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Word Writing Workshop Wednesday – demimonde, plethoric, machinate, ingress

April 10, 2013

Word Writing Workshop Wednesdays. I get dictionary.com’s word of the day every day in my e-mail, so Wednesday’s posts will an exercise for myself to write a sentence including each of Sunday – Wednesday’s words that week.

 

Sentence:

Many people consider the government a demimonde, but if you ask me, the people who consider such things are completely plethoric, wanting any reason to machinate any institution that prevents them from the ingress of public buildings while in the haze of their own cigarette smoke.

 

Words:

 

demimonde \DEM-ee-mond; Fr. duh-mee-MAWND\, noun:

1. a group characterized by lack of success or status: the literary demimonde.
2. (especially during the last half of the 19th century) a class of women who have lost their standing in respectable society because of indiscreet behavior or sexual promiscuity.
3. a demimondaine.
4. prostitutes or courtesans in general.

5. a group whose activities are ethically or legally questionable:

 

plethoric \ple-THAWR-ik, -THOR-, PLETH-uh-rik\, adjective:

1. overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech.
2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by plethora.

 

machinate \MAK-uh-neyt\, verb:

to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government.

 

ingress \IN-gres\, noun:

1. the act of going in or entering.
2. the right to enter.
3. a means or place of entering; entryway.
4. Astronomy. immersion (def. 5).

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