Word of the Week: Playing Catch-Up


I haven’t been very active on my blog lately and I have missed quite a few “Word of the Weeks” so I would like to do somewhat of a catch-up post today. So for this post I will be defining numerous words with quotes and pictures. Hopefully this will make up for lost time. I aim to continue with word of the week so stay tuned next Monday for a new word.

1. Chatoyant

Pronunciation: [shuh-toi-uh nt]



-changing in color or luster; chatoyant silk
-reflecting a single streak of light when cut in a cabochon

2. Conflate

Pronunciation: [kuh n-fleyt]



-to fuse into on entity; to merge. To conflate dissenting voices into one protest.

I found these snails stuck together. Mating perhaps?

I found these snails stuck together. Mating perhaps?

3. Nascent

Pronunciation: [nas- uh nt, ney-suh nt]



-beginning to exist or develop


Found this little guy hanging out

Found these moth eggs in my backyard

Found these moth eggs in my backyard

Great Quotes:

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready
-Henry David Thoreau

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
– Mary Pickford

Use this time of fresh beginnings. Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change. Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts. Exert more influence over your dreams by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
– Mary Anne Radmacher


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 January 15, 2013, in Daily Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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