#32

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.

day32

apprehensive (a) anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

-“he felt apprehensive about going home”

(a) relating to perception or understanding.

blithe (a) showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.

-“a blithe disregard for the rules of the road”

(a) happy or carefree.

-“a blithe seaside comedy”

confidence (n) the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something.

-“we had every confidence in the staff”

(n) the state of feeling certain about the truth of something.

-“I can say with confidence that I have never before driven up this street”

(n) a feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.

-“she’s brimming with confidence”

(n) the telling of private matters or secrets with mutual trust.

-“someone with whom you may raise your suspicions in confidence”

(n) a secret or private matter told to someone under a condition of trust.

-“the girls exchanged confidences about their parents”

derivation (n) the action of obtaining something from a source or origin.

-“the derivation of scientific laws from observation”

(n) the formation of a word from another word or from a root in the same or another language.

(n) origin; extraction.

-“music of primarily Turkish derivation”

(n) something derived; a derivative.

-“a good dictionary includes derivations”

(n) the set of stages that link a sentence in a natural language to its underlying logical form.

(n) the process of deducing a new formula, theorem, etc., from previously accepted statements.

(n) a sequence of statements showing that a formula, theorem, etc., is a consequence of previously accepted statements.

endear (v) cause to be loved or liked.

-“Flora’s spirit and character endeared her to everyone who met her”

fluency (a) the quality or condition of being fluent

(a) the ability to speak or write a particular foreign language easily and accurately.

-“fluency in Spanish is essential”

(a) the ability to express oneself easily and articulately.

-“a job that calls for verbal fluency”

glean (v) obtain (information) from various sources, often with difficulty.

-“the information is gleaned from press cuttings”

(v) collect gradually.

-“objects gleaned from local markets”

(v) gather (leftover grain) after a harvest.

-“the conditions of farm workers in the 1890s made gleaning essential”

hovel (n) a small squalid or simply constructed dwelling.

-“people were living in rat-infested hovels”

(n) an open shed or outhouse, used for sheltering cattle or storing grain or tools.

(n) a conical building enclosing a kiln.

indigent (a) poor; needy.

-“a charity for the relief of indigent artists”

(n) a needy person.

jab (v) poke roughly or quickly, especially with something sharp or pointed.

-“she jabbed him in his ribs”

(n) a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist.

-“a jab in the stomach”

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