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Word of the Day — September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012 - Scott Viau
Subcutaneous — sub-cue-TAYNE-ee-us — getting under the skin

Example: "A reviewer of the film SUN DON'T SHINE in the New Yorker — a critic with an astonishingly descriptive use of the English language — refers to actresses as 'giving performances of harrowing power, their incarnations of blind tenderness and fierce desire building to outbursts of feral rage; filming the actors with a subcutaneous intimacy ... and a nuanced eye, the director balances a meticulous attention to practical menace with the eruptive force of her characters' inner lives ...'"

 
 

 

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