Theme: Words derived from Goats
1. tragus (TRAY-guhs)
noun: The small fleshy projection at the front of the external ear, slightly extending over the opening of the ear.
“Vince leaned over to his left, caught a streetlight glint off Sarah’s ringed tragus-piercing.”
2. chimera (ki-MEER-uh, ky-)
1. A fanciful fabrication; illusion.
2. An organism having genetically different tissues.
“The moonlight silvering the delicate trunks made this a vision of beauty, more chimera than reality.”
noun: Protection, support, guidance, or sponsorship of a particular person or organization.
(Aigis was the name of the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena in Greek mythology. It was made of goatskin.)
“The French hope that by April an African force will have come under the UN’s aegis.”
4. chevron (SHEV-ruhn, -ron)
noun: A pattern in the shape of a V or an inverted V.
“Tommy watched a flight of geese fly overhead in chevron formation.”
5. chagal (CHAH-guhl)
noun: A bag, usually made of canvas or leather, used for carrying water.
From Hindi chhagal, from Sanskrit chhagala (of a goat).
“The man was drinking thirstily from a chagal of water.”