20 May 2019

Improving words (10)

Some more revised word definitions, based on what the words visibly should mean.....

Adverse:  A poetic advertisement

Bellowing:  You're in debt in the amount of one clanging instrument

Brokerage:  Anger at running out of money

Cobalt:  A fellow resident of Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania

Collusion:  The illusion of a collision

Desire:  To retract paternity

Device:  To rob someone of guilty pleasures

Extent:  A former shelter for campers

Formaldehyde:  Dr. Jekyll's official renunciation of his alter ego

Impossible:  Susceptible to being changed into bone by small demonic creatures

Kinship:  A large boat whose crew are all related

Legislate:  Your lower limb can't keep up with you

Migration:  A limited supply of Russian fighter planes

Mistrust:  Deterioration of iron caused by fog

Panorama:  A Greek satyr belonging to a Hindu deity

Pervade:  A sports drink marketed to sexual deviants

Repeal:  To let a bell ring again

Scabbard:  A storyteller who helps break a strike

Scarlet:  A small wound

Stalagmite:  A tiny parasitic arthropod found in German prisoner-of-war camps

Urban:  The primordial prohibition

Wooden:  A cozy dwelling used for soliciting marriage

[The previous "improving words" post is here.]


Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

These are great. It's funny if you think about some words how they could be used differently.

21 May, 2019 07:56  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Damn man, every time I read these word improvement lists ... I can't get halfway through without laughing .... {:-)

21 May, 2019 08:27  
Blogger Jono said...

Glad no one can see me laughing at these!

21 May, 2019 19:13  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Stalagmite? It doesn't get any better than that!

These are all clever and funny.

22 May, 2019 11:01  
Anonymous Ole Phat Stu said...

Paradigm - discarding your ejector seat for 10 cents.

22 May, 2019 13:09  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks, everyone! Glad to know my efforts to improve the language are appreciated.

22 May, 2019 18:51  

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