The Wordery


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A running list of words we’ve encountered that needed defining  –  and the blog posts from which they were mentioned:

accrue – from “The Larger Picture”

acronym from “It’s a Date!”

alliteration from “One Thing Leads to Another”

anvil – from “26 Candles!”

apparitionfrom “A Ghost by any other Name”

arborealfrom “Good Books, Bad Books”

arch-nemesis from “Wordery”

artilleryfrom “Messenger Service”

ashram from “Finish the Poem”

astutefrom “Zootique”

autobiographyfrom “Zootique”

avenge from “Wordery”

axis from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

bandicoot – from “Finish the Poem”

bedlamfrom “A Ghost by any other Name”

bellows – from “26 Candles”

benign – from “Looking North”

beretfrom “Going Nowhere Fast”

biodegradable – from “The “C” Side”

biodiversityfrom “Zootique”

bioluminescence – from “Whale Fall and other Water Wonders”

botanist – from “Working for Peanuts”

box lunch  from “It’s All Fun!”

boycottfrom “Messenger Service”

budget – from “All Hail the Engineer”

cadaver  from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

cannibal  from “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?”

capriciousfrom “Rodent Rage”

carnivore/herbivorefrom “Zootique”

cartilagefrom “Zootique”

cashier – from “What We Want”

catapultfrom “That’s Gotta Hurt”

cavalryfrom “That’s Gotta Hurt”

censure – from “Quandary”

cephalopodsfrom “Zootique”

chariotfrom “That’s Gotta Hurt”

coincidence – from “Dial ‘M’ for – “

comedy  from “It’s a Date!”

commission – from “Salient?”

condiments – from “Rootin’ Tootin'”

conqueror  from “Insert Clever Title Here”

coronation  from “Wordery”

counterfeit – from “A good, good, good day”

counting-housefrom “Back in the Saddle Again”

cousin – from “What We Want”

cursive – from “Whale Fall and other Water Wonders”

dialect – from “April, at last”

deficit – from “Looking North”

dehydrated  from “A Fanfare for the Water Bear”

disembarked – from “Miners and Minors”

dissect  from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

doily – from “Rootin’ Tootin'”

domesticated  from “One Thing Leads to Another”

doodle – from “Shout Outs!

eclipse  from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

ecologist – from “Thousands and Thousands”

edible – from “Jumble!”

eggplant – from “Ka-Boom!”

elbow room – from “Dial ‘M’ for – “

electronfrom “Bee Plus”

emperor – from “Messenger Service”

escargotfrom “Going Nowhere Fast”

epiloguefrom “Ranch Report”

euphemism – from “Wordery”

evacuated – from “Shout Outs!”

evidence – from “A good, good, good day”

explorer – from “Insert Clever Title Here”

extinct – from “Old Business”

fog – from “One Thing Leads to Another”

forgery – from “A good, good, good day”

goblet – from “Wordery”

gross income/net incomefrom “Rodent Rage”

habitat – from “26 Candles!”

hawk – from “Fly By”

hendecasyllable – from “Hendecasyllable”

hoax – from “Talking in Circles”

holocaust – from “A Fanfare for the Water Bear”

homonym – from “Miners and Minors”

honorarium – from “The Larger Picture”

hypotenuse – from “Le Menu du Jour”

igloo – from “Travelogue”

imagination – from “Imagine That”

immortal – from “Wordery”

infamous – from “Club Gustav”

infantryfrom “That’s Gotta Hurt”

jauntyfrom “Going Nowhere Fast”

jukebox – from “Late Bloomer”

juxtaposition – from “The Vocabulary of Vocabulary”

kayak – from “Swell!”

kits – from “Things that go bump in the night”

laminatefrom “Zootique”

laureate – from “Ka-Boom!”

lexicon – from “The Vocabulary of Vocabulary”

liege – from “Wordery”

luthier – from “April, at last”

malaria – from “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?”

manicure – from “A good, good, good day”

matriarch/patriarchfrom “Zootique”

melancholyfrom “Back in the Saddle Again”

mercenaryfrom “That’s Gotta Hurt”

miner – from “Miners and Minors”

minor – from “Miners and Minors”

mistletoe – from “Thousands and Thousands”

monsoonfrom “Brainiac!”

moral – from “Working for Peanuts”

musterfrom “Messenger Service”

mutinyfrom “Brainiac!”

nocturnal – from “Things that go bump in the night”

olfactoryfrom “Back in the Saddle Again”

omnivore – from “Things that go bump in the night”

optical – from “Bee Plus”

panhandling – from “Salient?”

parapet – from “Wordery”

parody – from “Old Business”

patent – from “Ka-Boom!”

patron – from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

pay dirt – from “Miners and Minors”

peafowlfrom “Messenger Service”

pedicure – from “A good, good, good day”

pendulum – from “The Price is Wrong”

pen pal – from “The Sweet Life”

phalanxfrom “That’s Gotta Hurt”

phantomfrom “A Ghost by any other Name”

phyla – from “In which we learn about the Cambrian Explosion”

phylum – from “In which we learn about the Cambrian Explosion”

pizzicato – from “The Price is Wrong”

posthumously – from “Late Bloomer”

potter’s wheel – from “Mounting Interest”

PR – from “Salient?”

preamble – from “We the People”

predator/preyfrom “Zootique”

prefacefrom “Ranch Report”

probe – from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

prototype – from “All Hail the Engineer”

quandary – from “Quandary”

rabies – from “The Price is Wrong”

raft – from “One Thing Leads to Another”

repertoire – from “The “C” Side”

revenge – from “Wordery”

rife – from “The Vocabulary of Vocabulary”

risk – from “It’s All Fun!”

rivetfrom “Riveting!”

rover – from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

rust – from “One Thing Leads to Another”

saddle shoes – from “780 Pairs of Saddle Shoes”

salient – from “Salient?”

sans – from “Curses and Cheers”

scaffoldingfrom “This Week:  One Sculptor, One Scoundrel”

scurvy – from “Ka-Boom!”

septicfrom “We the People”

seraglio – from “Wordery”

serendipity – from “Dial ‘M’ for – “

specter – from “Wordery”

stage sets – from “Rootin’ Tootin'”

stork – from “One Thing Leads to Another”

strategyfrom “Messenger Service”

submarine – from “One Thing Leads to Another”

sultryfrom “Zootique”

summit – from “Mounting Interest”

sundial – from “The Price is Wrong”

suspect – from “A good, good, good day”

syllable – from “Hendecasyllable”

symmetry – from “Takes a Lickin’ and Keeps on Tickin’”

tavernfrom “Back in the Saddle Again”

telescope – from “Starry Eyed”

terrestrialfrom “Good Books, Bad Books”

the great depression – from “The “C” Side”

thespian – from “It’s a Date!”

tilth – from “Flying, Farming, and Felix”

titan – from “The Larger Picture”

tragedy – from “It’s a Date!”

treacle – from “Wordery”

trenchfrom “Messenger Service”

ubiquitous – from “Whale Fall and other Water Wonders”

unscrupulous – from “Foxtrot-Uniform-November!”

vengeance – from “Wordery”

vernacular – from “The Vocabulary of Vocabulary”

victim – from “A good, good, good day”

villain – from “Wordery”

virtuoso – from “Insert Clever Title Here”

volcano – from “Mounting Interest”

vowel – from “Le Menu du Jour”

wassailfrom “Having a Dickens of a Time”

wicker – from “How We Write”

 

 

 

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