Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, July 19 & 26, 2012 - paronymous
Posted on 07/19/2012 1:22:29 PM PDT by secret garden
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".
paronymous \puh-RON-uh-muhs\, adjective
Containing the same root or stem, as the words wise and wisdom.
The sentence seems to reverberate with echoes of assonanceanother distinctive trait of Haweke's writing often enriched with alliterative patterns or even rhymeson both sides of the two central words: "pale petal," whose juxtaposition involves an anagramatical and paronymous variation.
-- Heide Ziegler, Facing Texts
This in itself is a significant achievement in a language so flowery and paronymous to the extent that exaggeration, especially at that time of its literary history, is widely considered to be one of its inherent characteristics.
-- Sabry Hafez, The Quest for Identities
Paronymous stems from the Greek roots para- meaning "beside" and onoma meaning "a name."
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....
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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
About time! ;-)
However not having the same STEM, anonymous is not paronymous with synonymous ...
But you-know-who does have a stem and amuses the ladies so.
Alas, as Drudge put it, “Weiner pulls out.”
Back from doing a futile bid for a feckles customer-she was already trying to come up with ways not to pay me-I finally told her I just couldn’t do the job with the materials she wants for what she wanted to pay...
No matter what Obama spins
To please the chasttering classes
It is paronymous with socialism
To please the unwashed masses
Just when you’ve gotten tired
Of what we’ve heard before
The con man in chief comes out
And says “but wait-theres more!”
He’s stolen and spent our money
On his attempts to be king-
Time to send him home to Chicago
Where they do that sort of thing
Native Yinzer and CMU graduate, Barbara Feldon, that is.
Aaaagh! “Feckless” has two s’s...
A perfect word for the post-modern nonsense like that of Heide Ziegler. Are you promoting it?
3 posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:29:20 PM
Speaking of time, it's only 3:17 p.m. EDT here in New Jersey. Is FreeRepublic now set to Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean Time? Maybe I can find out the lottery numbers an hour or two in advance.
Early this morning I hiked up on the next hill to take my neighbor some fresh herbs from my herb bed, as promised. She opened the door as soon as she saw me walking up the drive-Venus dashed past her, ran up and knocked the basket of herbs out of my hand, and started rolling on the fallen basil in ecstacy, as if it were catnip or something-the air was completely saturated with the smell of crushed basil. Neither of us had ever seen a dog do such a thing with herbs-I’m completely mystified...
Obama, Soetoro, pseudonymous
A pen name to keep him anonymous
A socialist type
A$$hole, or A$$wipe
Descriptive, on point and paronymous
So I’m not the only one seeing the wrong time on this thread-it is only 2:33 p.m. (central time) here. FR must be on Twilight Zone time or something.
Damn - I had no idea. That city sure knows how to make ‘em
You’re a sucker for big brown eyes. I liked her as a kid, because she was smart, but not obnoxious about it.
Well done. A+ for you. I wouldn’t be surprised if she calls you back in a few months.
I am (jazz hand full circle here)all about vocabulary. ;)
I wish I could put that on a bumper sticker. A+ for you!
I totally agree with everything you say there - but to be honest, it’s not hard to look brilliant working next to Max.
You may be right, but she has a reputation for being a bit squirrely...
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