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Word For The Day, Thursday, August 2, 2012 - vilipend
dictionaries ad nauseam | 2 August 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 08/02/2012 6:06:50 AM 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".

vilipend\VIL-uh-pend\, verb
1. to hold or treat as of little worth or account
2. to express a low opinion of : disparage

Example sentences:
As a women's movement pioneer, Susan B. Anthony fought against the dictums of those who would vilipend women by treating them as second-class citizens.

"But many accepted canine breeds began in lowly circumstances. No matter how we may vilipend their names, denying their cuteness is difficult."
— From Bill Casselman's 2010 book Where a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik

Etymology:
"Vilipend" first appeared in English in the 15th century and comes to us through French from the Latin roots "vilis," meaning "cheap" or "vile," plus "pendere," meaning "to weigh" or "to estimate." These roots work in tandem to form a meaning of "to deem to be of little worth." Both of those roots have weighed in heavily as a source of common English words. Other "vilis" offspring include "vile" and "vilify," while "pendere" has spawned such terms as "append," "expend," and "dispense."

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!


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1 posted on 08/02/2012 6:06:54 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 08/02/2012 6:07:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I love how Mr. And Mrs. America have vilipended the Boycott of Chick-Fil-A!


3 posted on 08/02/2012 6:18:41 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: secret garden

Barack’s reelection hopes will depend
On how many dollars he’ll overspend
To give to the takers
What he takes from the makers
Who must vote in droves, not merely vilipend


4 posted on 08/02/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: secret garden

My German teacher said “You vill append your notes to your papers!”


5 posted on 08/02/2012 6:28:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Why does the Left vilipend
Our country to such vile ends?
When will it end?


6 posted on 08/02/2012 6:31:39 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: left that other site

Don’t go there today, I hear there is a gay kiss-in planned. Gag me.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 6:32:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Unfortunately society vilipends gentle men.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 6:35:41 AM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: secret garden

Unfortunately society vilipends gentle men.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 6:35:56 AM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: secret garden

i am over-tired and somehow lost my right contact lens this AM when attempting to put it in. i have to call the contact lens place once it’s 10 am.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 6:39:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Don’t people use disposable contacts nowadays?


11 posted on 08/02/2012 6:43:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

people without severe astigmatism who can wear soft lenses do. there are no disposable gas permeable lenses.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 6:46:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Villipend Congress
13 posted on 08/02/2012 6:50:11 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

I hate those people with their perfectly-shaped eyeballs. Who do they think they are? ;-)


14 posted on 08/02/2012 6:57:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Vilipend

Then a complaint written with a feather would be vilipend by quilly pen?


15 posted on 08/02/2012 7:18:57 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SoothingDave

can’t help it that mine are bumpy!


16 posted on 08/02/2012 7:36:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I villipend Rahm Emanuel and Thomas Menino for their abuse of their governmental powers in attempting to silence the free speech of the owner of Chick-Fil-A by claiming they would have permits denied.

Rotten bastards, and so intolerant.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 8:15:05 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

the cat has dragged something in again!!!!


18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

How have you been?

All is well in my world. My other twin came back to live with me, my ex refuses to pay child support, and is a month or so away from jail for it. LMAO.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 8:40:53 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: left that other site
Hi kids. I had volunteer duty at the high school first thing this morning and just now got back.
20 posted on 08/02/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Hi Truthy. Did they give you the keys to the faculty lounge yet?
21 posted on 08/02/2012 10:31:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

22 posted on 08/02/2012 10:32:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Panzerlied
Welcome to WFTD!
23 posted on 08/02/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Infralutheran

To their detriment, too. A for you. Welcome to WFTD!


24 posted on 08/02/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Did you just wink at everyone all morning?


25 posted on 08/02/2012 10:38:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It brings to mind former French PM Dominique de "Vilipend" and the stereotypical Gallic attitude...

26 posted on 08/02/2012 11:48:58 AM PDT by mikrofon (Apres moi, le deluded!)
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To: secret garden

Yeah— I’m all set. Which way is the executive restroom?


27 posted on 08/02/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: secret garden

I’m appalled by the nonsense
That passes for politics today
Especially the ‘rat attacks
That get nastier every day

They vilipend all who disagree
And invite into the latest fray
The likes of wacko Harry Reid
And whatever he has to say

Even hearsay and phantom rumors
Are chased by the media ghouls-
Never mind that truth will out
And they’ll end up being fools


28 posted on 08/02/2012 12:58:41 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

I am somewhat Popeye-esque ....ROR!


29 posted on 08/02/2012 1:21:32 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

Not a very flattering photo, is it? A+ for you.


30 posted on 08/02/2012 2:06:29 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

A for you!


31 posted on 08/02/2012 5:52:11 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A for you and welcome back!


32 posted on 08/02/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Oops, I almost skipped you. A+!


33 posted on 08/02/2012 5:55:59 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Wait a minute. We have a restroom???
34 posted on 08/02/2012 6:11:22 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you. Media ghouls, I like it.


35 posted on 08/02/2012 6:20:48 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I’ve just been using the tree out back. ;-)


36 posted on 08/02/2012 6:27:17 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Wait a minute. We have a restroom???

Where else do you think we smoke?

37 posted on 08/03/2012 1:26:08 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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