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conversant

/kənˈvəːs(ə)nt/
adjective
predicative Familiar with or knowledgeable about something.

Origin
Middle English: from Old French, present participle of converser (see converse). The original sense was ‘habitually spending time in a particular place or with a particular person’.

The young wizard was surprisingly conversant with his trade, casting spells as easily as a veteran fisherman casts dry flies.

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hairslide

/ˈhɛːslʌɪd/
noun
British

A typically bar-shaped clip or ornament for the hair.
North American term barrette

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Bonny boldly bore the bright barrette, blissfully unaware that the crowd on the London streets were admiring her hairslide.

This WHALE may or may not make a splash. You get to decide.



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murmur

/ˈməːmə/
noun
A low continuous background noise.

Origin
Late Middle English: from Old French murmure

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Sometimes a murmur
Sometimes a clamor
Often with bad grammar
Or even a hitching stammer.

It's not quite like a hiss,
Something that I'd miss
No, more like an urge to piss
That's the thing that's this.

It's impossible to ignore
Like a bedmate's broken snore.
The result, your reading chore
With rhyme and beat galore.

antique

/anˈtiːk/
noun
A collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality.
as modifier ‘an antique dealer’
adjective
1 Having a high value because of age and quality.
1.1 Intended to resemble the appearance of high-quality old furniture.
2 Belonging to ancient times.
2.1 Old-fashioned or outdated.
2.2 humorous Showing signs of great age or wear.
verb
1 Make (something) resemble an antique by artificial means.

Weed/Wildflower Wednesday
(Fashionably Late, honoring fall)

This summer feature is winding down, but there remain some late-bloomers, capturing our attention before the frost arrives.

Disturbed soil.

"Gallant Soldiers" or "Lesser Quickweed" *Galinsoga parviflora* is a native of Central America and is now naturalized in the New England states. The very small flowers have five tiny white petals surrounding a bunch of yellow disk flowers.

rhythm

/ˈrɪð(ə)m/
noun
1 A strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound.
2 mass noun The measured flow of words and phrases in verse or prose as determined by the relation of long and short or stressed and unstressed syllables.
3 A regularly recurring sequence of events or processes.

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The WotD establishes a rhythm for my day. It sets my brain in motion for the rest of the day's challenges.

The leaves of fall FLOW down the streams to gather later to make the soil for seasons of growth to come.



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dicrotic

/dʌɪˈkrɒtɪk/
adjective
Medicine
Denoting a pulse in which a double beat is detectable for each beat of the heart.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Greek dikrotos ‘beating twice’ + -ic.

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While "dichrotic" is mainly a medical term, a double beat is a strong element of drum and bugle corps performances.

stonkered

/ˈstɒŋkəd/
adjective
NZ, Australian
informal
1 predicative Utterly exhausted or defeated.
1.1 Drunk.

Origin
1920s: from Scots and northern English stonk ‘game of marbles’, perhaps of imitative origin.

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Simon was stonkered after the game. It did help that his team had won, but there were at least two more games in the series to go.

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