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31

Jul

caitlingillam:

Magical Forest {By Killian Schonberger}

tumescent

After a extended, withering heat and finally a prolonged, soaking rain, the tumescent sunflowers were able to hold their floral faces high and follow the sun across the sky. 

from Wiktionary

Etymology
From Latin tumēscēns (“swelling, bloating”)

Pronunciation
(US) IPA(key): /tuˈmɛsənt/, /tjuˈmɛsənt/

Adjective
tumescent (comparative more tumescent, superlative most tumescent)

  • swollen or distended with fluid, as of erectile tissue.
  • inflated or overblown

Related terms

  • tumefy
  • tumescence

30

Jul

tulipnight:

among fields… by  Mirek Grobelski
I confess. I’m an Oxford Comma man.

I confess. I’m an Oxford Comma man.

(Source: wilwheaton)

29

Jul

Hegelian

At its most basic, communism is the Hegelian antithesis of capitalism though some would argue this is at best an oversimplification.

Note: If you’re like me, you might find the Wiktionary definition below ‘unhelpful’ at best in figuring out a meaning for this word. May I also suggest Dictionary.com or this discussion of Hegel’s theory on Marxists.org? Marx was a follower of Hegel’s theory and used it in developing his own, a small work that was rather influential last century The Communist Manifesto. You might even find Wikipedia’s entry on Hegel helpful.

from Wiktionary

Etymology
Hegel +‎ -ian

Adjective
Hegelian (comparative more Hegelian, superlative most Hegelian)

  • Of or pertaining to the ideas of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Noun
Hegelian (plural Hegelians)

  • A follower of Hegel’s philosophy.

openbookstore:

57thstreetbooks:

With Flat Stanley as their guide, a few of our intrepid booksellers are taking the Chicago Independent Bookstore challenge & visiting all 9 participating stores by August 3rd!

So awesome!

Note: that’s the other Powell’s pictured above - the first but slightly less famous one, in Chicago

lawsoffate:

fearless little one (by Helena Normark)

lawsoffate:

fearless little one (by Helena Normark)

28

Jul

dorbear:

mineshaftnights:

The Shopkeeper.

😘😍💜😍😘

dorbear:

mineshaftnights:

The Shopkeeper.

😘😍💜😍😘

sanguine

A bad example of the word sanguine would be using it describe how a vampire feels after feeding.

from Wiktionary

Etymology
From French sanguin, ultimately from Latin sanguineus (“of blood”), from sanguis (“blood”), of uncertain origin, perhaps Proto-Indo-European *h₁sh₂-én-, from *h₁ésh₂r̥ (“blood”).

Pronunciation
IPA(key): /ˈsæŋ.ɡwɪn/

Adjective
sanguine (comparative more sanguine, superlative most sanguine)

  • Having the colour of blood; red.
  • (obsolete, physiology) Having a bodily constitution characterised by a preponderance of blood over the other bodily humours, thought to be marked by irresponsible mirth; indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters.  
  • Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
  • Warm; ardent.
  • Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.

Usage notes
Not to be confused with sanguinary.

Synonyms

  • animated
  • assured
  • bright
  • bullish
  • buoyant
  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • confident
  • hopeful
  • optimistic
  • positive
  • red
  • spirited
  • upbeat

Antonyms

  • gloomy
  • pessimistic
  • blue

Related terms

  • sanguinary

Noun
sanguine (plural sanguines)

  • Blood colour; red.
  • Anything of a blood-red colour, as cloth.
  • (heraldry) A tincture, seldom used, of a blood-red colour (not to be confused with murrey).
  • Bloodstone.
  • Red crayon.

Verb
sanguine (third-person singular simple present sanguines, present participle sanguining, simple past and past participle sanguined)

  • To stain with blood; to impart the colour of blood to; to ensanguine.

Related terms

  • sangaree
  • sangria

See also
(reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine