Halo from my brand new spot on the world wide web. It has been a very educational experience to convert from a wordpress.com site to a self hosted site. It is not quite as similar to my wordpress.com site as I thought it would be. But alas. I am learning a lot and that is worth it to me.
I did however manage to get a list of words together for myself and you.
- The act of committing harm or evil; a harmful or evil act
- The quality or state of being maleficent
- In a very bad condition because of old age or because of neglect or overuse (e.g. a decrepit old building were given a lease on life after the restoration project concluded)
- containing a metallic element; often used to describe ores that are mined commercially (e.g. cassiterite is a metalliferous ore containing tin)
- LITERARY a young member of a rich or important family (e.g. a scion of royal stock)
- SCIENCE a part that is cut from a plant and fixed to another plant in order to grow there (grafting)
- Harsh criticism or censure (e.g. the critical opprobrium generated by his films)
- Arguments or speeches full of anger and ad feelings; caustic, biting or rancorous in feeling, language or manner (e.g. an acrimonious dispute)
- Producing a beneficial effect: remedial (e.g. salutary influences)
- Promoting heath: curative
- Causing improvement of behaviors or character (e.g. a salutary reminder of the dangers of mountain climbing)
- To deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it (e.g. the schooner was becalmed in the horse latitudes for two weeks)
- ARCHAIC to calm; pacify
- Greed and greediness; extreme gluttony
- The quality of being open to bribery or overly motivated by money (e.g. a government worker’s venality might lead him to exchange state secrets for cash)
And that is it for this week. I hope you will find a time and place to use some, if not all of these words.
Until next week.