Sunday, May 1, 2011

Apoc-Zen VS *The truth comes out*

I have been hesitant to look up the words that Kemari sent me back in March--my A to Z list of words.

First off, I haven't been completely honest with you. Apocryphal Zenzizenzizenzic is not an old Latin term referring to someone who has the uncanny ability to define obscure words with pinpoint accuracy. 

It's just two words I crammed together for A and Z:

Apocryphal is: False
Zenzizenzizenzic:  is an obsolete form of mathematical notation representing the eighth power of a number


That would basically mean False to the 8th power--which is a pretty accurate description of the project.

Here's a breakdown 2=ME

Day 1: Ambeer
2: slang for "AM beer"
D: tobacco juice *gag*

Day 2: Bregma
2:  a Nordic Warrior cry, signaling mayhem and debauchery (BREGMAAAAAAAAAAA!!!)
D: the junction point of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull.

Day 3: Cofferdam
2: A barrier between your nasty germs and your friends, co-workers, co-shoppers, teachers/students, patients/clients, etc
D: a watertight enclosure placed or constructed in waterlogged soil or under water and pumped dry so that construction or repairs can proceed under normal conditions.

Day 4: Demisemiquaver
2: the uncertainty of pleasure.
D: a thirty-second note. (I was pretty close)

Day 5: Erotomania
2:  the desperation that overcomes a person when exposed to trashy romance novels.
D: abnormally strong or persistent sexual desire.

Day 6: Furcation
2:  A type of body modification involving multiple hair implants made popular by today's nudist colonies and Sci-Fi extremists.
D: forked; branching.

Day 7: Gnomon
2:  to saturate an area with garden gnomes
D: the raised part of a sundial that casts the shadow; a style.

Day 8: Horology
2: the study of less than mediocre movies, often referred to as "B Movies". While these films can encompass multiple genres, Horology focuses more on Horror than any other.
D: the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.

Day 9: Ignus Fatuus
2: A person guilty of wearing skin-tight clothing--usually of the  brightly colored assortment or loud prints.
D: Something that misleads or deludes; an illusion.

Day 10: Jus soli
2: Any person, place, thing, or action deserving an eye roll.
D: the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.

Day 11: Kermes
2: Kermit the Frog
D: a red dye formerly prepared from the dried bodies of the females of a scale insect, Kermes ilices,  which lives on small, evergreen oaks of the Mediterranean region.

Day 12: Lithotripter
2:  A person who stares mezmerizingly at colorful prints when in a state of chemical-induced Euphoria.
D: a device used for fragmenting kidney stones with ultrasound waves.

Day 13: Melilot
2:  the ultimate party drink created by: 1.) drilling holes into your favorite melon,
D: a cloverlike plant of the genus Melilotus,  of the legume family, grown as a forage plant.

Day 14:  Nidifugous
2: A word to describe an overly finicky person who nit-picks EVERYTHING you do. AKA: your (MY) mother.
D: leaving the nest shortly after hatching.

Day 15: Omphaloskepsis
2: The scientific word used to describe a smaller than average person with a slightly orange complexion and abnormally green hair. Native to Loompaland.
D: contemplation of one's navel as part of a mystical exercise. (Holy Carp! Brilliant!)

Day 16: Palooka
2: a term of endearment much like: "Sweetie", "Baby", and/or "Sugar-Britches" but used mostly between Bros.
D: an athlete, especially a boxer, lacking in ability, experience, or competitive spirit.

Day 17: Quondam
2: Super-secret architectural design from the FUTURE!!!
D: former; onetime

Day 18: Rebozo
2: It's Max Rebo's (who's real name is Siiruulian Phantelesister's-boyfriend's-cousin's-uncle's little kid--named, in fact, after Max Rebo, but he never learned to play the red ball organ like his namesake.
D: a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders by Spanish and Mexican women.

Day 19: Starveling
2: An advance state of hunger where you eat just about anything--no questions asked.
D: a person, animal, or plant that is starving. OR pining with want.

Day 20: Tawpie
2: A dessert that has been physically altered to adhere to specific challenge guidelines.
D: a foolish or thoughtless young person.

Day 21: Umbo
2: vegetarian gumbo 
D: a boss on a shield, as one at the center of a circular shield.

Day 22: Vanaspati
2: Vampire royalty that inhabits the NYC underworld (sewers).
D: a hydrogenated vegetable fat commonly used in India as a substitute for butter.

Day 23: Whiffet
2: To take a deep breath of air--through the nose, getting a good smell of something.
D: Informal . an insignificant person; whippersnapper.

Day 24: Xeric
2: My robot boyfriend... scratch that--my EX robot boyfriend.
D: of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment.

Day 25: Yoicks
2:  "Yikes" by Scooby Doo.
D: Interjection. 1. Fox Hunting . (used as a cry by the huntsman to encourage the hounds.) 2. (used as a cry of high spirits or encouragement.)

Day 26: Zecchino
2: a zucchini flavored coffee drink.
D: sequin

That's the wrap. I think some of my definitions are better and will probably continue to use them :-P. 

Tomorrow is the day the post goes up for voting on the chosen posts comments. You can still go back through today (until Midnight) and leave definitions on posts for your chance to win.

See you tomorrow!


  1. I like your definitions better. ;) Congrats on surviving the challenge!

  2. Tomara, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  3. Thanks for providing all these fun words for the challenge ! I will pop in from time to time ...