September 14th, 2020

dwell in possibility

Word of the Day 09/14/20 Evanescent

Evanescent (adjective)
evanescent [ ev-uh-nes-uhnt ]


adjective
1. vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
2. tending to become imperceptible; scarcely perceptible.

OTHER WORDS FROM EVANESCENT
ev·a·nes·cent·ly, adverb
non·ev·a·nes·cent, adjective
non·ev·a·nes·cent·ly, adverb
un·ev·a·nes·cent, adjective
un·ev·a·nes·cent·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO EVANESCENT
brief, fading, fleeting, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporary, tenuous, vanishing, disappearing

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1745–55; < Latin ēvānēscent- (stem of ēvānēscēns) vanishing, disappearing. See evanesce, -ent

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR EVANESCENT
And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.
MURDOCH ON THE ROCKS: HOW A LONE REPORTER REVEALED THE MOGUL'S TABLOID TERROR MACHINE|CLIVE IRVING|AUGUST 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

But that support was evanescent; it's already back below 50%, and probably still falling.
MEMO: THE AARON SORKIN MODEL OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE DOESN'T ACTUALLY WORK|MEGAN MCARDLE|APRIL 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST

When he does, for short walks on moonless nights or for the occasional meal, these evanescent periods of freedom are thrilling.
LOST MASTERPIECES|JACOB SILVERMAN|AUGUST 18, 2010|DAILY BEAST

But success in a mission of this size may only bring limited and evanescent political benefits.
OBAMA'S PIRATE COUP|JULIAN ZELIZER|APRIL 13, 2009|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Drive by snail
  • kaige68

Drive-by Monday

Sorry folks,
Swamped at work today and I just won't be able to do justice to the post with all the links and all the vim and vigor you deserve. I shall endeavor to do better next time.

Your flash challenge: "I can't stand the rain", do with it as you will.

We are 47% of the way through the month, how are you all doing with your Big Buddy pledges?

I am HUGELY encouraged by all the responses to this month's drabble challenge! WE ARE AWESOME!!!

We had a moment last week of someone doing some name calling and screaming out their political agenda, they deleted the comment themselves, but they have been removed and banned from the comm, and we have set a policy of intolerance of intolerance. That said, and putting it firmly behind us, I want you all to know that am also very much grateful for this comm, that we have made it 7 years before it happened. It shouldn't have happened, but I am so proud of this community that it is the glaring deviation, rather than the norm. We try to foster a feeling of acceptance and community no matter what our differences are and I feel, to an extent, that we get that done. Thank you all for putting an effort into being good to each other.

Now go make me more things to count!!!!!
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

TU 15 – bizarra
WE 16 – jennytork
TH 17 – Dreamy
FR 18 – simplyn2deep
SA 19 – cmk418

SU 20 – agdhani
MO 21 – skargasm


Happy continued writing!