Thursday, 22 September 2011


What is your connotation of these words? I wrote mine under each definition.

1. ictus - stress in poetry and verse
My college English professor

2. iamb - poetic foot consisting of short then a long syllable
A scene from Dead Poets Society

3. iconomatic - using pictures to represent sounds of words
My great aunt's flash cards

4. iconophilism - a taste for pictures and symbols
Robert Langdon of Da Vinci Code fame

5. idyll - short verse or prose describing a picturesque scene or incident
 Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd

6. ideoglossia - private language developed between children
My kiddo with his playmates

7. ideolect - distinctive individual form of speech
Lady Jane Fellowes giving a short reading during Diana's funeral at Westminster Abbey  

8. immortelle - everlasting dried flower
Those itchy-on-the-neck garland given to graduates; trend in the Philippines way way back
9. imperscriptible - not recorded; unwritten
A student's unturned-in homework

10. imprimatur - license to print a book
Printing presses

11.incunabulum - early printed book; early version of a thing
Visit to an antiquarian library

12. imsonic - onomatopoetic
Lord Alfred Tennyson's Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Now the White

13. illocution - an act which is performed by speaking words
Great Aunt Adelaide, Nanny McPhee: "If there's one thing I won't stand for, it's loose vowels!"

Interesting reference here
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Heather said...

Love your answer for number nine. Thanks for visiting!

Rekaya Gibson said...

I feel enlighten; I think. Perhaps I am sleepy. Thanks for sharing.

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thebluemuse said...

Took a study break and I learned so many new words! Great list!

The Gal Herself said...

My favorite: 10. imprimatur - license to print a book

To me, it sounds like IMPRINT, which is what the author/publisher are doing, on the paper and on our minds. It's a great word.

Sidne,the BCR said...

Hi, checking out this TT by way of Rekaya blog. What a list of words. yes i did write them down too. lol

Adelle Laudan said...

I love 'new to me' words. Thanks for a great list. Happy T13!

Brenda said...

Ha! All of these are very funny. I like your connotations. Happy TT!

CountryDew said...

This is incredibly clever! I love it! Well done.

I am Harriet said...

"i"nteresting. (lame, I know)

Have a great Thursday!

Xakara said...

Ah, #6...the memories that brings up. *grin*

Happy T13,

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Anya said...

Hi Hazel

its to diffecult for me :(
I am not so good with english words!!

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