Words

Some words I have had to look up the meanings of to see how they apply to me and my life.

Facetious – as in someone said I was being facetious.

1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2. amusing; humorous.
3. lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.

Um no, I was actually aiming for sarcasm and was being quite serious. Even if we were both laughing.

Impasse – as in where I think I am at with the whole mother e-mail debacle.

1. a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock.
2. a road or way that has no outlet; cul-de-sac.

Possibly things aren’t quite so bad. It would take one of us to make a move, say something, do something to get us heading back in the right direction. Question is, who’s gonna make the first move.

Debacle – as in I used it in a sentence and then wondered if it is indeed the right word to use.

1. a general breakup or dispersion; sudden downfall or rout: The revolution ended in a debacle.
2. a complete collapse or failure.
3. a breaking up of ice in a river.
4. a violent rush of waters or ice.

While things are indeed a bit icy, I don’t think it’s a complete failure. One of us just needs to stop being so stubborn.

Stubborn – as in which one of us is really the stubborn one.

1. unreasonably obstinate; obstinately unmoving: a stubborn child.
2. fixed or set in purpose or opinion; resolute: a stubborn opponent of foreign aid.
3. obstinately maintained, as a course of action: a stubborn resistance.
4. difficult to manage or suppress: a stubborn horse; a stubborn pain.
5. hard, tough, or stiff, as stone or wood; difficult to shape or work.

Obstinate – because it relates to stubborn so I am still not sure who the stubborn one is.

1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one’s purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
2. characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs.
3. not easily controlled or overcome: the obstinate growth of weeds.
4. not yielding readily to treatment, as a disease.

Okay, so I am the stubborn one, the unreasonably obstinate one. Guess then, the move is mine.

Just don’t know what that move’s going to be yet.

For the record – all definitions come straight from dictionary.com

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One thought on “Words

  1. eman

    you have your bonus points I have read some. I like that you write about all what you thinking . few can do that.

    will I’ll try to visit .

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