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Word of the Day 03/15/21 Brumal

Brumal (adjective)
brumal [ broo-muhl ]


adjective
1. wintry.

WORDS RELATED TO BRUMAL
desolate, frozen, freezing, chilly, icy, frigid, bleak, frosty, wintry, crisp, snowy, brisk, raw, cool, bitter, intense, chilled, glacial, arctic, stinging

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1505–15; from Latin brūmālis “of or pertaining to winter”; see origin at brume, -al

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUMAL
On a brumal November day, the Sarmania was to sail on her first trip under the Sutton house-flag.
THE VIKING BLOOD|FREDERICK WILLIAM WALLACE

He shivers in the brumal blast; hungry, he chirps before your door.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NO. 179. SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1853.|VARIOUS

He shivers in the brumal blast; hungry he chirps before your door.
TRADITIONS, SUPERSTITIONS AND FOLK-LORE|CHARLES HARDWICK

The brumal distance of the sun is felt, even in the intertropical regions.
THE MISSION TO SIAM, AND HU THE CAPITAL OF COCHIN CHINA, IN THE YEARS 1821-2|GEORGE FINLAYSON

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asphaltcowgrrl
Mar. 15th, 2021 04:33 pm (UTC)
Double dipping with the a to z challenge here. :D

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“Good god, it’s cold out here,” Zayne said, shoving his hands into the pouch of his hoodie.

Andrej stopped walking. “I told you to wear something warm, Zayne.” He scrunched up his nose at the burnt orange University of Texas pullover his partner was wearing. “This is not what I call warm.”

“It’s warm enough usually,” Zayne defended. “How was I to know that the damn rain was going to turn into a freaking snow flurry?”

“Maybe when I said we were going to Red Rock this morning?” Andrej shook his head and started walking again. “It does not get much snow, however, we have been having colder than normal temperatures and –”

“Okay, okay,” Zayne grunted. “I’m sorry. Okay?”

Andrej stopped walking again. “Do you want to wait in the car?”

“No,” Zayne said, suddenly embarrassed. “I can see the visitor’s center. It’ll be warm – or at least warmer – inside.”

“Maybe next time you will heed my warnings?”

“Maybe I’ll move back to Texas and not worry about this shit, too,” Zayne grumbled.

Turning so that Zayne didn’t see the smile on his face, Andrej began walking again. “I hear they have hot cocoa in the visitor’s center.”

He could almost hear Zayne’s shudder of anticipation.
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