Saturday, September 20, 2008

Word of the Week #4

Ryan Kunis
M/W 12:00pm
Word #4
Word: Zealous

Blues People
By: LeRoi Jones

"...a gentleman officiates it (of course, white) who, I understand, is very zealous in the cause of the spiritual well-being."

Definition: (Adjective)
1. Full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.

2. Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.
3. Marked by active interest and enthusiasm.

Enthusiastic, eager, fervid, fervent, intense, passionate, warm.

The zealous boy waited in line impateintly for his turn to tell Santa how good he had been this year.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Word of the Week #3

Ryan Kunis
M/W 12:00pm
Word #3
Word: Ubiquitous

Hazards, Risks of Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
Geology textbook by: Abbott

"...the ubiquitous lava flows engulf and incinerate buildings, bury highways, cause drops in property value of homes near the latest flow..."

Definition: (Adjective)
1. Existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent.
2. Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time.
3. Being present everywhere at once.

The criminal realized he had to surrender when the ubiquitous police surrounded him after his short lived bank robbery.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Telling Details

Riding the Rails

A herd of backpack wearers slowly pile into the gapping light-rail doors. With only a quick glance across the sea of faces a common expression is easily seen. Exhausted eyes and emotionless mouths stand all around you waiting uncomfortably for a place to sit. Three short tones beep over the stirring sound of bodies; a thud of metal on rubber closes the doors with little concern for those between them.

Those left seat-less grasp frantically for the nearest silver pole when the train jerks forward hurling them embarrassingly backward. The droning sound of stale air recycled through the cars creates more ambient noise than cooling space. Red dots scroll overhead reading what will be the next stop, but you show no interest knowing that you will be there for at least ten more.