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I love words. It's something I gave up my career in software for. Every morning I can't wait to wake up and start exploring words and write about them. I have been doing it for 12 years now and I wouldn't want to be doing anything else.
Having said that, there are times when I feel I have to be ready to feed this beast -- A.Word.A.Day -- week after week after week. It opens its hungry maw every Monday and I had better be ready with another serving of juicy, delicious words. I do as best as I can to come up with new recipes, new arrangements, new flavors. There are times, however, when I just have to reach into my grab-bag of loose words and offer them while I think of a new topic. It's one of those weeks.
Enjoy this medley of words while I get back to the word lab putting finishing touches to next week's material.
adjective: Glittering, especially with gold or tinsel.
From French, present participle of obsolete clinquer (to clink), from Dutch klinken (to clink).
"And she looked like a queen as she stood at the altar in her glittering
tiara, her ivory jacket clinquant with sequins."
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth. -Sophocles, (495-405 BCE)