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Word For The Day, Thursday, July 19 & 26, 2012 - paronymous
dictionaries, books, usual sources | 19 July 2012 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentences:
The sentence seems to reverberate with echoes of assonance—another distinctive trait of Haweke's writing often enriched with alliterative patterns or even rhymes—on 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

Etymology:
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 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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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I'll be out of town next week so since this day is more than half over, it will count for this Thursday and next Thursday.
1 posted on 07/19/2012 1:22:36 PM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; Dutchgirl; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; ...

Finally!


2 posted on 07/19/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

About time! ;-)


3 posted on 07/19/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

First?


4 posted on 07/19/2012 1:35:42 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave
I've been trying to post since 6 am.
5 posted on 07/19/2012 1:35:53 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Missed it by that much. /Agent 86
6 posted on 07/19/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

However not having the same STEM, anonymous is not paronymous with synonymous ...


7 posted on 07/19/2012 1:39:10 PM PDT by mikrofon (Paronymous, Bah.)
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To: mikrofon
Oh no, we've made you go full pedant on us! ;)
8 posted on 07/19/2012 1:42:01 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon; xsmommy; Explorer89

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57474672-503544/anthony-weiner-not-running-for-office-for-now/

But you-know-who does have a stem and amuses the ladies so.

Alas, as Drudge put it, “Weiner pulls out.”


9 posted on 07/19/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
When 2nd Place makes me think of Barbara Feldon, then 2nd place rocks!


10 posted on 07/19/2012 1:51:13 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

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


11 posted on 07/19/2012 1:55:24 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Native Yinzer and CMU graduate, Barbara Feldon, that is.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 1:57:15 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

Aaaagh! “Feckless” has two s’s...


13 posted on 07/19/2012 1:59:56 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

A perfect word for the post-modern nonsense like that of Heide Ziegler. Are you promoting it?


14 posted on 07/19/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden
About time! ;-)

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.

15 posted on 07/19/2012 2:05:15 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: secret garden

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...


16 posted on 07/19/2012 2:13:54 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

Obama, Soetoro, pseudonymous
A pen name to keep him anonymous
A socialist type
A$$hole, or A$$wipe
Descriptive, on point and paronymous


17 posted on 07/19/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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.


18 posted on 07/19/2012 2:19:04 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Damn - I had no idea. That city sure knows how to make ‘em


19 posted on 07/19/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

You’re a sucker for big brown eyes. I liked her as a kid, because she was smart, but not obnoxious about it.


20 posted on 07/19/2012 3:16:50 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

Well done. A+ for you. I wouldn’t be surprised if she calls you back in a few months.


21 posted on 07/19/2012 3:20:06 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Revolting cat!

I am (jazz hand full circle here)all about vocabulary. ;)


22 posted on 07/19/2012 3:22:16 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I wish I could put that on a bumper sticker. A+ for you!


23 posted on 07/19/2012 3:29:40 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I totally agree with everything you say there - but to be honest, it’s not hard to look brilliant working next to Max.


24 posted on 07/19/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

You may be right, but she has a reputation for being a bit squirrely...


25 posted on 07/19/2012 7:05:26 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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