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Topic: demitasse
Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:00:34 AM
Daemon wrote:

(noun) Small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream.

Synonyms: cafe noir

Usage: He began to frequent another cafe, where more newspapers were taken and his postprandial demitasse cost him a penny extra.


The elderly mother was pleased to bring her visiting daughter
a demitasse in her vintage , black with gold trim , porcelain set.
Topic: demitasse
Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:52:57 AM
monamagda wrote:

The History of the Demitasse Cup & Saucer

The Demitasse (pronounced-"dem-i-tas"), originated in France in the 1800's. Demitasse means "half-cup", due to it typically being half the size of a full coffee cup. The purpose of the smaller half cup is for drinking stronger coffee's such as espresso, cappuccino & Turkish coffee, typically served after dinner. The Demitasse cup & saucer is the next size in the cup & saucer family (middle in the picture, also referred to as a "Demi cup" or "Child's size" cup & saucer). Today's average cup measures approximately 2-2 1/2" tall & the saucer measures approximately 4- 4 1/2" in diameter.


Wonderful contribution , monamagda ! :)
Topic: efface
Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:47:15 AM
Daemon wrote:

(verb) Remove completely from recognition or memory.

Synonyms: obliterate

Usage: Allow me to propose a remedy, to efface the shame, and to render it as if not done.


DEFINITION : ef·face [əˈfās]
1. erase (a mark) from a surface.
"with time, the words are effaced by the frost and the rain" ·
2. (efface oneself)
make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous.
Some anti-Confederate groups have ardently fought to efface
the public square of any statues , markers , memorials or
plaques that are Confederate related.

Topic: comminute
Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019 4:33:19 AM
Daemon wrote:

(verb) Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading.

Synonyms: bray, mash, crunch, grind

Usage: The chef comminuted the spices in his mortar for several minutes before sprinkling them on the chicken.


Yesterday's thunderstorm produced a hail core that turned
fragile roof shingles into comminute debris that washed
on to the lawns and driveways of many homes.
Topic: condolence
Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:51:57 AM
Daemon wrote:

(noun) An expression of sympathy with another's grief.

Synonyms: commiseration

Usage: I hoped that my words of condolence would offer the grieving family some comfort.


The President did personal condolence calls to the
bereaving family and work place of the first responder
who had passed away that day
Topic: reticent
Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:46:23 AM
Daemon wrote:

(adjective) Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.

Synonyms: untalkative

Usage: She was so reticent about her personal life that even her roommates did not know she had a boyfriend.


The management level personnel are trained to be reticent at work ,
thus allowing the workplace atmosphere to focus strictly on the
most important priorities of the day , and for the year
Topic: soporific
Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:39:24 AM
Daemon wrote:

(adjective) Sleep inducing.

Synonyms: hypnagogic, somniferous

Usage: Even he is unable to withstand the soporific influence of the place, and is gradually falling asleep.


A purring cat has a calming and soporific effect on people and animals.
Topic: two-piece
Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:36:16 AM
Daemon wrote:

(noun) A woman's very brief bathing suit.

Synonyms: bikini

Usage: Kristen changed into her two-piece and jumped into the pool.


Definition of two-piece suit. : a suit consisting of a jacket with matching pants or a jacket with a matching skirt.

The husband and wife fashion business owners arrived at the board meeting in
cheerfully dressed and coordinating two-piece deep purple suits with
matching light purple paisley accessories.
Topic: workaday
Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:21:48 AM
Daemon wrote:

(adjective) Being a part of general human experience; ordinary.

Synonyms: everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable

Usage: Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort it is.


Beyond the workaday experiences of maintaining one's
home life and working to pay for expenses , one should
pursue variable hobbies and experiences that are out of
the norms .
Topic: nyctalopia
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:00:34 AM
Daemon wrote:

(noun) Inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder.

Synonyms: moon blindness, night blindness

Usage: Sharon's nyctalopia was so severe that she needed a flashlight to find light switches at night.


A few applicants refused the part-time job , which required
working at least twice a week in the evening hours , due to
family or health restrictions such as nyctalopia.

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