Monday, February 25, 2013

Word of the Day

My fabulous friend occasionally sends me “The Word of the Day.” It is only occasionally because they are words she has read and isn’t sure of the meaning.
The rest of us skip over the reading plight and figure out the plot by context. But no. She is one of those self-learners put here to make the rest of us look bad.
So these are the last two words: Stygian and Diamante. You go ahead and try to guess! Hint - Sty is not of the pig dwelling variety.
Stygain is of or relating to the river Styx or extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding. For example: “The stygian blackness of the cave.”
Diamante refers to an artificial diamond used as adornment such as a rhinestone. For example: “The antique Diamante buttons make her dress sparkle.”
I respond, “You are obviously making these up. I want words I remembered from a college prep course, Lugubrious, Pedantic, Erudite. Stuff that isn’t “esk or like. Don't make me learn new words!”
And then in a moment of humor I sugested new word. (You have to know my name is Heidi Alexandria or this is lost in translation.) Hedalexacon; anything related to me. (It will be popular with the ladies named after German Goat Girls and a marauding emperors.)

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