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!


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.