Words

"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all." ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

"I write when I dream and I dream when I write."

~Khadija Craddock

Friday, December 7, 2012

Word of the Day



quench

\ kwench \ , verb;

1. To slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).

2. To put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).

3. To cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.

4. To subdue or destroy; overcome; quell: to quench an uprising .

5. Electronics. To terminate (the flow of electrons in a vacuum tube) by application of a voltage.
 
This one maybe a familiar word to most but never the less I would like to present this word today. Here is an example of how I would use the word.
"In his everlasting days no amount of exquisite food nor philandering with concubines could quench his perpetual thirst." -- Khadija

How will you use the word?