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May 1, 2008 (Day 96)

Cloy: to weary or become distasteful through excess


Getting just the right amount of honey on a piece of bread to balance out the peanut butter is tricky. Very tricky. It is a delicate marriage of the salty and the sweet. Tipped too much in either direction, the first bite is much less satisfying.

I've always associated this word with smell (e.g., "the cloying scent was sickening in its sweetness"). I like when definitions make me rethink my typical verbiage usage.

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