Monthly Archives: September 2003
\HOR-tuh-tor-ee\, adjective: Marked by strong urging; serving to encourage or incite; as, “a hortatory speech.” The hortatory speeches of most political candidates bore me.
GEEZ! Y’know, having a new car will be nice but I am getting damn tired of having no energy/time for email, posting here, etc etc etc. I mean, if I’m feeling so harried that coming up with a sentence for … Continue reading
\KON-floo-uhn(t)s\, noun: 1. A flowing or coming together; junction. 2. The place where two rivers, streams, etc. meet. 3. A flocking or assemblage of a multitude in one place; a large collection or assemblage. The confluence of teenagers at the … Continue reading
This week’s Monday Mission… finally.
My GOSH, time does fly when you’re having fun. Or, in my case, when you’re working your butt off and occasionally having fun. *sigh* I miss plain ol’ subbing, where I could surf the ‘net or read a book or … Continue reading
\STOH-ik\, noun: 1. (Capitalized). A member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno holding that one should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity. 2. Hence, one who is … Continue reading
inveigh \in-VAY\, intransitive verb: To rail (against some person or thing); to protest strongly or attack with harsh and bitter language — usually with “against”; as, “to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse.” Most students … Continue reading
\dee-FEN-uh-strayt\, transitive verb: To throw out of a window. Over the years, there have been plenty of people who aggravated me to the point where it took an active effort of will not to simply defenestrate them.
This is what happens when I am too busy to post every day, and/or forget to post my Words of the Day. Here are the ones I missed recently: cadge \KAJ\, transitive verb: To beg or obtain by begging; to … Continue reading