#43

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.

day43

arbitrate (v) (of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgment or settlement.

-“the board has the power to arbitrate in disputes”

blues (n) melancholic music of black American folk origin, typically in a twelve-bar sequence. It developed in the rural southern US towards the end of the 19th century, finding a wider audience in the 1940s, as blacks migrated to the cities. This urban blues gave rise to rhythm and blues and rock and roll.

-“blues has always had a strong following in Australia”

(n) a piece of blues music.

-“a blues in C”

(n) feelings of melancholy, sadness, or depression.

-“she’s got the blues”

(n) blue color or pigment.

-“she was dressed in blue”

(n) blue clothes or material.

-“Susan wore blue”

(n) a blue thing, in particular: the blue ball in snooker.

(n) the sky or sea, or the unknown.

-“far out upon the blue were many sails”

(n) a small butterfly, the male of which is predominantly blue while the female is typically brown.

(n) a person who has represented Cambridge University (a Cambridge blue ) or Oxford University (an Oxford blue ) at a particular sport in a match between the two universities.

-“a flyweight boxing blue” (n) a distinction awarded to a Cambridge blue or an Oxford blue.

-“Adrian’s brother won a rugby blue in December”

(n) an argument or fight.

-“did you have a blue or what?”

(n) a mistake.

-“his tactical blue in saying the opposition wasn’t ready to govern”

(n) a nickname for a red-headed person.

-“only an Aussie could make a red-headed man ‘Blue.’”

(n) a supporter of the Conservative Party.

(v) make or become blue.

-“the light dims, bluing the retina”

(v) heat (metal) so as to give it a greyish-blue finish.

-“nickel-plated or blued hooks”

(v) wash (white clothes) with bluing.

-“they blued the shirts and starched the uniforms”

conglomerate (n) a thing consisting of a number of different and distinct parts or items that are grouped together.

-“the Earth is a specialized conglomerate of organisms”

(n) a large corporation formed by the merging of separate and diverse firms.

-“a media conglomerate”

(n) a coarse-grained sedimentary rock composed of rounded fragments embedded in a matrix of cementing material such as silica.

-“the sediments vary from coarse conglomerate to fine silt and clay”

(a) relating to a conglomerate, especially a large corporation.

-“conglomerate firms”

(v) gather together into a compact mass.

-“atoms which conglomerate at the center”

(v) form a conglomerate by merging diverse firms.

-“the urge to conglomerate has long been out of fashion in American boardrooms”

dutiful (a) conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one’s duty.

-“a dutiful daughter”

(a) motivated by duty rather than desire or enthusiasm.

-“dutiful applause”

exchequer (n) a royal or national treasury.

-“an important source of revenue to the sultan’s exchequer”

(n) the account at the Bank of England in which is held the Consolidated Fund, into which tax receipts and other public monies are paid.

-“each of the protesters will be liable to a fixed fine, which could raise £200m for the Exchequer”

(n) the former government office responsible for collecting revenue and making payments on behalf of the sovereign, auditing official accounts, and trying legal cases relating to revenue.

friction (n) the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another.

-“a lubrication system which reduces friction”

(n) the action of one surface or object rubbing against another. “the friction of braking”

(n) conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions.

-“a considerable amount of friction between father and son”

grandeur (n) splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.

-“the majestic grandeur and simplicity of Roman architecture”

(n) high rank or social importance.

-“his façade of grandeur”

hindmost (a) furthest back.

-“the hindmost attendant”

inarticulate (a) unable to express one’s ideas or feelings clearly or easily.

-“an inarticulate man of action”

(a) not clearly expressed or pronounced.

-“Fay gave a faint, inarticulate cry”

(a) not expressed in words.

-“mention of her mother filled her with inarticulate irritation”

(a) without joints or articulations.

(a) denoting a brachiopod in which the valves of the shell have no hinge and are held together by muscles.

knack (n) an acquired or natural skill at doing something.

-“he had a knack for communicating”

(n) a tendency to do something.

-“John had the enviable knack of falling asleep anywhere”

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