Looked That Up 2/16/2013

Looked that up

1 Word from Ever After by Kim Harrison

Ever After HarrisonEither I was too engrossed in the story or the novel’s vocabulary is contained
within mine. I knew this word but the context it which it was used made me wonder, so I looked it up.
(
I was off by degree, languor is more than “very relaxed.”).

Languor by F. Zandomeneghilanguorous: adjective 1. characterized by languor; languid. 2. inducing languor: languorous fragrance.
languor, noun: 1. lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness. 2.lack of spirit or interest; listlessness; stagnation. 3. physical weakness or faintness.

From Ever After, Kim Harrison “[It was] stretched out and dangerously languorous.”

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Hounded, HearnesMore words from:
Hounded, by Kevin Hearne.
Book 1
The Iron Druid Chronicles

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Ephemeral: Not a form of the word of euphemism?

Woman with Mirror, Frederick Carl Friesekeephemeral: Adjective 1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood.
2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.

Noun: 3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.

Studying her reflection, she bemoaned ephemeral youth.

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Inchoate:  Inch you ate?

Draft of a Supreme Court Rulinginchoate: adjective 1. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.

2. just begun; incipient.

3. not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.

Upon rereading, the writer found her inchoate first chapter awful.

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Languor, 1890 Painting by F. Zandomeneghi:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/

Woman with Mirror, 1910 painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/

Part of a 1964 first draft of Douglas’ US Supreme Court ruling. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/

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