Pluvial

24 Jul

1. of or pertaining to rain; rainy.
2. Geology . occurring through the action of rain.

Swimming in the pluvial  waters, or inert and caked over by the torrid mud, he would have discovered what he would certainly have regarded as lowly, specially-modified, and degenerate relations of the active denizens of the ocean—the Dipnoi , or mud-fish.

Nothing enters her tomb save a little moisture, pluvial  in origin, and, it may be, certain mysterious effluvia of which we do not yet know the nature.

Origin: Pluvial  is from the Latin pluvia  meaning “rain, water.” It shares the Proto-Indo-European root pleu  meaning “to flow, to swim” with Pluto , the name of God of the underworld in classical mythology.

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balmy

19 Jul

1. mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather .
2. having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves .
3. producing balm: balmy plants; a balmy shrub .
4. Informal . crazy; foolish; eccentric.

On and off and on and off until he was laughing at the magic of the running water and the chicken and bread that lay balmy  in his stomach.

Imagine now, while the curtain’s falling, that it’s a fine balmy  day and the smell of clams coming in from the bay.

Origin: Balmy  is the adjectival form of balm , which originally referred to an aromatic resin and came to mean anything that heals. Balmy  entered English in the late 1400s.

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Polaris

16 Jul

1. Astronomy . the polestar or North Star, a star of the second magnitude situated close to the north pole of the heavens, in the constellation Ursa Minor: the outermost star in the handle of the Little Dipper.

2. a two-stage U.S. ballistic missile, usually fired from a submerged submarine.

How do you find it? There are so many satellites nowadays that I can’t find Polaris  anymore.

He sighted through the eyepiece and moved the index arm until Polaris  sat squarely on the wire.

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williwaw

13 Jul

a violent squall that blows in near-polar latitudes, as in the Strait of Magellan, Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands.

Outside, a new note has crept into the wind, a black williwaw  sound straight from the terrible wastes to the north.

There was a big williwaw  blowing and nothing was moving on the island. So I was a couple of days late in leaving…

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Crapulous

8 Jun

1.given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
2.suffering from or due to such excess.

They asked what she did in London and she explained how she helped run an arts festival, and it sounded fey and crapulous . So she told the story of the drunken newsreader they’d booked the previous year…

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peregrine

7 Jun

1. foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
2. wandering, traveling, or migrating.

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frivol

22 Apr

\ FRIV-uhl \  , verb;

1. to behave frivolously; trifle.
2. to spend frivolously (usually followed by away): to frivol away one’s time .

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