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I love words and am always looking for new additions, and have found quite a few new ones in the Abstract Noun game :)

So the idea for this game is you write a sentence with the unusual/poetic/very beautiful word the previous poster has given, which could be related to music or not but is about you personally or just a thought or a witticism...And by the context we can work out what the word means (if we don't already know it). If anyone has a better idea for a vocab game, please say. Apologies in advance for my verbosenss/attempts at poetry, I can't restrain myself. And it's alright if this game falls flat :)

So, if I go first, and say my word is: Crepuscular

It is in those late crepuscular hours, when the sun has set, and the dusk threatens to cloak everything in darkness, that I feel most inspired to write poems.

Callipygous (and now someone uses this word to write a sentence)
 

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Callipygous
adjective

having beautifully shaped buttocks
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kallipugos, epithet of a statue of Aphrodite, from calli- + pugē buttocks
http://www.collinsdictionary.com

I came across it recently and thought it might be a fun start to this game...
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Brava!

I won't be playing the game just now though- I'm already responsible for a large proportion of the innuendo and filth on this website so I'll let somebody else have a turn ;) Besides, I'm still sulking because I didn't know the Greek word for buttocks- I'm sure my callipygous younger self would have remembered it!
 

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Time flows ever forward, the seasons' prestidigitation folding summer into fall, leaving winter; that passed, to bloom and reappear yet again in spring.

Caesura
The divine rhymes of the great poet touched the inner chords of her existence.
Even the masculine caesura between two lines which broke the sentence, did not
spoil the mysticism and perceptions of the moment.
 

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My decision to cache all my parents' meat-based products in my room in an attempt to force them into vegetarianism led to a pyrrhic success; they resolved never to eat flesh again, but I became ill from the miasma of the decaying animal matter.

AMARANTHINE
 

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My decision to cache all my parents' meat-based products in my room in an attempt to force them into vegetarianism led to a pyrrhic success; they resolved never to eat flesh again, but I became ill from the miasma of the decaying animal matter.

AMARANTHINE
Very very nice the "phyrrhic success"

"We bring these amaranths, these white lilies,
A sign, and sacrifice; may Love, we pray,
Like amaranthine flowers, feel no decay;
Like these cool lilies may our loves remain..."

Joachim du Bellay's beautiful rhymes
 

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Desire arose in Gustav von Aschenbach
as he gazed entranced at the striking
androgynous pulchritude of Tadzio.

Turbulence of hitherto unrecognized emotions
led to acts of innocence tainted with guilt & shame,
outwardly grotesque yet full of pure longing.

Did the callipygous Tadzio truly embody Beauty?
Was Aschenbach's passion depraved?
Will we know if we stop drinking from the Lethe?

Next word: reticular
 

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Desire arose in Gustav von Aschenbach
as he gazed entranced at the striking
androgynous pulchritude of Tadzio.

Turbulence of hitherto unrecognized emotions
led to acts of innocence tainted with guilt & shame,
outwardly grotesque yet full of pure longing.

Did the callipygous Tadzio truly embody Beauty?
Was Aschenbach's passion depraved?
Will we know if we stop drinking from the Lethe?

Next word: reticular
you are good Dufay, very good

I would say that this quality categorizes you as intelligent

the only thing missing is Mahler's Adagietto to take us away from Lethe
 
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