inimically: /adv./ acting unfriendly, hostile. injurious or harmful in effect. hurtfully. unfavorably. perniciously. detrimentally.
This word was a hard one for me this week (or maybe my brain is just fried right now), but here it goes . . .
inimically: /adv./ 1. Help me! I can't stop myself and I'm afraid I have behaved inimically toward my body today. I am on a kick of "accomplishing" things and that is not good for someone like me who can get obsessive (especially when pregnant, it's magnified by 10). Obsessed with getting this English class done quickly, the ever-sprouting weeds in my yard, and having a spotless house has worn me out. Today I weeded for a half an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening and I know I'll be feeling it in my 35-week pregnant body tomorrow! But I got a lot done and the back yard is looking more presentable. Then I hung out at Amy's house and did homework as I fought off the tiredness of the afternoon while she cleaned her house and our children played fabulously together. Cleaning and laundry on top of all that has officially worn me out. Every time I sit down, my mind tries to convince my body that it can do just one more thing . . . wiping down the bathroom isn't that much energy, is it??? At this point, my body is about to rebel if I let my mind win over it much more.
inimically: /adv./ 2. I felt very inimical toward life yesterday as I failed to satisfy the only food craving I have had this pregnancy. To me, cravings seem a pregnancy myth because I have never experienced one . . . until yesterday. Saturday I ate cinnamon hearts at my sister-in-law's house and had craved them all through the Sabbath. So Monday I determined to get my hands on a bag. My patient mother drove me from store to store - five in all - on this quest until I finally gave up and we went back to her house empty-handed.
inimically: /adv./ 3. I hope that the inimical weather of Iowa doesn't kill Nate! Megan called me today and said that a storm is coming in that will bring the low down into the negative 20's. I can't even fathom how cold that must be! I'll have to warm up Nate when he gets home...