toothsomeness

Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words
  1. Amazing — incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary
  2. Anger — enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden
  3. Angry — mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed
  4. Answer — reply, respond, retort, acknowledge
  5. Ask — question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz
  6. Awful — dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant
  7. Bad — evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten, contaminated, spoiled, tainted, harmful, injurious, unfavourable, defective, inferior, imperfect, substandard, faulty, improper, inappropriate, unsuitable, disagreeable, unpleasant, cross, nasty, unfriendly, irascible, horrible, atrocious, outrageous, scandalous, infamous, wrong, noxious, sinister, putrid, snide, deplorable, dismal, gross, heinous, nefarious, base, obnoxious, detestable, despicable, contemptible, foul, rank, ghastly, execrable
  8. Beautiful — pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling
  9. Begin — start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate
  10. Big — enormous, huge, immense, gigantic, vast, colossal, gargantuan, large, sizable, grand, great, tall, substantial, mammoth, astronomical, ample, broad, expansive, spacious, stout, tremendous, titanic, mountainous
  11. Brave — courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid, plucky, daring, heroic, valorous, audacious, bold, gallant, valiant, doughty, mettlesome
  12. Break — fracture, rupture, shatter, smash, wreck, crash, demolish, atomize
  13. Bright — shining, shiny, gleaming, brilliant, sparkling, shimmering, radiant, vivid, colourful, lustrous, luminous, incandescent, intelligent, knowing, quick-witted, smart, intellectual
  14. Calm — quiet, peaceful, still, tranquil, mild, serene, smooth, composed, collected, unruffled, level-headed, unexcited, detached, aloof
  15. Come — approach, advance, near, arrive, reach
  16. Cool — chilly, cold, frosty, wintry, icy, frigid
  17. Crooked — bent, twisted, curved, hooked, zigzag
  18. Cry — shout, yell, yowl, scream, roar, bellow, weep, wail, sob, bawl
  19. Cut — gash, slash, prick, nick, sever, slice, carve, cleave, slit, chop, crop, lop, reduce
  20. Dangerous — perilous, hazardous, risky, uncertain, unsafe
  21. Dark — shadowy, unlit, murky, gloomy, dim, dusky, shaded, sunless, black, dismal, sad
  22. Decide — determine, settle, choose, resolve
  23. Definite — certain, sure, positive, determined, clear, distinct, obvious
  24. Delicious — savoury, delectable, appetizing, luscious, scrumptious, palatable, delightful, enjoyable, toothsome, exquisite
  25. Describe — portray, characterize, picture, narrate, relate, recount, represent, report, record
  26. Destroy — ruin, demolish, raze, waste, kill, slay, end, extinguish
  27. Difference — disagreement, inequity, contrast, dissimilarity, incompatibility
  28. Do — execute, enact, carry out, finish, conclude, effect, accomplish, achieve, attain
  29. Dull — boring, tiring„ tiresome, uninteresting, slow, dumb, stupid, unimaginative, lifeless, dead, insensible, tedious, wearisome, listless, expressionless, plain, monotonous, humdrum, dreary
  30. Eager — keen, fervent, enthusiastic, involved, interested, alive to
  31. End — stop, finish, terminate, conclude, close, halt, cessation, discontinuance
  32. Enjoy — appreciate, delight in, be pleased, indulge in, luxuriate in, bask in, relish, devour, savour, like
  33. Explain — elaborate, clarify, define, interpret, justify, account for
  34. Fair — just, impartial, unbiased, objective, unprejudiced, honest
  35. Fall — drop, descend, plunge, topple, tumble
  36. False — fake, fraudulent, counterfeit, spurious, untrue, unfounded, erroneous, deceptive, groundless, fallacious
  37. Famous — well-known, renowned, celebrated, famed, eminent, illustrious, distinguished, noted, notorious
  38. Fast — quick, rapid, speedy, fleet, hasty, snappy, mercurial, swiftly, rapidly, quickly, snappily, speedily, lickety-split, post-haste, hastily, expeditiously, like a flash
  39. Fat — stout, corpulent, fleshy, beefy, paunchy, plump, full, rotund, tubby, pudgy, chubby, chunky, burly, bulky, elephantine
  40. Fear — fright, dread, terror, alarm, dismay, anxiety, scare, awe, horror, panic, apprehension
  41. Fly — soar, hover, flit, wing, flee, waft, glide, coast, skim, sail, cruise
  42. Funny — humorous, amusing, droll, comic, comical, laughable, silly
  43. Get — acquire, obtain, secure, procure, gain, fetch, find, score, accumulate, win, earn, rep, catch, net, bag, derive, collect, gather, glean, pick up, accept, come by, regain, salvage
  44. Go — recede, depart, fade, disappear, move, travel, proceed
  45. Good — excellent, fine, superior, wonderful, marvellous, qualified, suited, suitable, apt, proper, capable, generous, kindly, friendly, gracious, obliging, pleasant, agreeable, pleasurable, satisfactory, well-behaved, obedient, honourable, reliable, trustworthy, safe, favourable, profitable, advantageous, righteous, expedient, helpful, valid, genuine, ample, salubrious, estimable, beneficial, splendid, great, noble, worthy, first-rate, top-notch, grand, sterling, superb, respectable, edifying
  46. Great — noteworthy, worthy, distinguished, remarkable, grand, considerable, powerful, much, mighty
  47. Gross — improper, rude, coarse, indecent, crude, vulgar, outrageous, extreme, grievous, shameful, uncouth, obscene, low
  48. Happy — pleased, contented, satisfied, delighted, elated, joyful, cheerful, ecstatic, jubilant, gay, tickled, gratified, glad, blissful, overjoyed
  49. Hate — despise, loathe, detest, abhor, disfavour, dislike, disapprove, abominate
  50. Have — hold, possess, own, contain, acquire, gain, maintain, believe, bear, beget, occupy, absorb, fill, enjoy
  51. Help — aid, assist, support, encourage, back, wait on, attend, serve, relieve, succour, benefit, befriend, abet
  52. Hide — conceal, cover, mask, cloak, camouflage, screen, shroud, veil
  53. Hurry — rush, run, speed, race, hasten, urge, accelerate, bustle
  54. Hurt — damage, harm, injure, wound, distress, afflict, pain
  55. Idea — thought, concept, conception, notion, understanding, opinion, plan, view, belief
  56. Important — necessary, vital, critical, indispensable, valuable, essential, significant, primary, principal, considerable, famous, distinguished, notable, well-known
  57. Interesting — fascinating, engaging, sharp, keen, bright, intelligent, animated, spirited, attractive, inviting, intriguing, provocative, though-provoking, challenging, inspiring, involving, moving, titillating, tantalizing, exciting, entertaining, piquant, lively, racy, spicy, engrossing, absorbing, consuming, gripping, arresting, enthralling, spellbinding, curious, captivating, enchanting, bewitching, appealing
  58. Keep — hold, retain, withhold, preserve, maintain, sustain, support
  59. Kill — slay, execute, assassinate, murder, destroy, cancel, abolish
  60. Lazy — indolent, slothful, idle, inactive, sluggish
  61. Little — tiny, small, diminutive, shrimp, runt, miniature, puny, exiguous, dinky, cramped, limited, itsy-bitsy, microscopic, slight, petite, minute
  62. Look — gaze, see, glance, watch, survey, study, seek, search for, peek, peep, glimpse, stare, contemplate, examine, gape, ogle, scrutinize, inspect, leer, behold, observe, view, witness, perceive, spy, sight, discover, notice, recognize, peer, eye, gawk, peruse, explore
  63. Love — like, admire, esteem, fancy, care for, cherish, adore, treasure, worship, appreciate, savour
  64. Make — create, originate, invent, beget, form, construct, design, fabricate, manufacture, produce, build, develop, do, effect, execute, compose, perform, accomplish, earn, gain, obtain, acquire, get
  65. Mark — label, tag, price, ticket, impress, effect, trace, imprint, stamp, brand, sign, note, heed, notice, designate
  66. Mischievous — prankish, playful, naughty, roguish, waggish, impish, sportive
  67. Move — plod, go, creep, crawl, inch, poke, drag, toddle, shuffle, trot, dawdle, walk, traipse, mosey, jog, plug, trudge, slump, lumber, trail, lag, run, sprint, trip, bound, hotfoot, high-tail, streak, stride, tear, breeze, whisk, rush, dash, dart, bolt, fling, scamper, scurry, skedaddle, scoot, scuttle, scramble, race, chase, hasten, hurry, hump, gallop, lope, accelerate, stir, budge, travel, wander, roam, journey, trek, ride, spin, slip, glide, slide, slither, coast, flow, sail, saunter, hobble, amble, stagger, paddle, slouch, prance, straggle, meander, perambulate, waddle, wobble, pace, swagger, promenade, lunge
  68. Moody — temperamental, changeable, short-tempered, glum, morose, sullen, modish, irritable, testy, peevish, fretful, spiteful, sulky, touchy
  69. Neat — clean, orderly, tidy, trim, dapper, natty, smart, elegant, well-organized, super, desirable, spruce, shipshape, well-kept, shapely
  70. New — fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent
  71. Old — feeble, frail, ancient, weak, aged, used, worn, dilapidated, ragged, faded, broken-down, former, old-fashioned, outmoded, passé, veteran, mature, venerable, primitive, traditional, archaic, conventional, customary, stale, musty, obsolete, extinct
  72. Part — portion, share, piece, allotment, section, fraction, fragment
  73. Place — space, area, spot, plot, region, location, situation, position, residence, dwelling, set, site, station, status, state
  74. Plan — plot, scheme, design, draw, map, diagram, procedure, arrangement, intention, device, contrivance, method, way, blueprint
  75. Popular — well-liked, approved, accepted, favourite, celebrated, common, current
  76. Predicament — quandary, dilemma, pickle, problem, plight, spot, scrape, jam
  77. Put — place, set, attach, establish, assign, keep, save, set aside, effect, achieve, do, build
  78. Quiet — silent, still, soundless, mute, tranquil, peaceful, calm, restful
  79. Right — correct, accurate, factual, true, good, just, honest, upright, lawful, moral, proper, suitable, apt, legal, fair
  80. Run — race, speed, hurry, hasten, sprint, dash, rush, escape, elope, flee
  81. Scared — afraid, frightened, alarmed, terrified, panicked, fearful, unnerved, insecure, timid, shy, skittish, jumpy, disquieted, worried, vexed, troubled, disturbed, horrified, terrorized, shocked, petrified, haunted, timorous, shrinking, tremulous, stupefied, paralyzed, stunned, apprehensive
  82. Show — display, exhibit, present, note, point to, indicate, explain, reveal, prove, demonstrate, expose
  83. Slow — unhurried, gradual, leisurely, late, behind, tedious, slack
  84. Stop — cease, halt, stay, pause, discontinue, conclude, end, finish, quit
  85. Story — tale, myth, legend, fable, yarn, account, narrative, chronicle, epic, sage, anecdote, record, memoir
  86. Strange — odd, peculiar, unusual, unfamiliar, uncommon, queer, weird, outlandish, curious, unique, exclusive, irregular
  87. Take — hold, catch, seize, grasp, win, capture, acquire, pick, choose, select, prefer, remove, steal, lift, rob, engage, bewitch, purchase, buy, retract, recall, assume, occupy, consume
  88. Tell — disclose, reveal, show, expose, uncover, relate, narrate, inform, advise, explain, divulge, declare, command, order, bid, recount, repeat
  89. Think — judge, deem, assume, believe, consider, contemplate, reflect, mediate
  90. Trouble — distress, anguish, anxiety, worry, wretchedness, pain, danger, peril, disaster, grief, misfortune, difficulty, concern, pains, inconvenience, exertion, effort
  91. True — accurate, right, proper, precise, exact, valid, genuine, real, actual, trusty, steady, loyal, dependable, sincere, staunch
  92. Ugly — hideous, frightful, frightening, shocking, horrible, unpleasant, monstrous, terrifying, gross, grisly, ghastly, horrid, unsightly, plain, homely, evil, repulsive, repugnant, gruesome
  93. Unhappy — miserable, uncomfortable, wretched, heart-broken, unfortunate, poor, downhearted, sorrowful, depressed, dejected, melancholy, glum, gloomy, dismal, discouraged, sad
  94. Use — employ, utilize, exhaust, spend, expend, consume, exercise
  95. Wrong — incorrect, inaccurate, mistaken, erroneous, improper, unsuitable

If you still think that you are not able to transfer some of your emotions and thoughts to your friends or family in a perfect way and feel very uncomfortable about that feelings you may take a look:

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Octopus Garden, Okinawa

Okinawa amazed us!

For a number of reasons.

We knew going in that there’d be beautiful beaches, we just didn’t realize how secluded and empty they would be. It’s the complete opposite of Hawaii or the Caribbean where you need to get to any beach or pool at the crack of dawn to secure a good location, but are soon surrounded by thousands of other sun-loving tourists. However, any beach we went to here, no matter the size or location, had only a couple dozen other people on it, if that many. Ever. And it was peak season! Like Aharen beach on Tokashiki Island…

Tokashiki is about an hour ferry ride from Naha, Okinawa’s main city. And once you land on this off-shoot island, you need to take a public bus (there are no taxis) to Aharen Beach, about a 15 minute drive over the mountains on the other side of the island…

There’s another big difference between Aharen and other beaches we’ve been too… the food served in the beachside restaurants here was homemade and cheap! There are maybe only four restaurants near Aharen and we chose Octopus Garden, as I liked the name and the vibe…

We started with large mugs of Okinawa’s Orion lager for 500 yen (about five bucks) each…

Shima rakkyo, an island “onion” (but more like a scallion IMO,) is a local favorite and was the first dish to hit the table…

Next up was another Okinawan staple, freshly-made “jimami tofu”, or peanut tofu, which doesn’t taste anything like peanuts and has the consistency of burrata cheese…

Soba is to Okinawa what meatballs are to Sweden or tacos are to Mexico; it’s the food the islands are most noted for. And it’s everywhere.

There are two main kinds of Okinawan soba, one version topped with pork belly, the other topped with pork ribs. We went for “soki soba”, the version with braised ribs…

The thing is, while they says “ribs”, there are no bones in this bowl. They’ve actually been removed and you can eat all the meat at the tendon that’s served on top of the noodles…

These lovely, toothsome, chewy soba noodles…

We also ordered up a plate of chicken karaage, because how can you not order friend chicken if it’s on the menu? It was good, but the weakest item served at this lunch…

If you do go to Octopus Garden, be sure to score a seat on their upstairs rooftop deck, but only after you order and pay downstairs first…

If you’re lucky to get one of the stools at the front bar there, you can have lunch with a partial view of that blue, blue ocean…

I’ll see if I can google up an address for you, but Octopus Garden is easy to find; once you get off the bus at Aharen Beach, it will be right in front of you!

Crowley: *does anything*

Me: Truly God’s gift to this world. I am one with myself. Everything is right in the world. I am free from harm. Truly superb. Amazing. Perfect. One of a kind. Never before done. Talent at its best. Completely original. I’ve been blessed by god, this is heaven. I may die happy. My life is complete. Hot, Sexy, Standing ovation needed, excellent, superlative, first-rate, first-class, outstanding, remarkable, marvelous, magnificent, wonderful, splendid, admirable, noteworthy, impressive, fine, exquisite, glorious. Someone call the police, my heart has been stolen. Never before has my eyes ever seen someone as beautiful as this. This deserves an award. Truly the most majestic, splendid, grand, impressive, imposing, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, gorgeous, seductive, desirable, alluring, stunning, beddable, toothsome, cute, and adorable person to have ever existed. Truly amazing this one. I must protect and love him 24/7.

“Try this freshly-made pie and an egg,” continued Madame.
Chichikov did so, and having eaten more than half of what she offered him, praised the pie highly. Indeed, it was a toothsome dish, and, after his difficulties and exertions with his hostess, it tasted even better than it might otherwise have done.
“And also a few pancakes?” suggested Madame.

Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls, Book I: Chapter III.

anonymous asked:

A dragon comes to try and eat Plumette (because she's clearly a princess and thats wot dragons do) except he's not the only golden, firemaking thing in the room. (And Plumette is also a badA). ~NiceAnon (still needs tumblr account.)

you always get your fics right away because you are Nice Anon, so even though this fic is so amazing it should probably get like 20 chapters and full commissioned illustrations, I will give you just a little fic just to show you my fondness. also i am a bit tired so APOLOGIES if it just devolves into not making sense. but here we go let’s get some DRAGONS


The dragon looked over the Dragon Classifieds, dipping toast into his egg. He needed a princess—a good, proper princess; not any of these new-fangled breed, who hit things with saucepans or shot them with arrows or blasted ice out of their fingertips. No, that sort would not do at all. This dragon was getting old, and bitter, and a little fat around the tum, and he couldn’t remember the last time he had stolen a good princess. A good princess, now: dressed all in white, and near-divine with grace, and with deep dark eyes and a heart-shaped face. Elegant, beautiful, infused with love and femininity. That was the type of princess an old dragon wanted.

He scanned the Classifieds. Princesses in Germany, Austria, Italy—here was one all the way over in America, but the listing specified that she came with “raccoon and hummingbird sidekicks,” and that was just too much trouble to counter. No sidekicks. No princes, hanging around with slashing swords. Just a princess, all in white.

Ah! The hidden heart of France. Just normal France would do, but the listing was worded well. (dragons appreciate that little bit of style. many dragons have been known to go into careers as professional editors, when they are not eating people’s faces off). The princess of villeneuve had no sidekicks, no princely lover, not even a fairy godmother at hand. This princess would be perfect.

The dragon flapped his cranky old wings—oh, they ached, nowadays—and took off from his cave. To Villeneuve he would go. And soon he would come back, pretty princess in hand.

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FIVE THINGS ABOUT LONDON FALLING, by Paul Cornell


What a splendid and fun supernatural procedural. I read it in its entirety on a cross-country flight, while a weary mother’s dictatorial three-year-old loudly terrorized my entire seating section from the seat beside mine. Even with a strange child’s feet flailing in my lap and a strange child’s popcorn arcing over my field of vision and a strange child’s crappy diaper removed and instantly refueled inches away from me, this novel held me. So, without further ado, five things about it:

1. It’s the first in a series: the Shadow Police series, book 3 of which came out last year in the UK and is coming here to the U.S. in May. I know that I’m a hypocrite to be saying I’m not a fan of series because I don’t like waiting for the next book to arrive, but there it is, it’s the truth. London Falling, however, wraps up book one’s concern in a satisfying, sprawling climax, and although there is a decidedly open ending, it’s better classified as a promise than a cliffhanger.

2. Cornell has writing chops. I knew before starting London Falling this was his debut novel, but I also knew that he wrote comics and had written a few episodes of Dr. Who. He brings that sprightly pacing to this novel, juggling four main characters with ease. It’s a procedural at heart, so expect efficient, brisk characterization rather than lavished pages of introspection, but the main characters were nonetheless specific and intriguing.

3. The magic is just wonderful. Sometimes when a book tries to meld grit and magic, one or the other suffers, but London Falling delivered some lovely and toothsome magic that felt essential and old.

4. The first 50 pages are a slog. I’m saying this because I want you to push past it. There are a lot of characters introduced very quickly and a lot of unfamiliar workplace relationships strung across the page, and for me, at least, it meant that I sometimes had to flip back to earlier pages to see if I was remembering last names correctly. This may have been due in part to my airplane seatmate’s shouting that she wanted her candy NOW, but I suspect not.

5. There is a very, very rewarding plot element three quarters of the way through the novel that I’d love to tell you about — but I won’t. It is the result of a careful building of a plot and character house, and far be it for me to bring it tumbling down before you get a chance to climb the stairs. Suffice to say that I grinned on the plane when I read it. Well done, Cornell, well done.

I’ll be checking out Cornell’s other work posthaste.

wrote this for a mutual who is remaining nameless by request! there might be more to this later maybe it will turn into a real fic right now it’s just a first draft!

~900 word tdtish ronan snippet, nonexplicit, no warnings, does contain kavinsky!

edit: probably a warning for mild car violence actually

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an exquisite corpse

1.       when the French smoke

they don’t ask for a light

they ask for feu

HAVE YOU GOT TIME TO WASTE?

2.       heat turns me into a pile of soft

marzipan in the passenger seat

toothsome and yellow, fruit shaped

another Monday, another plastic

grocery bag like a parachute.

this skull’s off a cow, off a cat, off

a UPS deposit box

IS THIS HOW I STAND IN YOUR LIGHT?

3.       me, I always swim

in the wells

of someone’s eye

drying up or caving in

believe me when I say

I am more botanical

than mammal. I choose

to be like earth

to bleed

in violets

IS IT COLD OR IS IT HOT?

4.       the purr of march

tickles my ears

inking arms in her one bedroom

apartment. clouds

spill out of the love

-seat, puh of the white

kettle full of boiling sink

water. the cool eyes

of march split

us right down the middle

LIKE A LIME, LIKE A PAIR

OF SCISSORS, PAPER LINERS

ON A CRAYON

5.       if our globe rotated

the other

way

WOULD WE DIE?

slammed by a wall

of water

splashing out of its cup

WOULD THE SKIN OF EVERYTHING

PEEL OFF?

as a shirt separates

from the body

in summer, framed

by back porches

honey leeching out

of a bee’s coat

CAN I MENTION [YOUR] MOUTH?

6.       this 5 pm hour is buoyant

and open, circular and winking

light darts

though the tunnel

formed between her hair and neck

she’s going to sleep

on both hands

SAME TIME TOMORROW?

7.       because tomorrow

she puts wrist to wrist

and we watch the blood

come back

               HAVE YOU GOT ANY FIRE?

Russian food is so good because 50% of it is toothsome, fresh, get-as-many-vitamins-in-your-body-NOW food and the other 50% is bread and potato and salt and cream

I Hate You

Young!Sirius Black x Reader

Requested plot: Imagine the reader as a Slytherin paired with Sirius in a class, she is injured during class and Sirius takes her to Madame Pomfrey. They secretly like each other. Sarcastic, sassy Sirius Black would be preferred. 

Word count: 1362
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything recognisable.
Warning: Strong language.

Part 2


The four boys chatted lightly, barely recognising the angry plants trying to attack them with their deadly spikes. Herbology for the sixth-year students was a tad bit more dangerous than the earlier years. Today they were studying a green, spiky, toothsome plant called Venomous Tentacula. Peter had sniggered under his breath as Professor Sprout had introduced the students to the plant, and Remus had shoved his elbow in the blonde boy’s side. The plants had angry, and deadly vines that tried to bite at the students, especially if they didn’t pay close attention.

“I hope all of you have your wands ready, know the severing charm, and aren’t afraid of some dirty fingers,” the professor bellowed. “Now, you’ll find your partner on the list I’ve created,” she waved her wand, and the list flew from student to student.

James sent his partner a cheeky smile. Lily rolled her eyes in reply as James headed towards the red-haired girl. Remus and Peter left the group to join up with fellow Gryffindor students. Only Sirius remained seated, frowning at the name of his partner.

A hand slammed down on the table in front of him; long fingers stretched out across her books. She usually painted her nails red. Today was no exception.

“Am I not the luckiest girl in the whole of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,” the words rolled off her tongue dryly.

“You must have swallowed an entire bottle of Liquid Luck to score me as your partner, (Y/N)-baby, unfortunate that you had to take your contemptuous, spiteful demeanour out on me,” he turned in his chair to look at the Slytherin girl next to him.

“Wow, and I argued that that penis-enlargement charm wouldn’t work, but here you are, twice the dick you were yesterday,” (Y/N) snapped at him. Sirius let out a strangled cough, sending the Slytherin a vexed look.

(Y/N) smirked victoriously, watching as Sirius opened his copy of Flesh-Eating Trees of the World.

(Y/N) did the same, keeping a safe distance between herself and the poisonous plant given to them by the Professor.

“It says here,” said Sirius, still a hint of annoyance in his voice, “The Venomous Tentacula can in some forms of the plant also fire spiky spore-like balls from their mouths at their targets,” he looked up at (Y/N), “Sounds familiar?”

“Ha-ha, Black, I’m not the poisonous plant here,” (Y/N) spat, eyeing the plant carefully.

“I don’t know, you’re green, sharp, rather nasty looking, and you must contain some form of venom as you keep every living being a good few feet away.” The two watched as the plant moved it’s arms away from them, “Look, even the plant won’t look at you,” he laughed aloud.

“For your information, Black, it doesn’t even have eyes!” (Y/N) raised her voice, angry. With two distracted teenagers before it, the Venomous Tentacula shot forward biting her left arm; she dropped her quill immediately.

None of them spoke for half a second, only watched as the plant sunk its teeth into her flesh. Sirius reacted first, “Diffindo,” he shouted, pointing his wand at the plant’s vine. It snapped off.

Sirius’ charm had created a silence in the room; all heads turned towards the two dead-pale teens.

“Holy fuck!” Sirius exclaimed, but Professor Sprout didn’t take any points from the House as he cursed loudly. (Y/N) saw a thin stripe of blood drip from the bite; it didn’t look dangerous, but every student in the room knew it was very, very dangerous.

“(Y/N),” the professor said calmly, taking hold of the girl’s arm, “this will sting,” (Y/N) did not have any time to react to the woman’s words. The tip of Professor Sprout’s wand sent a jet of icy blue light at (Y/N)’s arm, “Glacius.” She had completely frozen the girl’s arm, keeping the poison from spreading from the bite.

A sum of frightened whispers ran through the air; they were probably all waiting for the girl to drop dead.

“Mr Black, please take Miss (Y/L/N) to the infirmary, and try doing so without starting a bickering contest,” the professor looked at Sirius, sending him a stern look.

“Um, yes, Professor,” they wasted no time, rushing out of the greenhouse.

“Damn it, Black! This is all your fault!” (Y/N) muttered at him angrily.

“My fault, you didn’t pay attention, (Y/L/N)!” He snapped back at her but kept his arm around her to make sure she didn’t fall as they walked up the hill towards the castle.

“Yes, but you distracted me!” she raised her voice.

“Only because you insulted me!” Sirius replied.

“I’m sorry that you fragile male ego is more important than my life, Black, but I don’t fucking care!” she slapped him with her good hand.

He grabbed her hand before she could hit him again, holding on to it. “You know, you should come with a warning label, (Y/N) (Y/L/N).”

She laughed a little, “Oh, I should?”

“Shit, your arm is turning purple, (Y/N),” he looked at her bite mark.

She tried to wiggle her good arm out of his grip, about to hit him again, but he held on too tight. “I swear, Black, if my arm is permanently purple after this, I’ll kill you in your sleep!” she yelled at him.

Sirius laughed.

“I mean it,” she told him as they entered the main building, heading down to the infirmary.

Poppy Pomfrey gasped as the girl walked in with a frozen, purple arm. “Mr Black, have I not seen you enough times this week already,” she told the boy helping her inside.

“I would argue, Poppy, that you can never see someone as handsome as myself, too many times,” Sirius joked, handing the girl, who now had a faint smile on her lips, over to the nurse.

“Asshole,” (Y/N) whispered as the nurse helped her over to one of the infirmary beds, she wasn’t told off.

“I’ll just stay here, in the corner, all by myself, worrying sick about your health, (Y/N), ” Sirius dramatically yelled over at the two witches as (Y/N) sat down.

“Yeah, you do that, Black!” she yelled back, but Madame Pomfrey told her to keep still and ignore him.

“I hope your arm stays purple!” he shouted, laughing at his words.

“Fuck you!” (Y/N) replied loudly, but the nurse looked angry at her at that.

“Will it? Will it stay purple?” (Y/N) asked scared, looking as the woman smiled a little.

“Of course not, Miss (Y/L/N), I’ve treated these types of injuries long enough to heal skin discolouration in my sleep,” she smiled.

“Thank Merlin,” she whispered under her breath, casting a curious look over at the wizard in the corner. He had stayed true to his words, standing perfectly still, watching as the nurse healed her.

After three complicated spells (Y/N) had never heard of before and a horribly bitter potion, her arm was back to normal.

“I would like for you to stay under observation for a few hours before I check you out, Miss (Y/L/N), in case of any complications,” Madame Pomfrey told her with a warm smile.

“Thank you, Madame Pomfrey,” (Y/N) replied politely.

“Mr Black is free to stay if he would like so, just so he won’t, what was it, Mr Black, ‘worry sick about your health’? I don’t want you sick inside my infirmary more this week,” she told the raven-haired boy, who gave the older woman a sheepish grin.

The woman left as Sirius moved towards the Slytherin.

“I hate you,” (Y/N) muttered heated.

“I love you,” Sirius replied.

“Whatyoujustsay?” (Y/N) looked at him, eyes wide.

“Nothing, I was just trying out that ‘heat of the moment, expressing our suppressed feelings for each other’-thing,” Sirius brushed a hand through messy locks. (Y/N) sat up from her bed, turning towards him with a baffled look, not knowing what to say.

“This is your cue, (Y/N); you’re supposed to do the same,” he smirked, moving his hands nervously as he spoke. Sirius seemed to have apparated towards here. He now stood only a few inches away.

“I hate you, Sirius Black,” she whispered. He heard her. It was his cue. He kissed her.

She daily effuses
the close-mouthed
tantrum of her fevers.

Hog-tied and lunatic.                        
Born toothsome,
unholy. Born uppity.        
   
Blue-jawed and out-order.  
Watched her sculptor                  
split her bitter seam        
             
with his scalding knife;
mauled through the errant                
flesh of her nature

and hemorrhaged mercury,
molted snakeroot, a smoke          
of weeping silver.

She, accused.
Sprung from the head
of a thousand-fisted

wretch or a blood-dark                                  
cosmos undoubling
her bound body.  
                 
Vexed shrew. Blight of moon.        
She, armory. Pitched-milk pours
from her gold oracular.

Bred in her nest a lone                          
grenade, prized, unpried
its force-ripe wound.

She, disease. Often bruised
to brush the joy of anything.
Zombic. Un-groomed.      

Her night slinks open
its sliding pin. One by one
these loose hopes

harpoon themselves
in, small-ghosts alighting
at her unwhoring.    

She, infirmary.
God’s swallowed
lantern, tar-hair and thick.

Her black torchstruck.
A kindling stick.
No sinkle-bible fix

to cure this burning.
Shrill hell. Jezebel.

Isn’t it lonely.

Safiya Sinclair, “A Bell, Still Unrung”

SYNONYMS FOR WORDS COMMONLY USED IN STUDENT'S WRITINGS

Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary

Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden

Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed

Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge

Ask- question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz

Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant

Bad- evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten, contaminated, spoiled, tainted, harmful, injurious, unfavorable, defective, inferior, imperfect, substandard, faulty, improper, inappropriate, unsuitable, disagreeable, unpleasant, cross, nasty, unfriendly, irascible, horrible, atrocious, outrageous, scandalous, infamous, wrong, noxious, sinister, putrid, snide, deplorable, dismal, gross, heinous, nefarious, base, obnoxious, detestable, despicable, contemptible, foul, rank, ghastly, execrable

Beautiful - pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling

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