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Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03
1/28/03

Posted on 01/28/2003 12:59:51 AM PST by Bella_Bru

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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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....


obdurate\OB-du-rit; OB-dyu-rit\, adjective:

1. Hardened in feelings, especially against moral or mollifying influences; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked.
2. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough; intractable.

Etymology: Obdurate is from Latin obduratus, past participle of obduro, obdurare, to be hard against, from ob-, intensive prefix + durus, hard.

Synonyms: Hard; firm; unbending; inflexible; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; impenitent; callous; unfeeling; insensible; unsusceptible.

Usage: Obdurate, Callous, Hardened. Callous denotes a deadening of the sensibilities; as, "a callous conscience." Hardened implies a general and settled disregard for the claims of interest, duty, and sympathy; as, "hardened in vice." Obdurate implies an active resistance of the heart and will against the pleadings of compassion and humanity.

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To: xsmommy
that experiment is carried on in the xshousehold. you get just the tiniest smidge of what aggravation i can cause. the fact that xshub has remained married to me for almost 18 years is a testament to my redeeming qualities...; )

Like your culinary prowess?


41 posted on 01/28/2003 6:48:12 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy
HAPPY GIRLFRIENDS day email letter

Did it include an order form for the Girlfriend Remote Control?

42 posted on 01/28/2003 6:52:14 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy
a testament to my redeeming qualities

Or... an iron-clad prenuptual agreement hanging over xshub's head.
[Although I'm sure your redeeming qualities are plentiful.

43 posted on 01/28/2003 6:52:52 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (Can't live with 'em -- Can't kill 'em.)
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To: VRWCmember
OMG, LMAO!
44 posted on 01/28/2003 6:53:24 AM PST by xsmommy (look at all those poor dead doughboys...)
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To: TheGrimReaper
you mean the one that says what's mine is mine, what's ours is mine and what's his is mine?
45 posted on 01/28/2003 6:54:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember
If Poppin' Fresh was wearing pants, he would have just crapped in 'em.
)8-o
46 posted on 01/28/2003 6:55:29 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (*)(*)
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To: xsmommy
That's the one.
47 posted on 01/28/2003 6:56:17 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (*)(*)
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To: Bella_Bru
If you look in the dictionary under "obdurate" you will see a picture of Saddam Hussein. No matter what the evidence, he never gives in. When inspectors tried to interview the Iraqi scientists, they were given the runaround. If the interview had been scheduled for the afternoon, Saddam sang out, "Morning!" If the interview was set for the morning, Saddam chanted, "Evening." I guess he is holding their families as hostages, and once he has found them, he'll never let them go.
48 posted on 01/28/2003 7:00:27 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Saddam chanted "Evening!" Think about it!)
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To: Bella_Bru
http://www.washtimes.com/commentary/20030128-67395668.htm

"The Daschle-Democrats are on the war path on the
economy. They are crassly rooting against a recovery, and
they are working like armies of wood ants behind the scenes
to erode any and all of President Bush's economic initiatives
— including most prominently his bold tax cut plan. Anything
that would hasten an economic growth revival before the
2002 elections, they reflexively oppose."

Demorcrats are quite obdurate
And they continue to berate,
But Bush's new man,
And economic plan,
Will help keep America great.
49 posted on 01/28/2003 7:10:58 AM PST by doubled (Rule Number 2: See Rule Number 1)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Saddam chanted "Evening!"

High-fiving ya for the power groaner!

50 posted on 01/28/2003 7:20:11 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy
the fact that xshub has remained married to me for almost 18 years is a testament to my redeeming qualities...; )

Or the fact that a perfectly planned murder can take a lifetime.

51 posted on 01/28/2003 7:21:20 AM PST by hobbes1 (You'll know the jig is up, when you see the woodchipper in the garage.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Thanks. I was hoping somebody was paying attention.
52 posted on 01/28/2003 7:22:41 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; TruthShallSetYouFree
can you believe it took me seeing that in HD's handwriting to GET IT??? good one, Truthy!!
53 posted on 01/28/2003 7:23:44 AM PST by xsmommy (i am incredibly slow on the uptake today)
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To: hobbes1
hey, xshub is no scott peterson!
54 posted on 01/28/2003 7:24:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Hmmmmmmm...Maybe Scotty used a woodchipper.....
55 posted on 01/28/2003 7:25:47 AM PST by hobbes1 (You'll know the jig is up, when you see the woodchipper in the garage.)
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To: Bella_Bru
Homework:

(Local) Bella is fighting the Human Dictator Dept. from Hell, but she will prevail in the end and make that staff obdurate their evil words about snooping.
56 posted on 01/28/2003 7:26:18 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I really want to kill that D**M ostrich..... Why can't we donate our taxes to FR, vice the IRS?)
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To: xsmommy
Yeah, it was so obvious, even a Polack person of Polish extraction could get it from across a crowded room.
57 posted on 01/28/2003 7:31:33 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (You're gonna wash that gunk right outta your hair)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
hmmmm... i looked at it for awhile, thought it was an uncharacteristically serious post for you and that was that... guess my normally razor sharp Polack insights were on the fritz this AM....
58 posted on 01/28/2003 7:33:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
guess my normally razor sharp Polack insights were on the fritz this AM

Ohmigod! You're sleeping with Walter Mondale?

59 posted on 01/28/2003 7:35:55 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Who's next--Lautenberg?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
that is not nice, you just made me SPIT COFFEE!!!
60 posted on 01/28/2003 7:36:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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