jocular

jocular

/ˈdʒɒkjʊlə/ [jock-you-lar]
adjective
Fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.

Origin
Early 17th century from Latin jocularis, from joculus, diminutive of jocus (see joke).

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I considered approaching this word
Striving for a mood quite jocular.
But since no recent laughter’s been heard
I’ll just illustrate wth something more ocular.

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newcomer

newcomer

/ˈnjuːkʌmə/
noun
1 A person who has recently arrived in a place.
1.1 A novice in a particular activity or situation.

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It can be fun to stay up late
But morning time is really great.
Inspiring here, I must relate,
Another word for you to rate.

Far more than lurking slummers
Visiting more than in hot summers
Whether songsters or just hummers,
We seek contributing newcomers.

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sibling

sibling

/ˈsɪblɪŋ/
noun
Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.

Origin
Old English, in the sense ‘relative’ (see sib, -ling). The current sense dates from the early 20th century.

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Though the word sibling via “sib” is of unknown origin, the same cannot be said of any pair of siblings. Just ask their mother!

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(I’m sure everyone will agree, the best day to talk about twins is Tuesday.)

delight

delight

/dɪˈlʌɪt/ [dee-light]
verb
[with object]
1 Please (someone) greatly.
1.1 delight in – no object – Take great pleasure in.
noun
mass noun
1 Great pleasure.
1.1 count noun A cause or source of great pleasure.

Origin
Middle English from Old French delitier (verb), delit (noun), from Latin delectare ‘to charm’, frequentative of delicere. The -gh- was added in the 16th century by association with light.

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It snowed seven inches overnight.
I admit, to my great delight.
I’m a kid at heart, though now my toy
Is a snow blower, not the sled of a boy.

For me the forecast is good,
More snow to come. It should,
.They say, be light until lunch.
After that, it may snow a bunch.

It may be colder still tonight,
To change all that moisture to white.
So tomorrow morning, once more
The blower will down the driveway roar.

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limpid

limpid

/ˈlɪmpɪd/ [lim-pid]
adjective
1 (of a liquid) completely clear and transparent.
1.1 (of a person’s eyes) unclouded; clear.
1.2 (especially of writing or music) clear and accessible or melodious.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin limpidus; perhaps related to lymph.

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The sun is rising in a limpid sky
Though soon thick clouds will be coming by
Filling most with a sense of dread
For the forecast of a big storm ahead.

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appreciation

appreciation

/əpriːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ /əpriːsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ [uh-pree-she-ay-shun]
noun
mass noun
1 Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
1.1 Gratitude.
1.2 count noun A written assessment of an artist or piece of work, typically a favourable one.
2 A full understanding of a situation.
3 mass noun Increase in monetary value.

Origin
Late 15th century from French appréciation, from late Latin appretiatio(n-), from the verb appretiare ‘set at a price, appraise’ (see appreciate).

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Today’s a day of appreciation
All across the US nation.
For most, as well, it’s a mini vacation
Partly spent at an airport or maybe a gas station.

Whether you raise bread with yeast
Or simply bake it flat,
I wish for you “Good Harvest Feast”
Or something much like that.

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Bots

Just a bot?
I hope you’re not.
On some poor instance
You’ve robbed a spot.

From someone real
Who has appeal
And will be interesting,
Full of fun and zeal!

As a song, it isn’t long,
But the sentiment is strong.
I hope it will be catchy
Instead of merely scratchy!

interfaith

interfaith

/ˈɪntəfeɪθ/ /ɪntəˈfeɪθ/ [inter-faith]
adjective
Relating to or involving different religions or members of different religions.

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Making a marriage interfaith
Is joining together two people
(Sometimes even under a steeple)
With hopes of familial bliss
Sealed strong by the “I do” kiss
Though, they may eventually be haunted
Far more than anyone wanted
By some passed family member’s wraith.

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