Monday, September 13, 2010

Miscellanious Vocabulary

I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever. I’m going to try to get back on track here with a little vocabulary.

99 Coffins by David Wellington

Taboosh: a red hat similar to the fez worn especially by Muslim men

Incarnadine: having the pinkish color of flesh

Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart

Bracts: a leaf from the axil of which a flower or floral axis arises

One of Us is Wrong by Samuel Holt

Ratiocinate: to reason; carry on a process of reasoning

Atavistic: of, pertaining to, or characterized by atavism; reverting to or suggesting the characteristics of a remote ancestor or primitive type

Walking Through Walls by Philip Smith

Lecithin: any of several waxy hygroscopic phospholipids that are widely distributed in animals and plants, form colloidal solutions in water, and have emulsifying, wetting, and antioxidant properties; also : a mixture of or substance rich in lecithins (huh?)

Kundalini: the yogic life force that is held to lie coiled at the base of the spine until it is aroused and sent to the head to trigger enlightenment

Akashic Records: a term used in theosophy (and Anthroposophy) to describe a compendium of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane of existence

(Theosophy is a doctrine of religious philosophy and mysticism)

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