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augury
an omen, especially a good omen
i'm such an unlucky person. if i believed in omens, i'd love to have an good augury.
teem
bring forth, produce; to become filled to overflowing, abound
my room's wall is teeming with pictures of yamapi.
panorama
a comprehensive presentation of a subject, range; a mental picture of a series of images or events
a panorama of american history
festoon
decorate, adorn, cover; a decorative chain or strip hanging between two points
my friends festooned my birthday presents with yamapi.
emporium
a store carrying many different kinds of merchandise; a retail outlet
a yamapi emporium would be splendid.
abacus
an instrument for performing calculations by sliding counters along rods or in grooves
i want to learn how to use an abacus! all those asian people used to use them.
leisure
freedom provided by the cessation of activities; especially : time free from work or duties
i either watch yamapi or hang out with my friends at my leisure.
nonplus
to cause to be at a loss as to what to say, think, or do; perplex
sometimes i get nonplussed easily by what people say to me.
dubious
uncertainty; of doubtful promise or outcome; questionable or suspect as to true nature or quality
people that are appear to be constantly nice and sweet usually trigger some sort of dubious feeling inside of me.
gauche
lacking social experience or grace, not tactful; crude
synonym = awkward
vivacious
lively in temper, conduct, or spirit
nancy is usually extremely vivacious. she can always make me laugh at her (not with her).
obstetrics
a branch of medical science that deals with birth and with its antecedents and sequels
i wonder if i'd be traumatized as an obstetrician?
gynecology
a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women
i don't want to be a gynecologist because i'm uncomfortable around other... women's reproductive parts.
idyllic
pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity
most of my dreams are idyllic. it's rarely complex.
spurn
to reject with disdain or contempt; scorn
i spurned the idea of taking the initiative by asking a guy i liked out.
defiance
the act or an instance of defying; challenge
koki raised up his chin in defiance when i called him a gariben.
avail
advantage toward attainment of a goal or purpose; use
many times, i have joked with him of having feelings for him but these efforts were of little avail for he simply was too ignorant.
lucidity
clearness of thought or style; a presumed capacity to perceive the truth directly and instantaneously
synonym = clairvoyance
prognosis
an indication in advance
synonym = forecast
intravenous
situated, performed, or occurring within or entering by way of a vein
the madness seemed to travel through his body intravenously because his veins seemed to expand as his temper grew.
paronomasia
a play on words; pun
Humorists claim that Harry Truman offered the delightful paronomasia "Missouri loves company" when he invited a friend to join him in Independence, Missouri, for a home-cooked meal.
demur
delay, hesitate
koki said that i was sexy so i admitted this without demur.
deteriorate
to become impaired in quality, functioning, or condition
his health deteriorated
bayonets
a steel blade attached at the muzzle end of a shoulder arm (as a rifle) and used in hand-to-hand combat
a bayonet is a scary way to die... i think.
obeisance
a movement of the body made in token of respect or submission; acknowledgment of another's superiority or importance
makes obeisance to her mentors
conduit
a natural or artificial channel through which something (as a fluid) is conveyed
a conduit of information
sentry
guard, watch
i don't think i could imagine nancy as a sentry, because she's a pushover!
consulate
government ruled by an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country
i've never been to the american consulate all the time i was in shanghai.
placard
a notice posted in a public place
aka, a poster
recuperate
to get back; to recover health or strength
she may never recuperate the lifestyle she used to live.
communal
participated in, shared, or used in common by members of a group or community
the communal toilets in shanghai were disgusting.
picturesque
evoking mental images; graphic; resembling a picture
it was a picturesque moment when he handed me that single purple daisy while serenading me.
disperse
to cause to break up
police dispersed the crowd
interminable
having or seeming to have no end
an interminable sermon
antimacassars
a cover to protect the back or arms of furniture
we use a beach towel as an antimassacar for our living room couch.
alcove
an arched opening (as in a wall)
niche
antechamber
an outer room that leads to another room and that is often used as a waiting room
anteroom
relegated
to assign to a place of insignificance or of oblivion
after learning about the arse personality he had, we relegated him out of our daily lives.
auspices
protection, support; sponsorship
i guess it'd be nice if i had auspices for college, then i wouldn't have to worry about being a burden to my parents.
avarice
greed
some people are so consumed in their own avarice that they forget about what really matters in life.
avuncular
kind, helpful, generous; like a nice uncle
my goal is to come off as an avuncular person --giving people what they need.
beguile
to mislead, divert
by telling me insignificant details of the matter, he had beguiled my attention away from the truth.
behest
a command or order
when i told you to call me sexy, it was not a request. rather, it was my behest.
beleaguer
to surround, besiege, or harass
koki likes to use his image as spiderwoman to beleaguer people in the middle of the night --scaring people to death with only a mere glance at his countenance.
belie
to give a false impression; to contradict
your first impression belied to me your true characteristics --those of a liar!
bellicose
warlike, belligerent
his bellicose personality was an extremely difficult problem for his wife, especially when there is alcohol nearby.
bequest
something left to someone in a will
my only bequest of you is that you remember me.
blithe
carefree, cheerful
my childhood was blithe, filled with pokemon adventures, and weird swimming incidents...
broach
to open up a subject, often a delicate one, for discussion
i smoothly broached the topic of his family with him over the phone, but he never really said anything.
brusque
rough and short in manner, blunt, abrupt
when i asked him if he liked her, his brusque reply of "yes" truly felt like a part of me had been ripped out.