I crashed last night. I knew it would happen; I’d not had a proper amount of sleep in a week or so and in turn, I crashed. But I’m up at 8 to do laundry and catch up a smidgen from what I didn’t do last night, so here goes (though I should probably wait until the coffee is done brewing and has been imbibed, honestly):
1. decorum — orderliness and good taste in manners. Like when you decorate a room, it’s often in good taste. In this case, it’s just for manners.
2. satiate — to satisfy or fulfill the appetite or desire of. What is the difference between sate and satiate? Are they interchangeable?
3. indolence — laziness. Mickey Dolenz was pretty lazy, wasn’t he? (This is untrue; he was probably the most agile of the Monkees.)
4. welter — turmoil. I was always in a state of turmoil when my grandmother used to force me to go to Mrs. Walter’s house and keep her company. I was but a child!
5. quixotic — idealistic; romantic to a ridiculous degree. My gratitude, Don Quixote.
6. blatant — offensively loud. When did this word stop meaning ‘obvious’? I’ll never be able to get rid of that, but I could always try to think of blaring horns, which are offensively loud…I guess.
7. unassuaged — unsatisfied; not soothed. Well, duh. Assuaged is soothed. So, yeah.
8. imperious — insisting on obedience. To be “in pair,” someone’s going to have to be obedient. The other’s clearly going to insist upon it.
9. derision — ridicule. Hard to separate derive from this one, but I could think of de-rising, or keeping down via ridicule.
10. pious — religious. Pope Pious V — in 3-D!!! (c) Eddie Izzard. (Okay, so it’s “Pius” but you get the idea.)
11. viscous — sticky; gluey. “Ew! It’s all…viscous!”
12. contumacious — rebellious. Two people consummating an unwanted relationship are being contumacious.
13. abstemious — state of self-denial, especially regarding food/drink. So they abstain from eating/drinking?
14. sanction — to approve. Again, I thought this meant something different, but a variation on the same theme. I took it as rationing, but I guess when something is rationed, they need be approved first, yeah?
15. vagabond — wanderer. I’ve always called Elton John “The Wanderer.” I got John and Dion confused pretty often. (Lie lie lie!)
The one thing I’ve noticed is I make a lot of typos when I’m trying to type after being awake all of 30 minutes. Clearly my brain needs more time to set up shop in the morning. Seriously, like a ridiculous amount of ‘backspacing’ going on here (although on a Mac, there is no ‘backspace.’) Okay, too frustrating. Back for more vocab in the p.m. Later, taters.