Monday, January 7, 2008

Prompt3-10 Random words and what I think they should mean

  1. haltere : Someone that is constantly halting. They don't finish their tasks.
  2. latakia: A foreign eastern country.
  3. meringue: Delicious fluffy sugary sweet.
  4. platter: a delicate plate.
  5. solar constant: Constantly in the sun.
  6. tie-pin: A pin that's used to hold the tie steady in place.
  7. tasmanian wolf: a wild animal, with horns and fur like a wolfs'.
  8. smirch: a small creature with a grumpy look.Sort of like a dwarf.
  9. resistor: machine that resists pressure of any sort.
  10. nurture: feed and grow.

For future reference, the true meaning of each word.

1. Haltere:noun either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
2. Latakia:–noun
  • Ancient, Laodicea. a seaport in NW Syria, on the Mediterranean. 191,329.
  • a coastal district in Syria, in the W part. 389,552.
  • a variety of Turkish tobacco.
3. Meringue:–noun
  • a delicate, frothy mixture made with beaten egg whites and sugar or hot syrup, and browned, used as a topping for pies, pastry, etc.
  • a pastry or pastry shell made by baking such a mixture, sometimes filled with fruit, whipped cream, etc.
  • a large, shallow dish, usually elliptical in shape, for holding and serving food, esp. meat or fish.
  • a course of a meal, usually consisting of a variety of foods served on the same plate.
  • Slang. a phonograph record.
  • Movie Slang. a part of a motion-picture projector, consisting of a large, horizontally rotating disk that houses a feature film.

5.Solar Constant:–noun the average rate at which radiant energy is received from the sun by the earth, equal to 1.94 small calories per minute per square centimeter of area perpendicular to the sun's rays, measured at a point outside the earth's atmosphere when the earth is at its mean distance from the sun.
–verb (used with object)
  • to discolor or soil; spot or smudge with or as with soot, dust, dirt, etc.
  • to sully or tarnish (a person, reputation, character, etc.); disgrace; discredit.
  • a dirty mark or smear, as of soot, dust, dirt, etc.
  • a stain or blot, as on reputation.

9.resistor:–noun Electricity. a device designed to introduce resistance into an electric circuit.
10.nurture:–verb (used with object)
  • to feed and protect: to nurture one's offspring.
  • to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
  • to bring up; train; educate.
  • rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
  • development: the nurture of young artists.
  • something that nourishes; nourishment; food.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Writing Prompts

Since one of my new year resolutions is to write more I've decided to do a writing prompt everyday (or at least try to do one everyday)-once a week is an obligation.
Searching on Google I've found this great page :
It has 302 Writing Prompts! Wow almost 1 for every day of the year ^_^