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Word For The Day, Thursday, December 20, 2012 apopemptic
dictionaries ad nauseam | 20 December 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 12/20/2012 3:31:11 AM PST 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".

apopemptic \ap-uh-PEMP-tik\, adjective
1. Pertaining to leave-taking or departing; valedictory.
noun:
1. Obsolete. A farewell address; valedictory.


Example sentences:
The others followed suit and, politely apopemptic, vanished into the night.
-- Sōseki Natsume, Aiko Ito, Graeme Wilson, I Am a Cat

Only to the fool who believes all truths debatable, who believes true virtue resides not in men but in eulogies, true sorrow not in partings but in apopemptic hymns…
-- John Gardner, Jason and Medeia

Etymology:
Rising to prominence in the middle 1700s, apopemptic derives from the Greek apopemptikós, pertaining to 'sending away.'

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
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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1 posted on 12/20/2012 3:31:27 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine, but no hurry. I’m up due to a stressed-out dog who hates storms.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 3:32:51 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Morning.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 4:23:42 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

The Lyin’ King’s apopemtic Address can’t come soon enough.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 4:38:21 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: tioga
Good morning ti! They say we may get some flurries in the morning.
5 posted on 12/20/2012 4:48:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
I was hoping we would get it sooner rather than later too. A for you.
6 posted on 12/20/2012 4:49:26 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Will Hillary’s testimony before Congress (if it ever comes) be apopemptic? Hoping, hoping...


7 posted on 12/20/2012 4:57:36 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

By tomorrow afternoon, the dang white stuff will come down...several inches are expected...I am thinking it’s too warm to last long. I was out in a sweater yesterday and not a coat.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 5:00:33 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

I opened the door to let mine out this AM, and he looked at the ice falling and stared at me, as if to say, “You’ve got to be kidding. I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, and I’m not going out there.” And he turned around and went back to his bed.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 5:01:01 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Thank You! :-)

Linda-The-Dog hates thunderstorms too. You have my empathy.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 5:01:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The media will give her a pass for her faulty memory, no doubt. A for you.
11 posted on 12/20/2012 5:03:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Apopemptic

Technical name for citrate of magnesia. It's fizzy and sweet like soda pop and it's definitely emptic, bolt of lightening emptic. Apopemptic.

12 posted on 12/20/2012 5:13:53 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

What galls me is how the State Department and the MSM are coming down on John Bolton for speaking the truth.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 5:14:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga; secret garden

Yes, it’s time for that first real snow of the year. Rain starts later today, turning to snow around midnight. 1-3 inches by Saturday.


14 posted on 12/20/2012 5:25:15 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: count-your-change
It's like you are reading my mind sometimes. I almost went with fulgurant today. A for you.
15 posted on 12/20/2012 5:26:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Judge Bork's apopemptic Mass is this Saturday at St. John the Beloved's in McLean. he converted to Catholicism at age 76.
16 posted on 12/20/2012 5:35:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I like Bolton. He always cuts to the chase.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 5:37:17 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

We have another fierce line of storms headed this way in about an hour. It’s a treadmill day.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 5:39:17 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I think his second wife, the former nun, played a major role in revealing God’s presence to him. If he had served on the court, I would have hated to see who the big zero would have chosen to replace him. A+ for you.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 5:43:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Perhaps he would have retired during GWB.

Also, we have to hope that the man who took that seat, Anthony Kennedy, hangs on for four more years, Scalia too.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 5:45:55 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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