Saturday, January 23, 2010


calm, adj. [see calm, n.]
Peaceful; passive; placid; serene; tranquil; undisturbed; steadily gazing; without agitation; free from emotion.

quiet(-er), adj. [OFr quiete or L. quiētus < quiēscěre, come to rest.] (webplay: child, clamors, contented, coolness, death, God, lie, life, patiently, possession, sit, spirit, state, town).
1. Soundless; silent; noiseless; mute; speechless.
2. Motionless; still; unmoving; [fig.] lifeless; deceased; dead.
3. Calm; serene; peaceful; tranquil; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; [fig.] dignified; unpretentious.
4. [Fig.] ordinary; usual; small; insignificant; unimportant; innocuous; harmless; benign.

mood, n. [OE 'soul, heart, disposition, sense, mind'.]
State of mind or frame of reference usually based on a specific passion.

mix (-ed, -ing), v. [back formation of mixt < L. miscere, to mix.]
Blend two or more elements, principles, groups, etc.

anticipate, v. [L. ante, before + cap-ěre, to take.] (webplay: first, life, time).
1. Await; wait for; envision; look forward to.
2. Expect; assume; presume; perceive.
3. Contemplate; imagine; foresee; know ahead; think about; reflect on.

apprehend, v. [Fr. < L. ad + prehend-ěre, seize, learn.] (webplay: certainty).
Own; possess; fulfill; realize; thoroughly understand; experience the reality of; [fig.] embrace; have and hold; consummate a relationship; become one being.

moment, n. [L.]
1. Point in time; small, sometimes indistinguishable, amount of time; specific instance of focused time. 207199 Transporting must the moment be – Brewed from decades of Agony!
2. Force; power.

wait, v. [ME waite-n, watch, guard < OFr < Germanic *wak-, wake.] (webplay: attempts, come, consequence, court, days, depart, enemy, eye, fall, father, flow'r, gentlemen, hindrance, hour, lay, look, meeting, person, place, remain, rest, services, speak, time, stationary, stay, stop, visit, way, witness).
1. Expect; anticipate; hope for; listen for.
2. Stop; pause; stay there; hold still for a minute.
3. Serve; minister; stand in readiness to assist; [fig.] guard; watch over.
4. Linger; tarry.
5. Watch; guard; take care; [fig.] stay behind.
6. Withhold; hold back; hide something; [fig.] veil; cover.
7. Experience a delay; go without something.
8. Stay; rest; sleep; [fig.] remain until the resurrection.
9. Restrain one's self; exercise self-control.
10. Age; come to fruition; fulfill the purpose for being.

plan, v. [see plan, n.] (webplay: building, land, mind).
Intend; destine; create; design; prepare; prime; condition.

near (-er, -est), adj. [see near, adv.]
1. Close in distance.
2. Immediate; significant; essential; important; [fig.] dear to the heart.
3. Close in family relation.
4. Next; subsequent.
5. Recent; close in time.
6. Next door; [fig.] intimate; emotionally close; similar in spirit.

Image and definitions from the Emily Dickinson Lexicon.

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