Today’s words :-
Insouciance – the quality of being carefree; a lack of concern.
Impavid – fearless, undaunted
Inficete – humourless, unfunny, deadly serious
Ichthyoasanthotoxism – poisoning from the sting or bite of a fish
I was running, jumping, skipping. Flowers to my left, a babbling brook to my right. I saw a frog, it smiled. A blackbird sang me a merry tune as the sun played hide and seek with some fluffy white clouds. I chased a butterfly, I twitched my nose at a rabbit. I blew a kiss to a fairy (only joking, actually I waved). I was in blissful insouciance.
I ventured upon a chasm. My impavid nature dared me to leap across. Arms and legs stretched I took off like an eagle. Unfortunately, I misjudged it. To be honest, it wasn’t exactly a chasm, it was a fox’s hole and my left foot shot down it causing a startled fox to pop out of another hole a few yards away.
Despite hurting my little toe, I managed to muster a smile in its direction, but the inficete creature just frowned at me.
I limped to the pub to drown my sorrows. My injuries could have been worse. Suppose I’d been bitten by an ant or stung by a nettle. I could even have suffered ichthyoasanthotoxism whilst wading across the lake. Okay, it wasn’t a lake, just a puddle, but you never know.
I was on my fifth pint (and fifth whisky chaser) when the pompous looking man in the painting over the fireplace stuck his tongue out at me. How rude.
Jongleur – jocoserious – jaconet – jaculate