Monday, April 11, 2011

Illiquation ~ A to Z Challenge: Day 9

The melting of one thing into another.

So, this word just rolls off the tongue, don't you think? The definition evokes so many different images and emotions.  It could be used for anything.  Not only do I love ridiculously long words that have simple meanings, I'm also a huge fan of definitions that have multiple interpretations.

I first think of baking.  With butter.  Paula Deen, you're my hero!  It's such a warm, comforting image, that suggests mouth-watering goodness.

Second, I think of glass-blowing. Yeah, I know, who thinks of that for anything?  But really, the glass is melted and shaped into a beautiful piece of art. Sometimes precious metals are melted into the piece for an added dimension.  Illiquation seems the perfect word for this process.

Finally, my mind bends toward something slightly more risque. I think of the interaction between a man and woman at the height of passion. The definition is the perfect description of being lost in love during the act of making it.

So many different interpretations, one simple word.  All with the potential of becoming a terrific story.

12 comments:

  1. These posts are great. I really like the words you are picking. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

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  2. I love this word. I really have to find a way to use it sometime. :-)

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  3. Illiquation -- it sounds like melting. Love it!

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  4. It is a great word. And one of those that the average reader shouldn't struggle to figure out. ^_^

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  5. Just saying this word in my head makes me feel smart. :)
    Go Paula Deen! I've got her in my A-Z hop to...when I reach the letter V. That sounds weird, I know. Oh well!

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  6. Wow you are coming up with some great words. I was wondering whether this might be hard to say properly if you were drunk.

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  7. Hmmm,

    Thanks for describing this word. I don't know if I'll ever have a moment where I would want to use it but I'm glad to have visited your blog today. It seems like it's the go-to place for learning new terms, making it a great resource to help in expanding one's vocabulary, thus strengthening one's communication skills.

    The Madlab Post

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  8. I think my favorite word I've learned during the A-Z Challenge is tromp. Though, I don't think anyone from the challenge itself contributed that particular word.

    Thanks for sharing this word, and it's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

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  9. Great word....so many visuals~ Love it!

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  10. what a great word. flows right out of your mind onto the page. I must use this in my writing one day. thanks for sharing. :)
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  11. Love this word and what it means, like words making a poem or lyric. Thank You.

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  12. Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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