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Shipping News Continued

November 16, 2011

These are the words that I scribbled down to look up later while I was reading The Shipping News. I thought I’d share because it’d make my mom proud.

caliginous : (adj) (archaic) dark; dim

craquelure : (n) a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish

goad : 1. (n) A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals, 2. (n) An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus, 3. (v) To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick

querulous : 1. (adj) Given to complaining; peevish, 2. (adj) Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling

rictus: 1. (n) (biology) the gape or cleft of an open mouth or beak, 2. (n) a fixed or unnatural grin or grimace, as in horror or death

stentorian  : (adj) extremely loud

ululate : (v) to howl, wail, or lament loudly

unguent : (n) a salve for soothing or healing; an ointment

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  1. Mom permalink
    November 16, 2011 9:21 pm

    I am very proud of you and not only because you look up the definitions of words you do not know! I love you – Mom

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