Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Atonement

ATONEMENT

-noun
1. satisfaction, reparation, or expiation given for an injury or wrong
2, (often capital) (Christian theology)
a. the reconciliation of man with God through the life, sufferings, and sacrificial death of Christ
b. the sufferings and death of Christ
3. (Christian Science) the state in which the attributes of God are exemplified in man
4. (obsolete) reconciliation or agreement


























Such are born rumours
Of children drowned
Liquid sacrifices
In exchange for atonement

Monday, 30 May 2016

Remit

REMIT

-verb
1. (also intr.) to send (money, payment, etc.), as for goods or service, especially by post
2. (law) (especially of an appeal court) to send back (a case or proceeding) to an inferior court for further consideration or action
3. to cancel or refrain from exacting (a penalty or punishment)
4. (also intr.) to relax (pace, intensity, etc.) or (of pace or the like) to slacken or abate
5. to postpone; defer
6. (archaic) to pardon or forgive (crime, sins, etc.)
-noun
7. the area of authority or responsibility of an individual or a
8. (law) the transfer of a case from one court or jurisdiction to another, especially from an appeal court to an inferior tribunal
9. the act of remitting
10. something remitted
11. (New Zealand) a proposal from a branch of an organization put forward for discussion at the annual general meeting

























Here we appreciate
Remit from the bustle

Below the fortress’ walls

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Cucumber

CUCUMBER

-noun
1. a creeping cucurbitaceous plant, Cucumis sativus, cultivated in many forms for its edible fruit
2. the cylindrical fruit of this plant, which has hard thin green rind and white crisp flesh
3. any of various similar or related plants or their fruits


























Cold soup
Lobster and cucumber
Rain goes on

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Tremendous

TREMENDOUS

-adj.
1. vast; huge
2. (informal) very exciting or unusual
3. (informal) (intensifier)
4. (archaic) terrible or dreadful

























Over the years
Grown tremendous

Also in character

Friday, 27 May 2016

Indefensible

INDEFENSIBLE

-adj.
1. not justifiable or excusable
2. capable of being disagreed with; untenable
3. incapable of defence against attack

























They hold their heads high
Against adversity though
The position is indefensible

Spring marches on and leaves

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Morose

MOROSE

-adj.
ill-tempered or gloomy



















Her books read
A morose lady

Faces eternity

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Barb

BARB

-noun
1. a subsidiary point facing in the opposite direction to the main point of a fish-hook, harpoon, arrow, etc., intended to make extraction difficult
2. any of various pointed parts, as on barbed wire
3. a cutting remark; gibe
4. any of the numerous hair-like filaments that form the vane of a feather
5. a beardlike growth in certain animals
6. a hooked hair or projection on certain fruits
7. any small cyprinid fish of the genus Barbus (or Puntius) and related genera, such as B. conchonius (rosy barb)
8. (usually plural) any of the small fleshy protuberances beneath the tongue in horses and cattle
9. a white linen cloth forming part of a headdress extending from the chin to the upper chest, originally worn by women in the Middle Ages, now worn by nuns of some orders
10. (obsolete) a beard
-verb
11. (trans.) to provide with a barb or barbs

-noun
1. (often capital) a breed of horse of North African origin, similar to the Arab but less spirited

-noun
1. (Australian) a black kelpie
























Barbed memories
Glorious revolution

And dignified death 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Formidable

FORMIDABLE

-adj.
1. arousing or likely to inspire fear or dread
2. extremely difficult to defeat, overcome, manage, etc.
3. tending to inspire awe or admiration because of great size, strength, excellence, etc.

























Looking for treasures
Thames works
Creating a formidable sight
At low tide

Where is all the water gone?

Monday, 23 May 2016

Monumental

MONUMENTAL

-adj.
1. like a monument, especially in large size, endurance, or importance
2. of, relating to, or being a monument
3. (informal) (intensifier)  

























Radio
Monumental invention
As art
Sinuous waves
Songs
Flashing lights


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Cube

CUBE

-noun
1. a solid having six plane square faces in which the angle between two adjacent sides is a right angle
2. the product of three equal factors: the cube of 2 is 2 × 2 × 2 (usually written 23)
3. something in the form of a cube
-verb
4. to raise (a number or quantity) to the third power
5. (trans.) to measure the cubic contents of
6. (trans.) to make, shape, or cut (something, especially food) into cubes
7. (trans.) (US & Canadian) to tenderize (meat) by scoring into squares or by pounding with a device which has a surface of metal cubes
  
-noun
1. any of various tropical American plants, especially any of the leguminous genus Lonchocarpus,the roots of which yield rotenone
2. an extract from the roots of these plants: a fish poison and insecticide





















Cubing attempt

Totally fudged

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Baleful

BALEFUL

-adj.
1. harmful, menacing, or vindictive
2. (archaic) dejected




















Going to the veterinarian 
Poor baleful kitty

Hates the entire world

Friday, 20 May 2016

Spike

SPIKE

-noun
1. a sharp point
2. any sharp-pointed object, especially one made of metal
3, a long metal nail
4. (physics)
a. a transient variation in voltage or current in an electric circuit
b. a graphical recording of this, such as one of the peaks on an electroencephalogram
5. (informal) a sudden increase
6. (plural) shoes with metal projections on the sole and heel for greater traction, as used by athletes
7. the straight un-branched antler of a young deer
8. (British, slang) another word for dosshouse
-verb (mainly trans.)
9. to secure or supply with or as with spikes
10. to render ineffective or block the intentions of; thwart
11. to impale on a spike
12. to add alcohol to (a drink)
13. (journalism) to reject (a news story)
14. (volleyball) to hit (a ball) sharply downwards with an overarm motion from the front of one's own court into the opposing court
15. (formerly) to render (a cannon) ineffective by blocking its vent with a spike
16. (intr.) (informal) to increase suddenly

-noun
 (botany)
1. an inflorescence consisting of a raceme of sessile flowers, as in the gladiolus and sedges
2. an ear of wheat, barley, or any other grass that has sessile spikelets

























A glowing spike
In the night

Showing the way home

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Blush

BLUSH

-verb
1. (intr.) to become suddenly red in the face from embarrassment, shame, modesty, or guilt; redden
2. to make or become reddish or rosy
-noun
3. a sudden reddening of the face from embarrassment, shame, modesty, or guilt
4. a rosy glow 
5. a reddish or pinkish tinge
6. a cloudy area on the surface of freshly applied gloss paint
7. a cosmetic applied to the face to give a usually pink colour or to accent the cheekbones















Petals unfold
In a sudden blush

Morning light

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Flush

FLUSH

-verb
1. to blush or cause to blush
2. to flow or flood or cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
3. to glow or shine or cause to glow or shine with a rosy colour
4. to send a volume of water quickly through (a pipe, channel, etc.) or into (a toilet) for the purpose of cleansing, emptying, etc.
5. to cause (soluble substances in the soil) to be washed towards the surface, as by the action of underground springs, or (of such substances) to be washed towards the soil surface
6. (trans.; usually passive) to excite or elate
-noun
7. a rosy colour, especially in the cheeks; blush
8. a sudden flow or gush, as of water
9. a feeling of excitement or elation
10. early bloom; freshness
11. redness of the skin, especially of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc.
12. (ecology) an area of boggy land fed by ground water
-adj.
13. having a ruddy or heightened colour

-adj. (usually postpositive)
1. level or even with another surface
2. directly adjacent; continuous
3. (informal) having plenty of money
4. (informal) abundant or plentiful, as money
5. full of vigour
6. full to the brim or to the point of overflowing
7. (printing) having an even margin, right or left, with no indentations
8. (of a blow) accurately delivered
9. (of a vessel) having no superstructure built above the flat level of the deck
-adv.
10. so as to be level or even
11. directly or squarely
-verb (trans.)
12. to cause (surfaces) to be on the same level or in the same plane
13. to enrich the diet of (an ewe) during the breeding season
-noun
14. a period of fresh growth of leaves, shoots, etc.

-verb
15. (trans.) to rouse (game, wild creatures, etc.) and put to flight

-noun
16. (in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

























Hot house
Permanent flush

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Red

RED

-noun
1. any of a group of colours, such as that of a ripe tomato or fresh blood, that lie at one end of the visible spectrum, next to orange, and are perceived by the eye when light in the approximate wavelength range 740–620 nanometres falls on the retina. Red is the complementary colour of cyan and forms a set of primary colours with cyan and yellow 
2. a pigment or dye of or producing these colours
3. red cloth or clothing 
4. a red ball in snooker, billiards, etc.
5. (in roulette and other gambling games) one of two colours on which players may place even bets, the other being black
6. Also called: inner (archery) a red ring on a target, between the blue and the gold, scoring seven points
-adj.
7. of the colour red
8. reddish in colour or having parts or marks that are reddish
9. having the face temporarily suffused with blood, being a sign of anger, shame, etc.
10. (of the complexion) rosy; florid
11. (of the eyes) bloodshot
12. (of the hands) stained with blood, as after committing murder
13. bloody or violent
14. (of wine) made from black grapes and coloured by their skins
15. denoting the highest degree of urgency in an emergency; used by the police and the army and informally
16. (US) relating to, supporting, or representing the Republican Party



















Sea side house
Strawberry red

Ice cream shade