associating with someone who works behind a counter.
you see them frequently enough, they know your usual, they might know one of your family members or a friend somehow, but you mostly have small talk.
you might have one or two similar interest i.e.:
- you work/worked for the same company
- similar jobs---they work for Walgreens, you work for CVS
- you or a sibling might have gone to school with them
- they might have noticed you both buy the same things
- are ordering their fav food/drink
- you have a rocken' movie/band t-shirt, nice purse
- own a pet
- have kids
- have a car
- etc, whatever, either they're bored, are hitting on you, have no life, or are trying to sell you something you probably don't need.
you see them around town and you might nod, have a brief uncomfortable conversation 'small talk' (your real friend is probably thinking, 'who the f*ck's this guy?'), or you keep walking like you're too busy to have noticed them.
places you might find counterfriends:
-Walgreens, CVS, pharmacies
-Starbucks, Dunkin Dounuts, coffee shops
-McDonalds, Burger King, fast food eateries
-Target, Walmart, stores
-secretaries, receptionists, assistants
-etc, you get the idea. they secretly hate you anyway.
Either way, be nice, they're working joes like you and me, and anyway, they're working with your food, your information, and they can tell people about all the weird sh*t you buy.
That cute guy Justin from Walgreens, with the pout and crossed arms? We're counterfriends.
Man! I counted on my counterfriend Svenia to save me the last CoverGirl Sparkle-Pink #45 lipstick!
My counterfriend Mario hooked me up with a great deal. Good thing they re-hired him after they caught him stealing pre-paid phones.
Oh my god! Dee my counterfriend said the head of cosmetics Jill 'margaritaville' pooped in the candy aisle last week.
Nah, I had my politics fix with my counterfriend Tai and the Sunday paper this morning.
wane (waning) + dwindle = dwaining
decreasing, disappearing, to decrease in strength, intensity, to decline in power, importance, prosperity, a gradual decrease or decline in strength, a period of waning, diminishing, diminution; failure, decay, diminish, fail, sink, to lessen, become smaller gradually, grow less, lacking, to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away, to fall away, as in quality; degenerate, fade, vanish, tapper off
---in: in size, intensity, number, importance, etc...
Synonyms: abate, bate, become smaller, close, contract, decay, decline, decrease, die away, die down, die out, diminish, drain, drop, ebb, fade, fall, grow less, lessen, peter out, pine, shrink, shrivel, sink, slack off, subside, taper, wane, weaken, wither, atrophy, dim, draw to a close, dwindle, ease off, fade away, fail, fall short, let up, moderate, relent, slacken, taper off, waste away, wind down
Antonyms: grow, increase, raise, rise, wax, develop, enlarge, expand, extend, save, swell, amplify, dilate, increase, lengthen, spread, stretch, build, develop, flourish, germinate, grow, improve, ripen, strengthen, better, improve
His dwaining patience begged for him to yell, "Hurry up!"
Carol's dwaining funds caused her to ask her father for some cash.
Trash pollutes our dwaining resources.
- calcificate, calcify, calcification, calcium.
- to surround a foreign object, that can potentially harm the human body, with calcium.
- to resemble the process of calcification.
- examples of items the body might calcificate: tumors, still born babies, parasitic twins, items lost during surgery (i.e. gauze, scalpel).
When the human body considers an item within it as foreign, it either rejects it, absorbs it, or calcificates it.
Things in life were hard and what she’d learned as a child was to cocoon, calcificate jagged, polluting experiences. Compartmentalizing them in a box, in a bag, in a box, in a bag, in another box, like her mother stored holiday decorations. She hid the ugliness she came across in a storage shed in the dark recesses of her mind. Engulfed by party supplies, stuffed animals, her sister’s prom dress and winter clothes the darkness hibernated.