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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2012, 07:14:02 PM »
shysty

what a shyster is; shady; untrustworthy; unethical

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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'

(From the Oxford Dictionaries)

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Re: Word of the day
« 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

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/iffy

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2012, 11:18:19 PM »
tepefy

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

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2012, 05:06:16 PM »
acculturate

to adopt the cultural traits or social patterns of another group

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2012, 11:29:08 PM »
vituperative
 
Pronunciation: /vɪˈtjuːp(ə)rətɪv, vʌɪ-/
adjective

    bitter and abusive: a vituperative outburst

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/vituperative

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2012, 08:16:59 AM »
optate

to choose; to wish for; to desire

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2012, 08:02:29 AM »
dissever

to sever; separate; to divide into parts

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2012, 03:27:26 PM »
ageism
 
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪdʒɪz(ə)m/
noun
[mass noun]

    prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age: ageism in recruitment is an increasing problem

Derivatives

ageist
adjective & noun

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ageism

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2012, 11:49:53 PM »
ageism
 
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪdʒɪz(ə)m/
noun
[mass noun]

    prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age: ageism in recruitment is an increasing problem

Derivatives

ageist
adjective & noun

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ageism

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2012, 07:00:12 AM »
truncate
 
to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2012, 02:32:37 AM »
corporeal

physical, material, of the body, substantive

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2012, 05:52:46 PM »
inexorable

unyielding; unalterable; unmovable

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2012, 12:26:06 PM »
intensate

to intensify

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2012, 08:05:50 PM »
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
3.
a disheveled or rumpled mass, especially of hair.
4.
a disordered, disheveled, or tangled condition.

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2012, 03:26:05 PM »
Your post is subjacent to mine  ;D

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #75 on: July 07, 2012, 03:38:53 PM »
And now, mine is to yours.  :-*

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #76 on: July 08, 2012, 10:47:02 AM »
And now, mine is to yours.  :-*

Touche!  ;D

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #78 on: July 08, 2012, 11:11:23 AM »
So Asteriktos, what religion did that guy establish?
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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.  :)
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #82 on: July 09, 2012, 04:44:55 AM »
happenstance

a chance happening, occurrence, or event

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2012, 09:01:36 PM »
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/hodiernal?region=us

hodiernal Pronunciation: /ˌhōdēˈərnl, ˌhädē-/

Definition of hodiernal
adjective
rare

    of or relating to the present day.

Origin:

mid 17th century: from Latin hodiernus (from hodie 'today') + -al

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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« 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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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #88 on: July 11, 2012, 07:39:19 PM »
loathsome

causing feelings of loathing;  disgusting; revolting; repulsive

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2012, 02:35:27 AM »
pugnacious

inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative