Definitions are listed according to poem order.
 


Poem: Wisdom

Gloaming: (n) 1. a time or place of little or no light 2. dusk, twilight (Merriam-Webster)


Poem: HappyLove

Provocation: (n) 1. an action or occurrence that causes someone to become angry or to begin to do something. (Merriam-Webster)


Poem: Hurt

Inculcate: (v) 1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in): to inculcate virtue in the young. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Indolent: (adj) 1. having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Caveat: (n) 1. {law} a formal notice requesting the court or officer to refrain from taking some specified action without giving prior notice to the person lodging the caveat 2. a warning; caution
(World English Dictionary)

Aura: (n) 1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness. 2. a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Opiate(d): (v) 7. to subject to an opiate; stupefy. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Erroneous: (adj) 1. containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong: an erroneous answer. 2. straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Albeit: (conj) although; even if (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Musings: (adj) 1. absorbed in thought; meditative. 2. (n) contemplation; reflection. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Prophetic: (adj) 4. predictive; presageful or portentous; ominous: prophetic signs; prophetic warnings. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Nuance(s): (n) 1. a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc. 2. a very slight difference or variation in color or tone. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Trek(king): (v) 1. to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Desolation: (n) 5. dreariness; barrenness. (Dictionary.com Unabridgedd)


Poem: Life As Hot Ice

Vapid(ity): (n) 1. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat. 2. without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Residual: (adj) 1. pertaining to or constituting a residue or remainder; remaining; leftover. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Stale: (adj) 4. having lost freshness, vigor, quick intelligence, initiative, or the like, as from overstrain, boredom, or surfeit (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Redundancy: (n) 2. superfluous repetition or overlapping, especially of words. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Exodus: (n) 1. the act or an instance of going out
(World English Dictionary)

Validity: (n) 1. the state or quality of being valid. 2. legal soundness or force. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Concurrence: (n) 1. the act of concurring. 2. accordance in opinion; agreement 3. cooperation, as of agents or causes; combined action or effort. 4. simultaneous occurrence; coincidence (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Emote: (v) 1. to express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner. (The American Heritage Dictionary)

Hoodwink: (v) 1. to deceive or trick. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Radiate: (v) 1. to extend, spread, or move like rays or radii from a center. 2. to emit rays, as of light or heat; irradiate. 3. to issue or proceed in rays. 4. (of persons) to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy, etc. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)

Fallacies: (n) 1. a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc. (Dictionary.com Unabridged)


Poem: Nightly

Inept: (adj) 3. not suitable to the time place, or occasion (Merriam-Webster)

Naïveté: (n) 1. a naive remark or action 2: the quality or state of being naive (Merriam-Webster)

Metaphor(ical): (n) 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance as in, “A mighty fortress is our God.” (Dictionary.com)

Gird(ed): (v) 2. to equip or endow (thefreedictionary.com)

Peasant(s’): n 2. a coarse, unsophisticated, boorish, uneducated person of little financial means. (Dictionary.com)

Aptitude: (n) 1. capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent: (Dictionary.com)

Cockalorum: (n) 1. self important little man 2. bragging talk; crowing (Dictionary.com)

Matrix: (n) :something (such as a situation or a set of conditions) in which something else develops or forms (Merriam-Webster)

Predilection: (n) a predisposition, preference, or bias (Collins World English Dictionary)

Strife: (n) 1. vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism: to be at strife. 4. [Archaic] strenuous effort. (Dictionary.com)

Writhing: (v) Respond with great emotional or physical discomfort to (a violent or unpleasant feeling or thought) (Oxforddictionaries.com)

Adolescent: A (n) a young person who is developing into an adult. B (adj) 2. emotionally or intellectually immature (Merriam-Webster)


Poem: One

Orb: (n) 1. any of the concentric spheres in old astronomy surrounding the earth and carrying the celestial bodies in their revolutions 3. a spherical body; especially: a spherical celestial object (Merriam-Webster)

Cynosure: (n) 1.something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest, etc. 2. something serving for guidance or direction. (Random House Dictionary via Dictionary.com)

Opaqueness: (n) the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light (WordNet 3.0, Princeton University)

Apropos: (prep) 1. with reference to; concerning (Oxforddictionaries.com)

Sprite [also spright]: (n) 3. A specter or ghost 4. [Archaic] A soul 5. Meteorology A large, dim, red flash that appears above active thunderstorms in conjunction with lightning. (thefreedictionary.com)

Fallacy: (n) 1. a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc. (Dictionary.com)

Inversion: (n) 1. a reversal of position, order, form, or relationship: as …
B condition of being turned inward or inside out (Merriam-Webster)

Transmute: (v) 1: to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature and especially to a higher form (Merriam-Webster)

Jettison: (v) 1. to throw away; abandon: (Collins English Dictionary)


Poem: Rainstorms

Mire(s): (n) 1. An area of wet, soggy, muddy ground; a bog. 2. Deep slimy soil or mud. 3. A disadvantageous or difficult condition or situation (American Heritage Dictionary)

Solace(s): (tr.v) 1. To comfort, cheer, or console, as in trouble or sorrow 2. To allay or assuage (American Heritage Dictionary)


Poem: Sleepy Head

Twitter : (verb) twit·ter ˈtwidər/ 1. (of a bird) give a call consisting of repeated light tremulous sounds. a) talk in a light, high-pitched voice. b) talk rapidly and at length in an idle or trivial way. 2. make a posting on the social media website Twitter. noun: 1. a series of short, high-pitched calls or sounds. a) idle or ignorant talk. (google.com search definition)


Poem: Spirit

Synergy: (n) 1. the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.; synergism. (Random House Dictionary via Dictionary.com)

Namaste: used for greeting someone with respect, especially when you put your hands together in a movement which is called a namaskar (MacMillian Dictionary) {also see for more detailed explanation http://www.taketheleap.com/namaste.htm }

Pearlescent: (adj) having an iridescent luster resembling that of pearl or mother-of-pearl; nacreous. (Webster’s College Dictionary)

Geomancy: (n) prophecy from the pattern made when a handful of earth is cast down or dots are drawn at random and connected with lines (Collins English Dictionary) also – 1. The art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously. (Oxforddictionaries.com)

Nacre: (n) the technical name for mother-of-pearl (Collins English Dictionary)

Fervent: (adj) 1. having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent 2. hot; burning; glowing. (Random House Dictionary)

Emanation: (n) 1. An abstract but perceptible thing that issues or originates from a source: … 1.2 tenuous substance or form of radiation given off by something (Oxforddictionaries.com)

Claptrap: (n) words, ideas, etc., that are very foolish or stupid (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Thingamajig: (n) something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known (WordNet 3.0, Princeton University)


Poem: Weaver Wept

Tapestry: (n) 1. A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes, usually hung on walls for decoration and sometimes used to cover furniture (American Heritage Dictionary via Thefreedicitonary.com)

Hue: (n)1. a color or shade (Google Definitions)

Lingua Franca: (n) 1. any language that is widely used as a means of communication among speakers of other languages (Random House Dictionary via Dictionary.com)

Warp(ed): (n) 1. a twist or distortion in the shape or form of something. b. an abnormality or perversion in a person’s character. 2. (in weaving) the threads on a loom over and under which other threads (the weft) are passed to make cloth. (Google Definitions)

Weft: (n): the threads that run from side to side on a loom or in a woven fabric (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Waft: (v) 1. pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air. (Google Dictionary)

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