Monday, February 2, 2009

Word of the Week #38

Status: 2 more rejections, but still optimistic
What I'm listening to: "Just Dance" by Lady GaGa (my daughter & friends want to dance)

stygian - [stij-ee-uhn] - adjective

Definition:
1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades.
2. dark or gloomy.
3. infernal; hellish.

Usage:
She stared into the stygian depths of her captor's eyes, praying he wouldn't notice her straining at her bonds as she berated herself. Never trust a good-looking man offering you water with a lemon in it! How many times had her mother drilled that into her? Normal men never do stuff like that; it was a dead giveaway.

4 comments:

Deborah said...

Hmmmm. Is this something from a new book?

Call it Builins

Janette Rallison said...

So true, about men and lemons, I mean . . .

Shauna said...

If you've been watching 20/20 the lemon probably had salmonela poisoning.

That likely accounts for her weakened condition.

Jaime Theler said...

Ha ha ha!