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Friday, October 22, 2010
It's been a while since I've brought you any new words. I LIKE new words, so I'm about to correct that error. In fact, I'm going to try to make it a monthly feature... or at least whenever I learn 4-5 new words. Personally, I think every book should have at least one word in it that I have to look up. This isn't the monthly contest, and this isn't going to have the number of choices as I've sometimes made up. But it's just for fun. The answers are farther down in this post.
a. How you feel after eating a bad ham sandwich at the deli
b. To dry out
c. To liquefy
a. Those little blue pills
b. Associated with mist and lightning
c. Unexpected growth
a. Italian ice cream
b. High quality inkjet art print technique
c. Italian jelly beans
a. Navajo medicine bag
b. To lounge
c. A mixture of urine and semen
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1. To deliquese is to liquefy. I learned it in relation to the self-digesting mushroom. Inky caps deliquese.
2. Vigara is something to do with mist and lightning. I can't find the word anywhere, and of course, the internet insists that you want to look up Viagra. It's in a Tony Hillerman novel, The Sinister Pig, in the following sentence, "No lightning yet, and only one of the clouds was dragging a mist of vigara below it." Because of Hillerman's settings, I'm assuming that it has to do with a Navajo belief.
3. Giclee is a high-quality inkjet printing technique for art prints.
4. Jish means all three of those things. I ran across it in a Hillerman book, with the use of a Navajo medicine bag. The Urban Dictionary provided the other definitions.
Tomorrow, I'll be back in the woods with the trail club!