Category Archives: A to Z Blog Challenge 2015

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER Q

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER QA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = quadraphony – The noise you hear in a restaurant, when many people are having conversations.

Sentence = The quadraphony in the popular restaurant was so loud, Connie’s ears were buzzing.

Real Definition = The transmission, recording, or reproduction of sound by techniques that utilize four transmission channels.

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Daffy Definition = qualmish – A breakfast cereal, served hot.

Sentence = Every morning, Timmy added raisins, brown sugar, and cream, to his bowl of qualmish.

Real Definition = Feeling qualms; nauseated; overly scrupulous; squeamish; of, relating to, or producing qualms.

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Daffy Definition = quidnunc – The name of the most famous sled dog in history.

Sentence = As winner of many sled dog races, Quidnunc was in high demand for stud service.

Real Definition = One who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip; a busybody.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER P

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER PA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = panopoly – A variety of the Monopoly game, featuring pots, pans, and kitchenware.

Sentence = The Wednesday afternoon women’s club met to play Panopoly and eat cake.

Real Definition = A full suit of armor; ceremonial attire; something forming a protective covering.

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Daffy Definition = pedipalp – A foot massage and palpitations of the toes.

Sentence = Taking the Hollywood celebrity crowd by storm, the exclusive pedipalp salons have become a trend, and are expected to become the newest fad followed by millions.

Real Definitions = Either of the second pair of appendages of an arachnid (as a spider) that are borne near the mouth and are often modified for a special (as sensory) function.

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Daffy Definition = plenipotentiary – A class/schedule 2 prescription drug; any drug that is plenty potent.

Sentence = Jim’s doctor prescribed a plenipotentiary medicine for his chronic back pain.

Real Definition = A person, esp. a diplomatic agent invested with full power to transact business.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER O

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER OA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = omicron – A camera used in the film industry, combining the special effects of Omni-max and specific shadings of chrome.

Sentence = Jason graduated film school with a MDOT degree …Master’s Degree in Omicron Technology.

Real Definition = The fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Daffy Definition = oolite – A workable, toy flashlight, that projects images onto a ceiling.

Sentence = The trademarked name ‘oolite’ was coined by children who tested the prototype. They all exclaimed “oolite” when the on button was pushed.

Real Definition = A rock consisting of small round grains, usually of calcium carbonate cemented together.

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Daffy Definition = oneiric – A lesser amount and lower quality than that of generic.

Sentence =Β To save even more money, Beverly only purchased oneiric groceries.

Real Definition = Of or relating to dreams; dreamy.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER N

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER NA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = nobble – To take a nibble of an apple while playing the apple bobbing game.

Sentence = At parties, Janie was the best apple nobbler.

Real Definition= To incapacitate, esp. by drugging; to win over to one’s side; steal, swindle, cheat.

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Daffy Definition = nimiety – A truce between enemies; amity.

Sentence = After a fierce battle on the field, the red team and the blue team finally called for nimiety.

Real Definition = Too much; excess; redundancy.

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Daffy Definition = non troppo – Opposite of tropical; a cool, dry climate.

Sentence = After living in the tropics for many years, the Jones family were re-located to a non troppo region.

Real Definition = Not too much; without excess – used to qualify a direction in music

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER M

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER MA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = melisma – A generic word for baby-sitting.

Sentence = After Joan passed her melisma class, she was eager to be hired.

Real Definition = A group of notes or tones sung on one syllable in plainsong; melodic embellishment or ornamentation.

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Daffy Definition = Mab – A dose of medicine in tablet form.

Sentence = Dan’s doctor instructed him to take two Mabs every four hours.

Real Definition = A queen of fairies in English literature.

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Daffy Definition = munt-jac – A tool used by mechanics to repair cars.

Sentence = Joe was an ace munt-jac operator, who trained apprentice mechanics.

Real Definition = Any of several small deer (genus Muntiacus) of southeastern Asia and the East Indies.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER L

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER LA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = labellum – A sticky label; a spin-off of the Post-It Note; an office supply.

Sentence = In her office job, Toni had to make sure the address labellums were on all outgoing correspondence.

Real Definition = The median member of the corolla of an orchid; A terminal part of the labium or labrum of various insects.

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Daffy Definition = lathyrism – The part of the inner ear, responsible for being able to sing in tune.

Sentence = Jeannie, the opera singer, sought medical help when her lathyrism quit working.

Real Definition = A type of pea; a diseased condition of man, domestic animals, and esp. horses that results from poisoning by a substance found in some legumes, and is characterized esp. by spastic paralysis of the hind or lower limbs.

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Daffy Definition = levant – A person, usually a magician, that can levitate themselves.

Sentence = As an accomplished levant, Carl mesmerized the audience at his magic show.

Real Definition = To run away from a debt.

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A to Z Blog Challenge … Letter K

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER KA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = kakapo – A general term for any mountainous region.

Sentence = This special weather alert is issued for heavy snow, occurring in the higher elevations of the kakapo.

Real Definition = A chiefly nocturnal burrowing New Zealand parrot, with green and brown barred plumage.

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Daffy Definition = kickshaw – A modern form of country-western dance.

Sentence = Bobby and Sue were out on the dance floor, showing everyone how to do the kickshaw.

Real Definition = A fancy dish: delicacy; a bauble, gewgaw

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Daffy Definition = kraken – A whole-wheat, oven-baked snack cracker.

Sentence = The hostess served several flavors of kraken, along with tiny cubes of cheese.

Real Definition = A fabulous Scandinavian sea monster.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER J

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER JA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = jurat – A person who attends jury trials, just to observe.

Sentence = Barney was such a jurat, he knew as much about how a jury trial worked, as well as any lawyer.

Real Definition = Jurat, short for juratum…it has been sworn; a certificate added to an affidavit stating when, before whom, and where it was made.

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Daffy Definition = jipijapa- An elaborate hand slapping game, using a rhyming, sing-song beat, played by children.

Sentence = On the playground at school, there were several groups of kids playing jipijapa.

Real Definition = A Central and South American plant (Carludovica palmate of the family Cyclanthaceae) resembling a palm.

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Daffy Definition = jusanguinis – A variety of red wine.

Sentence = The patrons of the wine tasting event preferred the jusanguinis over all other red wines sampled.

Real Definition = A rule that a child’s citizenship is determined by its parents’ citizenship.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER I

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER IA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = intrados – A Mexican food appetizer given free as you enter the restaurant.

Sentence = Sue ate so many intrados at the restaurant, she couldn’t finish her main course.

Real Definition = The interior curve of an arch.

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Daffy Definition = inexpugnable – An inexperienced pug dog that tries to do tricks.

Sentence = Shorty was such a cute inexpugnable, that everyone fell in love with him.

Real Definition =To take by storm, to fight; incapable of being subdued or overthrown; impregnable, stable, fixed.

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Daffy Definition = impuissant – An insect pest; a rare genus of ant, that is impervious to most insecticides.

Sentence = There are reports that the impuissants have begun migrating to the north, enlarging their territory to include most of the U. S.

Real Definition = Weak, powerless.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER H

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER HA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = hoopoe – A snack chip made of corn, being round in shape with a hole in the center.

Sentence = For a fun and flavorful snack, buy Hoopoe…corny fun for everyone!

Real Definition = Any of several Old World nonpasserine birds (family Upupidae) having a slender decurved bill.

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Daffy Definition = hirudin – To show the utmost in disrespect to another person; the act of being rude.

Sentence = Nancy was fired from her make-up consulting job, for being hirudin to her customers.

Real Definition = An anticoagulant extracted from the buccal glands of a leech.

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Daffy Definition = helicoid – A spiral shaped metal part used in building helicopter rotary motors.

Sentence = John’s only job on the assembly line, was to install the helicoid into every helicopter motor.

Real Definition = Forming or arranged in a spiral; having the form of a flat coil or flattened spiral, such as a snail’s shell.

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