Save-A-Word Saturday (24)

Save-a-Word Saturday

The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it’s down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is:
Sharks

And the word of the day is…

 Tremefy v. – to cause to tremble

“Um, what’s wrong with Jacob?” Leila glanced over her shoulder to where Jacob sat rocking back and forth, his face pale, his lips soundlessly muttering some secret phrase.

“Finding out that we’re about to set sail in shark-infested waters has tremefied him,” she replied, turning back to her bag.

Rosanna grinned, quirking a brow in Jacob’s direction. With his tousled hair, and his wide, unblinking eyes, she had to admit she was rather looking forward to their long, intimate voyage together. He was pretty cute, for a coward.

And if he was this afraid of sharks, she didn’t think she’d be wanting for entertainment anytime soon.

Photo From: http://cristinaistrati.com/oceans/#.UgYqkIW5Y1A
I probably should have posted a picture of a shark, all things considered, but I couldn’t help it…there is something about the endless expanse of ocean blue that just makes me really happy.
And, by the way, how cool is this word?


3 Responses so far.

  1. AFord says:
    An absolutely beautiful ending photo image, so much better than a frightening image of sharks circling about, lurking beneath the surface–Yikes! An interesting word and storyline to boot–thanks for sharing.
  2. Deshipley says:
    I support the ocean pic! Not at all tremefying, just a delight. 🙂
  3. Um, really cool! Tremefy may be a new favorite. 😀 And I agree, the picture is too gorgeous to pass up. I think part of the beauty is the mystery (and possibly tremefying danger) of what lies beneath that beautiful surface…

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