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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #360 on: August 29, 2018, 12:54:58 AM »
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #361 on: August 29, 2018, 03:45:15 AM »
Pareidolia

a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists; i.e. the "face" on Mars.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #362 on: September 08, 2018, 06:15:07 PM »
defenestrate

1. [rare] throw (someone) out of a window. "she had made up her mind that the woman had been defenestrated, although the official verdict had been suicide"

2. [informal] remove or dismiss (someone) from a position of power or authority. "the overwhelming view is that he should be defenestrated before the next election"

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #364 on: September 15, 2018, 09:07:44 PM »
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/meeple

A small figure used as a playing piece in certain board games, having a stylized human form.
‘each player is given eight wooden meeples’
‘you can't move a meeple over a bridge unless a meeple is on the bridge’
‘at least two big meeple were stuck in that city for almost the entire game’

Origin

Early 21st century: apparently a blend of my and a phonetic respelling of people and first used with reference to the board game Carcassonne.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #365 on: September 21, 2018, 10:06:05 PM »
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/synchronous

Definition of synchronous in English:

synchronous
adjective

    1Existing or occurring at the same time.
    ‘glaciations were approximately synchronous in both hemispheres’

2 Astronomy
Making or denoting an orbit around the earth or another celestial body in which one revolution is completed in the period taken for the body to rotate about its axis.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin synchronus (from Greek sunkhronos, from sun- ‘together’ + khronos ‘time’) + -ous.
Pronunciation
synchronous/ˈsɪŋkrənəs/
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #366 on: September 25, 2018, 03:18:37 AM »
Definition of pelage in English:

pelage
noun
mass nounZoology

    The fur, hair, or wool of a mammal.


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #367 on: October 12, 2018, 01:43:09 PM »
susurration

Definition of susurration in English:

susurration
(also susurrus)
noun
mass nounliterary

    Whispering or rustling.
    ‘the susurration of the river’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare ‘to murmur, hum’, from susurrus ‘whisper’.
Pronunciation
susurration/ˌsuːsʌˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #368 on: October 15, 2018, 01:04:11 AM »
susurration

Definition of susurration in English:

susurration
(also susurrus)
noun
mass nounliterary

    Whispering or rustling.
    ‘the susurration of the river’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare ‘to murmur, hum’, from susurrus ‘whisper’.
Pronunciation
susurration/ˌsuːsʌˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #369 on: October 18, 2018, 02:17:52 PM »
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/rete/?utm_source=wotd-english&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wotd

Rete

Definition of rete in English:

rete
noun
Anatomy

    An elaborate network of blood vessels or nerve cells.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin rete ‘net’.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #370 on: October 18, 2018, 11:09:23 PM »
Pareidolia

a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists; i.e. the "face" on Mars.
Thanks for that. Not that I understand it.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #371 on: October 25, 2018, 01:07:50 AM »
https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day

Word of the Day : October 25, 2018

fugacious


adjective fyoo-GAY-shus
Prev
Next

Definition

: lasting a short time : evanescent
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #372 on: October 25, 2018, 11:34:04 PM »
susurration

Definition of susurration in English:

susurration
(also susurrus)
noun
mass nounliterary

    Whispering or rustling.
    ‘the susurration of the river’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare ‘to murmur, hum’, from susurrus ‘whisper’.
Pronunciation
susurration/ˌsuːsʌˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


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Nice!

Yeah, I like this one. Sort of an onomatopoeia. Thanks for sharing.  :)

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #373 on: October 26, 2018, 12:21:32 AM »
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/gegenschein

gegenschein

Astronomy

    A patch of very faint nebulous light sometimes seen in the night sky opposite the position of the sun. It is thought to be the image of the sun reflected from gas and dust outside the atmosphere.

Origin

Late 19th century: German Gegenschein, from gegen ‘opposite’ + Schein ‘glow, shine’.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #374 on: November 02, 2018, 02:44:43 PM »
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/daisy-cutter

Daisy-cutter

Definition of daisy-cutter in English:
daisy-cutter
NOUN
informal
1British (in sport) a ball hit or bowled so as to roll along the ground.

Example sentences
2An immensely powerful aerial bomb that derives its destructive power from the mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder with air.
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