Sunday, April 14, 2013

Unusual Words! Insult using Shakespeare! Also, Yesterday and Today! (by Lexi)

Hola, mi amigos!

I truly had nothing to say yesterday. By the time I did, I was half asleep, so I do apologize for the lack of posts yesterday. I'm going to do a fun post for y'all today to make up for it!

Okay, so I'm going to list words you should know. We need to go ahead and use these on a regular basis! Start a movement with me (and sound intelligent while you do)!

Words to Bring Back

The pleasant spell that accompanies rain after a drought.
(This is my favorite one, because the scent is perfection!)

It used to just mean in archaic times "a person who you send ahead to provide lodgings"; now, it means "one that pioneers in or initiates a major change." Also, "one that presages or foreshadows what is to comeone that pioneers in or initiates a major change like a precursor."
(I love the part in Syfy's "Alice" where the knight calls Hatter a harbinger, so I had to add this awesome word!)

beads of polished shells strung in strands, belts, or sashes and used by North American Indians as money, ceremonial pledges, and ornaments
(Kinda like the clothes you give to Plato's closet so you can buy more there, or doing the same with books at Half Price Books, like I do! :D)

lasting for a very short time; an ephemeral plant

a strong liquor or medicine; it's a variation of julep and jalap.
(Southerners, think mint julep.)

light, delicate, fragile; or fanciful, impractical, unrealistic.

pompous; bombastic

an interpreter chiefly of Arabic, Turkish, or Persian that is employed especially in the Near East

capable of being corrected, rectified, or reformed
(Thus, "incorrigible" means that it's not capable of the above.)

a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air using rudders and propellers or other thrust mechanisms
(Not to be confused with aerodynamic things. Think Zepplin balloon.)

part of your body that lets you know when you are hungry or full

a fool or silly person

a method of execution by strangulation; the apparatus used; an implement (like a wire with a handle at each end) for strangulation; to strangle with or as if with a garrote
(I am not condoning strangulation, y'all.)

a boil
(Sounds prettier.)

a servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people
(We all know at least one.)

not decorous; not in keeping with good taste and propriety; improper
(Like belching while at tea with The Queen. She'd describe you as "indecorous," then behead you! loljk)

Shakespearean Insults

They insult so well, yet sound so lyrical.

Hope you had fun!


Alexis, smiling

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