Friday, March 26, 2010

101 in 1001- new words

I have to learn 1001 of these before October 29, 2012! 
Have any obscure favorite words I should learn?

In case you are new to the blog, this is one of the items on my 101 in 1001 list, click for the whole shebang.

1. akimbo (to stand with arms akimbo), body position with hands on hips.


2. jag (as in crying jag) a period of unrestrained indulgence in an activity; spree; binge: a crying jag; a talking jag. (dictionary.com)


3. calliope [kuh-lahy-uh-pee] (hard as heck for me to pronounce while reading for whatever reason) Also called steam organ. a musical instrument consisting of a set of harsh-sounding steam whistles that are activated by a keyboard. reminded of this word when seen in Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.


4. rennet - enzymes naturally found in mammalian stomachs used to break down mothers' milk. often used in the production of cheese. Microbial rennet is often used in North America because it is cheaper than animal rennet, and it is vegetarian friendly.

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