(So, either you've been very good for a long time or you're skipping mass. Can we get a vote here, folks? ).Been a long time since I've said this at mass! " Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa"
in situ (in sahy-too, -tyoo, see-; Lat. in sit-oo) noun, 1. situated in the original, natural, or existing place or position; 2.
Medicine/Medical a. in place or position; undisturbed, b. in a localized state or condition
Two dead in the BMW. Two in the minivan. Bodies in situ.
metaphrastic \met-uh-FRAST-ik\, adjective:
Having the quality of a literary work that has been translated or changed from one form to another, as prose into verse.
In a word, the whole place was involved in the maze of a metaphrastic mystery; it enchanted our wanderers, and tempted them into fields of speculation.
-- Arthur Edward Waite, Belle and the Dragon
By this maneuver, the mind is protected from clutter - mind and body, separated out, are actually coerced into a negatively metaphrastic liaison.
-- Lesley Stern, The Smoking Book
Metaphrastic comes into English from the medieval Greek metaphrastes, "one who translates."
I love words....Now, does that surprise any of you? There is a website that I play math and vocabulary games on. ( I really try to encourage my kids to play it) It's called www.Freerice.com and for every word you get right they supposedly donate to the world food organization.(For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.) It's fun, educational and for a good cause.
parergon \pa-RUR-gon\, noun:
1. Work undertaken in addition to one's principal work.
2. Something that is an accessory to a main work or subject; embellishment.
This labor resulted in a side adventure or parergon
: On his way to the chase, Heracles was entertained by the centaur Pholus, who set before him a jar of wine that belonged to all the centaurs in common.
-- P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Classical mythology
"It is a singular thing that you at the outset of your career - even as I thirty years ago at the same point of mine - should take up such a parergon and alight upon the same discovery."
-- Stanley John Weyman, Chippinge
Parergon consists of a combination of Greek roots, para- meaning "beyond, and ergo meaning "work, labor."
acetabular [as-i-tab-yuh-lar] adjective, of or related to the the socket in the hipbone that receives the head of the thighbone.
The femur had been driven backward in to the pelvis by the impact, causing an acetabular fracture typical of car crashes.
1. To sprout; appear above the ground.
1. The first sprouts or shoots of grass, corn, or other crops; new growth.
Oats require about a fortnight to braird in ordinary weather.
-- Henry Stephens, The book of the farm
And yet, in puny, distorted, phantasmal shapes albeit,/It will braird again; it will force its way up/Through unexpectable fissures.
-- Hugh MacDiarmid, On a Raised Beach
Braird derives from the Old English brerd, "edge, top."
nebulize \NEB-yuh-lahyz\, verb:
1. To become vague, or indistinct.
2. To reduce to a fine spray.
There is, however, not one of the seven that is truly effective as a novel; not one that has balance and sustained force; not one that doesn't break apart into episodes or nebulize into a vague emotion.
-- Walter Bates Rideout, Sherwood Anderson: a collection of critical essays
To argue that class is at heart a temporal category of change and movement can work to nebulize the issue of poverty, dissolving it into categorical indistinctness and impermanence.
-- Gavin Jones, American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945
Nebulize takes the ancient Proto-Indo-European root nebh- "mist," and adds the Greek suffix -lize, "to make." The word first appears in the 1800s.