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Yoga Korunta

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One learns, as nothing endures but change.

08 August 2006

Tuesday's Word: efflorescence

ef·flo·res·cence* ( P ) Pronunciation Key (fl-rsns)n.

Botany. A state or time of flowering; anthesis.

A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
The highest point; the culmination. See Synonyms at bloom1.

The deposit that results from the process of efflorescing. Also called bloom1.
The process of efflorescing.
A growth of salt crystals on a surface caused by evaporation of salt-laden water.

Pathology. Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.

Efflorescence occurs in masonry construction, particularly brick, when water moving through a wall or other structure brings natural salts to the surface. The resulting white deposits are commonly referred to as "efflorescence" in this instance.**

* Dictionary.com


Blogger catherine belle said...

How about epiphany as your next word?

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Anything for a woman whose name means "beautiful!"

Thank you for reading and thank you for teaching.

Blogger catherine belle said...

Just so you know, I moved on to a different place of employment. Grass seems much greener on this side.

Blogger DivaJood said...

I thought today was Monday. Where did I miss a day?

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Catherine, it's good to know you're moving up. Thanks for reading!

Diva Jood, is it Monday already?

Blogger DivaJood said...

Yoga, now I'm really confused. It's almost Tuesday. I think.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Where does the time go when blogging!

Blogger barbie2be said...

you mean, it's NOT tuesday?

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Blue Gal's smart, let's ask her!

Blogger DivaJood said...

I have a Master's Degree. Doesn't that make me smart too? (Okay, so it's a Masters in Fine Art, but still.)

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Don't know when there will be time for more diplomas; too busy!

Blogger barbie2be said...

david, a look to the left tells me that you have figured out where to put the code. :) good for you!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thanks, Barbie! This is fun!


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