Merriam Webster’s Frederick C. Mish
Acrimony • Acrimony \’a-kre-,mo-ne\ n. harsh or biting sharpness esp. of words, manner or disposition. • . • As the crisis deepened, acrimony led to calls for resignation.
Brussels sprout • Brussels sprout \bre-sel-\ pl: a plant of the mustard family that bears small edible green heads on its stem. • My mom made some Brussels sprout when she cooked some chicken.
Carnation • Carnation \kar-na-shen-\ n the variable color of human flesh. Every human in the world have carnation in their body when you cut it open.
diglyceride • Diglyceride\di-gli-se-rid\ n. an ester formed from glycerol by reacting two of its hydroxyl groups with fatty acids. • A diglyceride can also be called a diacylglycerol.
epopee • Epopee\e-pe-,pe\ n. an epic poem. • My friend from European wrote me an epopee.
ferdelance • Ferdelance\fer-de-lan(t)s-an(t)s\ n, pl: a large extremely venomous pit viper of Central and South America. • When I went to South America I saw a ferdelance by the trees.
gelt • Gelt\gelt\ n: money • I get gelts for my birthday!
hizzoner • Hizzoner\hi-za-ner\ n: used as a title for a man holding the office of mayor. • Mayor C. Ray Nagin was a hizzoner for New Orleans.
inlocoparentis • Imlocoparentis\in-lo-ko-pe-ren-tes\adv: in the place of a parent. • We had to punish this child inlocoparentis.
jellyfish • Jellyfish\je-le-fish\ n: a free-swimming marine coelenterate that is sexually reproducing form a hydrozoans or scyphozoan and has a nearly transparent saucer-shaped body and extensible marginal tentacles studded with stinging cell. • I saw a jellyfish when I was swimming at Long Island.
Resource Page • Applebee, Arthur N. The Language of Literature. McDougal LittellUnited States Of America Houghton Mifflin Company. McDougal Littell 2002. • Mish, Frederick C. The Merriam Webster Dictionary Springfield,Massachusett, United States of America 1831.