21 December 2010

good word!

words i discovered recently, really like, and want to add to my personal vernacular:

pulchritudinous
[pulh-kri-tood-n-uhs] -adjective
physically beautiful; comely

chintzy
[chint-see] -adjective
1. of, like, or decorated with chintz
2. cheap, inferior, or gaudy
3. stingy; tacky; miserly

uncouth
[uhn-kooth] -adjective
1. awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly; off-color
2. strange and ungraceful in appearance or form
3. unusual or strange

quixotic
[kwick-sot-ik] -adjective
1. foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or chivalrous action
2. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.

that last one maybe sounds a little too much like my personality.

book club book for this month is jane austen's "mansfield park." i am on page 3, but have already found a gem of collection of words:

"but there certainly ware not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are women to deserve them."

amen, jane.

i like words.

3 comments :

  1. um... how have we known each other this long and you haven't picked up "chintzy" from me... I use that word much too often. usually describing something ana wants to buy at claire's or walmart.

    pulchritudinous is a GOOD one. I hadn't heard it before. tal should add it to his "vocabulary tal" blog that he needs to get going again.

    well, the word verification below is the word "EQUISH", which doesn't have a meaning yet, but it could...

    btw, you aren't quixotic at all... well, only in a good way.

    ttfn,
    aja

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  2. You are truly pulchritudinous, perhaps should be a bit more chintzy and I love that you are quixotic! Have a wonderful time in Boston!

    Love you!

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  3. I love that book. And Jane Austen. I went to an JA exhibit last winter & literally cried.

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