Friday, October 13, 2006

A Word - From A Word A Day

I receive A Word A Day by email. Today's word:

This week's theme: words that aren't what they appear to be.
slaver (SLAV-vuhr, SLAY-vuhr) verb tr., intr.

1. To slobber or drool; to smear with saliva.

2. To fawn.


Saliva dripping from the mouth.

[Probably from Old Norse slafra (to slobber).]
Today's word in Visual Thesaurus:

Use this word in a holiday story. It's that time of year. Halloween is just around the corner, as well and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

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