This Weeks Vocabulary Lesson

dis·ap·point·ment (from http://www.dictionary.com/)
1. the act or fact of disappointing: All of his efforts only led to the disappointment of his supporters.
2. the state or feeling of being disappointed: Her disappointment was very great when she didn't get the job.
3. a person or thing that disappoints: The play was a disappointment.
[Origin: 1605–15; disappoint + -ment]
—Synonyms 1. failure, defeat, frustration.

dis-ap-point-ment (from Melanie)
1. walking into DSW armed with 2 coupons, a gift card and birthday money; leaving DSW with a simple pair of keds and a pair of shoes for Mark (why do we always leave with a pair for him even if we entered strictly for the purpose of expanding my shoe collection??)

hope (from http://www.dictionary.com/)
1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
3. grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little or no hope of his recovery.
4. a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.
5. something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope. –verb (used with object)
6. to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
7. to believe, desire, or trust: I hope that my work will be satisfactory. –verb (used without object)
8. to feel that something desired may happen: We hope for an early spring.
9. Archaic. to place trust; rely (usually fol. by in). —Idiom
10. hope against hope, to continue to hope, although the outlook does not warrant it: We are hoping against hope for a change in her condition.
[Origin: bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE hopa; c. D hoop, G Hoffe; (v.) ME hopen, OE hopian] —Related forms
hoper, noun
hop·ing·ly, adverb
—Synonyms 1. expectancy, longing. 8. See expect.

hope (from Melanie)
1. the knowledge that next week DSW will have received a new shipment of shoes that will allow me to find that ever ellusive perfect flat (but not totally flat), and that next pair of jealousy enducing perfect heels.


The Jackson Three said...

you definitely should not be wearing any of your crazy heels right now!

Mindi said...

so go back... next week... in your slippers! ;) Good luck finding some comfy shoes for summer!