Skip to comments.word for the Day, Monday, December 31, 2012-- abstemious
Posted on 12/31/2012 6:00:32 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 12/31/12
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".
1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet. 2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life. 3. sparing
Etymology: 161525; < Latin abstēmius, equivalent to abs- abs- + tēm- (base of tēmētum intoxicating drink) + -ius -ious
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for 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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
These times are not for the abstemious.
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
No pushing at the door please!
happy new years!
That starts tomorrow, working out the abstemious muscles.
I plan on being abstemious tonight.
Happy New Year!
A+++ can’t turn on the news. came into the ofc for a little bit today to survey the carnage that would otherwise await me on weds.
I heard a quote yesterday, that we tend to be abstemious between Christmas and New Year’s Day when we should really be paying more attention between New Year’s Day and Christmas.
i bought some proseco for midnight, but it is questionable that i will stay awake til then!
You should have bought amateur-seco. It's made for the abstemious.
abstemious: reducing the size of your waistline by sitting in a steam bath. (Not to be confused with “saunacation,” which is something completely different.)
that sounds filthy ; )
that’s more my speed actually!
I do NOT plan on being abstemious. If God wanted us to be thin, he wouldn’t have given us chocolate and sugar. Hmmmmm. Maybe Eve was not tempted by an apple — maybe it was chocolate. Happy New Year, All.
What? No Gabbagoo?
Happy New Year, FRiend!
what is gabbagoo? sounds like fred flintstone!! LOL!
Happy new year to you too! hope it’s better, but honestly, as i will tell anyone: how can it be, with the same president, we are circling the same drain! HA! I know i am a downer!
I regret that I was not abstentious during the holiday season.
Tony Romo should be more abstemious
His passing makes Cowboys’ fans squeamy-ish
Now I’m not espousing
That he give up carousing
But when he throws, he should remember which team he is
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