Thursday, April 2, 2015
A to Z Challenge: B
It's day two of the A to Z Challenge. How is everyone holding up? Ready to learn some new words with me?
Definition: 1. a French table game like billiards played with pins as obstacles; 2. something of little value or importance; a trifle; 3. a short and light musical composition, typically for the piano.
Sentence: Even though Marty had never played bagatelle before, he seemed to be a natural.
Definition: complete overthrow : a reversal.
Sentence: The group threatened a complete bouleversement of the government.
Definition: having or showing a ready deposition to fight.
Sentence: So far from unduly fostering a bellicose spirit tending to war, these would be tactful preventatives of wasteful foreign and civil broils.
-- Carson Jay Lee
Definition: flattery intended to persuade.
Sentence: He had expected coaxings, blandishments, the pleadings and wiles with which Virginia the elder had made him so intimately acquainted.
-- Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
Definition: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.
Sentence: Being an iconic classic, however, hasn't protected "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from being banned, bowdlerized and bleeped.
-- New York Times (Jan, 7, 2011)