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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Words that Mercedes Now Knows - Spelling Sentences #1

1 inchoate - "being only partly in existence or operation; especially : imperfectly formed or formulated : FORMLESS"*

(Andrew's inchoate eyes often conceal his distaste as well as his satisfaction with the circumstances that surround him)

2 piquant - agreeably stimulating to the palate; especially : SPICY
2 : engagingly provocative; also : having a lively arch charm
synonym see PUNGENT

(Kendell has a piquant personality that never fails to surprise)

3 friability - : easily crumbled or pulverized
synonym see FRAGILE

(When examined closely, the knit of the scarf displayed a fascinating friability that made fall into lust with fragility and the beauty of delicacy)

4 sententious - 1 a : given to or abounding in aphoristic expression b : given to or abounding in excessive moralizing 2 : terse, aphoristic, or moralistic in expression : PITHY, EPIGRAMMATIC

(Jason was often inclined to sententious conversation about being "green" and growing wonderful gardens like his in the community)

5 sepulchral - : suited to or suggestive of a sepulchre : FUNEREAL, MORTUARY

(Looking into his eyes after the fight, she realized suddenly they had a sepulchral quality unlike anything she'd seen reflected there before)

6 compunction - 1 a : anxiety arising from awareness of guilt b : distress of mind over an anticipated action or result
2 : a twinge of misgiving : SCRUPLE

(She displayed little compunction for her sin of infidelity, instead filling herself with ideals of true love and the wonders found therein)

7 prurient - : marked by or arousing an immoderate or unwholesome interest or desire; especially : marked by, arousing, or appealing to unusual sexual desire

(He, as pruriently as Humbert Humbert, found himself drawn to the adolescent frail form; her tight stomach and skinny hips jutting from her small pelvis aroused him fiercely)

8 plebeian - 1 : a member of the Roman plebs 2 : one of the common people

(Molly's taste in cinema resembled that of a plebeian, she was just a typical girl who loved those chick-flicks)

9 integument : something that covers or encloses; especially : an enveloping layer (as a skin, membrane, or husk) of an organism or one of its parts

(Vincent's long dark lashes act as an interesting integument into his telling eyes)

10 verisimilitude - 1 : having the appearance of truth : PROBABLE 2 : depicting realism

(Pedro's speech was characterized by an evident, if not forced verisimilitude that he incorporated into his persona during all types of questioning)

11 insouciance - : lighthearted unconcern : NONCHALANCE

(Pavel's insouciant attitude was what originally established her fascination with him)

12 eurythmics - : the art of harmonious bodily movement especially through expressive timed movements in response to improvised music

(The eurythmic-like movement Mercedes created with her hips as he hummed quietly to her was entrancing for both of them in the middle of the park that night)

13 lugubrious - 1 : MOURNFUL; especially : exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful

(Sarah was acting as lugubrious as an emo pop superstar after her single didn't even show up on the charts)

14 inimical - 1 : being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
2 a : having the disposition of an enemy : HOSTILE b : reflecting or indicating hostility : UNFRIENDLY

(Carrie often inimically warded off men, finding none of them to be worth the frenzy that most girls caught themselves up in over the opposite sex)

15 monomania - 1 : mental illness especially when limited in expression to one idea or area of thought 2 : excessive concentration on a single object or idea

(Jeffrey displayed an interesting type of monomania when it came to music he played on his radio show, it was always an adventure to listen to him talk of it all)

16 enmity - : positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
synonyms ENMITY, HOSTILITY, ANTIPATHY, ANTAGONISM, ANIMOSITY, RANCOR, ANIMUS mean deep-seated dislike or ill will.

(Mercedes displayed an open enmity with a limited number of her past lovers, mostly those that broke her heart, like Nick)

17 chagrined - : to vex or unsettle by disappointing or humiliating

(Jessie always tended to argue with her opponent to the point of chagrin which sent them into a trance of self induced quietude for the remainder of the evening)

18 untrammeled - or trammel 1 : to catch or hold in or as if in a net : ENMESH
2 : to prevent or impede the free play of : CONFINE

(Untrammelled love was what Lauren was looking for and whether or not she currently had it with Jared was to be found out)

So, hope you all found that amusing or interesting or something. All definitions were extracted from the amazing * www.webster.com ! Hopefully some of you can indulge yourselves in knowing that you are smarter than me after reading and recognizing and knowing some of these words before reading their definitions. Hope you like my "spelling sentences," too!

Current book I'm reading: Just finished "Summer Crossing" Truman Capote's first novel. Unpublished until after his death. Very short, very good and very inspiring.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

As if we're not made of pure love...

So, today was my last day as a preschool teacher. Change is so inspiring and happy and wonderful, I'm so excited about the current job prospects I have already on my plate! And the extra time I have on my hands to busy myself with.
It was certainly hard to leave my group of children, and I will miss them dearly. However I am ready and bumping around in my seat to move on with my career. Through my job as a preschool teacher, I had the excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with some of Austin's coolest moms (and Dads) ever. Through the connections that I made with these moms, I have found my way into two open job opportunities in my field. I am so fascinated with how brilliantly this bout as preschool teacher has helped me, changed me and allowed me to grow as a person. There were often so many hardships that I had to face, with particularly challenging children, with administrative glitches, and with myself. There were days when I became so frustrated that I was brought to tears. But, there were also days when I was so full of happiness and overflowing with patience and fulfilment. Those are the days I will remember. And I will respect all teachers for having the strength to make it through both kinds of days. I am so happy in this moment, because I feel that I surpassed and completed and surmounted the challenges I faced as a teacher with a ready, willing heart and an open mind. I've always known I was tenacious, but not as tenacious as I have been in the young children line of work. I didn't know I was THAT tenacious. Here's hoping that I will again apply that tenacity towards getting a job with the big paper here in Austin... The Austin-American Statesman!

Interesting quote of the day, from one of my most inspiring yoga instructors, Lauran. I find it a perfect way to end my last day on the job...

"When we are doing forward bends, there naturally is a tendency to look inwards into our bodies and our minds. Often emotions pour out inside of me when I do forward bends. But sometimes, I find that people have a strong hesitation to look inward into themselves. Often in our society we are taught to have a fear of looking inwards and wondering fearfully what we may find. I find this funny, because I believe we are made of pure love. We should not fear that purity and fullness. We should not act as if we're not made of that pure love."

What a wonderful, insightful woman Lauran is. On another note entirely, she has a film coming out soon starring Willie Nelson!

Current book I'm reading: "Women In Love"
Current lifestyle I'm living: The "Free, Unemployed and Loving it" lifestyle! Yoga 2 times a day, yay!
I am a marathoner. That means I have a tummy that could sieze a spider.