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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Light-Hearted

GLIDE, we've seen, is a light and graceful movement. 

Another light and sportive move is denoted by the term GAMBOL. When we GAMBOL we walk, jump or move with quick, light and fast steps. We CAVORT when we GAMBOL. Or we can say we FLIT. Butterflies FLIT from flower to flower,i.e., they take short and light flights.  

GAMBOL also means to ROMP. Children who ROMP in a courtyard, move about in a playful way. Hence,
CAVORT: SPORTIVE
When we cavort, we are sportive or playful
in the same way as
FLIRT: AMOROUS
When we flirt we are playfully loving(amorous).
We have seen that GAMBOL, CAVORT, ROMP, and FLIT are SYNONYMS

Just as these terms indicate light, playful, and quick movements, TRUDGE and PLOD indicate slow, heavy movements. When we TRUDGE or PLOD we walk with slow, heavy steps. Hence,
GAMBOL x PLOD
FLIT x TRUDGE
On the other hand, when we SAUNTER, STROLL, or STRIDE we walk with long, steady steps. So,
SAUNTER: WALK
When we saunter we walk with long, drawn-out steps,
just as
PRATE (drawl): SPEAK
when we prate we speak with long, drawn-out syllables;
or, just as
LOPE: RUN
When we lope we run with long strides.
A contrasting movement for STRIDE can be MINCE, to walk with short, quick steps.When we STRIDE we take big steps; when we MINCE we take small steps, just as when we SIP we take small quantities ; when we QUAFF (GUZZLE, GULP) we take large quantities. Hence,
QUAFF: SIP
is same in relation as
STRIDE: MINCE
or
SEAR: WARM
(To sear\SCORCH\is to heat to a large degree, while to warm is to heat to a small degree.)
is same in relation as
GUSH: TRICKLE
(To gush is to emerge in large quantities; to trickle is to emerge in small quantities.)