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The female president mixed drinks for absorption

In Words on September 14, 2010 at 21:20

Tuesday’s here! And with it comes a brand-spanking-new case of WORDS!!

Today’s category is… THERE ISNT ONE! Bonus Bonus day!

PS – please bear with me as I adjust to a new format so you get ALL of the definitions, don’t forget to send words to randomlyawesomewords(at)gmail.com and become a fan on facebook! (click here)

-imbibe |imˈbīb|:

•drink (alcohol) : they were imbibing far too many pitchers of beer | [ intrans. ] having imbibed too freely, he fell over.

• figurative absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge) : the Bolshevist propaganda that you imbibed in your youth.

• chiefly Botany (esp. of seeds) absorb (water) into ultramicroscopic spaces or pores.

-catechism |ˈkatəˌkizəm|:

•a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.

• a series of fixed questions, answers, or precepts used for instruction in other situations.

-amalgam |əˈmalgəm|:

•a mixture or blend

• Chemistry an alloy of mercury with another metal

-gynarchy |ˈgīˌnärkē; ˈjinˌär-|( pl. -chies):

•rule by women or a woman.

as this was basically a bonus words post, there is no bonus section, sorry.

… just kidding, I’ll give you one

-charivari |ˌ sh ivəˈrē; ˈ sh ivəˌrē|( pl. -varis ):

•a cacophonous mock serenade, typically performed by a group of people in derision of an unpopular person or in celebration of a marriage.

• a series of discordant noises.

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