CHARETTE (SHUH-RET) Intense work to meet a deadline. A period of intense work, especially group work undertaken to meet a deadline. When the wedding dress was accidentally lost the night before the wedding, the fashion house staff spent the night working together in a CHARETTE
VERDANT ADJECTIVE (ver-dent) Green with vegetation, covered with green growth. Most of Florida is VERDANT
CONIFER NOUN (kon-nu-fur) A CONIFER is a type of tree that produces cones and evergreen needles. Such as pine, spruce, or firs. A tree with cones beneath it is a CONIFER.
VERNAL ADJECTIVE (Ver-Nal) RELATING TO SPRING Florida starts to warm up in VERNAL
HOTTEE COFFEE Sometimes you want a hot, sweet drink. ****PEPPERMINT MOCHA COFFEE**** 1 Cup strong brewed coffee(To make strong brewed coffee: double the amount of coffee you normally use) 1 Cup milk 1/8 to 1/4 cup sugar (to your taste) 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa 3 hard peppermint candy disks or candy canes (finely crushed) Use…
HAMMOCK(ecology) NOUN (ham-ek) HAMMOCK is a term used in the south eastern United States for stands of trees, usually hardwood that form an ecological island in a contrasting eco system. Hammocks grow on elevated areas, often just a few inches high, surrounded by wetlands that are too wet to support them. I always wondered what…
WUTHERING ADJECTIVE (WUTH-ER-ING) CHARACTERIZED BY STRONG WINDS TO BLOW WITH A SHRILL ROARING SOUND I always thought WUTHERING ment old and crumbling….. I was surprised to find it ment A ROARING WIND
EVOCATIVE ADJECTIVE (E-VOC-A-TIVE) BRINGING STRONG MEMORIES IMAGES OR FEELINGS TO MIND. My daughter is always bringing up EVOCATIVE things her Grandma said.
DE Ri-GUEUR ADJECTIVE (de-re-ger) Required by etiquette or current fashion. Ultra fancy hats are DE-RI-GEUER at the Kentucky Derby
APRICATE VERB (ae-pri-kert) TO BASK IN THE SUN TO EXPOSE TO SUNLIGHT While the north shivers, Florida will APRICATE