For this week’s thirteen, I’m going back to my writerly roots and plucking thirteen adjectives out of the dictionary that I either really like or have never heard of before. 1. Convivial. It describes me because it relates to feasting, drinking and having a good time. That convivial Wendy, she’s always swiggin’ a beer and talking with her hands full of pizza. (Make that cheeseless pizza with a gluten-free crust – my food allergies are not convivial in the least.) 2. Fusty. It can mean stale and smelly or it can mean rigidly old-fashioned. My wedding invitations were purchased at a fusty old print shop in London because my hubby’s fusty relative thought that they should be truly, actually engraved - as in, you can turn the invitation over and feel the engraving. (I used fusty in both ways in that sentence.) 3. Irrefragable. It means irrefutable. The irrefragable truth is that irrefragable is more fun to say than irrefutable. And it makes me think of Fraggle Rock. 4. Trumpery. This word means trivial or useless. I think it can also be a noun. My trumpery little blog might be among the trumperiest. (Okay, I made that last word up.) 5. Arthritic. It’s not just for joints anymore. Painfully slow. Now that I have Firefox, I see how arthritic IE was. 6. Fuliginous. Dark and murky in color. One look into my fuliginous eyes, and he was hopelessly in love, or drunk. 7. Lugubrious. Affectedly mournful. Girlie’s lugubrious wails ring throughout the house whenever she’s asked to clean her room. 8. Mizzly. Drizzly. You say drizzly, I say mizzly, let’s call the whole thing off. 9. Sexagesimal. (giggle, giggle). Having to do with the number sixty. Hubby and I watch television in sexagesimal minute cycles. Usually on our bed. (Sorry math lovers, I’m sure I used it incorrectly.) 10. Nootropic. Enhances cognition. Alcohol is a nootropic substance when playing late night trivia games. (Too much alcohol is the opposite of nootropic.) 11. Wendish. Like me. Okay, not really but who wouldn’t include an adjective with your name in it? It actually means, of or relating to the Wends. Aren’t you glad that I cleared that up? 12. Crural. Relating to the thigh. I think it’s cruel that my crural area gains weight the fastest. 13. Pie holed. Having a mouth. Her pie holed website now has audio feeds. (Yes, I totally made up pie holed as an adjective but I’m going to run with it.) If I ever get the right equipment and software, I intend to pie hole this blog. Wow, it works as a verb too. Catchy don’t you think? Thanks for stopping by. Please leave your name AND a comment so that I can judge you, I mean, thank you. Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
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