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Tuesday’s Word

Malaise noun -a general feeling of being worried, unhappy or not satisfied -a feeling that you are slightly sick, although you cannot say exactly what is wrong -a situation in which a society or organization is not operating effectively    … Continue reading

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Pugilism noun fighting with the fists Given her desires, Francine’s suggestion that her mate could possibly be in attendance at this bloodthirsty and brutal sporting event filled her with horror. Although, what if some quirk of fate brought the shifter … Continue reading

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Pheresis noun a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion “… I signed up for a blood drive at my office … Continue reading

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Plethoric adjective Having an excess of bodily fluid, particularly blood. He was red-faced, burly and plethoric, with a pair of very small twinkling eyes which looked keenly out from between swollen and puffy pouches. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan; Doma Publishing … Continue reading

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Cantle noun the back of a saddle seat    Bouncing awkwardly on the saddle’s cantle, she looked back. The guards were jogging after them, but in a desultory way; they could not outrun a horse. Her poor bay was still … Continue reading

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Superseded verb -take the place or move into the position of Lisa said he was a crackpot and I should stay away. But I liked the idea of meeting him in costume. If he could pretend to be Chet Baker … Continue reading

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Hawser noun A heavy cable or rope that is used for tying up or pulling a ship The hair rose on the nape of Lucien’s neck. He’d never seen Vitala like this. When she’d fought at the bonfire, she’d been … Continue reading

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Maleficent adjective Harmful or evil in intent or effect The opiate of Zeus’s daughter bore this canny power. It had been supplied her by Polydmnia, mistress of Lord Thon, in Egypt, where the rich plantations grow herbs of all kinds, … Continue reading

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Chaperon noun “…a form of hood or, later, highly versatile hat worn in all parts of Western Europe in the Middle Ages. Initially a utilitarian garment, it first grew a long partly decorative tail behind, and then developed into a … Continue reading

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Numinous adjective -showing the power of something spiritual or holy that is present -evincing the presence of a deity (“A numinous wood”) Athena came as a god comes, numinous, to the rites.–Homer. The Odyssey, book 3. This one comes from … Continue reading

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