Monday, May 17, 2010

What they all mean.

Sorry about the delay, but things have been a wee bit crazy lately. But for those of you who, like me, like to find out the meanings of words they’ve never heard of before here are the definitions for the words from here:

menacing; threatening

the state of being no longer used or practiced.

Incunabula in•cu•nab•u•la

extant copies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from movable type.
the earliest stages or first traces of anything

Marmoreal mar•mo•re•al

of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.

Carabosse The wicked fairy godmother, a figure rare in fairy tales, is nevertheless among best-known figures from such tales because of her appearance in one of the most widely known tales, Sleeping Beauty, and in the ballet derived from it. Anonymous in her first appearance, she was later named in some variants Carabosse, and in others Maleficent.
Phagocyte phag•o•cyte
 –nounCell Biology.
any cell, as a macrophage, that ingests and destroys foreign particles, bacteria, and cell debris.

Jilt jilt (in the context it was in, she meant the latter definition
 –verb (used with object)
to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), esp. abruptly or unfeelingly.
a woman who jilts a lover.

Swingeing swinge•ing
–adjectiveChiefly British.
enormous; thumping.
Slang. swinging

Inelecutable in•e•luc•ta•ble
incapable of being evaded; inescapable: an ineluctable destiny.

Vitever apparently this is some sort of grass: From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure essential oil of Vetiver, steam distiled from from the roots of the herb organically grown in Sri Lanka. This is a lovely soft and earthy outstanding variety both aromatically and therapeutically.

1 comment:

The Blog Fodder said...

Must have been a great yarn. Phagocyte I knew. The rest not so much.
Don't you love books that make you work, one way or another? I missed maybe 25% of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose because I didn't know Church Latin. And if I had not a bit of grasp of Classical writing (and I mean a bit) John Fowles "The Magus" would have been far more difficult than it was to wade through.