Word of the Week: Rive

Hurricane Wilma Damage 2005

Hurricane Wilma Damage 2005

Hurricane Wilma Damage- 2005

The word of the week is: Rive

Pronunciation: [rahyv]

Definition:

verb (used with object)

1. to tear or rend apart (rive meat from a bone).

2. to separate by striking; split or cleave.

3. to rend, harrow, or distress (the feelings, heart, etc.).

4. to split (wood) radially from a log.

verb (used without object)

5. to become split apart (stones that rive easily).

The 2 pictures above were taken in 2005 after Hurricane Wilma. It caused a lot of damage in South Florida leaving many without power for weeks. Luckily, we only had trees knocked down and our fence, but nothing too serious. I thought the tree splitting (or riving) and the power-line snapping in half would be perfect for this word of the week.

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About instillari

I look at life with a positive attitude and try to learn something new each day. I love so many things in life including but not limited to: -Spending quality time with family and friends -Animals (especially my poodle Teddy) -Swimming and relaxing outside -Watching my favorite shows and movies -Reading a good book or magazine -Writing and sharing my thoughts for discussion -Baking and trying new recipes -Inspiring and helping others. Plus so much more!

Posted on July 23, 2012, in Daily Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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