Latin Love, Vol II: iacere – 11 Words


of a mental act performed entirely within the mind

One’s feelings about tattoos are by definition subjective.Slate (May 6, 2013)

the goal intended to be attained

“We have an objective: price stability,” he said.

put out or expel from a place

Shaw lasted five innings before he was ejected for arguing.Seattle Times (May 3, 2013)

force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

Meanwhile, the nurse has not missed a beat, injecting several more vaccines.Scientific American (May 20, 2013)

believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Injured skier Lindsay Vonn flew home from Austria on Tiger Woods’ private jet, only intensifying conjecture about their relationship.Seattle Times (Feb 16, 2013)

a weapon that is forcibly propelled toward a target

The dinosaurs were all-but certainly wiped out by a direct hit by a far smaller projectile 65 million years ago.

the path followed by an object moving through space

At first glance it seems to be on an unbroken upward trajectory.

the word class that qualifies nouns

“It’s pretty frustrating, disappointing and all the other similar adjectives,” Anderson said.Seattle Times (May 18, 2013)

affected or marked by low spirits

I buttoned up my coat and trudged off, dejected.

most unfortunate or miserable

And China lifted 300 million from absolute abject poverty into sustainable working class.

insert between other elements

James Murdoch blanched at the question, but his father interjected: “We were not ever guilty of that,” Rupert Murdoch said.Wall Street Journal (Jul 19, 2011)

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