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VD10(!)

08/12/2009

When you read until you can’t read no more, it’s time for a more soothing, mechanical activity.
Like defining.

veronica: a bullfighting maneuver where the matador swings his cape away from the charging bull (wallacewiki)

sartorially: Relating to good clothing or skilled tailoring (wiki)

coffre d’amas: Fr. waste basket (wallacewiki)

Donc: d’accord, Fr. okay (wallacewiki)

frappe: Fr. punch or kick (wallacewiki)

Leur Rai Pays:

Bof: an interjection in French expressing lack of interest (wallacewiki)

de coeur: Fr. of the heard (wallacewiki)

sybaritically: in the manner of one who engages in sensual pleasure (wallacewiki)

mordant: black: harshly ironic or sinister; “black humor”; “a grim joke”; “grim laughter”; “fun ranging from slapstick clowning … to savage mordant wit” (Princeton Word Net)

oeuvre: A work of art; The complete body of an artist’s work (wiki)

katexia: Wallace wiki has something to say on a definition that is NOT meant here.

restenotic: refers to restenosis, or the re-narrowing of blood vessels after initial stenosis (stenosis: The abnormal narrowing of a bodily passage or opening, such as a blood vessel.)
(thank you rianvision.com)

chanteur fou: Fr. crazy singer (wallacewiki)

protrusive: thrusting outward (PWN)

gonions: the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw (PWN)

armamentarium: the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine (PWN)

brachiatishly: something to do with brachia? or brachiate (To move around in trees by arm-swinging from branch to branch) (ADW)

lalating: ?

heuristic:

  • a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
  • of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation (PWN)

parturient: of or relating to or giving birth; “parturient pangs”; “the parturient uterus” (PWN)

thanatoptic: thanatopsis: a meditation upon death (answers.com)

olla podrida: A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables; A mixture; a hodge-podge (wiki)

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