Tag Archives: WORD

Word: lissome


lissome

Definition: (adjective) Easily bent; supple.
Synonyms: lithe, supple, slender
Usage: There was a grace, which no austerity could diminish, about every movement of her lissome, slender form. Discuss.
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detriment


detriment

Definition: (noun) A damage or loss.
Synonyms: hurt
Usage: Her employers were understanding, and she was able to take a long leave of absence without detriment to her career. Discuss.

word: mercantile


mercantile

Definition: (adjective) Of or relating to merchants or trade.
Synonyms: commercial
Usage: With so many vendors, the mercantile aspect of the historical site has nearly overtaken its original purpose. Discuss.

word: thither


thither

Definition: (adverb) To or toward that place; in that direction.
Synonyms: there
Usage: Let us stroll thither, and examine the matter nearer. Discuss.

Word: ephemeral


ephemeral 

Definition: (adjective) Lasting a very short time.
Synonyms: fugacious, passing, short-lived, transitory, transient
Usage: Spare me in my ephemeral happiness, leave it to me for a few days, for a few minutes. Discuss.

word: nonpareil


nonpareil 

Definition: (noun) A person or thing that is unsurpassed or unmatched; peerless example.
Synonyms: nonesuch, apotheosis, ideal, paragon, saint
Usage: An ‘Only’ is a nonpareil, the feller that does one kind of a turn better’n any other feller. Discuss.

cacophonous


cacophonous 

Definition:

(adjective) Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.

Synonyms:

jarring, grating, raucous, strident, dissonant, inharmonious

Usage:

The school’s cafeteria was as cacophonous as a hen yard. Discuss.

word: canorous


canorous 

Definition: (adjective) Richly melodious.
Synonyms: songful
Usage: When I sing in the shower, my off-key caterwauling takes on a surprisingly canorous tone. Discuss.

WORD: inchoate


inchoate 

Definition: (adjective) Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed.
Synonyms: incipient
Usage: Dave looked at Mr. James Ward wonderingly, until that gentleman broke his train of inchoate thought. Discuss.
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ARTICLE: “SHIBBOLETH”


“Shibboleth”

An easy way to get a sense of whether or not someone is a musical insider is to have him say the word “timbre.” This is because musicians generally pronounce the first syllable of that word differently than non-musicians. “Timbre” is therefore a shibboleth—a word whose pronunciation can be used to distinguish between groups. The word has its origins in the Bible, which recounts the killing of 42,000 fugitive soldiers identified by their pronunciation of “shibboleth.” How did they say it? More… Discuss

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Brave – Sara Bareilles (Lyrics)


SARA BAREILLES LYRICS

“Brave”

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

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