\ an-tih-duh-LOO-vee-uhn \, adjective; 1.Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood. 2.Antiquated; from or belonging to a much earlier time. noun: 1.One who lived before the Biblical flood. 2.A very old (or old-fashioned) person. Though the word ‘antediluvian’ is old and means of old…I think it can become a new hip thing to say.  It can mean, “man, that’s so out of style.  That’s like, before the flood type old.”  “Those are some terribly antediluvian sandals.” “Nice antediluvian coat you have there.  MadeContinue reading “antidiluvian.”


\ VAHY-uhnd \, noun; 1.An article of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind. It’s a good thing I waited til today to write about viand, the word of yesterday.  I did not eat enough dinner* because even though the nutrifaster n450 takes big healthy foods and makes them into juice, it’s still just juice.  So I’m left hungry. I could’ve stayed at my place of workContinue reading “viand.”


 \ FUL-sum \, adjective; 1.Offensive to the taste or sensibilities. 2.Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise. Fulsome.  Full of some lavishly meaningless talk. I’m happy to say that I have no fulsome flatterers in my life.  I have unfulsome complimenters, and I like to keep them around.  Because my walls are so thin, I hear some fulsome chatter going on in this college town.  I have run outContinue reading “fulsome.”


 \ smith-uh-REENZ \, noun; 1.Small pieces; bits. I’ve blown any sort of plot or narrative arch to smithereens with this blog.  Hopefully ‘blog’ implies that there will be no conflict, conflict resolution, denouement…if it does not imply that, I shall state it now.  These are all pointless.  But what they lack in point, they make up for in enjoyment inContinue reading “smithereens.”


\ HOP-skoch \ , verb; 1.To journey quickly and directly from one usually far place to another. noun: 2.A children’s game in which a player tosses or kicks an object into one of several numbered sections of a diagram marked on the ground. verb: 3.To move or pass through something, as a geographical area or a field of endeavor, making many brief stops. Today I learned that I have never officially played hopscotch.  I guess I never understood it because I have never kicked or tossed anything while playing. So I will focus on definitions 1 & 3 and ignore my ignorance, they say that’s bliss. I hopscotched around manyContinue reading “hopscotch.”


 \ uh-POK-uh-peyt \, verb; 1.To omit the final sound or sounds of (a word.) Well he does make me laugh…but I wouldn’t say he’s taylorma… No, not taylormade for me.  I’ve been told my eyes sparkle a bit when I’m near him bu.. But We’re not in a relationsh… Definitely not.  It’s casual in every sense of the word cas.. I’m being hones… Even if he asked,Continue reading “apocopate.”


\ RE-truh-greyd \  , adjective; 1. Having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating. 2. Inverse or reversed, as order. 3. Exhibiting degeneration or deterioration. “…to experience the bittersweetto taste defeatthen brush my teeth cause I struggle with forward motionI struggle with forward motionwe all struggle with forward motioncause forward motion is harder than it soundswell everytime I gain some groundI gotta turn myself around againit’s harder than it soundswell everytime I gain some groundI gottaContinue reading “retrograde.”