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Word of the day
« 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

1
: 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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That's where I know it from  :D ;D
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 04:01:55 PM »
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That's where I know it from

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 04:24:11 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 04:29:09 PM »
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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 04:00:34 PM »
MacGyver
Definition 2 - Most awesomest 80's haircut in existence.....

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2011, 10:14:38 PM »
vac·u·ous  adj  \ˈva-kyə-wəs\

Definition of VACUOUS

1
: 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2011, 07:49:06 AM »
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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2011, 01:53:04 PM »
sesquipedalophobia

   1. The fear of long words.
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« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2011, 01:53:41 PM »
Golf

--A good walk ruined.  (attributed to Mark Twain) ;D
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« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2011, 01:59:20 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.  ;D
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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.  ;D
Not too far off.......
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2011, 03:52:40 PM »
The emasculation of boys and men continues apase.

a·pace  (əˈpeɪs)
adv.

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 #34 on: November 04, 2011, 04:17:18 PM »
The emasculation of boys and men continues apase.

a·pace  (əˈpeɪs)
adv.

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 »
Scouser
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« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2011, 12:26:40 AM »
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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2011, 08:36:16 PM »
declaim

source
    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  :).

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« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2011, 08:03:36 PM »
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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Re: Word of the day
« 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  8) ;D
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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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2011, 11:56:58 PM »
verdure

greenness, e.g. in vibrant and healthy vegetation; vitality; vigor
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« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2011, 09:01:29 PM »
clootie

Mainly Scottish

a name of the devil; a strip or piece of cloth; a rag or item of clothing; a piece of fabric used in the patching of clothes
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2012, 07:11:48 AM »
particularize

to make particular; to mention specifically; to give a detailed treatment; to discuss in depth
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2012, 07:14:02 PM »
shysty

what a shyster is; shady; untrustworthy; unethical
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« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2012, 10:36:19 PM »
MacGyver

(verb) to improvise a solution to a complex or pressing problem using simple and seemingly unhelpful items

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« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2012, 04:35:44 AM »
tapotement
 
Pronunciation: /təˈpəʊtm(ə)nt/
noun
[mass noun]

    rapid and repeated striking of the body as a technique in massage.

Origin:

late 19th century: French, from tapoter 'to tap'

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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2012, 07:22:04 PM »
indefatigable

someone being persistent or untiring in their efforts
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2012, 02:21:50 PM »
exigency

the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.; a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency; requiring a great deal or more than is needed
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2012, 07:59:21 PM »
iffy
 
Pronunciation: /ˈɪfi/
adjective (iffier, iffiest)
informal

    full of uncertainty; doubtful: the prospect for classes resuming next Wednesday seems iffy
    of doubtful quality or legality: a good wine merchant will change the iffy bottles for sound ones

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tepefy

to make or become tepid (ie. moderately warm; lukewarm)
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acculturate

to adopt the cultural traits or social patterns of another group
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« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2012, 11:29:08 PM »
vituperative
 
Pronunciation: /vɪˈtjuːp(ə)rətɪv, vʌɪ-/
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    bitter and abusive: a vituperative outburst

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« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2012, 08:16:59 AM »
optate

to choose; to wish for; to desire
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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2012, 08:02:29 AM »
dissever

to sever; separate; to divide into parts
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ageism
 
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪdʒɪz(ə)m/
noun
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    prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age: ageism in recruitment is an increasing problem

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ageist
adjective & noun

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« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2012, 11:49:53 PM »
ageism
 
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪdʒɪz(ə)m/
noun
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    prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age: ageism in recruitment is an increasing problem

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ageist
adjective & noun

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« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2012, 12:42:34 PM »
ambrosial

exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant; worthy of the gods; divine
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« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2012, 07:00:12 AM »
truncate
 
to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short
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« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2012, 11:46:43 AM »
soliloquy

an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose a character's innermost thoughts)
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« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2012, 01:19:42 PM »
thrall

a person who is in bondage; slave; a person who is morally or mentally enslaved by some power, influence, or the like
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« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2012, 04:02:38 AM »
feruling

punishing a child by striking them (especially on the hand) with a rod, cane, or flat piece of wood
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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2012, 12:13:42 PM »
gait

the way someone runs or walks; the way a horse moves
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« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2012, 02:32:37 AM »
corporeal

physical, material, of the body, substantive
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« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2012, 05:52:46 PM »
inexorable

unyielding; unalterable; unmovable
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« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2012, 12:26:06 PM »
intensate

to intensify
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tou·sle   [tou-zuhl]  , -sled, -sling, noun
verb (used with object)
1.
to disorder or dishevel: The wind tousled our hair.
2.
to handle roughly.
noun
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a disheveled or rumpled mass, especially of hair.
4.
a disordered, disheveled, or tangled condition.

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« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2012, 09:02:47 PM »
Fard
-to apply makeup to the face

Used in a sentence:  The young woman was ticketed for farding while driving.

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« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2012, 12:23:20 AM »
stochastic

of or pertaining to a process involving a randomly determined sequence of observations each of which is considered as a sample of one element from a probability distribution
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« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2012, 03:04:27 PM »
fervid

heated, vehement in spirit or enthusiasm; burning; glowing; intensely hot
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« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2012, 03:25:05 PM »
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/subjacent?region=us

subjacent

Pronunciation: /səbˈjāsənt/
Definition of subjacent
adjective
technical

    situated below something else.

Derivatives

subjacency
noun

Origin:

late 16th century: from Latin subjacent- 'lying underneath', from sub- 'under' + jacere 'to lie'
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« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2012, 03:26:05 PM »
Your post is subjacent to mine  ;D
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« Reply #75 on: July 07, 2012, 03:38:53 PM »
And now, mine is to yours.  :-*
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« Reply #76 on: July 08, 2012, 10:47:02 AM »
And now, mine is to yours.  :-*

Touche!  ;D
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« Reply #77 on: July 08, 2012, 10:49:24 AM »
infarction

an infarct, or the formation of an infarct (a localized area of tissue, as in the heart or kidney, that is dying or dead, having been deprived of its blood supply because of an obstruction by embolism or thrombosis)
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« Reply #78 on: July 08, 2012, 11:11:23 AM »
So Asteriktos, what religion did that guy establish?
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« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2012, 11:13:37 AM »
So Asteriktos, what religion did that guy establish?

None that I know of... but if he did, I will find out about it!  ;D It's a pic of the poet/writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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« Reply #80 on: July 08, 2012, 11:44:12 AM »
So Asteriktos, what religion did that guy establish?

None that I know of... but if he did, I will find out about it!  ;D It's a pic of the poet/writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.
He sounds interesting.  :)
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« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2012, 04:42:55 AM »
So Asteriktos, what religion did that guy establish?

None that I know of... but if he did, I will find out about it!  ;D It's a pic of the poet/writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.
He sounds interesting.  :)

He's one of my favorites... I'm glad I stumbled on an old book of his stuff in a used book store years ago. Fwiw I posted some of his poetry here, here, and here.
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« Reply #82 on: July 09, 2012, 04:44:55 AM »
happenstance

a chance happening, occurrence, or event
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« Reply #83 on: July 09, 2012, 07:02:38 PM »
convivial

1. friendly; agreeable
2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3. of or befitting a feast; festive

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« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2012, 04:49:47 PM »
voluble

characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative
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hodiernal Pronunciation: /ˌhōdēˈərnl, ˌhädē-/

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adjective
rare

    of or relating to the present day.

Origin:

mid 17th century: from Latin hodiernus (from hodie 'today') + -al
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« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2012, 10:10:09 PM »
clootie

Mainly Scottish

a name of the devil; a strip or piece of cloth; a rag or item of clothing; a piece of fabric used in the patching of clothes

I only recognize it as a strip of cloth used to make clootie dumpling (a type of spice cake).  I've made it w/ custard sauce many times. 
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« Reply #87 on: July 10, 2012, 10:16:11 PM »
clootie

Mainly Scottish

a name of the devil; a strip or piece of cloth; a rag or item of clothing; a piece of fabric used in the patching of clothes

I only recognize it as a strip of cloth used to make clootie dumpling (a type of spice cake).  I've made it w/ custard sauce many times. 

Huh :)   I got it from a MST3K episode in which they were using it in the "devil" sense...  Touch of Satan, great episode!
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loathsome

causing feelings of loathing;  disgusting; revolting; repulsive
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« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2012, 02:35:27 AM »
pugnacious

inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative
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« Reply #90 on: July 13, 2012, 12:20:56 AM »
tendril

a threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or twines round some other body, so as to support the plant
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« Reply #91 on: July 13, 2012, 03:56:32 AM »
friggatriskaidekaphobia

The fear of Friday the 13th
Proverbs 22:7

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« Reply #92 on: July 13, 2012, 09:44:38 AM »
friggatriskaidekaphobia

The fear of Friday the 13th


Thanks for the heads up.

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« Reply #93 on: July 14, 2012, 05:37:30 AM »
Now begins when I count the number of jokes I have to hear about my name. The over / under is 11.

Well, how'd you do?  I missed out on the fun--while I was born on a Friday the 13th, they named me Justin rather than Jason (though a lot of people, including my stepfather's mother, insisted on calling me Jason for some reason).
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« Reply #94 on: July 14, 2012, 05:39:17 AM »
consanguinity

1) relationship by blood; kinship; 
2) close affinity or connection

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« Reply #95 on: July 16, 2012, 12:16:23 AM »
fulminant

occurring suddenly and with great intensity or severity
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« Reply #96 on: July 18, 2012, 11:09:41 PM »
hauteur

haughty manner or spirit; arrogance
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« Reply #97 on: July 20, 2012, 05:03:42 PM »
parallax

the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer

the apparent angular displacement of a celestial body due to its being observed from the surface instead of from the center of the earth (diurnal parallax or  geocentric parallax)  or due to its being observed from the earth instead of from the sun (annual parallax or  heliocentric parallax). Compare parallactic ellipse.

the difference between the view of an object as seen through the picture-taking lens of a camera and the view as seen through a separate viewfinder.

an apparent change in the position of cross hairs as viewed through a telescope, when the focusing is imperfect

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« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2012, 05:27:44 PM »
parallax

the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer

the apparent angular displacement of a celestial body due to its being observed from the surface instead of from the center of the earth (diurnal parallax or  geocentric parallax)  or due to its being observed from the earth instead of from the sun (annual parallax or  heliocentric parallax). Compare parallactic ellipse.

the difference between the view of an object as seen through the picture-taking lens of a camera and the view as seen through a separate viewfinder.

an apparent change in the position of cross hairs as viewed through a telescope, when the focusing is imperfect

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An interesting idea, since once one is aware of parallax it ceases to be as such, while continuing to function.

Parallax is a wonderful metaphor for many human oddities.
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« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2012, 09:38:01 PM »
^Indeed

anomalistic

of or pertaining to an anomaly
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« Reply #100 on: July 23, 2012, 07:12:34 PM »
prodigious

1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.
2. wonderful or marvelous
3. abnormal; monstrous

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« Reply #101 on: July 25, 2012, 11:11:42 PM »
asterisk

a small starlike symbol (*), used in writing and printing as a reference mark or to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc.
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« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2012, 09:44:12 PM »
meliorate

(a variant of ameliorate)

to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve
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« Reply #103 on: July 26, 2012, 10:05:24 PM »
asterisk

a small starlike symbol (*), used in writing and printing as a reference mark or to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc.

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« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2012, 01:23:32 AM »
asterisk

a small starlike symbol (*), used in writing and printing as a reference mark or to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc.

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panoply

1. a wide-ranging and impressive array or display.

2. a complete suit of armor.

3. a protective covering.

4. full ceremonial attire or paraphernalia; special dress and equipment.

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insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth
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the state or fact of being the firstborn of children of the same parents

the system of inheritance or succession by the firstborn, specifically the eldest son
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worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration

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slumgum


All of the crud (I would use another term for this) that is left over after extracting beeswax.


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animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
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animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
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a commotion or fuss
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an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed.
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an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed.

Also the title of a Tourniquet song  ;D
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Disorder or disarrange
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« Reply #117 on: December 28, 2012, 01:26:40 AM »
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animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
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Wrong kind of gay...  ;D
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1) appearance, especially the look or expression of the face
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« Reply #119 on: January 21, 2013, 07:22:21 PM »
spiffing

excellent, splendid
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1) a doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding
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1) forming, filling, or writing a large volume or many volumes
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« Reply #122 on: January 24, 2013, 03:50:47 AM »
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1) forming, filling, or writing a large volume or many volumes
2) of great volume,  size, or extent


I don't use that word. I use volume-us.
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Neck-verse

noun: a verse usu. consisting of the first lines of a Latin version of the 51st psalm formerly set before an accused person claiming benefit of clergy so that the person might vindicate his claim by an intelligent reading aloud of the verse before examiners.

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to examine or analyze
to judge the quality of; assess; evaluate
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« Reply #125 on: February 02, 2013, 05:20:32 PM »
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a rumbling or gurgling noise that occurs from the movements of fluid and gas in the intestines


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the act of thinking; consideration; thought; intellection
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exacerbate

ex·ac·er·bate
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Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
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cerebration

the act of thinking; consideration; thought; intellection


And you wonder why the Chinese and other Asians are killing us in the maths and sciences? Evely day is a day to cerebrate!
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« Reply #129 on: February 10, 2013, 07:10:13 AM »
florilegia

collections of excerpts from written texts
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a theological statement which is of individual opinion and not doctrine
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« Reply #131 on: February 18, 2013, 11:23:03 AM »
theologoumenon

a theological statement which is of individual opinion and not doctrine


I always have to pause and spell this word in my mind in order to pronounce it.

In the 2005 "How to pronounce Orthodox words" thread we have:
THE-o-LO-goo-men-on (TH like wiTH, not THat.)
they-oh-loh-goo-MEH-non (with a hard "th)
the-o-lo-GOO-me-non

Since no one is going to understand what I am saying any way, I mostly say Theo (as in the name of Vincent's brother) - Low (as pertaining to my how I feel a lot of the time) - goo (as in goo goo gaga or anything gooey) - meh (people use this term here but I do not know what it means) - non (like in non-starter)

On a side note, I was surprised by the outcome of a googlefight between Arius and Apollinarius (199,000 vs 4060, respectively). Maybe I spelled Apollinarius' name incorrectly. I was rooting for him all the way but luckily didn't put money down on him.

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« Reply #132 on: February 20, 2013, 07:09:33 AM »
What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D
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infralapsarianism

the theological doctrine that man’s fall was foreseen and permitted by God, who then decreed election as a method for the salvation of some of mankind
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« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2013, 12:58:28 PM »
What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D


That would be Calvin Klein and Calvin and Hobbes vs Martin Luther King and some TV show.

The result for "John Calvin" versus ["Martin Luther" -King] is 232,000 and 1,060,000, respectively.  "Martin Luther King" totally dominates at 22,000,000.

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What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D


That would be Calvin Klein and Calvin and Hobbes vs Martin Luther King and some TV show.

The result for "John Calvin" versus ["Martin Luther" -King] is 232,000 and 1,060,000, respectively.  "Martin Luther King" totally dominates at 22,000,000.

"Martin Luther" -"Martin Luther King" returns about 27.6 million hits.

Just removing king would remove a lot of references to Martin Luther as well.
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« Reply #136 on: February 23, 2013, 02:10:27 PM »
What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D


That would be Calvin Klein and Calvin and Hobbes vs Martin Luther King and some TV show.

The result for "John Calvin" versus ["Martin Luther" -King] is 232,000 and 1,060,000, respectively.  "Martin Luther King" totally dominates at 22,000,000.

"Martin Luther" -"Martin Luther King" returns about 27.6 million hits.

Just removing king would remove a lot of references to Martin Luther as well.


I did consider the likely effect of the -King, but I also thought that a lot of people like myself would not know Calvin's first name and just use Calvin.

I am now perplexed, however. The google fight between "martin luther" and "martin luther king" returned 4.26M for "martin luther" and 22M for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every "martin luther king".

Google web search gave 91.3M hits for "martin luther" and 115M hits for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every  "martin luther king". Confirming the algorithm, "martin luther king" -"martin luther" produced zero results.

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« Reply #137 on: February 28, 2013, 04:36:16 PM »
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examples or models; anecdotes that illustrate or support a moral point
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« Reply #138 on: February 28, 2013, 05:13:58 PM »
What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D


That would be Calvin Klein and Calvin and Hobbes vs Martin Luther King and some TV show.

The result for "John Calvin" versus ["Martin Luther" -King] is 232,000 and 1,060,000, respectively.  "Martin Luther King" totally dominates at 22,000,000.

"Martin Luther" -"Martin Luther King" returns about 27.6 million hits.

Just removing king would remove a lot of references to Martin Luther as well.


I did consider the likely effect of the -King, but I also thought that a lot of people like myself would not know Calvin's first name and just use Calvin.

I am now perplexed, however. The google fight between "martin luther" and "martin luther king" returned 4.26M for "martin luther" and 22M for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every "martin luther king".

Google web search gave 91.3M hits for "martin luther" and 115M hits for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every  "martin luther king". Confirming the algorithm, "martin luther king" -"martin luther" produced zero results.

Google tries to do a little thinking for you as you can see in difference between your example and mine. It is not using strict Boolean logic (at least not at the level of the user generated search).
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« Reply #139 on: July 18, 2013, 03:58:23 PM »
plagiarize

to take a good idea from an old thread and start a new thread using the same idea

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« Reply #145 on: July 18, 2013, 06:46:42 PM »
Oh... okay.

I guess you were more of a Dora guy...
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« Reply #146 on: July 18, 2013, 07:03:24 PM »
Oh... okay.

I guess you were more of a Dora guy...

Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

I do remember watching the Bussy World of Richard Scarry on a few occasions.
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« Reply #147 on: July 18, 2013, 07:06:00 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...
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« Reply #148 on: July 18, 2013, 07:11:59 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...

No, sorry.
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« Reply #149 on: July 18, 2013, 07:16:49 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...

No, sorry.

Beavis and Butthead? Ren and Stimpy?

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« Reply #150 on: July 18, 2013, 07:20:32 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...

No, sorry.

Beavis and Butthead? Ren and Stimpy?

Well anyway, good luck in your future endeavors!

Thank you.  :)
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« Reply #152 on: July 22, 2013, 04:40:55 AM »
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speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful
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早晨 (jóusàhn) - Good Morning

Hanna Minx is a good teacher. I have a feeling it's a different language--but no matter, the language stuff is secondary. It's about... having a comfortable relationship with your instructor, ya know?
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the condition or quality of being adequate
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adequacivity

the condition or quality of being adequate
I shall have to figure out how to work this into my every day conversation.
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« Reply #158 on: July 24, 2013, 08:17:37 PM »
orthostat

an upright stone or slab

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #159 on: July 26, 2013, 02:31:57 AM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #160 on: July 26, 2013, 10:17:31 AM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

Curious, I went to count a bunch of radioactive samples two days ago that were coruscating like the dickens but I found that my scintillation counter was dead. I had to go to another building across campus.

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« Reply #161 on: July 30, 2013, 11:57:10 PM »
SUBSPACE     A space each of whose points is contained in a given space but which does not itself contain all the points of the given space.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #162 on: August 03, 2013, 01:12:26 AM »
Accubation - The practice of eating or drinking while lying down

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« Reply #163 on: August 11, 2013, 07:42:19 AM »
vasty

an archaic or poetic word for vast
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« Reply #164 on: September 12, 2013, 10:53:29 PM »
delusive

tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: "a delusive reply

of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: "a delusive belief"
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« Reply #165 on: November 12, 2013, 11:58:08 PM »
horsefeathers

rubbish; nonsense; bunk
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« Reply #166 on: November 18, 2013, 02:49:43 PM »
benignity

kindness, gentleness, or tolerance toward others
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« Reply #167 on: November 18, 2013, 03:30:27 PM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

Curious, I went to count a bunch of radioactive samples two days ago that were coruscating like the dickens but I found that my scintillation counter was dead. I had to go to another building across campus.

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desiderate

to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss
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« Reply #169 on: November 19, 2013, 01:23:55 AM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

Curious, I went to count a bunch of radioactive samples two days ago that were coruscating like the dickens but I found that my scintillation counter was dead. I had to go to another building across campus.

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I live for it Orthonorm. I always find some of your insights about myself uncanny, this being one of them.

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cacophemism*

A word or expression that is generally perceived as harsh, impolite, or offensive. Similar to dysphemism. Contrast with euphemism.


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obdurate

- unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
- stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent
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quiescence

dormancy; a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
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« Reply #173 on: November 23, 2013, 02:39:46 AM »
perspicacity

-acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
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-the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

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« Reply #174 on: November 23, 2013, 10:26:36 PM »
indicia

signs, indications, or distinguishing marks
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Re: Word of the day
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solipsism

n. Philosophy
-The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
-The theory or view that the self is the only reality.
-the extreme form of scepticism which denies the possibility of any knowledge other than of one's own existence
-the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
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« Reply #176 on: November 25, 2013, 10:31:01 AM »
Balderdash. That's not an extreme form of skepticism, it's a half-hearted form (though admittedly it's infinitely better than the hack efforts of Descartes). A real extreme skeptic would be in doubt even of their own existence.  8)  ;D
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #177 on: November 25, 2013, 10:35:28 AM »
What if our thoughts are being thought by the real solipsist out there? How could we prove otherwise? ;)
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #178 on: December 09, 2013, 10:59:50 AM »
Well, this is really a term.

Scalability

"In electronics (including hardware, communication and software), scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work in a capable manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.[1] For example, it can refer to the capability of a system to increase total throughput under an increased load when resources (typically hardware) are added. An analogous meaning is implied when the word is used in an economic context, where scalability of a company implies that the underlying business model offers the potential for economic growth within the company.

Scalability, as a property of systems, is generally difficult to define[2] and in any particular case it is necessary to define the specific requirements for scalability on those dimensions that are deemed important. It is a highly significant issue in electronics systems, databases, routers, and networking. A system whose performance improves after adding hardware, proportionally to the capacity added, is said to be a scalable system."

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« Reply #179 on: December 10, 2013, 03:37:26 AM »
Another fun term:

Pre-order


"A pre-order is an order placed for an item which has not yet been released. The idea for pre-orders came when people found it hard to get popular items in stores due to their popularity. Companies were then given the idea to allow people to reserve their own personal copy, before the release, which has been a huge success. Pre-orders allow consumers to guarantee immediate shipment on release, manufacturers can gauge how much demand there will be and hence how large initial production runs should be, and sellers can be assured of minimum sales. Additionally, high pre-order rates can be used to further increase sales."

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #180 on: December 11, 2013, 06:15:02 AM »
in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

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in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."
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in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."

Another Osho hater. To the contrary, most of those who proudly consider themselves Orthodox are actually devoid of any spirituality. In other words, insipid, boring, even emotionally unstable and abusive, especially towards those who aren't as "good" as them.
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« Reply #183 on: December 11, 2013, 07:13:09 AM »
gladden

to make or become glad or joyful
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« Reply #184 on: December 11, 2013, 07:14:59 AM »
gladden

to make or become glad or joyful

Hell, no! That's stuff Osho would say.

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in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."

Another Osho hater. To the contrary, most of those who proudly consider themselves Orthodox are actually devoid of any spirituality. In other words, insipid, boring, even emotionally unstable and abusive, especially towards those who aren't as "good" as them.

Here's another quote from him to stick in your signature: "if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything, and the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep."
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« Reply #186 on: December 11, 2013, 08:24:42 AM »
in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."

Another Osho hater. To the contrary, most of those who proudly consider themselves Orthodox are actually devoid of any spirituality. In other words, insipid, boring, even emotionally unstable and abusive, especially towards those who aren't as "good" as them.

Here's another quote from him to stick in your signature: "if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything, and the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep."

Have you heard some of the stuff the saints did or said during their lives? Put hate aside and you'll become wise.

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« Reply #187 on: December 11, 2013, 08:28:18 AM »
in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."

Another Osho hater. To the contrary, most of those who proudly consider themselves Orthodox are actually devoid of any spirituality. In other words, insipid, boring, even emotionally unstable and abusive, especially towards those who aren't as "good" as them.

Here's another quote from him to stick in your signature: "if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything, and the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep."

Have you heard some of the stuff the saints did or said during their lives? Put hate aside and you'll become wise.

It sounds like you're already wise enough for two people.
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« Reply #188 on: December 11, 2013, 08:29:50 AM »
in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."

Another Osho hater. To the contrary, most of those who proudly consider themselves Orthodox are actually devoid of any spirituality. In other words, insipid, boring, even emotionally unstable and abusive, especially towards those who aren't as "good" as them.

Here's another quote from him to stick in your signature: "if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything, and the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep."

Have you heard some of the stuff the saints did or said during their lives? Put hate aside and you'll become wise.

It sounds like you're already wise enough for two people.

That's your perception. I am sure there are tons of people laughing their heads of off, they just don't bother to post anything.

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« Reply #189 on: December 11, 2013, 08:31:44 AM »
in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."

Another Osho hater. To the contrary, most of those who proudly consider themselves Orthodox are actually devoid of any spirituality. In other words, insipid, boring, even emotionally unstable and abusive, especially towards those who aren't as "good" as them.

Here's another quote from him to stick in your signature: "if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything, and the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep."

Have you heard some of the stuff the saints did or said during their lives? Put hate aside and you'll become wise.

It sounds like you're already wise enough for two people.

That's your perception. I am sure there are tons of people laughing their heads of off, they just don't bother to post anything.

The light of wisdom emanating from a single post of yours illuminates numberless worlds and liberates countless sentient beings.
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« Reply #190 on: December 11, 2013, 08:32:58 AM »
in·sip·id

1.without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Excellent description of Osho's "spirituality."

Another Osho hater. To the contrary, most of those who proudly consider themselves Orthodox are actually devoid of any spirituality. In other words, insipid, boring, even emotionally unstable and abusive, especially towards those who aren't as "good" as them.

Here's another quote from him to stick in your signature: "if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything, and the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep."

Have you heard some of the stuff the saints did or said during their lives? Put hate aside and you'll become wise.

It sounds like you're already wise enough for two people.

That's your perception. I am sure there are tons of people laughing their heads of off, they just don't bother to post anything.

The light of wisdom emanating from a single post of yours illuminates numberless worlds and liberates countless sentient beings.

Thank you! In all honesty, I believe you are right.

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« Reply #191 on: December 14, 2013, 10:45:24 AM »
al·le·go·ry 

a. The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
b. A story, picture, or play employing such representation. John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and Herman Melville's Moby Dick are allegories.

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« Reply #192 on: December 14, 2013, 12:46:48 PM »
casuistry

specious, deceptive, or oversubtle reasoning, especially in questions of morality; fallacious or dishonest application of general principles; sophistry
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« Reply #193 on: December 14, 2013, 12:53:20 PM »
casuistry

specious, deceptive, or oversubtle reasoning, especially in questions of morality; fallacious or dishonest application of general principles; sophistry

This is not a virtue?!

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Pithecoid: 1. (adjective) Resembling or relating to the apes, especially the higher apes; apelike. 2. (noun) An ape, especially a higher ape.
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« Reply #195 on: January 03, 2014, 12:02:28 PM »

so·ber


1.not intoxicated or drunk.
2.habitually temperate, especially in the use of liquor.
3.quiet or sedate in demeanor, as persons.
4.marked by seriousness, gravity, solemnity, etc., as of demeanor, speech, etc.: a sober occasion. (I particularly think this is an important, but forgotten aspect of sobriety).
5.subdued in tone, as color; not gay or showy, as clothes.

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insensate

lacking sensation or awareness; lacking sensibility; unfeeling
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facility

something that permits the easier performance of an action, course of conduct, etc.; readiness or ease due to skill, aptitude, or practice; ready compliance; an easy-flowing manner; the quality of being easily or conveniently done or performed; Goldeneye level
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« Reply #198 on: January 08, 2014, 09:49:36 PM »
djamming

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« Reply #199 on: January 10, 2014, 04:35:02 AM »
animadversion

an unfavorable or censorious comment; the act of criticizing
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« Reply #200 on: January 10, 2014, 06:37:21 AM »
POGONOPHOBIA:

Fear of beards, a phobia endemic among liberal 'Orthodox'.  ;D

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« Reply #201 on: January 10, 2014, 06:59:10 AM »
POGONOPHOBIA:

Fear of beards, a phobia endemic among liberal 'Orthodox'.  ;D

lol Not just Orthodox have that fear.
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« Reply #202 on: January 10, 2014, 08:20:58 AM »
POGONOPHOBIA:

Fear of beards, a phobia endemic among liberal 'Orthodox'.  ;D

lol Not just Orthodox have that fear.

True, the BBC, political parties among others.  ::)

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« Reply #203 on: January 10, 2014, 08:46:30 AM »
Allegator - Someone who alleges.
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pistic: from ancient Greek πίστις faith
(adj.) Relating to faith or trust rather than reason
(noun) A person whose belief is based on faith
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pri·mate 

1. (prmt) A mammal of the order Primates, which includes the anthropoids and prosimians, characterized by refined development of the hands and feet, a shortened snout, and a large brain.
2. A bishop of highest rank in a province or country.

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Roucoulement, n.
Pronunciation:  Brit. /ˈruːkuːlmɒ̃/ , U.S. /ˈruˌkulmən(t)/ Etymology:  < French roucoulement(1611 in Cotgrave) < roucouler + -ment
A soft cooing or murmuring noise, spec. the characteristic sound made by a dove or pigeon


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« Reply #207 on: January 22, 2014, 05:41:42 PM »
flummox

perplex greatly; bewilder
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http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/eupeptic

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    relating to or having good digestion or a consequent air of healthy good spirits.
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late 17th century (in the sense 'helping digestion'): from Greek eupeptos, from eu 'well, easily' + peptein 'to digest'.
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incense

to cause to be extremely angry; infuriate
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« Reply #210 on: January 27, 2014, 11:16:24 PM »
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an aromatic substance, such as wood or a gum, that is burned to produce a pleasant odor; a pleasant smell
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mo·ron
[mawr-on, mohr-] Show IPA
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1. Informal. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment: I wonder why they elected that narrow-minded moron to Congress.
2. Psychology . (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person of borderline intelligence in a former and discarded classification of mental retardation, having an intelligence quotient of 50 to 69.

3. (Ioan's addition to the dictionary) A word that saves souls.

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« Reply #212 on: February 06, 2014, 10:37:03 PM »
charlatanry

fraudulent or deceptive claims regarding skills or knowledge; quackery
« Last Edit: February 06, 2014, 10:37:22 PM by Asteriktos »
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snow/snō/
noun
noun: snow1. atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.
"we were trudging through deep snow"
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« Reply #214 on: February 10, 2014, 11:27:53 AM »
muckety-muck

a person of great importance or self-importance
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« Reply #215 on: February 10, 2014, 11:29:19 AM »
dord

Dord is a notable error in lexicography, an accidental creation, or ghost word, of the G. and C. Merriam Company's staff included in the second (1934) edition of its New International Dictionary, in which the term is defined as "density"...

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mondegreen
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    a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song.
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1950s: from Lady Mondegreen, a misinterpretation of the phrase laid him on the green, from the traditional ballad ‘The Bonny Earl of Murray’.

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« Reply #217 on: February 16, 2014, 10:05:39 PM »
gird

to encircle or bind with a belt or band; to surround; enclose; hem in; to prepare (oneself) for action
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« Reply #218 on: March 06, 2014, 04:32:07 AM »
ingress

the act of going in or entering; the right to enter; a means or place of entering
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« Reply #219 on: March 16, 2014, 07:32:06 PM »
pish posh

nonsense
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« Reply #220 on: March 16, 2014, 10:23:59 PM »
pish posh

nonsense

Psst, just between you and me, not all P words have vowels. And don't say Pshaw, I know you want to right now. Ease into this, be mellow, be calm, be SoCal like you were born to be, don't reject your destiny. Anakin was your father for God's sake.

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« Reply #221 on: March 22, 2014, 10:06:22 PM »
dependless

not depending on


(Probably not a real word. Though since it's being used I guess it is a real word.)
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« Reply #222 on: March 22, 2014, 10:41:42 PM »
dependless

not depending on


(Probably not a real word. Though since it's being used I guess it is a real word.)

This reminds me. A few weeks ago I was going to offer:

Protoprognosticators

Mothers

Source: Ersatzian University Press, "Useful English Terms and Phrases".

I am guessing that Ersatzian University is in Armenia or thereabouts.

I wrote up a bunch of examples of its usage, but I seem to have lost it in the meantime. Darn!





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« Reply #223 on: March 24, 2014, 03:07:32 PM »
Well if you find them by all means post them!  8)
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« Reply #224 on: April 07, 2014, 08:22:00 PM »
frigidity
 
the state or condition of being frigid
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lu·cid·i·ty

noun
1.the quality of being easily understood, completely intelligible, or comprehensible: She makes her argument with pointed logic and exemplary lucidity.
2.the ability to see things clearly; rationality; sanity: In a rare moment of lucidity, the senator sided with his political enemies for the good of the country.

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lucid
1. readily understood; clear
2. shining or glowing (love this one)
3. psychiatry  of or relating to a period of normality between periods of insane or irresponsible behaviour


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« Reply #226 on: April 25, 2014, 02:40:31 PM »
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/gussy

Definition of gussy in English:
gussy
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Pronunciation: /ˈgʌsi
 
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verb (gussies, gussying, gussied)
[with object] (gussy someone/thing up) North American • informal

    Make someone or something more attractive, especially in a showy or gimmicky way: shopkeepers gussied up their window displays
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Origin

1940s: perhaps from Gussie, pet form of the given name Augustus.
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« Reply #227 on: May 05, 2014, 02:48:39 PM »
promenade

a stroll or walk, especially in a public place, as for pleasure or display; an area used for such walking
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #228 on: May 06, 2014, 11:30:16 PM »
Exute

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

I was going to post this, but I see I already beat myself to it. Still a fine word to bump for your learned edification.
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« Reply #229 on: May 15, 2014, 10:36:05 PM »
"And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert." - Ps. 106:11-14

forgat

verb; archaic
a simple past tense of forget

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« Reply #230 on: May 15, 2014, 11:59:27 PM »
Exute

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

I was going to post this, but I see I already beat myself to it. Still a fine word to bump for your learned edification.

Despite the claim. I do not think Exute is a word in the English language. It has a very useful, precise definition. Google Scholar cites 297 instances of use. Most in the English language are typos for Execute. Most of the remainder are in Latin or French. The few English language articles are about archaic terms that are no longer in use.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #231 on: May 16, 2014, 12:06:44 AM »
Then I guess I will exute Asteriktos of his title as Grand Master Wordsmith.
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« Reply #232 on: May 16, 2014, 12:07:27 AM »
Huh, interesting. :) Perhaps borrowed from the Latin and retaining something of that? Not sure, but for what it's worth it is listed in some online dictionaries; for example...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exute

But regarding it being archaic, I read the KJV, so I come across such things every day  ;)  Having said that, the first time I heard the term was on a 90s tv sitcom, so it can't be completely unused.
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« Reply #233 on: May 16, 2014, 12:12:18 AM »
My link seems to request a sign up for some reason, yet when I Google the word I can access the info. Here is what Merriam Webster had as the entry:

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ex·ute transitive verb \igˈzüt\
 
Full Definition of EXUTE

archaic
:  strip <exuted of all his preferments — Robert Southey>
Origin of EXUTE

Latin exutus, past participle of exuere
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« Reply #234 on: May 16, 2014, 01:05:15 AM »
Huh, interesting. :) Perhaps borrowed from the Latin and retaining something of that? Not sure, but for what it's worth it is listed in some online dictionaries; for example...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exute

But regarding it being archaic, I read the KJV, so I come across such things every day  ;)  Having said that, the first time I heard the term was on a 90s tv sitcom, so it can't be completely unused.

This is precisely the problem. I dated a Miriam once and I am sure Merriam is no better. What went on I will not divulge, but I recommend keeping away from this dictionary.

And yes, I am going to plug the Ersatzian University Press dictionary because it is probably vetted by the Armenian Apostolic Church and therefore safe from (left blank in order to not get into a debate). Forewarned is Forearmed. Whatever that means.

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« Reply #235 on: May 16, 2014, 01:18:07 AM »
bed·lam  [bed-luhm] 
noun
1.
a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.
2.
Archaic. an insane asylum or madhouse.
Origin:
 a popular name for the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem in London, which served as a lunatic asylum from circa 1400; compare Middle English Bedleem, Bethleem, Old English Betleem Bethlehem

Synonyms
1. disorder, tumult, chaos, clamor, turmoil, commotion, pandemonium.

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« Reply #236 on: May 16, 2014, 02:20:17 PM »
luck

noun
1.
the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities: With my luck I'll probably get pneumonia.
2.
good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance: He had no luck finding work.
3.
a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person: She's had nothing but bad luck all year.
4.
some object on which good fortune is supposed to depend: This rabbit's foot is my luck.

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« Reply #237 on: May 22, 2014, 01:34:49 AM »
adamantine

- utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion
- too hard to cut, break, or pierce.
- like a diamond in luster
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« Reply #238 on: May 25, 2014, 05:17:58 PM »
Learnt a new word from the joint statement of Pope Francis and Pat. Bartholomew  8)

emarginate

notched at the margin; having a notched tip or edge
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« Reply #239 on: July 27, 2014, 07:08:45 PM »
dis·si·pa·tion
ˌdisəˈpāSHən
noun
noun: dissipation; plural noun: dissipations

1.  dissipated living.
"a descent into drunkenness and sexual dissipation"
synonyms:   debauchery, decadence, dissoluteness, dissolution, intemperance, excess, overconsumption, profligacy, self-indulgence, wildness;
antonyms:   asceticism

2.  squandering of money, energy, or resources.
"the dissipation of the country's mineral wealth"
synonyms:   squandering, frittering (away), waste, misspending;
antonyms:   preservation, accumulation

PHYSICS
loss of energy, especially by its conversion into heat.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense ‘complete disintegration’): from Latin dissipatio(n-), from the verb dissipare (see dissipate).
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« Reply #240 on: July 27, 2014, 07:18:49 PM »
Premonition

A strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.

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« Reply #241 on: July 27, 2014, 07:21:44 PM »
Parisyllabic

(Linguistics) (of a noun or verb, in inflected languages) containing the same number of syllables in all or almost all inflected forms.

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« Reply #242 on: August 04, 2014, 05:10:58 PM »
bloviation - contributed by PtA
   
blo·vi·ate 
intr.v. blo·vi·at·ed, blo·vi·at·ing, blo·vi·ates Slang

To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner: "the rural Babbitt who bloviates about 'progress' and 'growth'" (George Rebeck).

[Mock-Latinate formation, from blow.]
blovi·ation n.

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« Reply #243 on: August 05, 2014, 11:20:40 AM »
Porpentine

A rodent harboring hollow spines.

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Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres,
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #244 on: August 05, 2014, 09:26:27 PM »
Exute

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

I was going to post this, but I see I already beat myself to it. Still a fine word to bump for your learned edification.

Despite the claim. I do not think Exute is a word in the English language. It has a very useful, precise definition. Google Scholar cites 297 instances of use. Most in the English language are typos for Execute. Most of the remainder are in Latin or French. The few English language articles are about archaic terms that are no longer in use.

So what you're saying is that it's an archaic, Latinate, or specialist word in the English language? ;)
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« Reply #245 on: August 05, 2014, 09:41:50 PM »
Exute

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

I was going to post this, but I see I already beat myself to it. Still a fine word to bump for your learned edification.

Despite the claim. I do not think Exute is a word in the English language. It has a very useful, precise definition. Google Scholar cites 297 instances of use. Most in the English language are typos for Execute. Most of the remainder are in Latin or French. The few English language articles are about archaic terms that are no longer in use.

So what you're saying is that it's an archaic, Latinate, or specialist word in the English language? ;)

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« Reply #246 on: August 08, 2014, 05:31:38 AM »
pendulate - to swing as a pendulum

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #247 on: August 08, 2014, 09:51:50 AM »
English words that possibly come from Portuguese, directly or indirectly.

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Albatross
an alteration of albatroz, under influence of the Latin word albus ("white")

Albino
from albino, with the same meaning, from Latin albus


Banana
from Portuguese or Spanish (more probably from Portuguese, as the most widespread Spanish word is plátano); from Portuguese, of African origin; akin to Wolof banäna banana

Baroque
from barroco (adj. = "unshapely")

Breeze
probably from Old Spanish and Portuguese briza 'northeastern wind

Buffalo
from Portuguese bufalo, from late Latin bufalus, from Greek boubalos 'antelope, wild ox'

Cachalot
from Portuguese cachalote (same meaning), probably via Spanish or French. The Portuguese word comes from cachola ("head" or "big head")

Caramel
from French, Spanish or Portuguese caramelo, 'caramel', from Late Latin calamellus

Caravel
from caravela

Cashew
from caju

Caste
from casta (="class")

Cobra
shortening of cobra-de-capelo, with the same meaning (literally, "snake with a hood")

Coconut
from coco + nut

Commando
from comando 'command'

Creole
French créole, from Castilian Spanish criollo, person native to a locality, from Portuguese crioulo, diminutive of cria, ("'person raised in one's house with no blood relation, a servant'"), < Portuguese criar ("'to rear, to raise, to bring up'"), from Latin creare, to beget; < Latin creo ("'to create'"), which came into English via French between 1595 and 1605. [same root as creature]

Dodo
According to Encarta Dictionary and Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, "dodo" comes from Portuguese doudo (currently, more often, doido) meaning "fool" or "crazy". The present Portuguese word dodô ("dodo") is of English origin. The Portuguese word doudo or doido may itself be a loanword from Old English (cp. English "dolt")

Embarrass
from Portuguese embaraçar (same meaning; also to tangle - string or rope), from em + baraço (archaic for "rope")

Emu
from ema (="rhea")

Fetish
from French fétiche, from Portuguese feitiço ("charm", "sorcery", "spell"), from Latin factit