☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Saturday & Sunday Word: Amatory & Crapulous + WINNERS!

Winners for the contest are: kimuro (LJ subscription) & brendala (free userhead). Congratulations!

a·ma·to·ry [ˈa-mə-ˌtȯr-ē]:
origin: (1500s) Latin; amare= to love.

Originating from or to imbue love (of a sexual or intensely romantic nature). The genre "Amatory Fiction" (Britain 17th-18th century) predates modern romance novels and "slash" fiction.

Three female writers distinguished themselves through their works of amatory fiction. These were Eliza Haywood, Delarivier Manley, and Aphra Behn. These three writers were known in their time as the Fair Triumvirate of Wit. Critics of amatory fiction, including those who condemned the genre on the bases of religion and social propriety, often referred to these women as The Naughty Triumvirate. [source]

crap·u·lous [ˈkra-pyə-ləs\]:
origin: (1500s) Latin; crapula= intoxication, Greek; kraipalē.

To indulge in excessive eating and/or consumption of liquor (possibly resulting in illness); suffering from excess.
Synonyms: bibulous, drunken, intemperate, sottish
Tags: a, adjective, c, greek, latin, mod, wordsmith: theidolhands

  • Wednesday Word: Sfumato

    Sfumato - noun. Sfumato is an art term that describes a painting technique where the edges are blurred and blended, leaving a super soft…

  • Saturday Word: Zarf

    Howdy friends, I'm still here! I'm barrelling towards the end of the semester and haven't had a few minutes to sit down and queue up entries. Zarf…

  • Wednesday Word: Hapax

    Hapax - noun. Here's a cool term for all the word nerds out there, suggested by full_metal_ox along with a fascinating link about…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded