word to words.

19 Nov

The current book I’m reading makes me want to be smart again. So, I’m looking things up.

 

1. Concertina: [kon-ser-tee-nuh]

      noun. a musical instrument resembling an accordion but having button-like keys, hexagonal bellows and ends, and a more limited range.

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2. Imperceptible: [im-per-sep-tuh-buhl]

        adjective. 1. very slight, gradual or subtle. 2. not perceptible; not perceived by or affecting the senses.

3. Gyre: [jahyuhr]

       noun. 1. a ring or circle. 2. a circular course or motion. 3. a ringlike system of ocean currents rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere.

4. Talismanic: [talis-manik]

      adjective. Possessing or believed to possess magic power.

5. “Double Indemnity“: refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies where the insuring company agrees to pay twice the standard amount in cases of accidental death. The Academy Award nominated movie was made in 1944.

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6. Acrimony: [ak-ruh-moh-nee]

    noun. sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition.

7. “Stan Laurel“: English comic actor (of Laurel & Hardy)

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