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wuwu4u commented on the word somnambulant
September 22, 2007
wuwu4u commented on the word cleave
Because if you listen to prophets, they give you ammunition. The nature of twins. The millionth position of pi (do infinite numbers have beginnings?). And most of all, the double meaning of the word cleave. Did he know which was worse, which more traumatic: pulling together or tearing apart?
September 15, 2007
wuwu4u commented on the word pulchritude
Pulchritude. From the Latin, pulcher, beautiful. That was the word that first struck Joyce when Millat Iqbal stepped forward onto the steps of her conservatory...
Pulchritude-- beauty where you would least suspect it, hidden in a word that looked like it should signify a belch or a skin infection. Beauty in a tall brown young man who should have been indistinguishable to Joyce from those she regularly bought milk and bread from, gave her accounts to for inspection, or passed her checkbook to behind the thick glass of a bank till.
wuwu4u commented on the word ulama
September 14, 2007
Term in Islam meaning the community of learned men.
The direct translation would be 'the ones possessing knowledge'.
wuwu4u commented on the word dipsomaniac
wuwu4u commented on the word tautology
wuwu4u commented on the word assiduously
He seemes to be avoiding the Chalfens as assiduously as she.
September 13, 2007
wuwu4u commented on the word jocose
The old man, who had put on his short sheepskin jacket, was just as good-humored, jocose, and free in his movements.
wuwu4u commented on the word dilapidated
But by now this lodge was old and dilapidated.
wuwu4u commented on the word solicitous
Stepan Arkadyevitch, like all unfaithful husbands indeed, was very solicitous for his wife's comfort, and he had himself looked over the house, and given instructions about everything that he considered necessary.
wuwu4u commented on the word intrigue
The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in the same house with him.
wuwu4u commented on the word lascivious
A girl of your physical... assets might find herself lured into the lascivious arms of a sexualist
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