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delitescent (del-i-TES-uhnt) adjective
[From Latin delitescent-, stem of delitescens, present participle of delitescere (to hide away).]
"[Muumuu] matches and enhances the infinite variety of the human psyche as well as providing a delitescent veil for those aged parts of you that you can't yet bring yourself to make public." Reese Palley; Call of the Ancient Mariner; International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 2003.
Have you ever taken a vacation that's planned to every nanosecond? At 9:37 we visit the Garden of Standonburg and spend an hour and 18 minutes there, then we reach the Pamponi Museum at 11:09, and then .... Well, that's not a vacation, is it? Sometimes it's best to let yourself roam through what may come, with no plan, no schedule, no rules, no aim and nothing to guide except a free mind and open heart.
This week's AWAD is prepared in just that spirit. A word tickles our fancy and leads us to some others that bring forth new sights. We skip some of them, move ahead or perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the dictionary. There's nothing common among the words selected--at least as far as we know. There's no theme to constrain our word choices during the next five days. Or maybe that's the theme.
"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh. Of course." -Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (1920- ) [Fahrenheit 451]