I’m excited to share that my affinity for British dramas is still continuing to grow my vocabulary. This week’s word is from Austen’s “Persuasion” – the newest version.
(when I found the above poster I was so humored – if you’ve seen the “Firefly” series you understand. also, I came to know of said series as my boss had become so enamored with it. he had me take an hour or so out of my day, when we weren’t busy, to watch the first episode. I became hooked, and I don’t even like Sci-Fi…!)
1275–1325; Middle English sanguyne a blood-red cloth < Old French sanguin < Latin sanguineus bloody, equivalent to sanguin-, stem of sanguis blood + -eus -eous
1. enthusiastic, buoyant, animated, lively, spirited.
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Synonyms:||animated, assured, buoyant, cheerful, confident, enthusiastic, expectant, hopeful, lively, positive, secure, self-assured, self-confident, spirited, undoubtful, upbeat|
|Notes:||sanguinary means accompanied by bloodshed or eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed, while sanguine means confidently optimistic and cheerful or inclined to a healthy reddish color|
|Antonyms:||depressed, pessimistic, sad, unhappy|
Me: If today’s weather was a stuffed animal, I would have to squeeze it to death. Happy Monday! 🙂Friend: Yes, very nice out. It almost turned this old curmudgeon into a sanguine young buck, full of life and vigor… almost.Me: That’s a mighty big almost!
The exsanguination of her face confirmed my suspicion that she had seen a ghost from her past at the block party.