So it’s Day 5 of the #AtoZchallenge, where bloggers around the world publish daily during April, based on a consecutive letter of the alphabet, with Sundays off to make up the 26 days.
I’ve chosen ‘Word of the day’ for my 2017 theme, and Day 5 means the letter ‘E’.
There are so many ‘E’ words that I discovered recently: educe; effulge; embay; embrangle; emolliate; emplace; etiolate; evert; excoriate; excorticate; excurse; execrate; exscind; exsect; exsert; exsiccate; extirpate; extravasate.
I mean seriously – how cool are they! Just let me elaborate, elucidate and – maybe? – educate, and enchant…
educe: to draw forth or bring out; elicit; develop
effulge: to shine brilliantly; to send forth (beams of light)
embay: to enclose in or as in a bay; surround
embrangle: to confuse, entangle, perplex
emolliate: to soften. To render effeminate
emplace: to place or position
etiolate: to cause (a plant) to whiten by excluding light; to become blanched or whitened, as when grown without sunlight
evert: to turn outwards, or inside out
excoriate: to strip off or remove the skin from. To flay verbally; denounce; censure
excorticate: to remove the mark, husk, or outer covering from
excurse: to go on an excursion. To digress; wander
execrate: to detest utterly; abhor; abominate. To curse; imprecate evil upon. To utter curses
exscind: to cut out or off
exsect: to cut out
exsert: to thrust out
exsiccate: to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance. To dry up, as moisture
extirpate: to remove utterly; destroy totally; exterminate; do away with. To pull up by the roots; root up (kinda reminds me of John Davis ‘manuscript’ Frain’s #AtoZchallenge this year!)
extravasate: to force out from the proper vessels, as blood, especially so as to diffuse through the surrounding tissues. [in Geology: to pour out molten or liquid matter from the earth as lava from a vent, water from a geyser, etc]
So – did I manage it? Did I ’embrangle’ you, dear reader? Or did I effulge? Excurse? Or was it more of an ‘educing’ that I was doing?
And would you use any of these words in your conversations today?
Have an enchanting one, dear reader!
2 replies on “E is for ’embrangle’”
So I’m playing along and I had embrangle TOTALLY wrong. I took it as the beautiful child of Embrace and Wrangle. So, a nun might embrangle the children in a single-file line at the end of recess.
But NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Not even close was I.
It’s such a fun word that I have to figure out a way to slip it into a sentence. But I’m afraid I’d embrangle my reader! And I probably do that enough on my own.
Hi John! Yes, I agree; slipping it into a sentence would embrangle either reader or conversation partner 🙂
Perhaps I effulged an idea or two for your future death scenes? 😛