#35

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.

day35

ameliorate (v) make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

-“the reform did much to ameliorate living standards”

blasé (a) unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before.

-“she was becoming quite blasé about the dangers”

cerebral (a) of the cerebrum of the brain.

-“a cerebral hemorrhage”

(a) intellectual rather than emotional or physical.

-“she excelled in cerebral pursuits”

dumbfound (v) greatly astonish or amaze.

-“she was dumbfounded at the sight that met her eyes”

endearment (n) a word or phrase expressing love or affection.

-“she was whispering endearments and repeatedly kissing him”

(n) love or affection.

-“a term of endearment”

fleece (n) the woolly covering of a sheep or goat.

-“as the sheep came on board, we grabbed their long shaggy fleeces”

(n) a soft warm fabric with a texture similar to sheep’s wool, used as a lining material.

-“a reversible fleece jacket”

(v) obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them.

-“the city’s cab drivers are notorious for fixing fares and fleecing tourists”

(v) cover as if with a fleece.

-“the sky was half blue, half fleeced with white clouds”

grievance (n) a real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.

-“a website which enabled staff to air their grievances”

(n) an official statement of a complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair.

-“three pilots have filed grievances against the company”

(n) a feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair.

-“he was nursing a grievance”

hap (n) luck; fortune.

-“if you have the good hap to come into their houses”

(n) a chance occurrence, especially an event that is considered unlucky. plural noun: haps

-“I entertained the Company with the many Haps and Disasters”

(v) come about by chance.

-“what can hap to him worthy to be deemed evil?”

(v) have the fortune or luck to do something.

-“where’er I happ’d to roam”

impenitent (a) not feeling shame or regret about one’s actions or attitudes.

-“impenitent elitists”

kismet (n) destiny; fate.

-“what chance did I stand against kismet?”

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