QUIXOTIC ADJECTIVE (quit-ot-ic) HAVING IDEAS THAT ARE DIFFERENT OR UNUSUAL BUT NOT PRACTICAL OR LIKELY TO SUCEED NOT SENSIBLE ABOUT PRACTICAL MATTERS If you describe someone’s idea or plans as QUIXOTIC you mean that they are imaginative or hopeful but unrealistic A small group of conservationists began a QUIXOTIC attempt to renovate a 200 year…
LAUDATORY ADJECTIVE (Lau-da-to-ry) RELATING TO OR EXPRESSING PRAISE The judges at the spelling bee gave individual LAUDATORY remarks to each finalist.
ONERIC ADJECTIVE (onei-ric) OF OR RELATING TO DREAMS When she stepped on the stage her ONERIC came true
SOUGH VERB (sou) TO MAKE A SOFT MURMURING OR RUSTLING SOUND AS OF THE WIND OR A GENTLE SURF As low tide was replaced by high tide, the waves let out a soft SOUGH
MISE EN PLACE NOUN (MEEZ-AHN-PLAHAS) THIS FRENCH PHASE SIMPLY MEANS TO GATHER ALL YOUR INGREDIENTS AND HAVE THEM PREPPED BEFORE YOU BEGIN COOKING Every recipe directs you to MISE EN PLACE before you begin to cook.
ERUDITION NOUN (Er-Yoo-Dish-Uh-N) ERUDITION is defined as the knowledge of an expert in a subject gained through reading and study Our pastor became a doctor of theology after many years of ERUDITION
ALACRITY NOUN CHEERFUL READINESS PROMPTNESS OR WILLINGNESS. (UH-LAK-RI-TEE) The director of nursing(DON) at my mother’s nursing home always responded with ALACRITY.
Monday Morning Coffee Committee is selling Tervis mugs with our Tanglewood decal (at cost) for $20.00. Tanglewood’s Tervis Mug is made in the USA. Since the mug is insulated, it reduces condensation and keeps beverages hotter or colder longer than non-insulated cups and glasses. Tervis offers a lifetime warranty! Keep your mug in the freezer,…
NIDIFICATE (NID-FI-CATE) VERB BUILD A NEST Every year in Iowa I watched the robins NIDIFICATE
BIVOUAC A temporary camp without tents or cover. NOUN (BIV-OO-AK) A thunderstorm during our hike made us BIVOUAC for the night.