Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Professor Gunn's Vocabulary Lesson - "Inspiration."


Obfuscate -

1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand.
2. To render indistinct or dim; darken.

"Are those layers and layers of deconstruction that we identify with Santino's work serving to obfuscate a mediocre technician? Oh dear. Let's hope not."

Eviscerate -

1. To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
2. To take away a vital or essential part of.

"...and poor Nick has just been eviscerated."


Ebullient -

1. Zestfully enthusiastic.
2. Boiling or seeming to boil; bubbling.

"The Nick I know is up and ebullient, and great fun and enthusiastic about everything..."


Laudable -

Deserving commendation; praiseworthy.

...and in most cases one wouldn’t know what the point of departure was without having the photograph in hand, which I thought was laudable.


Egregious -

Conspicuously bad or offensive.

"One can construct a garment really badly and be aware of and do their best to try to hide it, but this was so egregious, hiding it wasn’t possible."

Test on Friday!

3 comments:

AJ said...

pssst...LK...I don't test well

I love Tim Gunn's vocab lessons though:) Expanding my vocabulary has never been so classy.

floretbroccoli said...

I am sorry to report what appears to be a vocabulary error from the Divine Tim Gunn, in his Podcast for "Inspiration."

And I was also disarmed by the fact that she did a “J’accuse!” at me.

Surely he means "dismayed" and not "disarmed." I believe I noticed this same error in a previous podcast, but was unable to go back and find it.

Well, none of us is perfect.

iwontcha said...

Thanks...I'm a much better person.