Monday, May 27, 2002

Dictionary, please?

Got a funny e-mail from someone who wrote, "Good poem, except I had no clue what half those words meant." So here's a short vocabulary lesson:
Feral: adj. Existing in a wild or untamed state. (From Latin fera: wild animal; from ferus: wild)

Pernicious: adj 1: exceedingly harmful 2: working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way. (From Latin pernicious: destruction)

Nubile: adj. 1. Ready for marriage; of a marriageable age or condition. Sexually mature and attractive young women. (Latin for to take a husband)

Gregarious: adj. Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone (Latin for belonging to a flock)

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