immutable

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immutable

adjective
im·​mu·​ta·​ble | \ (ˌ)i(m)-ˈmyü-tə-bəl \
not capable of or susceptible to change

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Immutable and Un-mutable”

Jody’s radio went on the blink.
She could not make the volume shrink.
Her mother said, “IT’S WAY TOO LOUD!”
Jody’s control fail didn’t make her proud.

She turned the knob both up and down.
When it did nothing, it made her frown.
So she pulled the plug out from the wall,
The sound went up. It did not stall.

“This radio is cursed!” she cried.
“I suspect that there’s a ghost inside.”
They buried the thing out in the yard.
And ultimately moved, though it was hard.

The property remains unsold,
Though it’s a pretty spot, I’m told.
And should you happen to drive by,
You might just hear the radio’s cry.

elated

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elated

adjective
elat·​ed | \ i-ˈlā-təd \
marked by high spirits : exultant

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After completing a successful consult,
The company head approved the result.
Everyone else involved was elated,
But Sam bemoaned the job’s flaws. It grated.

He was, and would never be, a shirker,
But he’d learned as a Gig worker,
Document the steps of what you could do,
And enable the maintainers to carry it through.

litany

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litany

noun
lit·​a·​ny | \ ˈli-tə-nē, ˈlit-nē \
plural litanies
1 a prayer consisting of a series of invocations and supplications by the leader with alternate responses by the congregation
2a a resonant or repetitive chant a litany of cheering phrases— Herman Wouk
2b a usually lengthy recitation or enumeration a familiar litany of complaints
2c a sizable series or set a litany of problems The drug has a litany of possible side effects.

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When the litany of rules was done
The campers went outside for some fun.
The group stayed shaded from the sun
Until the heat of the day was done.
And cooked unlimited s’mores
Before falling asleep with sugar stun!

stoic

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stoic

noun
sto·​ic | \ ˈstō-ik \
1 capitalized : a member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium about 300 b.c. holding that the wise man should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submissive to natural law
2 one apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain
sto·​ic | \ ˈstō-ik \
variants: or stoical \ ˈstō-​i-​kəl \
1 capitalized : of, relating to, or resembling the Stoics or their doctrines
2 not affected by or showing passion or feeling especially : firmly restraining response to pain or distress

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Ben was indifferent
About the date he got the rent.
Fortunately for him, he was both landlord
And his very own stoic tenant.

shard

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shard

noun
\ ˈshärd \
1a a piece or fragment of a brittle substance, broadly : a small piece or part : scrap
1b shell, scale especially : elytron
2 or sherd \ ˈshərd \ : a fragment of a pottery vessel found on sites and in refuse deposits where pottery-making peoples have lived
3 highly angular curved glass fragments of tuffaceous sediments

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Fractured fragments, shards of recalled times,
Frozen vistas mixed randomly with balmy climes,
No clarity of story, coherence just a pretense,
When our memories get twisted out of sequence.

melancholy

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melancholy

noun
mel·​an·​choly | \ ˈme-lən-ˌkä-lē \
plural melancholies
1a depression of spirits : dejection
1b a pensive mood
2a melancholia sense 1
2b archaic : an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depression
2c archaic : black bile
adjective
1a suggestive or expressive of sadness or depression of mind or spirit
1b causing or tending to cause sadness or depression of mind or spirit : dismal a melancholy thought
2a depressed in spirits : dejected, sad
2b pensive

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And a result of excess folly,
Ben, though formerly seen as jolly,
Now saw his life as a complete mess,
And wallowed alone in melancholy.

dispute

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dispute

verb
dis·​pute | \ di-ˈspyüt \
disputed; disputing
intransitive verb
to engage in argument : debate especially : to argue irritably or with irritating persistence

transitive verb
1a to make the subject of verbal controversy or disputation
1b to call into question or cast doubt upon
2a to struggle against : oppose
2b to contend over
noun
dis·​pute | \ di-ˈspyüt, ˈdi-ˌspyüt \
1a verbal controversy : debate
1b quarrel Police were called to a domestic dispute.
2 obsolete : physical combat

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Bob disputed the contention
That he should never mention
How much or little attention
Was given to the convention.

One solitary word each day
With which we are allowed to play
“Why not two or more,” he’ll say.
And will present a probing survey.

He would like to write and share
A lot of words, with little care.
He thinks it much more fair
To ramble on with words to spare.

trivial

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trivial

adjective
triv·​i·​al | \ ˈtri-vē-əl \
1a of little worth or importance
1b relating to or being the mathematically simplest case specifically : characterized by having all variables equal to zero linear equation
2 commonplace, ordinary

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Each day we, here, attempt
Somehow to present,
A word for you to know,
Which just might make you grow.

While sometimes it may seem trivial,
We do it to be convivial,
So it’s wash, rinse, repeat
Because we think it’s neat.

dismay

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verb
dis·​may | \ dis-ˈmā, diz- \
dismayed; dismaying
transitive verb
1 to cause to lose courage or resolution (as because of alarm or fear)
2 upset, perturb
noun
1 sudden loss of courage or resolution from alarm or fear
2a sudden disappointment
2b perturbation

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Elise noted, with dismay,
That the sky was uniformly gray.
No cloud edges shining crepuscular
At twilight, not even just for her.

eminently

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eminently

adverb
em·​i·​nent·​ly | \ ˈe-mə-nənt-lē \
to a high degree : very

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Edward is eminently qualified
And in that fact he takes much pride.
The only thing that is not clear,
Where’s the work we’re meant to cheer?