#36

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.

day36

antique (n) a collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality.

-“Pauline loves collecting antiques”

(a) having a high value because of age and quality.

-“an antique clock”

(a) belonging to ancient times.

-“statues of antique gods”

(v) make (something) resemble an antique by artificial means.

-“sanding will change the luster of the sanded spot, especially if the finish has been antiqued”

boor (n) a rough and bad-mannered person.
chimerical (a) unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise.

(a) wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan.

dilate (v) make or become wider, larger, or more open.

-“her eyes dilated with horror”

(v) speak or write at length on (a subject).

-“the faithful could hear the minister dilate on the role religion could play”

expatriate (n) a person who lives outside their native country.

-“American expatriates in London”

(a) denoting or relating to a person living outside their native country.

-“expatriate workers”

(v) send (a person or money) abroad.

-“we expatriated the prisoners of war immediately after the end of the war”

frolicsome (a) lively and playful
geniality (n) the quality of having a friendly and cheerful manner; affability.

-“he was endowed with geniality and good humour”

haunt (v) (of a ghost) manifest itself at (a place) regularly.

-“a grey lady who haunts the chapel”

(n) a place frequented by a specified person.

-“the bar was a favourite haunt of artists of the time”

irony (n) the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

-“‘Don’t go overboard with the gratitude,’ he rejoined with heavy irony”

(n) a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often wryly amusing as a result.

-“the irony is that I thought he could help me”

(n) a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions is clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.

kindle (v) set (something) on fire.

-“he kindled a fire of dry grass”

(v) arouse or inspire (an emotion or feeling).

-“a love of art was kindled in me”

(v) (of an emotion) be aroused.

-“she hesitated, suspicion kindling within her”

 

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