Friday, June 10, 2011


  1. mercurial- erratic; subject to sudden, unpredictable changes.
  2. miasma- a highly unpleasant odor or vapor; an oppressive or unpleasant atmosphere.
  3. fadge- Irish potato bread
  4. calenture- a seafaring term given to heat stroke and to the delirium associated therewith.
  5. tenesmus- a medical condition; when you feel like you need to have urgent diarrhea but nothing comes.
  6. austral- pertaining to the southern hemisphere
  7. preternatural- beyond what is normal or natural; supernatural
  8. bloater- salted smoked herring
  9. to gambol- to run or jump around playfully
  10. bullion- gold or silver in bulk, valued by weight
  11. pampas- the vast grassy plains of South America