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TORTILE - (tawr-til) - adjective

Definition:

  • twisted; coiled

Related forms:

  • noun - tortility

Example sentence:

  • The turtle emerged from the pond, water lapping off its tortile shell.

Stovenly thinks:

  • i love that noun form
  • imagine a man being bested by a tortoise
  • his entire future having been at stake
  • and in his death throes, he screams
  • OH THE TORTILITY
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FORCE MAJEURE - (fawrs ma-zhoeur) - noun

Definition:

  • an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled; an act of god
  • superior or irresistible force; a greater compulsion

Example sentence:

  • Aside from force majeure, casinos always collects on their debts.

Stovenly thinks:

  • in this case it’s better to suck
  • let the bigger ships take the lightning bolts
  • sink or swim baby

SUCCUMB - (suh-kuhm) - verb

Definition:

  • to give way to superior force; yield
  • to yield to disease, wounds, old age, etc.; die

Related forms:

  • noun - succumber    

Example sentence:

  • Most victims of animal bites survive the initial blood loss, only to later succumb to an infection.

Stovenly thinks:

  • if you take just the last two panels that’s basically how i flirt
  • nurse and all

INSOMNIA - (in-som-nee-uh) - noun

Definition:

  • inability to obtain sufficient sleep, especially when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness

Related forms:

  • adjective - insomnious
  • noun - insomniac

Example sentence:

  • The thanksgiving turkey made me so sleepy, it cured my insomnia.

Stovenly thinks:

  • “yyyuuUUUP it sure is crazy” 
  • *pours in cocaine*

EFFETE - (ih-feet) - adjective

Definition:

  • lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent
  • exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out
  • unable to produce; sterile

Related forms:

  • adverb - effetely
  • noun - effeteness

Example sentence:

  • A lot of expensive skincare products are just an effete marketing scheme - generic brands can work just as well.

Stovenly thinks:

  • well not ALL the work
  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

QUIESCENT - (kwee-es-uhnt, kwahy-) - adjective

Definition:

  • being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless

Related forms:

  • adverb - quiescently
  • noun - quiescence, quiescency

Example sentence:

  • “Quiescence!” their mother screamed, “or I will navigate this craft toward the antipodean!”

Stovenly thinks:

  • maybe example sentences like that don’t really help anyone
  • but that’s what it would sound like if your mom was kind of bookish
  • or a dictionary
  • or someone who writes dictionaries
  • lol who would want to maintain a body of writing related to words and their definitions what a total loser

  • oh