A Few of my Favorite Words

Propinquity - A nearness of blood, kinship; a nearness in place or time, proximity.

Serendipity - The phenomenon of finding a valuable thing not originally sought.

Wheelbarrow - A small single-wheeled vehicle fitted with handles at the rear by which it can be pushed and guided.

Scapula - The shoulder blade, connecting the humerus with the clavicle. In humans, it is a flat bone, roughly triangular in shape.

Beleaguered - Besieged, troubled, harassed.

Furtive - Done clandestinely and with desire.

Autumn - The fourth season (and my favorite), a time of color, retreat, preparation and battening down the hatches.

Quarter - To divide into four equal parts or to provide with lodging. 

Zephyr - A breeze from the west.

Accord - A formal reaching of agreement.

Clement - Inclined to be merciful, mild.

Will-o'-the-wisp - A ghostly light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes.

Argentine - Silvery.

Splash - To move about in water, causing it to spatter.

Camber - To curve upward toward the middle.

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