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#102937 - 05/08/03 08:01 PM dictionary browse  
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I was having trouble with Internet, so browsed my dictionary since there was nothing else I could do. Then I found solution to my problem. I'm going to post these few words for the hell of it, and then go back to spelling bee words.

tektite
n.
5< Gr tcktos, molten (< tckein, to melt < IE base *ta3 > THAW) + 3ITE16 any of certain small, yellowish-green to black glassy bodies of various shapes, found in isolated locations around the world and thought to have originated as meteorites or from meteorite impacts: also tec4tite

abstruse
adj.
hard to understand; deep; recondite
ab[struse$ly
adv.

abulia
n.
Psychol. loss of the ability to exercise will power and make decisions
a[bu4lic 73lik8
adj.

accipiter
n.
ACIDFEATHER any of a genus (Accipiter) of small to medium-sized hawks with short, rounded wings and a long tail, as Cooper‘s hawk
(I am puzzled by “acidfeather”.)

accipitrine
adj.
of or relating to a family (Accipitridae) of diurnal birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, and kites


accolade
n.
WHEEL
1 an embrace formerly used in conferring knighthood
2 a touch on the shoulder with the flat side of a sword, now used in conferring knighthood
3 a) anything done or given as a sign of great respect, approval, appreciation, etc. b) [usually pl.] words of praise
4 Music BRACE1 (sense 5b)

accommodation - medical the automatic adjustment of the eye, esp. the lens and pupil, for focusing on objects at various distances

acedia
5LL < Gr akcdia < a3, not + kcdos, care: see HATE6
1 an onset of distaste for and boredom with all religious practices
2 spiritual sloth or apathy, esp. that resulting from such an onset




#102938 - 05/10/03 11:03 PM accolade  
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I was intrigued by the definition of accolade in music as a brace.

The brace is a vertical line which, with a bracket, joins two or more staves of music. But I'd never heard it called anything but a brace....

But I see the word accolade is derived from accollato (to hug around the neck) , so that makes sense.



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