Thursday, September 30, 2010


Favorite Adjectives

Gubernatorial [goo-ber-nuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-, gyoo-]
  1. of or pertaining to a state governor or the office of state governor

Serpentine [sur-puhn-teen, -tahyn]
  1. characteristic of, or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement

  2. having a winding course, as a road; sinuous

  3. shrewd, wily, or cunning

Cypriot [sip-ree-uht]
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Cyprus, its people, or their language

Adjective [aj-ik-tiv]
  1. pertaining to or functioning as an adjective; adjectival: the adjective use of a noun

  2. not able to stand alone; dependent

  3. Law . concerning methods of enforcement of legal rights, as pleading and practice ( opposed to substantive)

  4. (of dye colors) requiring a mordant or the like to render them permanent ( opposed to substantive)

Abject [ab-jekt, ab-jekt]
  1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched: abject poverty

  2. contemptible; despicable; base-spirited: an abject coward

  3. shamelessly servile; slavish

  4. Obsolete . cast aside

Obsequious [uhb-see-kwee-uhs]
  1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow

  2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants

  3. obedient; dutiful

  1. of Charles Dickens or his works

  2. resembling or suggestive of conditions described in Dickens' novels, esp squalid and poverty-stricken; characterized by jollity and conviviality

  3. grotesquely comic, as some of the characters of Dickens



Abject obsequiousness is all I have. Your dutiful servant, Ed.
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