elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

What I wouldn't give for a velvet suit Tuesday

Heavens, I plum forgot last Tuesday. I wasn't even busy.

expurgate [EK-sper-geyt]

1.to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable

2.to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness.


"Oneir pinched a candle from the kitchets and read aloud from The Arabian Nights, which turned out to have been a remarkably good buy. "Unexpurgated" seemed to mean that all sorts of interestingly dirty bits had been put in."

-from The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones

winnew or winnow

1. To separate, and drive off, the chaff from by means of wind; to fan

2. To sift, as for the purpose of separating falsehood from truth; to separate, as had from good.

3. To beat with wings, or as with wings.[Poetic]

1. to get rid of (something undesirable or unwanted)

1. cull out: select desirable parts from a group or list


I'm trying to winnow the classes I want from this isufferably long list of courses I have yet to take, but it's taking such a long while that I might just take my finger and select them at random.
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