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« on: July 19, 2011, 09:56:45 PM »

I'll start us off. Inspired by our own pensateomnia, the current word of the day is lacuna.

la·cu·na
noun \lə-ˈkü-nə, -ˈkyü-\
plural la·cu·nae also la·cu·nas

Definition of LACUNA

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: a blank space or a missing part : gap <the evident lacunae in his story — Shirley Hazzard>; also : deficiency 1 <despite all these lacunae, those reforms were a vast improvement — New Republic>
2
: a small cavity, pit, or discontinuity in an anatomical structure
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 10:00:59 PM »

To add its importance in popular culture, it was the name of the business in the The Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind which removed people's memories.

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 02:15:52 PM »

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One given to flamboyant display especially of technique or dress

First Known Use: circa 1943
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 03:55:14 PM »

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Also had a VERY brief revival due to an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 03:56:32 PM »

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Also had a VERY brief revival due to an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 04:01:55 PM »

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That's where I know it from

AH! Another fan...oh goodie!

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 04:24:11 PM »

Viva old Dax Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 04:29:09 PM »

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Crossthread points!

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 05:03:12 AM »

Circumscribed

1. subject to limits or subjected to limits

2. showing or determining a boundary
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 03:37:49 PM »

MacGyver

(verb) - to solve a problem in a creative, resourceful, typically "jury-rigged" fashion.
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 04:00:34 PM »

MacGyver
Definition 2 - Most awesomest 80's haircut in existence.....

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 08:25:31 PM »

acerbic

a·cer·bic/əˈsərbik/Adjective
1. (esp. of a comment or style of speaking) Sharp and forthright.
2. Tasting sour or bitter.

It is really confusing when scrolling and I bump into Saint John of Damascus and I start reading a post and wonder where in the heck Isa is coming from, or wonder where the acerbic wit is, or the entire catalog of Rand McNally from the Garden of Eden to present in 33,346 x 24,764 pixels per map is.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 11:05:50 PM »

Exute

(transitive verb) - to strip [a person] of; to divest or deprive of

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2011, 04:20:13 PM »

hypnagogic

(adjective) - of or pertaining to drowsiness; inducing drowsiness
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2011, 05:46:08 PM »

hypnagogic

(adjective) - of or pertaining to drowsiness; inducing drowsiness

To be more precise it is the odd character of being one can experience in the not quite awake and not quite asleep state. Often it is pretty cool, until that darn hypnic jerk! gets in the way.

Many controlled and not yet controlled substances are often referred to hypnagogics due to the "similar" affect the can have on people.

Really a hypnagogic state can be induce in many ways: starvation, lack of sleep, monotony. Monastery much?
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2011, 10:00:06 PM »

mormon - 97% of the people in Utah. .003% of the people anywhere else.
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2011, 05:06:30 PM »

Ecclesiarch

a person in charge of sacred things, generally at a church or monastery
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2011, 10:53:23 PM »

phaggy time

When you suspect that someone is homosexual, or they are acting in a homosexual manner.
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011, 01:26:53 AM »

Handsome - Daniel Mikaelson (Me)
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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2011, 02:01:42 AM »

vacuity

1) the state of being vacuous or without contents; vacancy; emptiness,
2) absence of thought or intelligence; inanity; blankness
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2011, 01:48:28 PM »

Gustatory
gus·ta·to·ry     adj    \ˈgəs-tə-ˌtor-ē\

: relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste

— gus·ta·to·ri·ly adverb
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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2011, 10:14:38 PM »

vac·u·ous  adj  \ˈva-kyə-wəs\

Definition of VACUOUS

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: emptied of or lacking content
2
: marked by lack of ideas or intelligence : stupid, inane <a vacuous mind> <a vacuous movie>
3
: devoid of serious occupation : idle
— vac·u·ous·ly adverb
— vac·u·ous·ness noun
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2011, 01:06:30 AM »

vacularity

what it is when you make redundant posts on threads that really don't add anything to the threads and repeat stuff and are tautological and/or/and have nothing new to submit and are somewhat empty or don't help further the understanding and maybe possibly don't contribute
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 02:50:12 PM »

bon·ho·mie
noun /ˈbänəˌmē/  /ˌbänəˈmē/ 

Cheerful friendliness; geniality
- he exuded good humor and bonhomie
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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2011, 09:57:45 PM »

I word I knew at one point, filed in the back of my mind, and never used ever again.

I really need to expand my vocabulary. I applaud this thread!
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May we never suffer from lethologica!
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2011, 10:26:01 AM »

Football - a game played on a field between two teams of 11 players each with the object to propel a round ball into the opponent's goal by kicking or by hitting it with any part of the body except the hands and arms.
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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2011, 10:40:15 AM »

Football - a game played on a field between two teams of 11 players each with the object to propel a round ball into the opponent's goal by kicking or by hitting it with any part of the body except the hands and arms.

Football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. The ball can be advanced by running with it or throwing it to a teammate. Points can be scored by carrying the ball over the opponent's goal line, catching a pass thrown over that goal line, kicking the ball through the opponent's goal posts or tackling an opposing ball carrier in his own end zone.


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« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2011, 11:11:53 AM »

Football - a game played on a field between two teams of 11 players each with the object to propel a round ball into the opponent's goal by kicking or by hitting it with any part of the body except the hands and arms.

Football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. The ball can be advanced by running with it or throwing it to a teammate. Points can be scored by carrying the ball over the opponent's goal line, catching a pass thrown over that goal line, kicking the ball through the opponent's goal posts or tackling an opposing ball carrier in his own end zone.


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And cheerleaders.
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« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2011, 01:53:04 PM »

sesquipedalophobia

   1. The fear of long words.
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Golf

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mormon - 97% of the people in Utah. .003% of the people anywhere else.
I thought you said "Moron." at first. The second part made no sense.  Grin
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« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2011, 03:43:18 PM »

mormon - 97% of the people in Utah. .003% of the people anywhere else.
I thought you said "Moron." at first. The second part made no sense.  Grin
Not too far off.......
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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2011, 03:52:40 PM »

The emasculation of boys and men continues apase.

a·pace  (əˈpeɪs)
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1. At a rapid pace; swiftly.
2. In such a way or at such a speed as to keep up the requisite momentum; abreast.
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The emasculation of boys and men continues apase.

a·pace  (əˈpeɪs)
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1. At a rapid pace; swiftly.
2. In such a way or at such a speed as to keep up the requisite momentum; abreast.
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« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2011, 12:25:40 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2011, 12:26:40 AM »

The second part made no sense.  Grin

I didnt make it up. lol

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mormon
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2011, 08:11:10 PM »

intellective

having power to understand; intelligent; cognitive; of or pertaining to the intellect
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2011, 08:36:16 PM »

declaim

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    v. To deliver a formal recitation, especially as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
    v. To speak loudly and vehemently; inveigh.
    v. To utter or recite with rhetorical effect.


Used in Nassar's Divine Prayers and Services at points in Matins of December 25. Had to look it up myself. Not sure it's the best translation. With my priest's approval, changed to "proclaim (the marvel)" in accordance with other translations of the text  Smiley.
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mopery

1. listless, apathetic, or dejected behavior
2. violation of a minor or imaginary law or rule
3. exposing yourself to a blind person
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« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2011, 05:06:04 PM »

aloof

a cross between a loser and a doof

example: "You don't want to be too aggressive when dating, but you also don't want the potential mate to think you're aloof"
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« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2011, 07:31:22 PM »

aloof

a cross between a loser and a doof

example: "You don't want to be too aggressive when dating, but you also don't want the potential mate to think you're aloof"

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« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2011, 07:43:14 PM »

I have to admit: I borrowed it from a TV show from the 1990s, Salute Your Shorts  Cool Grin
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« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2011, 11:36:07 AM »

supraconcisionally

being succinct; using few words to provide detailed information; see also the little used synonym concisely
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verdure

greenness, e.g. in vibrant and healthy vegetation; vitality; vigor
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