#37

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.

day37

amazon (n) a member of a legendary race of female warriors believed by the ancient Greeks to exist in Scythia or elsewhere on the edge of the known world.

(n) a very tall and strong or athletic woman.

(n) a parrot, typically green, found in Central and South America.

beeline (n) a straight line between two places.
casualty (n) a person killed or injured in a war or accident.

-“the shelling caused thousands of civilian casualties”

(n) a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation.

-“the building industry has been one of the casualties of the recession”

(n) the casualty department of a hospital.

-“he went to casualty to have a cut stitched”

dilemma (n) a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable.

-“he wants to make money, but he also disapproves of it: Den’s dilemma in a nutshell”

(n) a difficult situation or problem.

-“the insoluble dilemma of adolescence”

(n) an argument forcing an opponent to choose either of two unfavorable alternatives.

elegy (n) (in modern literature) a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.

(n) (in Greek and Latin verse) a poem written in elegiac couplets, as notably by Catullus and Propertius.

fiend (n) an evil spirit or demon.

(n) an enthusiast or devotee of a particular thing.

-“a football fiend”

grill (n) a device on a cooker that radiates heat downwards for cooking food.

-“place under a hot grill”

(v) cook (food) using a grill.

-“grill the trout for five minutes”

(v) subject (someone) to intense questioning or interrogation.

-“my father grilled us about what we had been doing”

harrowing (a) acutely distressing.

-“a harrowing film about racism and violence”

(v) draw a harrow over (land).

-“they ploughed and harrowed the heavy clay”

(v) cause distress to.

-“Todd could take it, whereas I’m harrowed by it”

implicate (v) show (someone) to be involved in a crime.

-“he implicated his government in the murders of three judges”

(v) convey (a meaning) indirectly through what one says, rather than stating it explicitly.

-“by saying that coffee would keep her awake, Mary implicated that she didn’t want any”

(n) a thing implied.

knell (n) the sound of a bell, especially when rung solemnly for a death or funeral.

(n) used in reference to an announcement, event, or sound that warns of the end of something.

-“emails and text messages are sounding the knell for the written word”

(v) (of a bell) ring solemnly, especially for a death or funeral.

(v) proclaim (something) by or as if by a knell.

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