Monday, June 23, 2008


abscond v. to depart secretly

Google absconded out the garage door after taking Sarah's loaf of bread.

similar words: absquatulate, bolt, decamp, elope, escape, flee, fly, run, scram, skip, split, vanish


abrogate v. to abolish

Abraham Lincoln abrogated slavery.

similar words: cancel, revoke, rescind, nullify, void, invalidate

dissimilar words: ratify, establish; preserve


abeyance n. suspended action

The test was held in abeyance because the teacher was not teaching according to schedule.

similar words: dormancy, suspension, intermission, quiescence, latency, respite, pause

dissimilar words: continuance

Sunday, June 22, 2008


esoteric adj. hard to understand; known only to the chosen few

The fact that Google's favorite food is bread is quite esoteric to those outside of his immediate family.

similar words: abstruse, arcane, confidential, enigmatic, mysterious, mystic, obscure, occult, private, recondite, secret

dissimilar words: common, exoteric, familiar, known, obvious, public, unmysterious


empancipated minor
emancipation declaration


ennui n. boredom.

After tasting the scrumptious loaf of bread that Sarah had accidentally left on the bottom shelf, the necessity for Google to wait for his masters to finish their dinners every evening stirred a sense of ennui within him.

To relieve his growing ennui, Google began to poop on the lawn.

similar words: lethargy, tedium, disinterest, dullness, apathy, jaded, lassitude, listlessness
dissimilar words: interesting, excited