Odd Words from the Oxford Dictionarie Barmecide: illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing. cacoethes: an urge to do something inadvisable. cerulean: deep sky blue. deasil: clockwise or in the direction of the sun’s course. etui: a small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles. fugacious: transient or fleeting. logomachy: an argument about words. opsimath: a person who begins to learn or study late in life. pother: a commotion or fuss. superbious: proud and overbearing. vagarious: erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction.
“I’ll sit here on the aisle seat to hear the isle commentary”, said George to Linda. “Why”, replied Linda. “That way I’ll be discreet; by not having to cross in front of you if I have to get up during the program, I’ll be discrete from you.” Linda just sighed, “Well at least you’ll be at my side!”
Thankfully, George did wait until the end of the program to get up; which took a weight off Linda’s shoulders. To make up for his behavior, George went into a flower shop, walked back four rows, and bought her a rose. It was a red rose, just like the one she had told him that she had read about in the novel. Of course George was glad that he made up for his guilt feelings with the flower, and not some gilt jewelry.