3 Words: Expedient, Fatuity, & Delirium Tremens

I’ve just started a new practice in which I draw three vocab words at random each day (working from a list of 135 gleaned from short stories) and attempt to use them in a sentence.

Here are today’s three, fresh from the jar:

expedient: (as a noun) a means to an end

fatuity: absurdity; an outrageous folly; foolishness

delirium tremens: a psychotic condition often seen in chronic alcoholics, involving tremors, hallucinations, anxiety, and disorientation. From alcohol withdrawal.

The sentences:

1. The treasure of Monte Cristo helped Edmund Dantès gain status and power and was an expedient in his revenge against those who had him imprisoned.

2. Perhaps the only greater fatuity than a friendly gasoline fight is pronouncing “eulogy” as “eu-google-y”. (+10 points if you get this reference.)

Hint: Blue Steel!

3. What! I can’t believe there is a beer called delirium tremensThat seems a bit in poor taste, doesn’t it?

Okay– I KNOW there are better sentences out there (I mean, come on. I referenced Zoolander and beer). So feel free to play and show us how it’s done!

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5 thoughts on “3 Words: Expedient, Fatuity, & Delirium Tremens

  1. Pingback: Tag! I’m It! And Now You Too! | The Ranting Papizilla

  2. I love Delirium—the beer. It’s one of the things I love about living here. You could go to a local pub, pick a different beer each day and still have not tried every brand by the end of the year! 😉

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