Grains of Sand: Night Circus Words

Coalescence: The union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts ~wordwebnet.com

-Each element of the circus blends together in a wonderful coalescence.

Exsanguinate: Excessive blood loss, bleeding to death, can refer to the process done to animals after hunting to ensure death.

-Trespassers shall be exsanguinated

Incandescent: Emitting light as a result of being heated ~Google definitions

-Seven, and the fire is soaked in a colour like incandescent wine.

Travesty: A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something ~Dictionary.com

-Someone else remarks that it would be a travesty to dye over such a colour, a shocking red might righter than their mother’s auburn.

Ostensible: Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so~ Dictionary.com

-The purpose is ostensibly to lull them to sleep, but they stay awake, watching the lights and the costumes and the stripes on the tents around them, strangely alert for being only a few hours old.

 

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