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word for the Day, Monday, December 31, 2012-- abstemious
12/31/12 | xs

Posted on 12/31/2012 6:00:32 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 12/31/12

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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".

abstemious;adj.

1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet. 2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life. 3. sparing

Etymology: 1615–25; < 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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

These times are not for the abstemious.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 12/31/2012 6:00:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

happy new years!


2 posted on 12/31/2012 6:01:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

eve


3 posted on 12/31/2012 6:03:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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4 posted on 12/31/2012 6:04:00 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: xsmommy

That starts tomorrow, working out the abstemious muscles.


5 posted on 12/31/2012 6:05:47 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: xsmommy

I plan on being abstemious tonight.

Happy New Year!


6 posted on 12/31/2012 6:10:52 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: NeoCaveman

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.


7 posted on 12/31/2012 6:12:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


8 posted on 12/31/2012 6:13:35 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

i bought some proseco for midnight, but it is questionable that i will stay awake til then!


9 posted on 12/31/2012 6:17:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
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.

10 posted on 12/31/2012 6:22:21 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

abstemious: reducing the size of your waistline by sitting in a steam bath. (Not to be confused with “saunacation,” which is something completely different.)


11 posted on 12/31/2012 6:26:01 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

that sounds filthy ; )


12 posted on 12/31/2012 6:28:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

that’s more my speed actually!


13 posted on 12/31/2012 6:29:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


14 posted on 12/31/2012 6:29:27 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

What? No Gabbagoo?

Happy New Year, FRiend!

(((HUGS)))


15 posted on 12/31/2012 6:29:33 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

16 posted on 12/31/2012 6:31:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

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!


17 posted on 12/31/2012 6:32:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

18 posted on 12/31/2012 6:33:06 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

I regret that I was not abstentious during the holiday season.


19 posted on 12/31/2012 6:33:23 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: xsmommy

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


20 posted on 12/31/2012 6:42:04 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

The generation into which I was born regards abstemiousness as a cardinal sign of charactar; today’s generation has no use for such virtues, having confounded freedom with license.


21 posted on 12/31/2012 6:47:33 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy

“Fred Flintstone”

Close! (LOL)

Gabagoo is Tony Soprano’s favorite luncheon Meat. I think it MIGHT be Capcola.

Kind of like “Prazhooot” is prosciutto.

As in:

Tony:
“Where’s da Gabagoo?
I had some in da fridge
right behind da prazhoooot.”

Carmella:
Don’t you remember, Tony?
You ate it last night.”

Tony:
“What da F@#%$ are ya talkin’ about?
I didn’t eat the F$%^ing Gabagoo!
If I ate the F^%&*ing Gabagoo, I woulda eaten da F&*(ing Prazhoot too!
It’s Dat F^&*ing Kid of Yours!

Carmella:
Whadaya mean MY F*&^ing kid?
He’s YOUR F^%&*ing Kid Too!!!!”

(c 2000, the Sporanos, reprinted without permission LOL!)


22 posted on 12/31/2012 6:48:01 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

that is beautiful~! A+++


23 posted on 12/31/2012 6:56:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

isn’t that the truth!


24 posted on 12/31/2012 7:07:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: txnativegop

no regrets, start afresh the day after tomorrow! A+++


25 posted on 12/31/2012 7:08:49 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site
He’s YOUR F^%&*ing Kid Too!!!!”

LOL!

26 posted on 12/31/2012 7:09:19 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: NeoCaveman

:-)


27 posted on 12/31/2012 7:12:54 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy
This Administration's appetite for federal tax dollars has been anything but abstemious.
28 posted on 12/31/2012 7:14:14 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: left that other site

Gabagoo (Capicola) is an essential element of Paglia e Fieno Carbonara, a delightful dish I am no longer allowed to partake of.


29 posted on 12/31/2012 7:19:10 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: NeoCaveman

The Sopranos went into repeats on A&E. The Station edited out all the profanity.

It was unintelligible. LOL.


30 posted on 12/31/2012 7:20:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Guess the Redskins won? there was no tsunami of suicides this AM in DC so i figured they mustve won ; ) A++++


31 posted on 12/31/2012 7:21:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The Mayans were only a little bit off.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2973618/posts


32 posted on 12/31/2012 7:24:02 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sounds Delicious!

Another Interesting Italian Dish (which is probably too salty for either of us!) bears the unfortunate name of “Pasta Putanesca” or “Prostitute’s Pasta”.

I like Italian Cooking, especially when it goes beyond Spaghetti and Meatballs!

Carmella’s “Riggggot Pie” is especially Tasty!


33 posted on 12/31/2012 7:25:34 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

sounds kinda like Jersey shore. funny i never saw even one episode of the sopranos, but i did see one or two of jersey shore! LOL!


34 posted on 12/31/2012 7:25:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Oh my gosh I remember that! What a horrible show to love.... we are always joking about gabagoo


35 posted on 12/31/2012 7:26:20 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: xsmommy

You Frum JOISEY?

What Exit? LOLOLOL


36 posted on 12/31/2012 7:27:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

The Sopranos was horrible but we loved it - the connection between the mob and unions was especially telling.


37 posted on 12/31/2012 7:29:30 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Hoodat

so very true. it sickens me. A+++


38 posted on 12/31/2012 7:30:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I hated the way they ended it. I thought my TV broke!

Since I had a dish, I thought maybe it fell off the house, got struck by lightening, or maybe I forgot to pay my bill.


39 posted on 12/31/2012 7:31:11 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yes...especially in the Sanitation and RECYCLING business!


40 posted on 12/31/2012 7:33:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: NeoCaveman
Well at least kim is versatile - if you recall, “that which brought her to fame” would not have been conducive to pregnancy....
41 posted on 12/31/2012 7:35:07 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: left that other site

We did too - I think everyone had that feeling, no matter what their carrier. I really thought it was cowardly to end that way.


42 posted on 12/31/2012 7:36:25 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: ConorMacNessa

But just think of your svelte figure and improved health as a result of foregoing it! you will feel better long term and that lasts longer than the momentary gratification of the yummy taste. I am psyching myself up for a 1/2 diet!


43 posted on 12/31/2012 7:36:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

honestly i have been even more depressed since 12/21 turned out to be a bust!!


44 posted on 12/31/2012 7:38:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Same here - we worked hard to diet for the wedding then sort of “relaxed” a bit.... now that my husband is here we will begin walking again and not have so many goodies in the house for a while.


45 posted on 12/31/2012 7:38:44 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: left that other site

The Cheesecake factory has something on their menu that has to have the highest caloric value of anything on there [and that’s saying something!] that was WONDERFUL. can’t recall the name of it, but it has farfalle pasta, garlic and some peas in it and chicken. haven’t had it in forever, but seems i should race there to have it before beginning the diet on weds!!


46 posted on 12/31/2012 7:40:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i am sure that is true to life!!


47 posted on 12/31/2012 7:42:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i do not have goodies here normally, but with xsboy home, who doesn’t need to diet, i have had all kinds of stuff that i wouldn’t normally have. it’s been AWFUL, LOL! i have not had even a pretense of watching what i eat for several weeks now and it’s an ABOMINATION!


48 posted on 12/31/2012 7:44:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yes. I agree.

People had watched that program faithfully for YEARS.

They deserved a better ending.


49 posted on 12/31/2012 7:44:31 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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I thought Hillarys abstemious visage was really sick? Who knew. And here I thought she was just in hiding from Congress.....
50 posted on 12/31/2012 7:46:10 AM PST by tioga
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