[NEL] – Disillude



to remove illusions from; to free or deprive of illusion; to disenchant.

Etymology: from Latin dis-, “removal; reversal” + illūdere, from in-, ‎“at, upon”, + lūdere, ‎“to play, mock, trick”.

[Paolo Pedroni ]

[NEL] – Pursuit

[Kevin Sloan, A Headlong Pursuit]


the act of pursuing: in pursuit of the fox.
an effort to secure or attain; quest: the pursuit of happiness.
any occupation, pastime, or the like, in which a person is engaged regularly or customarily: literary pursuits

Origin of pursuit

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French purseuteVulgar Latin *prōsequita for Latin prōsecūta, feminine of prōsecūtus, past participle of prōsequī to pursue; cf. suit

[NEL] – Slow



adjective, slow·er, slow·est.

moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity.

characterized by lack of speed.

taking or requiring a comparatively long time for completion.

adverb, slow·er, slow·est.

in a slow manner; slowly.

verb (used with object)

to make slow or slower (often followed by up or down ).

to retard; reduce the advancement or progress of.

Origin of slow  before 900; Middle English; Old English slāw sluggish, dull; cognate with Dutch sleeuw

imagem: Quint Buchholz, slowest movement

[NEL] – Tidy



adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.

neat, orderly, or trim, as in appearance or dress: a tidy room.

clearly organized and systematic: a tidy mind; a tidy way of working.

tolerably good; acceptable.

verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.

Origin of tidy

1200–50; Middle English tidi, tidy seasonable, hence good; cognate with Dutch tijdig.


[NEL] – Pinnacle



  1. a lofty peak.
  2. the highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.
  3. any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock.
  4. Architecture: a relatively small, upright structure, commonly terminating in a gable, a pyramid, or a cone, rising above the roof or coping of a building, or capping a tower, buttress, or other projecting architectural member.


  1. to place on or as on a pinnacle.
  2. to form a pinnacle on; crown.

Etymology: Middle English pinacle, “mountain, peak, promontory,“ from Old French pinacle, “top, gable and directly from Late Latin pinnaculum, “peak, pinnacle, gable,” diminutive of Latin pinna, “peak, point”.