nervure. n, e, r, v, u, r, e. nervure. Simon was a weird guy with an even weirder sense of humor. And he loved to play with himself. Loved it. It wasn't a sexual thing. No. It was an art he called genital origami. He'd spend hours working on his so-called "dick tricks." The Hamburger. The Pelican. The Flying Squirrel. His favorite was a trick he called The Windsurfer. He'd stretch his scrotum flat and tight so that it looked like a sail. His girlfriend laughed at him, but thought he should call it The Butterfly. When he placed a flashlight against the underside of his flattened sack, the silhouetted nervures looked like a Monarch Butterfly wing.

/ˈnɜr vyʊər/

noun. a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.

Simon was a weird guy with an even weirder sense of humor. And he loved to play with himself. Loved it. It wasn't a sexual thing. No. It was an art he called genital origami. He'd spend hours working on his so-called "dick tricks." The Hamburger. The Pelican. The Flying Squirrel. His favorite was a trick he called The Windsurfer. He'd stretch his scrotum flat and tight so that it looked like a sail. His girlfriend laughed at him, but thought he should call it The Butterfly. When he placed a flashlight against the underside of his flattened sack, the silhouetted nervures looked like a Monarch Butterfly wing.

mundify. m, u, n, d, i, f, y. mundify. Was it time to mundify the implacable relationship Stabler had with his wife? On one hand, he loved her very much. She was his first love, and he still felt profoundly for her after many, many years of marriage. On the other hand, she was an abusive drunk that had a nasty habit of taking her pants off for strangers. Divorce seemed like a rational choice, and yet, he had a great conflict inside him. Could love truly conquer all? Or, as his friends argued time and time again, was love a convenient way to rationalize a bad, bad situation? Who's to say? It takes all kinds. That's what it takes.

/ˈmʌn dəˌfaɪ/

verb. 1 a to cleanse. b to deterge. 2 to purge or purify.

Was it time to mundify the implacable relationship Stabler had with his wife? On one hand, he loved her very much. She was his first love, and he still felt profoundly for her after many, many years of marriage. On the other hand, she was an abusive drunk that had a nasty habit of taking her pants off for strangers. Divorce seemed like a rational choice, and yet, he had a great conflict inside him. Could love truly conquer all? Or, as his friends argued time and time again, was love a convenient way to rationalize a bad, bad situation? Who's to say? It takes all kinds. That's what it takes.

deterge. d, e, t, e, r, g, e. deterge. Liam was new to the one-night stand thing. He'd always been a one woman long-term sort of guy. But after a bad breakup and much prodding from his friends, Liam decided it was time to sample what his town had to offer. The morning found him waking next to a beautiful woman. Or, at least he thought she was beautiful. Her back was too him. She rolled over and revealed herself to be much, much older than the one he remembered stumbling home with the night before. She had snaggled teeth, crazy eyes, and hairy nipples, and Liam knew that he made a bad, bad mistake. When he finally got her to leave, he immediately ripped the sheets from the bed and stuffed them into the washing machine to deterge his apartment of the hazy memories of a wild night.

/dɪˈtɜrdʒ/

verb. 1 to cleanse. 2 to wipe or wash away. 3 to purge.

Liam was new to the one-night stand thing. He'd always been a one woman long-term sort of guy. But after a bad breakup and much prodding from his friends, Liam decided it was time to sample what his town had to offer. The morning found him waking next to a beautiful woman. Or, at least he thought she was beautiful. Her back was too him. She rolled over and revealed herself to be much, much older than the one he remembered stumbling home with the night before. She had snaggled teeth, crazy eyes, and hairy nipples, and Liam knew that he made a bad, bad mistake. When he finally got her to leave, he immediately ripped the sheets from the bed and stuffed them into the washing machine to deterge his apartment of the hazy memories of a wild night.

mimetic. m, i, m, e, t, i, c. mimetic. As long as anyone could remember, abuse fed the family tree. Jim was the son of an abusive father. His father was the son of an abusive father. His father's father? Well, the family's collective memory didn't go back that far. It dimmed with age, and all that anyone could remember, or would admit, was that he had two wives and that they were sisters. But no matter. Jim was expecting a son, and he feared that his genetic makeup had a mimetic intention to shape his parenting style.

/mɪˈmɛt ɪk/

adjective. 1 apt to imitate. 2 given to mimicry. 3 imitative.

As long as anyone could remember, abuse fed the family tree. Jim was the son of an abusive father. His father was the son of an abusive father. His father's father? Well, the family's collective memory didn't go back that far. It dimmed with age, and all that anyone could remember, or would admit, was that he had two wives and that they were sisters. But no matter. Jim was expecting a son, and he feared that his genetic makeup had a mimetic intention to shape his parenting style.

ambsace. a, m, b, s, a, c, e. ambsace. Matt never knew what to say when it came to approaching women in bars. He was not eloquent in day-to-day discourse. And he was down right inarticulate when pretty ladies were involved. His friends were not as hapless. His friends, it seemed, were like Shakespeare. They deftly manipulated the English language to win the affection of their targets, even if only for a night. Matt admired his friends for their willingness to risk the prosperity of an evening on a lucky throw of words, which were just as likely to lead to a blow job in the bathroom as they were to elicit the ambsace of a barely contained conceit.

/ˈeɪmzˌeɪs/

noun. 1 a two ones. b the lowest throw at dice. c a pair of aces. 2 a bad luck. b worthlessness.

Matt never knew what to say when it came to approaching women in bars. He was not eloquent in day-to-day discourse. And he was down right inarticulate when pretty ladies were involved. His friends were not as hapless. His friends, it seemed, were like Shakespeare. They deftly manipulated the English language to win the affection of their targets, even if only for a night. Matt admired his friends for their willingness to risk the prosperity of an evening on a lucky throw of words, which were just as likely to lead to a blow job in the bathroom as they were to elicit the ambsace of a barely contained conceit.

erubescent. e, r, u, b, e, s, c, e, n, t. erubescent. Katherine ran the back of her hand along the underside of Kieran's cock, grazing the hair on his balls. They'd played the edging game before, but she never grew tired feeling his erubescent flesh warm as he twitched toward climax.

/ˌɛr ʊˈbɛs ənt/

adjective. 1 red, or reddish. 2 blushing.

Katherine ran the back of her hand along the underside of Kieran's cock, grazing the hair on his balls. They'd played the edging game before, but she never grew tired feeling his erubescent flesh warm as he twitched toward climax.

assay. a, s, s, a, y. assay. George assayed his friend's vast collection of pornography and found it lacking in variety, and frankly, for someone that claimed to be a connoisseur, good taste. It was just too conventional for his liking.

/æˈseɪ/

verb. 1 a to try. b to attempt. c to apply. 2 to affect. 3 to try tasting, as food or drink. 4 to subject, as an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound, to chemical or metallurgical examination, in order to determine the amount of a particular metal contained in it, or to ascertain its composition.

George assayed his friend's vast collection of pornography and found it lacking in variety, and frankly, for someone that claimed to be a connoisseur, good taste. It was just too conventional for his liking.