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Thursday, September 12, 2002
Words That Are Pleasing To Say Out Loud


bricolage -- n. (1) the process of making or assembling something from various materials at hand (2) something so made


persimmon -- n. (1) any of a genus (Diospyros) of trees of the ebony family with white, cup-shaped flowers, hard wood, and yellow or orange-red, plumlike fruit (2) the fruit, sour and astringent when green, but sweet and edible when thoroughly ripe


absinthe -- n. (1) wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) or its essence (2) (a) a green, bitter, toxic liqueur made with wormwood oil and anise: now illegal in most countries (b) a similar drink, as anis or pastis, made with a wormwood sbustitute -- absinthism n. a diseased condition caused by drinking too much absinthe


crepuscular -- adj. (1) of or like twilight; dim (2) active at twilight or just before sunrise (crepuscular insects)


tumescence -- n. to swell up, inceptive of tumere, to swell: see TUMOR (1) a swelling; distention (2) a swollen or distended part -- tumescent adj.


susurrus -- n. a whispering, murmuring, or rustling sound
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