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Albicant, Pavonated, Quaeritur, Usward,

Happy Monday! With the holidays and stress from my illustrative work I have become lax with my wordly duties not once, not twice but three times! I'm also well behind with posting these to our facebook group. For shame!

Today I bring you four words to make up for my absence: two colour-themed words to mark the beginning of my colour-themed posts and two other words which are slightly different to the words I normally aim to post. Just something special in an effort to make it up to all of you! I hope your holidays have been splendiferous, no matter what your faith or traditions.

 

 


Albicant
adjective


Pronunciation:
[al-bi-cant]

Definition:
Becoming white. Can also refer to a greyish-white colour.

 

Etymology:
From the Latin albus meaning white.

 

 

Pavonated
adjective



Pronunciation:
[pav-o-nate-ed]

Definition:
Coloured like a peacock (peacock blue).

 

Etymology:
From the Latin pāvō meaning peacock.

 

Notes:
While pavonated refers to the colour of a pea cock (pea-cock blue) pavonine, which means "resembling a peacock" can be used to refer to the colour, design or iridescence of a peacock.

 

 

It is generally accepted that the word refers to the colour of the peacock's neck.


Quaeritur
phrase

Pronunciation:
[Kwa-e-re-ter]*
*not entirely sure if this is the proper pronunciation or if it is the result of its transition into English usage. If anyone wants to help out there it'd be much appreciated!

Definition:
Latin phrase meaning "it begs the question," or "the question is asked," succeeded by the inquiry. Often but not limited to hypothetical questions.

 

Etymology:
From the Latin quaerere meaning "to seek, gain, ask." This is the same word we get "query" and "inquiry" from.

 

 

 

Usward
adverb


Pronunciation:
[uhs-word]

Definition:
Coming towards "us".

 

Etymology:
From the Middle English uns and the Old English suffix -weard, akin to to turn.

 

 

 

 Usage:

"The super-hunky senior boy, Edwin Mc'Saucy, caught Stella's attention. It was his pavonated eyes that did it. Or maybe his pavonine skin, which was covered in a very manly body glitter.

 

Stella's best friend Jake noticed her go albicant as the blood drained from her face. He looked up in time to see Edwin walk in their direction. "Quaeritur: is he coming usward?" he said, "or themward?" He pointed to a group of broodingly pallid teens a few paces away."



Love Tahlia, a little upset with herself for making reference to Twilight next to LOTR and Harry Potter.

 

Tags: a, adjective, adverb, p, phrase, q, theme: colour, u, wordsmith: brbplayingchess
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