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Weekly Vocab #2.1.15 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, April 6, 2007, 4:15
Last posted: July 19th, 2003

> From: Christopher Wright <faceloran@...> > > Just got back from college orientation. > Roger Mills commented that the themes in my vocab are a bit baroque. Well, > I figured that most concultures would have gone through a bow-and-arrow > polytheistic stage, but many have not gone through more advanced stages. > 1. cream > Cats enjoy eating cream. > > 2. thin > This cat is thin, so he must not have eaten much of anything, much less > cream. > > 3. to promise > I promise to care for the cat from now until Ragarnok [Norse mythology: > end of the world]. > > 4. to interrupt > Ragarnok interrupted my oath. > > 5. lightning > Lightning flashes brightly, not waiting for the previous bolt to stop > before the next one crashes down > > 6. unison > Thunder sounds in unison with the lightning. > > 7. shelter > There is no shelter from the terrible storms and earthquakes. > > 8. ancient > Ancient buildings are ruined by the floods and warring deities. > > 9. protest > Environmentalists lodge a protest with the gods regarding the destruction > of the planet. > > 10. spite > In spite, Loki and Thor rip the world to tiny pieces. > > 11. to regenerate > Odin, responding to the environmentalists' pleas, regenerates the universe.
Bonus Vocab from WordNet: This is randomly selected automatically, so in case it offends you or you disagree, please either ignore or be inspired to make up different words and/or phrases: - pavane, n. a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries - clot, v. cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state Fiant verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process. Just write a mail as if addressing the list directly -- it will be forwarded as is.


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>