Derail –

1. to cause to run off the rails

2. a. to obstruct the progress of

b. to upset the stability or composure of

Synonyms: agitateailalarm (also alarum), bother,concerndisturbdiscomfortdiscomposedismaydisquiet,distemperdistractdistressexerciseflurryfrazzlefreak (out)fusshagrideperturbundounhingeunsettleupset,weird outworry

Antonyms: calmcomposequietsettlesoothetranquilize(also tranquillize)

Related Words: aggravateangerannoybugchafechivy(or chivvy), exasperatefretgallgetgrateharassharry,irkirritatenettlepeevepesterpiqueput offput out,rilevexbedevilhauntplagueabashconfoundconfuse,discomfitdisconcertdiscountenanceembarrassfaze,flusterjarmortifynonplusrattleshake updaunt,demoralizediscouragedisheartendispiritunnerve

***Above information courtesy Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary

Rusted Rail Mineral Fork Utah

20 responses

  1. Strong colours and lighting – like it Scott.

    December 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…the essence of earth-tones.

      December 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

  2. That is an old piece of track! Trains ran right behind my house when i was a boy so I recognized it right away, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one so rusty.

    December 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    • It sure is, Allen…left over from the mining days out here in the canyons…small gauged for the ore carts…and seems to have been sitting out in the elements for many decades….

      December 9, 2012 at 7:18 am

  3. Great image, but I’m mystified as to how a synonym for ‘derail’ can be ‘Distemper’: an infective disease of dogs if my memory serves me right!

    December 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    • Thank you, Andy…and I’m not sure about “distemper,” either, unless they mean to dis-temper someone, calm them down, stop them from being angry, get them off their track of hot emotion…and I’m only guessing…who knows? 😉

      December 9, 2012 at 7:21 am

  4. victoriaaphotography

    Rust always make an interesting photo – I took a couple of images of slipway rusty rails down the beach the other week.

    December 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    • Yes, it does, Victoria…I’m rather fond of the rust, myself…metal returning to the earth….

      December 9, 2012 at 7:21 am

  5. I choose vex…. 😉

    December 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    • And I’m not surprised, Miss Gunta! 😉

      December 9, 2012 at 7:22 am

  6. Rust, rock, texture, and rich colour. Always eye-catching.

    December 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

    • They certainly are, Karen.

      December 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  7. So abstract….love it. So much character. Robyn

    December 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Robyn. Thank you.

      December 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  8. De rail is a de light…..

    December 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    • Thank you, John. 🙂

      December 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  9. elmediat

    Excellent. 🙂

    December 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    • Thank you. 🙂

      December 10, 2012 at 6:52 am

  10. Liana

    liking everything about this picture …especially everything

    December 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    • Thank you, Liana…I’m glad you liked everything. 🙂

      December 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

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