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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
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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.

Now begins when I count the number of jokes I have to hear about my name. The over / under is 11.
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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 »

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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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« Reply #105 on: August 02, 2012, 01:25:10 AM »

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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« Reply #106 on: August 16, 2012, 07:17:30 PM »

avarice

insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth
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« Reply #107 on: October 18, 2012, 12:40:25 AM »

primogeniture

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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« Reply #108 on: October 20, 2012, 01:56:54 AM »

estimable

worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration

capable of being estimated
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« Reply #109 on: October 20, 2012, 10:00:17 AM »

Eyne

Plural of "eye" (archaic)
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« Reply #110 on: October 20, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »


slumgum


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

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« Reply #111 on: October 22, 2012, 01:17:06 AM »

sprightly

animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
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« Reply #112 on: October 22, 2012, 10:12:01 AM »

sprightly

animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
Justin Beiber is sprightly.

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« Reply #113 on: December 11, 2012, 12:42:34 AM »

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a commotion or fuss
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« Reply #114 on: December 11, 2012, 01:02:59 AM »

Somnambulism

an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed.
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« Reply #115 on: December 11, 2012, 01:08:12 AM »

Somnambulism

an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed.

Also the title of a Tourniquet song  Grin
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« Reply #116 on: December 28, 2012, 01:24:00 AM »

ruffle

Disorder or disarrange
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« Reply #117 on: December 28, 2012, 01:26:40 AM »

sprightly

animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
Justin Beiber is sprightly.

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Wrong kind of gay...  Grin
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« Reply #118 on: December 29, 2012, 11:48:34 PM »

countenance

1) appearance, especially the look or expression of the face
2) approval or favor
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« Reply #119 on: January 21, 2013, 07:22:21 PM »

spiffing

excellent, splendid
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« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2013, 12:56:43 AM »

mystical

1) a doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding
2) spiritually symbolic
3) obscure in meaning; mysterious
4) not spoken of
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« Reply #121 on: January 24, 2013, 03:48:01 AM »

voluminous

1) forming, filling, or writing a large volume or many volumes
2) of great volume,  size, or extent
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« Reply #122 on: January 24, 2013, 03:50:47 AM »

voluminous

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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« Reply #123 on: January 24, 2013, 10:01:40 AM »

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.

(It's called "neck-verse" because if you couldn't recite the verse, you'd be hanged. I found this fun word while reading Golding's translation of Ovid.)
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« Reply #124 on: February 02, 2013, 11:07:32 AM »

assay

to examine or analyze
to judge the quality of; assess; evaluate
to try or test; put to trial
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« Reply #125 on: February 02, 2013, 05:20:32 PM »

Borborygmus

a rumbling or gurgling noise that occurs from the movements of fluid and gas in the intestines


Gotta love that word  Wink!
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« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2013, 05:56:25 AM »

cerebration

the act of thinking; consideration; thought; intellection
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« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2013, 03:33:05 PM »

exacerbate

ex·ac·er·bate
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Verb
Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Synonyms
aggravate - irritate - exasperate - sharpen
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« Reply #128 on: February 09, 2013, 05:21:21 PM »

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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« Reply #130 on: February 15, 2013, 04:55:39 AM »

theologoumenon

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... Grin
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« Reply #133 on: February 20, 2013, 07:10:32 AM »

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... Grin


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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