Vocabulary Time

Google's "define" feature is one of my favorite tools. And since I'm at a near loss for words regarding a certain baseball team, I thought I'd help out fellow PR residents who might be in the same situation. There could be a pop quiz at any time.


Excruciating: agonizing: extremely painful

Frustration: A feeling of discomfort, disappointment, or insecurity aroused by a blocking of gratification or by the existence of unresolved problems.

Failure: In general, failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective. It may be viewed as the opposite of success.

Defenestrate: throw through or out of the window. Also; great word taught to the Rockhead by a certain Silverblood.

Clutch: In American sports terminology, means performing well under extreme pressure.

Choke: a derogatory term for poor performance under pressure or in a crucial situation. Also; Choke is an episode of the animated series Beavis and Butt-Head.

Slump: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality. Also; Tulowitzki, Troy.

Blow: botch: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; Also; lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"; (annnnnnnnnnd that’s enough for this one.)

April: the fourth month, named from an abbreviation for Aphrodite.

Aphrodite: goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus. (Clearly, April was intended as a cruel joke by someone who hated baseball.)

May: the month following April and preceding June. Also; the Roman goddess of growth and increase. (Who says mythology isn’t worth learning?)

Fan: (also "whiff") missing the ball completely. Also; a fan or supporter is someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a sporting club.

Hope: A belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Believing that a positive outcome is possible even when there is some evidence to the contrary. See also; fan.

Add your own, just remember to keep it within the PR guidelines. (Rox Girl is watching, you know.)

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But the above FanPost does not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or views of Purple Row's staff (unless, of course, it's written by the staff [and even then, it still might not]).

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