May 3, 2018

Say what 2.4 – Askance

Source: Dead Calm, Annelise Ryan, Pg 158

Context: Arnie looks askance. “Why wouldn’t it? It’s a historic find, proof that there were aliens here at one time, perhaps even now.”

In their words:

adverb
  1. with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval.
    “the reformers¬†looked askance at¬†the mystical tradition”
    In my Words: Some with a disapproved or odd attitude to someone or something
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April 19, 2018

Say what #2.3 – Ambidextrous

Source: Dead Calm, Annelise Ryan, Pg 106.

Context: “Although I suppose one could argue that the man was ambidextrous and we misinterpreted things.”

In their words:

djective
  1. (of a person) able to use the right and left hands equally well.
    “few of us are naturally ambidextrous”
    In my words: Someone who could use both their hands as well as the other
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April 17, 2018

Say what #2.2- Epitome

Source: Dead Calm, Annelise Ryan. Pg 102

Context: ‘Clearly, the guy doesn’t understand that kids are the epitome of impulsiveness.’

Their definition:

noun
  1. 1.
    a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.
    “she looked the epitome of elegance and good taste”
    Mine: Someone who shows to be a good example of a certain thing
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April 11, 2018

Say what #2.1-Placate

Book: Dead Calm. Annelise Ryan. 66.

Context: This seems to placate her, which is fortunate for me since I’ve left out the fact that we have come to suspect that Craig’s death is a homicide, and this means she might not get anything back anytime soon.

In Their Words:

verb
  1. make (someone) less angry or hostile.
    My words: Calm someone down, less angry.
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    (I can’t find anything)
February 21, 2018

Say what #3-Dryad

 

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(DnD Dryad)

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

Word: Dryad (Pg 154)

“A dryad,” supplied Felix.

Definition: (in folklore and Greek Mythology) a nymph inhabiting a forest or a tree, especially an oak tree.

My definition: A creature from Greek Mythology and tales that lives in a tree of some sort.

February 16, 2018

Say what #2-Declaimed

 

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Source: Hiddensee, by Gregory Maguire.

Context: “Brave travelers, prepare to advance to adventure!” he declaimed.

Their definition: to speak aloud in an oratorical manner; Make a formal speech.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/declaim?s=t

My definition: To make an announcement in a personalized way.