Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Wednesday, June 6, 2012-- mordant
Posted on 06/06/2012 5:46:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Wednesday, 6/6/12
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".
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: 142575; 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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
A mordant blow was struck against big labor, praise the Lord.
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
Afraidfortherepublic, you guys did it in WI! congrats!
Mordant? That’s what happens when your frosting expires.
“Dressed All Over and Zesty Mordant”
oh no, do not go and make me start thinking about cake....
A+++ trailerpark pr0n? ; )
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...
Leftist defeat in WI?
I’ll definitely have some MORDANT!
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.
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
To explain the reason for the slap, Fox said that it was because she thought Barrett had conceded too soon.
Yeah, there aren’t many 45 year old shriveled orcish paperboys.
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]
and you are a master of mordant wit, truthy ; ) A+++++
Mordant you can even imagine.
..misread the title as “Ardent vampire corpses”..
I’m still waiting for Karl Rove’s indictment to come down. That was the lefty fantasy at one time.
I was really hoping that today’s word for the day would be a reprise of SCHADENFREUDE!
LOL! A+++ good one!
A+++ me too! keep ‘em coming!
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.
yeah i know, but what is it that Walker has supposedly done that’s indictable, even?
that was too obvious a choice! ; )
I’ve got no clue.
Seen the helicopter cat?
creeps me the hell out!
This was here:
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 $160,000 from his campaign accounts to a legal defense fund. Mr. Walker confirmed the money is strictly for his own defense and not for any current or former staff.
Lawyers for Governor Walker recently appeared at the Milwaukee courthouse but refused to say why they were there. The lawyers have also refused to comment on the Governor’s status in the investigation.
Heck I was hoping for Freudenschad.
This is a popular word with the fleece and fiber crowd who spin and dye their own yarns.
that seems like a cool thing to do, but a bit too crunchy granola for me.
Our next super hero! Mord Ant! and the wonder bug, Dorm Ant.
“One can be mordant like a politico bormant”
“Dying on the Rue Mordant”, famous story by Edgar Allan Poe
That’s it. Leave yer money on the counter and lock up when you go.
such PITH from you today, CYC! ; ) and no, i am not lisping... A+++
The Wisconsin voters liked Walker mordant Barrett. Thats why he won!
How about Wi$con$infreude? Take that, union goons and liberals!
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.
and we are so happy!! A+++
The fact that she looks so bad lends credence to the charges. And ok, maybe she doesn't drink, maybe she was stoned?
Congrats! Was excited to see Walker win last night. Obama must be shaking in his shoes.
Unbelievable how stupid those Hollywood starlets really are. Twitter exposes it all. Love it.
And now Miley’s getting married.
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... ; )
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.
“shaking in his shoes.”
He is too self-absorbed for that-more likely throwing a tantrum...
love your pome, and LOOOOVE the bumpersticker!!! A++++
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.
Did I understand correctly though that the idiot dems took back the WI senate?
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