Friday, October 8, 2010

10 New-a-Day Words

Stuff I learn at college:
  1. to cadge- to mooch; to obtain through begging.

  2. doleful- mournful; filled with sadness.

  3. to descry (rhymes with cry)to glimpse; to catch sight of.

  4. bawdy- vulgar; in the manner of a dirty joke; risqué.

  5. vociferous- loud; noisy; boisterous.

  6. de facto (adj.)- in fact; in reality.

  7. menagerie- a collection of wild or unusual animals, usually for display.
  8. Marzipan Menagerie courtesy of dahliascakes and www.lurvely.com
  9. deleterious- harmful; bad for one's health.

  10. shrift- confession and the granting of penance to the penitent. 

  11. pecuniary- pertaining to money.

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