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Friday, June 12, 2009

silhouette - (noun) the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.
 2. a represntation of someone or something showing the shape and outline only

 (verb) cast or show as a silhouette

adage - (noun) a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth

brawny - (adj) :- BRAWN - (n) physical strength as opposed to intelligence

 2. cooked meat from a pig's or calf's head,pressed with jelly.

archetypal - (n) a very typical example

  2. an original model

  3. a recurrent motif in literature or art

avant-garde - (adj) new and experimental
  (n) (the avant-garde) avant-garde ideas or artists

buttress - (n) a projecting support built against a wall.
  2. a projecting portion of a hill or mountain
  (v) support with buttresses. 2. support or strengthen 

scrupulous - (adj) diligent and thorough.
  2. very concerned to avoid doing wrong

gubernatorial - (adj) relating to a governor, particularly of a US state

myriad - (N) an indefinitely large number.
  (adj) innumerable.

factionalism - (n) a small dissenting group within a larger one.

tryst - (n) a private, romantic renedezvous between lovers.
 (v) keep or arrange a tryst.

smidgeon - (n) a tiny ammount (also smidgen or smidgin)

impregnable - (adj) unable to be captured or broken into.
  2. unable to be overcome

languid - (adj) disinclined to exert oneself physically.
  2. weak or faint from illness or fatigue.

panache - (n) flamboyant confidence of style or manner

vilification - (v) speak or write about in an abusively disparaging

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