendency.

-“his aptitude for deceit”

barefaced (a) shameless and undisguised.

-“a barefaced lie”

(a) having an uncovered face.

-“his years of working barefaced, breathing down dust”

cavalier (n) a supporter of King Charles I in the English Civil War.

– “Cavaliers dying for King Charles”

(n) a courtly gentleman, especially one acting as a lady’s escort.

(a) showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.

-“Anne was irritated by his cavalier attitude”

desiccate (a) remove the moisture from (something), typically in order to preserve it.

-“desiccated coconut”

(a) lacking interest, passion, or energy.

-“a desiccated history of ideas”

engender (v) cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).

-“the issue engendered continuing controversy”

(v) (of a father) beget (offspring).

fluke (n) an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck.

-“their victory was a bit of a fluke”

(v) achieve (something) by luck rather than skill.

(n) a parasitic flatworm which typically has suckers and hooks for attachment to the host. Some species are of veterinary or medical importance.

(n) a flatfish, especially a flounder.

(n) a broad triangular plate on the arm of an anchor.

(n) either of the lobes of a whale’s tail.

genesis (n) the origin or mode of formation of something.

-“this tale had its genesis in fireside stories”

handsome (a) (of a man) good-looking. (of a woman) striking and imposing rather than conventionally pretty.

-“a handsome woman of 30”

(a) (of a thing) well made, imposing, and of obvious quality.

-“handsome cookery books”

(a) (of a number, sum of money, or margin) substantial.

-“he was elected by a handsome majority”

impoverish (v) make (a person or area) poor.

-“the wars had impoverished him”

(v) exhaust the strength or vitality of.

-“the soil was impoverished by annual burning”

jovial (a) cheerful and friendly.

-“she was in a jovial mood”

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