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1. titrating : intransitive verb, to test by or be subject to titration
titrate: verb to titrate is to measure how much of a substance you have by measuring how much of the solution is required to achieve a given reaction.
After his shower, Griffin mixed blue food coloring in water, titrating as carefully as if he were searching for a cure for some dreaded disease.
From Say When by Elizabeth Berg.
2. chiaroscuro: noun the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.
He knew nothing about the technique of chiaroscuro; there was no play between shadow and light in any of his samples.
This example of chiaroscuro is by Gerrit van Honthorst called The Matchmaker.
"At first, I merely imitated the styles of the painters I most admired. The impressionists and expressionists, the pointillists."
Study for a Sunday on La Grande Jatte , 1884 George Seurat
#2 and 3 are from We Are Water by Wally Lamb.
I found a few other words in Wally Lamb's book, I'll share those next time.
Until next time,
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