Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Professor Gunn's Vocabulary Lesson - "Inspiration."
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."
1. To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
2. To take away a vital or essential part of.
"...and poor Nick has just been eviscerated."
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..."
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.
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!