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Word for the Day, Wednesday, August 31, 2011-- sequacious
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Posted on 08/31/2011 4:42:37 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Wednesday, 8/31/11



In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

sequacious; adj.

following with smooth or logical regularity. 2. Archaic . following, imitating, or serving another person, especially unreasoningly <1. Conformist, following others in thought and behavior rather than leading. 2. Following a logically consistent direction, as a sequacious argument or line of reasoning. Sequacious is both lovelier and more descriptive than conformist, making it the perfect substitute, "The tattoo trade thrives on a sequacious youth trying to be iconoclastic." Don't forget that this word also refers to consistency in thought and behavior: "Trying to diet over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays doesn't strike me as completely sequacious."

Etymology: Today's word comes from Latin, as do so many English words. This one is based on the Latin sequax (sequac-s) "following, pursuing", the present participle of sequi "to follow". In Sanskrit, the ancient ancestor of Hindi and a language related to Latin and English, it became sak- "to follow" and sakis "friend". The original root also took on the suffix -ondo- (sekw-ondo-), becoming secundus "following, coming next, second" in Latin, whence English borrowed it for our word second.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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To: SoothingDave

You tell ‘em Jackie!


101 posted on 08/31/2011 12:06:01 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I was surprised that nobody beat me to the Jackie first.


102 posted on 08/31/2011 12:10:07 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
I think the little girl on the front page resembles your daughter.
103 posted on 08/31/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Yes, she does.


104 posted on 08/31/2011 12:25:35 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; tioga; hobbes1; NeoCaveman

OK, trivia time. Answer this question and you’ll figure out where I’m going:

In which city in the world would you find the second largest Polish diaspora? (Chicago is #1.)


105 posted on 08/31/2011 3:11:59 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_754009.html

How bout this for a sad story?

Dad is watching the Steelers on TV, has a heart attack and dies. Son is in Heinz field, gets the phone call, and has his own heart attack driving home.


106 posted on 08/31/2011 3:31:41 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

From ambagious to sequacious, a garbled way to a smooth slide into over the hump day.


107 posted on 08/31/2011 3:34:31 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: SoothingDave
Enjoy the women, Get a wax. Curitiba
108 posted on 08/31/2011 4:45:17 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: xsmommy

wow.


109 posted on 08/31/2011 5:11:31 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Someplace in Brasil?


110 posted on 08/31/2011 5:15:37 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Wow, that’s tragic.


111 posted on 08/31/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

We have a winner.


112 posted on 08/31/2011 7:27:50 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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