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Word for the Day, Wednesday, June 6, 2012-- mordant
6/6/12 | xs

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:46:50 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Wednesday, 6/6/12

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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".

mordant; adj.

1. sharply caustic or sarcastic, as wit or a speaker; biting. 2. burning; corrosive. 3. having the property of fixing colors, as in dyeing. noun 4. a substance used in dyeing to fix the coloring matter, especially a metallic compound, as an oxide or hydroxide, that combines with the organic dye and forms an insoluble colored compound or lake in the fiber. 5. an adhesive substance for binding gold or silver leaf to a surface. 6. an acid or other corrosive substance used in etching to eat out the lines, areas, etc. 7. Music . mordent.

Etymology: 1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of mordre to bite ≪ Latin mordēre; see -ant

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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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

A mordant blow was struck against big labor, praise the Lord.

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

No pushing at the door please!

Roll call - Bueller, Bueller, Bueller

What are you waiting for?

1 posted on 06/06/2012 5:46:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Afraidfortherepublic, you guys did it in WI! congrats!


2 posted on 06/06/2012 5:48:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Mordant? That’s what happens when your frosting expires.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 5:52:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

“Dressed All Over and Zesty Mordant”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANVmd4M5hrk


4 posted on 06/06/2012 5:54:14 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: SoothingDave

oh no, do not go and make me start thinking about cake....


5 posted on 06/06/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: FLAMING DEATH

A+++ trailerpark pr0n? ; )


6 posted on 06/06/2012 5:56:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The mordant shades of pale death clung to him like the morning mists to a field until he had his coffee of power, then he was ready to face the day in energized activity.
Or not, he thought as he went back to bed after flipping off the irritating paperboy who he swore was an orc or a goblin...


7 posted on 06/06/2012 5:59:09 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: xsmommy
Think about sewing instead.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 5:59:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Leftist defeat in WI?

I’ll definitely have some MORDANT!


9 posted on 06/06/2012 6:08:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy
I just saw a clip on Fox News -- minutes ago -- of a Barrett supporter slapping Barrett in the face just after he gave his concession speech! Clearly this lady (?) was at a loss for mordant comments to exress her displeasure and turned her anger to the physical.

Leaving my convoluted attempts to use MORDANT in a sentence, I've never seen anything like it. This woman looked like she was about 5'2" and in her late 40s. She really gave the 6'4" (guessing) Barrett a whack. He was in a throng of supporters.

Just supports my contention that Democrats are mean, nasty, ugly people. And did anyone see Maryland's (?) Gov. O'Malley last night on Fox commenting on Walker's election? Another mean, nasty, little man. The problem with Democrats is that they believe their own propaganda.

10 posted on 06/06/2012 6:12:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

On Wisconsin, left’s spin is discordant
“Votes were bought,” the results “not important”
Since they’re all full of sh*t
It takes right-leaning wit
To make comments acerbic and mordant


11 posted on 06/06/2012 6:14:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

To explain the reason for the slap, Fox said that it was because she thought Barrett had conceded too soon.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 6:15:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Darksheare

A+++


13 posted on 06/06/2012 6:28:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yeah, there aren’t many 45 year old shriveled orcish paperboys.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 6:30:33 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

i saw the slapping. they are UNHINGED! but can someone PLEASE explain to me what the @#$% the leftists think Walker is going to be INDICTED FOR? i mean it’s lunacy, right? It was Ed Schultz’ mantra last night once he had to declare the win for Walker. and one of my husband’s leftist friends just now gave that retort after commenting on the election [my husband emailed him to say that both the HEAT and the union goons had been defeated and it was a good night; he replied it was great to see the Heat go down but that he would get back to my husband after the INDICTMENT]


15 posted on 06/06/2012 6:31:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

and you are a master of mordant wit, truthy ; ) A+++++


16 posted on 06/06/2012 6:32:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Darksheare
perhaps he is a bit peevish at being dug up.....
17 posted on 06/06/2012 6:35:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
perhaps he is a bit peevish at being dug up.....

Mordant you can even imagine.

18 posted on 06/06/2012 6:37:42 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode or Evil, that's the choice.)
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To: xsmommy
Falsely stated by the MSM to be at best dormant, the Tea Party (i.e. real America) laid a mordant rebuke on Liberalism with the Walker victory in WI... and make no mistake, on its standard-bearer: Barack Hussein Obama.
19 posted on 06/06/2012 6:39:16 AM PDT by mikrofon (Remove the DAMN ROT !)
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To: xsmommy

..misread the title as “Ardent vampire corpses”..


20 posted on 06/06/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: xsmommy

I’m still waiting for Karl Rove’s indictment to come down. That was the lefty fantasy at one time.


21 posted on 06/06/2012 6:40:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I was really hoping that today’s word for the day would be a reprise of SCHADENFREUDE!


22 posted on 06/06/2012 7:01:26 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Sirius Lee

LOL! A+++ good one!


23 posted on 06/06/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MrB

A+++ me too! keep ‘em coming!


24 posted on 06/06/2012 7:03:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

A+++ yeah, amazing how erroneous the exit polls were with regard to the margin of victory for Walker, but somehow we are supposed to find those same polls accurate in re; support for Obams over Romney.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 7:06:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

yeah i know, but what is it that Walker has supposedly done that’s indictable, even?


26 posted on 06/06/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

that was too obvious a choice! ; )


27 posted on 06/06/2012 7:09:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve got no clue.

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-stuffed-coptercat-sparks-global-outrage-20120605,0,6797956.story

Seen the helicopter cat?


28 posted on 06/06/2012 7:14:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

creeps me the hell out!


29 posted on 06/06/2012 7:17:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

This was here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2892043/posts

According to lawyers familiar with a Milwaukee criminal corruption probe, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now a “target” for prosecution.

The legal sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Walker faces “serious legal challenges,” including a “possible indictment” regardless of the gubernatorial recall election results on Tuesday.

The investigation began in 2010 when Walker served as Milwaukee County executive.

Six people have been charged, with accusations ranging from campaigning for Walker on government time to embezzlement. 13 other Walker associates have been given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony in the case.

This week, Governor Walker acknolwedged he has now transferred $160,000 from his campaign accounts to a legal defense fund. Mr. Walker confirmed the money is strictly for his own defense and not for any current or former staff.

Lawyers for Governor Walker recently appeared at the Milwaukee courthouse but refused to say why they were there. The lawyers have also refused to comment on the Governor’s status in the investigation.


30 posted on 06/06/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Explorer89
I was really hoping that today’s word for the day would be a reprise of SCHADENFREUDE!

Heck I was hoping for Freudenschad.

31 posted on 06/06/2012 7:25:28 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: xsmommy

This is a popular word with the fleece and fiber crowd who spin and dye their own yarns.


32 posted on 06/06/2012 7:43:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
Disappointing on many levels. #1 that she's a drunk, #2 that she looks so BAAAD, #3 that she thinks tweeting the Obams is an answer to ANYTHING.
33 posted on 06/06/2012 7:43:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

that seems like a cool thing to do, but a bit too crunchy granola for me.


34 posted on 06/06/2012 7:45:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Mordant

Our next super hero! Mord Ant! and the wonder bug, Dorm Ant.

“One can be mordant like a politico bormant”

“Dying on the Rue Mordant”, famous story by Edgar Allan Poe

That’s it. Leave yer money on the counter and lock up when you go.


35 posted on 06/06/2012 7:48:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

such PITH from you today, CYC! ; ) and no, i am not lisping... A+++


36 posted on 06/06/2012 7:50:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The Wisconsin voters liked Walker mordant Barrett. That’s why he won!


37 posted on 06/06/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by folkquest (Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious!)
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To: Explorer89

How about Wi$con$infreude? Take that, union goons and liberals!


38 posted on 06/06/2012 7:56:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Maybe it’s all a misunderstanding. She hasn’t been fodder for this type of thing before.

I guess she missed the day in civics where they teach that presidents don’t hire and fire local policeman while on the set.


39 posted on 06/06/2012 7:58:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: folkquest

and we are so happy!! A+++


40 posted on 06/06/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
after her black BMW allegedly hit the rear corner of the sheriff’s vehicle, one incident in a series of traffic mishaps she has been involved in recently

The fact that she looks so bad lends credence to the charges. And ok, maybe she doesn't drink, maybe she was stoned?

41 posted on 06/06/2012 8:04:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Congrats! Was excited to see Walker win last night. Obama must be shaking in his shoes.


42 posted on 06/06/2012 8:06:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Unbelievable how stupid those Hollywood starlets really are. Twitter exposes it all. Love it.


43 posted on 06/06/2012 8:23:21 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2892199/posts

And now Miley’s getting married.


44 posted on 06/06/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I have mixed feelings. I think they are way too young, but then the shacking/serial whoring isn’t good either. I do like the ring... ; )


45 posted on 06/06/2012 8:57:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was clapping my hands and howling with glee last night when I saw how badly Walker smacked down the ‘rat contender-hope it is a preview of things to come.

I saw a bumper sticker yesterday on a truck at the general store that I want-it said “I’ll take the Mormon over the Moron”, and had the Obama logo in the “O” in “moron”...

Bill Clinton is a speaker
Who is fine, as lawyers go-
He knows how to play a crowd
And how to steal the show

‘Rats who attempt to use him
To boost Obama’s leftist case
Risk having his mordant wit
Blow right up in their face

Now he’s got his collar off
And he’s verbally throwing dirt-
He’s showing his old enemies how
He can still put on the hurt

And I just love it when they eat their own.


46 posted on 06/06/2012 9:13:30 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: tioga

“shaking in his shoes.”

He is too self-absorbed for that-more likely throwing a tantrum...


47 posted on 06/06/2012 9:22:23 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

love your pome, and LOOOOVE the bumpersticker!!! A++++


48 posted on 06/06/2012 9:22:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thank you! I’m going to start searching for it-that was obviously a plumber’s truck, so the person probably bought it online someplace.

I had to reply to the Miley Cyrus remark-some people are still mature enough to make a youthful marriage work, depending on their upbringing. That said, I’d rather see the girl married than being another dumb slut or getting into the jail-to-rehab loop for substance abuse.


49 posted on 06/06/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Did I understand correctly though that the idiot dems took back the WI senate?


50 posted on 06/06/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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