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2020

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1. Americana: Dispatches from the New Frontier
2. There is a Balm in Gilead
3. Maid
4. Design of Everyday Things
5. Great Divorce
1. Museum of the Bible - Washington, D.C. - 2/15/20
2. International Spy Museum - Washington D.C. - 2/15/20
1. Wooden Hangers
2. Pencil Pouch
3. iPhone holder
4. GPS holder for car
5. Planter
6. Warped tupperware bowl
7. Shoes
8. Old Commentary
9. Wax Melter/nightlight
10. Wooden spoons
11. Skewers
12. Sweatshirt
13. Salt Box
14. Planter
15. Old Recipes that are not good/not needed
16. Coffee Cup
17. Cookbook
18. Blanket
A - Arlington, VA
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F - Fredericksburg, VA
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O - Occquan, VA
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R - Richmond, VA; Springfield, VA
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W - Washington, D.C.
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$10 for Superbowl Party

GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!! #CHIEFSKINGDOM
January - DONE
$10 for cook Chinese Food on Chinese New Year
We made Orange Chicken in the slow cooker - yum!
$10 for Jigsaw Puzzle
2000 Pieces!!!! DONE! And no missing pieces, lolol
1. $10 for writing a Futureme letter
1. Box of old glassware
2. Political yard sign
3. Book
4. Book
5. Book
6. Skirt
7. Shirt
8. Skirt
9. Skirt
10. Bag of clothes someone gave me that are the wrong size
12. Shoes
13. Wine Bottles
14. Table Runner
15. Old T-shirt
16. Old socks
17. ATT Folder - no Longer Needed
18. Work Travel - Hotel Key Cards from wallet
19. Catalogs
20. Old Decorative Soap Bars
21. Old Toothbrush
22. Eyeliners
23. Powder foundation
24. Old Socks
25. More old make-up; why do I have so much; I hardly even wear any!
26. Old Coat
27-37. Pajamas
38-39. Old Insurance Cards
40-41. Old Store Cards
42-46. Old Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations
47. Pair of slippers
48. Jigsaw puzzle
49. beach towel
50. Glitter shoes
51. Calendar
52. Magazine
53. Catalog
54-62. Books
63. Christmas air freshener
64-70. Christmas Boxes
Several Year End Goals - $70
1. Santorini, Greece
2. New Hampshire - DONE
3. London
4. Ireland
5. New Mexico - White Sands - DONE
6. Norway
7. Oregon
8. Seattle
9. Idaho
10. Alaska
11. Vancouver
12. Boston
13. Japan
14. Chincoteague - DONE
15. Colorado Springs
16. Maldives
17. White House
18. Yosimite
19. Salton Sea
20. Stay in an Glass Igloo at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
21. Hanging Lake Colorado
22. President's Park Croaker, VA - DONE
23. Abandoned Trains in Maine
24. TWA Hotel at JFK
25. Chihuly Exhibit
26. Oracle State Park - Arizona
27. Joshua Tree National park
28. Chaco Culture National Historical Park
29. Mayland Earth to Sky Park & Bare Dark Sky Observatory
30. Copper Breaks State Park
31. Goblin Valley State Park
32. Great Sand Dunes National Park
33. Botswana
34. Victoria Falls
35. Antelope Valley - DONE
36. Meow Wolf; Santa Fe
37. Damajagua Waterfalls Dominica Republic
38. Bald Head Island
39. Ocacoke
40. Seneca Falls, NY - DONE
41. Arches National Park, Utah
42. Grand Canyon - DONE
43. Glacier National Park
44. Mount Ranier
45. Horsehoe Bend - DONE
46. Flagstaff, AZ - DONE
47. Montezuma's Castle - DONE
48. Bryce Canyon - DONE
49. Zion NP - DONE
50. Page, AZ - DONE
51. Sunset Crater - DONE
52. Sedona, AZ - DONE
53. Canyonlands NP
54. Capitol Reef NP
55. Monument Valley
56. Grand Canyon - North Rim
57. Dinosaur NP
58. Belle Rive, IL
59. White Mountain, NH
60. Little Devil's Staircase; Shenandoah VA
61. Philadelphia
62. Norway
63. Biggest Christmas Store in US - Michigan
64. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park - Utah
65. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, UT
66. Sardinia
67. Lizard Island Resort - Austrailia
68. Vanuatu
69. Bay of Fires, Tasmania
70. Tohoku Japan
71. Magdalen Islands, Canada
72. Devil's Tower
73. Mount Rushmore
74. Dry Tortugus
75. Seven Falls; Co Springs
76. Crazy Horse Memorial; SD
77. Sesame Street Sign in NYC
78. South Korea
79. The Eagle and Child Pub
80. Little Lea - C.S. Lewis Home
81. Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry
82. Blackwell's Bookshop
83. The White Horse and the King's Arms
84. Christ Church Cathedral
85. Sweden's Tree Hotel
86. The Muraca; Maldives
87. The Yays Crane Apartment; Netherlands
88. Giraffe Manor; Kenya
89. Dog Bark Park Inn; Idaho
90. Pennsylvania
91. Angad Arts Hotel; Missouri
92. Gateway Arch; St. Louis
93. Norfolk Botanical Gardens
94. Salt Hotel; Bolivia
95. Airplane Hotel; Costa Rica
96. Coconut Island
97. Mauna Kea
98. Saint Lucia
99. Wai'pi'o Valley
100. Tutu and Gramps House
1. Gay Girl; Good God by Jackie Hill Perry
2. Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
3. Rooster Bar by John Grisham
4. Five Days at Memorial
5. The Library Book
6. In the Kingdom of Ice
7. In the Year of our Lord
8. The Making of the Wizard of Oz
9. Faith Among the Faithless
10. Planets
11. Santa Fe Bucket List
12. Boomtown
13. Mere Calvinism
14. Suffering: Gospel Hope
15. All That's Good; Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment
16. Finding Dorothy
17. Heartland
18: 40 Favorite Hymns on the Christian Life
19. The Only Business Book You'll Ever Need
20. Where the Crawdads Sing
21. Suffering is Never for Nothing
22. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
23. Misty of Chincoteague
24. ITIL Foundations
25. Beartown by Backman
26. Reckoning by Grisham
27. The Matriach: Barbara Bush
28. The Queen
29. Midnight in Chernobyl
30. Bibliophile by Mount
31. Grace by Kevin DeYoung
32. Izzy's Fire
33. Mindhunter
34. The Dignity Revolution
35. The Sun Does Shine
36. American Like Me
37. Sacred Endurance
38. Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy
39. The Nickel Boys
40. Arizona and the Grand Canyon
41. The Grand Circle
42. This Tender Land
43. What is a Girl Worth
44. What is a Girl Worth (Children's version)
45. C.S. Lewis on Reading
46. Ordinary Pastor
47. Adorning the Dark
48. C.S. Lewis on Reading
49. The Gospel in Dostoevsky
50. Becoming C.S. Lewis
51. Adorning the Dark
52. In the Hurricane's Eye
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2019

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Crossroad Wow! That is great!
3 months ago One person likes this.
Shelly Lorrain Durkee
The 7 Things Challenge:
7 Things x 2020

My seven answers to the Day Zero alternative New Year's resolutions poll:
  1. Learn how to cook
  2. Start walking again
  3. Stop procastinating
  4. Take a vacation to Hawaii
  5. Find a publisher
  6. Try public speaking
  7. Be more professional
Crossroad One day I would like to visit Hawaii
2 months ago One person likes this.
1. Operate a chop saw
2. Operate a band saw
3. Pick Lavender
4. Ride a Banana Boat
5. Ride the Slingshot Ride
6. Play Aggravation
7. Fly out of the Myrtle Beach International Airport
8. Eat a Pineapple Tomato
9. Visit San Diego
10. Go to San Diego Zoo
11. Visit Cabrillo National Monument\
12. Host a Taco Bar Party
13. Use a nail gun.
14. Visit Chippokes State Park
15. Buy and Cook Fresh Green Beans
16. Ate at Dinosaur BBQ
17. Walked through an Erie Canal Weighlock
18. Dangled my feet over the Grand Canyon
19. Hiked through a slot canyon
20. Saw Bryce Canyon
21. Saw Zion National Park
22. Visited Navajo Bridge
23. Saw two California Condors in the wild
24. Saw Glen Canyon Dam
25. Rodetrip in a Mustang Convertible
26. Visited Montezuma Castle
27. Visited Montezuma Well
28. Visited Tuzigoot
29. Visited Sedona
30. Saw the Snoopy Rock
31. Ate a Bison Burger
32. Tried Spicy Chow Chow
33. Surgery under gen anesthesia
34. Used a Frozen Turkey Breast for Thanksgiving - this is the way to go!
35. Made Cut Out Sugar Cookies
$10 for sugar cookies
$20 for completing November Thankfuls and Booking Hawaii 2020
1. Work Retail
2. Take a RedEye Flight for work (Vacation is ok)
3. Break my leg
4. Get a phone call that my girl has been in an accident
5. Drink Bubble Tea
6. Be at an unhealthy weight
7. Watch my daughter pass out
8. Take the Security+ Exam
9. Lead a CMMI Cert Team
10. Be obese
11. Work for a cleaning company
12. Take the ITIL Foundations exam
13. Ride a banana boat in 10 foot swells
14. Have Insurance deny a surgery at the last minute
15. Make dozens and dozens of paper flowers
16. Fall off of a horse
17. Stay at Embassy Suites in Flagstaff, AZ
18. Hysterectomy! haha
19. Try to make cinnamon rolls from scratch - complete fail
20. Get yet another phone call that my oldest girl has been in an accident
21. Put on 15 pounds
22. Get out of the habit of walking and exercising - so hard to restart
23. Eat Three Thanksgivings Dinners in one day
24. Plantar Fasciitis
25. Drink Bubble Tea
26. Lose my work cell phone
$10 for hockey game in NY
$11 Savings goal
$10 Antelope
$10 Phone
$10 Horseshoe Bend
$10 Kitchen Aid
$10 Grand Canyon
A - Atlanta, GA, Anderson, SC, Amherst, NH, Avondale, AZ, Alexandria, VA. Almoragorda, NM. Albuquerque, NM, Assateague, VA
B - Barnstead, NH, Burlington, Iowa, Bozeman, MT, Buffalo, NY; Bryce Canyon National Park
C - Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Culpeper, VA, Capitan, NM, Cerillos, NM, Chincoteague, VA; Cherry Grove, SC, Cape Lookout, NC
D - Dover, NH, Detroit, MI, Dallas, TX
E - El Segundo, CA
F - Fredericksburg, VA, Fairfield, Iowa; Fort Monrroe, VA; Flagstaff, AZ
G - Gordonsville, VA, Goodyear, AZ, Gardner, MT, Glorieta, NM, Grand Canyon, AZ
H - Honolulu, HI, Hilo, Hawaii, Hermosa Beach, CA, Hollywood, CA, Harker's Island, NC, Hopewell, VA
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K - Kona, Hawaii, Kittery, ME
L - Los Angeles, CA, Livingstone, MT, Lake Tahoe, NV, Los Alamos, NM
M - Mililani, HI, Minneapolis, MN; Myrtle Beach, SC, Murrieta, CA
N - Nellysford, VA, New York City, NY, Niagara Falls, Ontario
O - Oxon Hill, VA; Outer Banks, NC; Oak Creek, AZ
P - Phoenix, AZ, Petersburg, VA; Page, AZ
Q - Quantico, VA
R - Rome, NY, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC, Reno, NV
S - Syracuse, NY, Short Pump, VA, Stafford, VA, Skyline Drive, VA, Salt Lake City, UT, Springfield, VA, Santa Fe, NM; Sunset Beach, SC, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Surrey, VA, Smithfield, VA, Seneca Falls, NY; Sedona, AZ
T - Toccoa Falls, GA, Tallulah Falls, GA, Tahoe City, CA, Taos, NM, Temeculah, CA
U - Uttica, NY
V - Virginia Beach, VA; Waterloo, NY
W - Waynesboro, VA, Wintergeen Resort, VA, Warner Robins, GA, Wake Forest, NC, Washington D.C., Wilson, NC, White Sands, NM
X -
Y - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Z - Zion National Park
301 - Folderol - A useless ornament or acessory

302 - Muliebrity - Womanly qualities, womanhood

303 - Bloviate - Talk at length; especially in an inflated or empty way

304 - Codicil - An addition or supplement that explains, modifies or revokes a will or part of one

305 - Minatory - Expressing or conveying a threat.

306 - Facultative - Left to one's option or choice; optional

307 - Rostrum - A small raised area that you stand on so that you can be seen, for example, by an audience or an orchestra

308 - Shot-Clog - One who is tolerated only because he pays the shot or reckoning, for the rest of the company; otherwise a mere clog on them.

309 - Malapert - Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy

310 - Palimpsest - A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain

311 - Rataplan - A drumming or beating sound.

312 - Handsel - A gift given for good luck at the beginning of the year or to mark an acquisition or start of an enterprise

313 - Eleutheromaniac - Having a passionate mania for freedom

314 - Bumf - Reading materials (documents, written information) that is not important or interesting. Toilet paper.

315 - Progenitor - A person or thing from the past that a person, an animal or a plant that is alive now is related to.

316 - Usufruct - The right of enjoying all the advantages derived from the use of something that belongs to another, as far as is compatible with the substance of the thing not being destroyed or injured.

317 - Fructify - Make something fruitful or productive

318 - Flagitious - Of a person or their actions criminal; villainous.

319 - Tocsin - An alarm bell or signal

320 - Calumny - A misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation. The act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation.

321 - Higgledy-piggledly - In a disordered manner

322 - Abnegation - The act of renouncing or rejecting something

323 - Farceur - A writer or performer in farces; a joker or comedian

324 - Raddled - Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering.

325 - Ken - Understanding, knowledge or perception

326 - Irrupt - Enter forcibly or suddenly

327 - Simulacrum - An image or representation of someone or something

328 - Gnomic - Short and clever, but difficult to understand

329 - Inamorata - A woman whom one is in love with; a mistress

330 - Impecunious - Having little or no money

331 - Ossify - Turn into bone or bony tissue

332 - Effrontery - Insolent or impertinent behavior

333 - Latitudinarian - Not insisting on strict conformity to a particular doctrine or standard

334 - Prolix - Using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy

335 - Superannuated - Obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments

336 - Shunpike - A secondary road to avoid expressways and turnpikes

337 - Whinge - Complain, especially in a way that annoys other people

338 - Kyoodle - To make loud, useless noises

339 - Execrable - Deserving to be execrated; detestable, abominable. Extremely bad; of poor quality

340 - Vexillology - The study of flags

341 - Nonage - The state or condition of being under legal age

342 - Exiguity - The quality of being meager.

343 - Odalisque - A female servant in a Turkish harem

344 - Turpitude - Vile, Shameful, immoral person or behavior

345 - Platitudinous - Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

346 - Crapulous - Suffering from excessive eating or drinking

347 - Hobson's Choice - A choice of taking what is available or nothing at all

348 - Imprimatur - An authoritative approval or official license

349 - Evince - Constitute outward evidence of; show plainly

350 - Purblind - Having impaired or defective vision. Slow or unable to understand; dimwitted.

351 - Passim - Used in notes for a book or article for showing that something is mentioned in many places in it.

352 - Inveigh - Speak or write about something with great hostility

353 - Impecunious - Having little or no money

354 - Raillery - Good-humored teasing

355 - Rodomontade - Boastful or inflated talk or behavior

356 - Boustrophedon - (Of written words) from right to left and from left to right in alternate lines

357 - Fillip - Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity

358 - Aptonym - A proper name that aptly describes the occupation or character of the person, especially by coincidences

359 - Putsch - A violent attempt to overthrow a government

360 - Troglodyte - Literally, a cave-dweller. More frequently, a backward, mentally sluggish person.

361 - Dopester - A person who collects and supplies information; typically on sporting events or elections.

362 - Neologism - A newly created word, meaning , phrase or doctrine

363 - Mulct - A fine or compulsory payment

364 - Recusant - Refusing to submit to authority

365 - Desiccated - Lacking interest, passion or energy
301 - Folderol - A useless ornament or acessory

302 - Muliebrity - Womanly qualities, womanhood

303 - Bloviate - Talk at length; especially in an inflated or empty way

304 - Codicil - An addition or supplement that explains, modifies or revokes a will or part of one

305 - Minatory - Expressing or conveying a threat.

306 - Facultative - Left to one's option or choice; optional

307 - Rostrum - A small raised area that you stand on so that you can be seen, for example, by an audience or an orchestra

308 - Shot-Clog - One who is tolerated only because he pays the shot or reckoning, for the rest of the company; otherwise a mere clog on them.

309 - Malapert - Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy

310 - Palimpsest - A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain

311 - Rataplan - A drumming or beating sound.

312 - Handsel - A gift given for good luck at the beginning of the year or to mark an acquisition or start of an enterprise

313 - Eleutheromaniac - Having a passionate mania for freedom

314 - Bumf - Reading materials (documents, written information) that is not important or interesting. Toilet paper.

315 - Progenitor - A person or thing from the past that a person, an animal or a plant that is alive now is related to.

316 - Usufruct - The right of enjoying all the advantages derived from the use of something that belongs to another, as far as is compatible with the substance of the thing not being destroyed or injured.

317 - Fructify - Make something fruitful or productive

318 - Flagitious - Of a person or their actions criminal; villainous.

319 - Tocsin - An alarm bell or signal

320 - Calumny - A misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation. The act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation.

321 - Higgledy-piggledly - In a disordered manner

322 - Abnegation - The act of renouncing or rejecting something

323 - Farceur - A writer or performer in farces; a joker or comedian

324 - Raddled - Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering.

325 - Ken - Understanding, knowledge or perception

326 - Irrupt - Enter forcibly or suddenly

327 - Simulacrum - An image or representation of someone or something

328 - Gnomic - Short and clever, but difficult to understand

329 - Inamorata - A woman whom one is in love with; a mistress

330 - Impecunious - Having little or no money

331 - Ossify - Turn into bone or bony tissue

332 - Effrontery - Insolent or impertinent behavior

333 - Latitudinarian - Not insisting on strict conformity to a particular doctrine or standard

334 - Prolix - Using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy

335 - Superannuated - Obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments

336 - Shunpike - A secondary road to avoid expressways and turnpikes

337 - Whinge - Complain, especially in a way that annoys other people

338 - Kyoodle - To make loud, useless noises

339 - Execrable - Deserving to be execrated; detestable, abominable. Extremely bad; of poor quality

340 - Vexillology - The study of flags

341 - Nonage - The state or condition of being under legal age

342 - Exiguity - The quality of being meager.

343 - Odalisque - A female servant in a Turkish harem

344 - Turpitude - Vile, Shameful, immoral person or behavior

345 - Platitudinous - Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

346 - Crapulous - Suffering from excessive eating or drinking

347 - Hobson's Choice - A choice of taking what is available or nothing at all

348 - Imprimatur - An authoritative approval or official license

349 - Evince - Constitute outward evidence of; show plainly

350 - Purblind - Having impaired or defective vision. Slow or unable to understand; dimwitted.
$10 for Visit a Lavender Field
Got stalled in this goal...badly. Trying to restart:

Starting weight two years ago: 275

7/9/18 - 222.8
7/10/18 - 221.6
7/11/18 - 218.2
7/12/18 - 217.8
7/16/18 - 219.8
7/18/18 - 217.4
7/19/18 - 215.8
7/20/18 - 215.0
7/30/18 - 217.9
7/31/18 - 216.8
8/01/18 - 216.4
8/02/18 - 215.8
8/06/18 - 216.4
8/07/18 - 216.2
8/08/18 - 215.6
8/09/18 - 214.8
8/10/18 - 213.8
8/13/18 - 214.6
8/14/18 - 214.6
8/15/18 - 213.6
8/16/18 - 212.0
8/17/18 - 212.0
8/18/18 - 211.6
8/19/18 - 211.4
8/20/18 - 211.8
8/21/18 - 210.8
8/22/18 - 210
8/23/18 - 208.6
8/24/18 - 209
8/27/18 - 212 - boo
8/30/18 - 210.8
9/5/18 - 213.2 - Labor Day Weekend Travel wrecked my streak
9/6/18 - 211.4
9/7/18 - 211.4
9/10/18 - 214.2 - too much wedding celebrating this past weekend, ugh.
9/11/18 - 213.2
9/12/18 - 213.2
9/13/18 - 211.8
9/14/18 - 211.6
9/17/18 - 213.8
9/18/18 - 213.8
9/19/18 - 213.6
9/24/18 - 215.4 (YIKES birthday weekend celebrating!)
9/25/18 - 214.8
9/26/18 - 213.4
10/1/18 - 214
10/2/18 - 212.8
10/3/18 - 212
10/4/18 - 211.8 (progress is progress, right?)
10/5/18 - 213 (What the heck?)
11/7/18 - 212
05/31/19 - 211.2
06/18/19 - 210.4
06/19/19 - 209
06/24/19 - 211.2
06/25/19 - 209
06/26/19 - 207
06/27/19 - 205.6
7/16/19 - 207.6 - Post-vacation
Craig Burghardt Keep going, you have made a lot of progress!
2 months ago One person likes this.

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276 - Esemplastic - Molding into one; unifying

277 - Benison - A blessing

278 - Velleity - A wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action.

279 - Obduracy - A state of refusing to change feelings, beliefs or course of action with no reason

280 - Abjure - Solemnly renounce a believe, cause or claim.

281 - Abrade - Scrape or wear away by friction or erosion.

282 - Tocsin - An alarm bell or signal.

283 - Leitmotif - A recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea or situation

284 - Emulous - Desiring or aiming to equal or surpass another; competitive. Characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation.

285 - Athanasy - An absence of death or the condition of everlasting life, deathless, immortality

286 - Busk - Perform music or other entertainment in the street or other public place for monetary donations

287 - Anfractuous - Sinuous or circuitous

288 - Panglossian - Marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds

289 - Mansuetude - Meekness, gentleness

290 - Tendentious - Expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.

291 - Moue - A pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste

292 - Putsch - A violent attempt to overthrow a government

293 - Gnathonic - Flattering; deceitful

294 - Valetudinarian - Showing undue concern about one's health

295 - Constellate - To unite in a cluster. To set or adorn with or as if with constellations.

296 - Epigone - A less distinguished follower or imitator of someone; especially an artist or philosopher

297 - Panjandrum - A powerful personage or pretentious official.

298 - Hypermnesia - Unusual power or enhancement of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma, hypnosis or narcosis.

299 - Arenicolous - Living or burrowing, or growing in the sand.

300 - Synecdoche - The use of a word or phrase, when a part of something is used in order to refer to the whole of it, or the whole to refer to a part of it.
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251 - Defenestration - The action of throwing someone or something out of a window. The action of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.

252 - Heterodox - Contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion. Holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines

253 - Lachrymose - Tearful or given to weeping.

254 - Stentorian - Loud and powerful

255 - Sapid - Having a strong and pleasant taste.

256 - Ailurophobia - Abnormal fear of cats

257 - Incommodious - Causing inconvenience or discomfort

258 - Dastard - a dishonorable or despicable person

259 - Natatorial - pertaining to, or adapted for, or characterized by swimming

260 - Superannuated - Obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments

261 - Surcease - A stopping.

262 - Glabrous - Chiefly of the skin or a leaf, free from hair or down; smooth

263 - Palmary - That bears or is worhty to bear the palm; holding the first or highest place; pre-eminent; excellent

264 - Prolepsis - Anticipating and answering objections in advance

265 - Nescience - Lack of knowledge; ignorance

266 - Tatterdemalion - Tattered or dilapidated

267 - Dubiety - The state or quality of being doubtful; uncertainty

268 - Parageusia - An abnormal or hallucinatory sense of taste

269 - Inveigle - To win over by coaxing, flattery or artful talk. To obtain by cajolery

270 - Insuperable - impossible to overcome

271 - Opusculum - A small or minor literary or musical work

272 - Raffish - Unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner

273 - Blaterskite - A person who talks at great length without making much sense

274 - Arrant - Complete, utter

275 - Fantod - A state or attack of uneasiness or unreasonableness
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226 - Bathetic - Producing an unintentional effect of anticlimax

227 - Eristic - Of or characterized by debate or argument

228 - Hamartia - A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine

229 - Manticore - A mythical beast typically depicted as having the body of a lion, the face of a man, and the sting of a scorpian

230 - Sylph - A mythical being like a sprite or fairy

231 - Collywobbles - Pain in the abdomen and especially the stomach

232 - Termagant - A harsh-tempered or overbearing woman

233 - Confabulate - Engage in conversation; talk

234 - Pellucid - Translucently clear. Easily understood; lucid.

235 - Battology - The unnecessary repetition of words

236 - Thrasonical - Boastful, vainglorious

237 - Bowdlerize - Remove material that is considered improper or offensive from a text or account, especially with the result that it becomes weaker or less effective

238 - Gaucherie - A socially awkward or tactless act.

239 - Puchritude - Physical beauty; comeliness

240 - Guttle - Eat or drink greedily and noisily

241 - Adjuration - A solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

242 - Solecism - A grammatical mistake in speech or writing. A breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior

243 - Nocebo - A substance that causes undesirable side effects as a result of a patient's perception that it is harmful rather than as a result of causative ingredients

244 - Truckle - Submit or behave obsequiously

245 - Embonpoint - Plumpness of person

246 - Swivet - A fluster or panic

247 - Comminuted - Reduced to minute particles or fragments

248 - Penurious - Extremely poor; poverty-stricken

249 - Chaptalize - To add sugar to a fermenting wine to increase the alcohol content

250 - Sybaritic - Fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent
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1 Je t'aime - French

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3 ani ohevet otcha - אני אוהבת אותך - Hebrew

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5 Volim te - Croatian

6 Ti amo - Italian

7 Eu te amo - Portugese

8 Jag älskar dig - Swedish

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175 - Tutelary - Providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding

176 - Quotidian - Of or occurring every day; daily

177 - Rodomontade - Boastful or inflated talk or behavior

178 - Gewgaw - a Showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless

179 - Tintinnabulation - The ringing or sounding of bells

180 - Arriviste - An ambitious or ruthlessly self-seeking person, especially one who has recently acquired wealth or social status

181 - Astraphobia - An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder

182 - Tyro - A person with little experience; a beginner/novice

183 - Harridan - A strict, bossy or belligerent old woman

184 - Interregnum - The time between two reigns, governments, etc.

185 - Vapid - Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging

186 - Badinage - Humorous or witty conversation

187 - Prognathous - Having a projecting lower jaw or chin

188 - Brobdingnagian - marked by tremendous size

189 - Raddled - Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

190 - Sibylline - Relating to or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic and mysterious

191- Prescind - Leave out of consideration

192 - Imperium - Absolute Power

193 - Temerarious - Reckless/rash

194 - Lucubration - Study, meditation

195 - Raffish - Unconventional and slightly direputable, especially in an attractive manner.

196 - Factotum - An employee who does all kinds of work

197 - Brannigan - A brawl or violent argument

198 - Shunpike - A secondary road used to avoid turnpikes and expressways

199 - Nocuous - Noxious, harmful or poisonous

200 - Bonzer - Excellent; first-rate

201 - Parvenue - A person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence or celebrity

202 - Icarian - Relating to or characteristic of Icarus, especially in being excessively ambitious

203 - Prolix - (Of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy.

204 - Odalisque - A female servant in a Turkish harem

205 - Arable - Used or suitable for growing crops

206 - Surcease - A stopping.

207 - Risible - Arousing or provoking laughter

208 - Selenian - Of or relating to the moon.

209 - Nugatory - Of no value or importance. Useless.

210 - Skosh - A small amount; a little.

211 - Superjacent - Lying over or above something else; overlying

212 - Condign - Appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved

213 - Widdershins - In a left-handed, wrong or contrary direction

214 - Clerisy - A distinct class of learned or literary people.

215 - Raconteur - A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way

216 - Perorate - Speak at length

217 - Bathetic - PRoducing an unintentional effect of anticlimax

218 - Vox populi - The opinions or beliefs of the majority

219 - Pablum - Worthless or oversimplified ideas. A soft form of cereal for infants.

220 - Defalcation - Misappropriation of money or funds held by an official, trustee, or other fiduciary. The sum misappropriated.

221 - Supernumerary - Present in excess of the normal or requisite number

222 - Flummery - Empty compliments, nonsense. A sweet dish made with beaten eggs, milk sugar and flavorings

223 - Orgulous - Haughty

224 - Sedulous - Showing dedication and diligence

225 - Refulgent - Shining radiantly; resplendent
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1 - Amanuensis - A literary or artistic assistant, in particular, one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.

2 - Donnybrook - A scene of uproar and disorder; a heated argument

3 - Venial - Easily excused or forgivable

4 - Aflattus - A devise creative impulse or inspiration

5 - Agnoistic - Combative, polemical

6 - Oligopsony - A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product

7 - Canorous - Melodious or resonant

8 - Clinquant - Glittering with gold and silver; tinseled.

9 - Pilose - Covered with long soft hairs.

10 - Tintinnabulation - The ringing or sounding of bells. A jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells.

11 - Gibe - A remark that is intended to hurt someone or make them feel stupid.

12 - Bibulous - Excessively fond of drinking alcohol.

13 - Regnant - Reigning; ruling.

14 - Susurrus - A whispering or rustling sound.

15 - Snowclone - a verbal formula that is adapted for reuse by changing only a few words so that the allusion to the original phrase remains clear

16 - Absquatulate - Run away; usually includes taking taking something or somebody along.

17 - Mythomane - A person with a strong or irresistible propensity for fantasizing, lying or exaggerating.

18 - Panegyric - A public speech or published text in praise of someone or something.

19 - Aspersion - An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.

20 - Cereology - The study or investigation of crop circles.

21 - Vitiate - To make (something) less effective; to ruin or spoil (something).

22 - Nemophilist - Someone with a love or fondness for forests, woods or woodland scenery, or someone who often visits them.

23 - Contumacious - Stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

24 - Canorous - melodious or resonant

25 - Macerate - soften or become softened by soaking in liquid

26 - Hobbledehoy - A clumsy or awkward youth

27 - Indite - Write; compose

28 - Poltroon - An utter coward

29 - Neologism - A newly created word, meaning, phrase or doctrine

30 - Hortatory - Tending or aiming to exhort

31 - Casuistry - Argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading. Moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas.

32 - Minatory - Expressing or conveying a threat

33 - Inveterate - Having a particular habit, activity or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.

34 - Cavil - Make petty or unnecessary objections

35 - Vulpine - Relating to a fox or foxes. Crafty; cunning.

36 - Athanasy - An absence of death or the condition of everlasting life, deathless, immortality

37 - Transpontine - Situated on the other side of a bridge Similar to or characteristic of melodramas once performed in London theaters located South of the Thames River.

38 - Capacious - Capable of holding much; spacious or roomy.

39 - Pabulum - A substance that gives nourishment, food. Intellectual nourishment.

40 - Ineluctable - Unable to be resisted or avoided. inescapable.

41 - Raffish - Unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner

42 - Greenmail - The practice of buying enough of a company's stock to threaten a hostile takeover and reselling it to the company at a price above market value.

43 - Nonage - The state or condition of being under legal age. The period during which one is under legal age. A period of immaturity.

44 - Bon vivant - A person who enjoys a sociable and luxurious lifestyle.

45 - Jingoism - Extreme patriotism

46 - Captious - Marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections. Calculated to confuse, entrap or entangle in an argument.

47 - Debouch - Emerge from a narrow or confined space into a wide, open area.

48 - Blandishment - A flattering or pleasing statement or action used to persuade someone gently to do something.

49 - Aposiopesis - A sudden breaking off of a thought in the middle of a sentence, as though the speaker were unwilling or unable to continue.

50 - Bonzer - Excellent; first-rate.

51 - Coeval - Having the same age or date of origin; contemporary.

52 - Stridulation - To produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket does, by rubbing together certain parts of the body.

53 - Oblation - A thing presented or offered to God or a god. The presentation of bread and wine to God in the Eucharist.

54 - Xeriscape - A landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques such as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch and efficient irrigation.

55 - Loutish - Uncouth and aggressive.

56 - Nemophilist - Someone with a love or fondness for forests, woods or woodland scenery, or someone who often visits them.

57 - Interregnum - The time between two reigns, governments, etc.

58 - Extirpate - Root out and destroy completely.

59 - Ersatz - A substitute product, not real or genuine and usually inferior.

60 - Leitmotif - a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, assocated with a particular person, idea or situation.

61 - Imbroglio - An extremely confused, complicated, embarrassing situation.

62 - Camarilla - a small group of people, especially a group of advisers to a ruler or politician, with a shared, typically nefarious purpose.

63 - Footle - To act or talk in a foolish or silly way

64 - Solipsim - A theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing

65 - Uxorious - Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife

66 - Perspicacity - The quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness

67 - Esculent - Suitable for eating

68 - Otiose - Serving no practical purpose or result.

69 - Disputatious - Fond of or causing heated arguments

70 - Plangent - Of a sound: loud, deep, and often sad.

71 - Gelid: Icy; extermely cold

72 - Inchmeal - By inches; little by little

73 - Deliquesce - Become liquid, typically during decomposition. Become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.

74 - Alexithymia - Inability to express one's feelings

75 - Perspicuous - transparently clear; easily understandable

76 - Tergiversate - Make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate

77 - Coeval - Having the same age or date of origin; contemporary

78 - Coruscate - Flash or sparkle

79 - Fervid - Intensely enthusiastic or passionate

80 - Meretricious - Apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity

81 - Burgeon - Begin to grow or increase rapidly

82 - Execrable - Deserving to be execrated; detestable

83 - Vexillology - The study of flags

84 - Diaphanous - Light, delicate and translucent

85 - Insuperable - Impossible to overcome

86 - Bumf - Reading materials that is not important or interesting

87 - Sententious - Given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner

88 - Magniloquent - Using high-flown or bombastic language

89 - Axiomatic - Self-evident or unquestionable

90 - Crabwise - sideways. In a sidling or cautiously indirect manner

91 - Boustrophedon - Of written words, from right to left and from left to right in laternate lines

92 - Salubrious - Health-giving; healthy

93 - Onomasticon - A list or collection of proper names or specialized terms

94 - Sheeple - People compared to sheep in being docile, foolish or easily led

95 - Lineament - a distinctive feature or characteristic; especially of the face

96 - Neoteric - Belonging to recent times

97 - Martinet - A strict disciplinarian; someone who insists on absolutely adherence to the rules

98 - Cockade - A decoration (usually circular) that is worn on a hat especially as a part of a uniform to show a person's status, rank, etc.

99 - Chimerical - Existing only as the product of unchecked imagination

100 - Benison - A blessing

101 - Tautology - The saying of the same thing twice in different words; generally considered to be a fault of style

102 - Inglenook - a Cozy place by the hearth; a space or corner by an open fireplace

103 - Hoi Polloi - Ordinary people; people who are not rich, famous, etc.,

104 - Bloviate - Talk at length; especially in infalted or empty ways

105 - Legerity - Lightness in movement or action

106 - Imbroglio - An extremely confused, complicated embarrassing situation

107 - Autochthonous - INdigenous rather than descended from migrants or colonists

108 - Concatenation - A series of interconnected things or events.

109 - Abstruse - Difficult to understand.

110 - Legerity - Lightness in movement or action

111 - Collywobbles - Pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach

112 - Extremophile - A microorganism, especially an archaean, that lives in conditions of extreme temperature, acidity, alkalinity or chemical concentration.

113 - Blithesome - Lighthearted

114 - Pari passu - At an equal rate or pace.

115 - Supposititious - Substituted for the real thing; not genuine

116 - Privy Purse - Allowance for a monarch's personal expenses

117- Cavil - Make petty or unnecessary objections

118 - Suasion - Persuasion as opposed to force or compulsion

119 - Consanguineous - Of the same blood or origin; descended from the same ancestor

120 - Meliorism - The belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment

121 - Degust - Taste carefully, so as to appreciate it fully

122 - Boulevardier - A wealthy, fashionable socialite

123 - Icarian - Relating to or characteristic of Icarus, especially in being excessively ambitious

124 - Chelonian - Of or relating to or resembling or being a turtle or tortoise

125 - Vertiginous - Characterized by or suffering from vertigo or dizziness

126 - Atavastic - Primitive feelings or behavior

127 - Kyoodle - To make loud, useless noises

128 - Subfusc - Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky

129 - Opprobrium - Something that brings disgrace

130 - Uxorious - Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife

131 - Descry - Catch sight of

132 - Sesquipedalian - Polysyllabic; long. Characterized by long words; long-winded.

133 - Pilose - Covered with long soft hairs

134 - Irrupt - Enter forcibly or suddenly

135 - Mansuetude - Meekness, gentleness

136 - Crepuscular - Of, resembling or relating to twilight

137 - Faineant - Lazy, idle, do-nothing, ineffectual, inactive. A person who has these features.

138 - Meliorism - The belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid this betterment.

139 - Compendious - Containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way

140 - Penurious - Extremely poor; poverty-stricken.

141 - Regicide - The action of killing a king

142 - Caesura - A break or pause in the middle of a verse line

143 - Stentorian - Loud and powerful

144 - Antimacassar - Chair back, a small cloth placed over the backs or arms of chairs, to prevent soiling of the permanent fabric

145 - Footle - To act or talk in a foolish or silly way

146 - Bedaub - Smear or daub with a sticky substance

147 - Perspicacious - Having a ready insight into and understanding of things

148 - Oligopsony - A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product

149 - Subaltern - Of lower status

150 - Fatidic - Relating to or characterized by prophecy; prophetic

151 - Eremite - A Christian hermit or recluse.

152 - Pertinacious - HOlding firmly to an opinion or a course of action

153 - Galanthophile - A person who collects snowdrops

154 - Insouciant - Showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent

155 - Cavil - Make petty or unnecessary objections

156 - Dubiety - The state or quality of being doubtful; uncertainty

157 - Piacular - Making or requiring atonement

158 - Lenity - Kindness; gentleness

159 - Millefleur - A pattern of flowers and leaves used in tapestry, on porcelain or in other decorative items.

160 - Behst - A person's orders or commands

161 - Regicide - the action of killing a king

162 - Absquatulate - Run awa; usually includes taking something or somebody along

163 - Abstemious - Not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking

164 - Fuliginous - Sooty; dusky

165 - Pellucid - Translucently clear; Easily understood; lucid

165 - Irenic - Aiming or aimed at peace

166 - Exordium - A beginning or introduction especially to a discourse or composition

167 - Frisson - A sudden, strong feeling of excitement

168 - Usufruct - The right of enjoying all the advantages derivable from the use of something that belongs to another

169 - Esculent - Suitable for eating; edible

170 - Asserverate - State categorically

171 - Fetor - A strong, foul smell

172 - Earcon - A brief, structured, abstract sound pattern used to represent a specific item or event

173 - Nomothetic - Relating to the study or discovery of general scientific laws

174 - Wetanschauung - A particular philosophy or view of life; the worldview of an individual or group

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1 - Create a date that you think you'd want to go on if it was 10 years from now (Went to see "My Fair Lady" at a local theatre.

2 - Play frisbee in the dark, with a glow-in-the-dark frisbee. (We didn't have a glow-in-the-dark frisbee, but we had an LED lighted one. Good fun.

3. - Eat at a French Bistro - went to Indulge on 8/18 - so yummy; will be back!

4 - Go to a Planetarium Show - on 9/3, saw "Journey to the Stars" at the Einstein Planetarium, located in the National Air and Space Museum - Washington, D.C.

5 - Attend a cooking class together - we sort of did this, we opted to cook a Hello Fresh meal together on 9/7

6 - Make Candy together - we made candy ghosts

7 - Backwards Date: Broadway Musical, Dessert, Dinner, Appetizer

8 - Have a spicy date - eat spicy foods togehter