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halcyonwhimsy commented on the word frippery
This can mean a lot, but I like it for describing someone or someone's manners/dress when writing.
showy; gaudy; nonessential, trivial
October 2, 2007
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word halcyon
I love this word for its many meanings and uses. To add to the aforementioned...
It also means:
calm; peaceful; tranquil
rich; wealthy; prosperous
happy; joyful; carefree
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word verdigris
This is my all time favorite word for a color (green).
This word has a chemistry and artistic background and is quite a rare color to obtain/find naturally.
It has been, I believe, re-popularized by its use in the musical Wicked.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word goober
When I think of this word I think of the American Civil War.
There is a Confederate (Virginian) song that is all about goobers ... well, goober PEAS.
Which, by the way, are actually peanuts.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word longinquity
Maybe this will help...
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word abderian
Cute play on words!
This means that one is given to excessive or incessant laughter.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word brigadoon
an idyllic place that is either out of touch with reality or only appears for brief amounts of time in a greater span of time.
Pretty sure this originates from the Musical Brigadoon which is based on a German story.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word bailiwick
The current definition is something to the description of one's proper sphere of knowledge or influence.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word lodestone
I am going to list the non-geological definition because I love the possibilities.
-- something that strongly attracts
From O. English
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word denegate
This is an obs. verb that is much more creative than the tradition deny we always use.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word vinolency
You can see the greek/latin origin here with "vino" being prominent. :)
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word costrel
a flask vessel made of earthenware, leather, or wood that is attachable to one's belt/waist by ears (hoops) on one or both sides of the vessel.
Originated around 1350-1400s
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word grog
This is from Admiral Vernon who used to have his sailor's drink rum diluted with water (to last longer I suppose). His nickname came from the grogram (French in origin) he was always wearing.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word quidnunc
person who seeks to know all the latest news, information, and/or gossip.
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word acerbic
acid in temper, mood, or tone
lovely possibilities here :)
halcyonwhimsy commented on the word jesticulous
nonce-word: ridiculous (?)
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