September 25, 2007

Vocabulary Time Part IV

It is vocabulary time again. Here is part one, part two and part three.

tem·er·ar·i·ous (tĕm'ə-râr'ē-əs)

adj. Presumptuously or recklessly daring

Ten·tig·i·nous
a.

[L. tentigo, -inis, a tension, lecherousness, fr. tendere, tentum, to stretch.]

1. Stiff; stretched; strained. [Obs.] Johnson.

2. Lustful, or pertaining to lust. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

U·ri·na·tor

n.[L., from urinari to plunge under water, to dive.]
One who dives under water in search of something, as for pearls; a diver.

u·su·fruct ('zə-frŭkt', -sə-)
n.

The right to use and enjoy the profits and advantages of something belonging to another as long as the property is not damaged or altered in any way.

3 comments:

Irina Tsukerman said...

Ha! Knew the last one from my Property Law class! : ) I knew it had to be good for something... : )

bigwhitehat said...

To rednecks, urinator means something else.

Jack's Shack said...

Irina,

It is always rewarding to see that school pays off. ;)

BWH,

I bet. :)