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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 24, 2013 traduce
dictionaries ad nauseam | 24 January 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/24/2013 4:29:13 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".

traduce \truh – DOOS\ verb
1. to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation
2. violate, betray


Example sentences:
At the apex of the journalist's career, a jealous rival attempted to traduce her name with false allegations.

"In his introductory remarks, Stuart Proffitt, publishing director of Penguin Press and chairman of the prize committee, praised the BBC as the greatest cultural institution in the history of the world.... Here, at last, was someone prepared publicly to speak up for the BBC when so many others were seeking to traduce and destroy it."
— From an article by Jason Cowley in New Statesman, November 19, 2012

Fun facts:
"Traduce" is one of a number of English synonyms that you can choose when you need a word that means "to injure by speaking ill of." Choose "traduce" when you want to stress the deep personal humiliation, disgrace, and distress felt by the victim. If someone doesn't actually lie, but makes statements that injure by specific and often subtle misrepresentations, "malign" may be the more precise choice. To make it clear that the speaker is malicious and the statements made are false, "calumniate" is a good option. But if you need to say that certain statements represent an attempt to destroy a reputation by open and direct abuse, "vilify" is the word you want.

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

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


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1 posted on 01/24/2013 4:29:23 AM PST 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 01/24/2013 4:30:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


3 posted on 01/24/2013 4:31:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Why am I hearing the Doublemint gum jingle in my head?


4 posted on 01/24/2013 4:33:10 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

17 degs, feels like 8, and we have some snow. 2 hour delay for xsbaby.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 4:48:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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we are in the single digits. windchill pretty bad. kiddies cannot even go out at lunch.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 4:50:47 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

“If I were a rich man; traduce/shun!”

Yada-didi-dada dum


7 posted on 01/24/2013 4:51:45 AM PST by NicknamedBob ("No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer!" -- Well, I do, and he would too. It requires practicing.)
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To: xsmommy

8 posted on 01/24/2013 4:52:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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9 posted on 01/24/2013 4:53:11 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
Now I have Fiddler tunes running through my head...A for you.
10 posted on 01/24/2013 4:54:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

xsboy called last night and said they had 8-10 inches. he wanted to tell me he’d gone to Wegmans and bought marinated chicken breasts and made them for himself on the foreman grill. it tickles the hell out of me that he cooks for himself. he is living in the “hockey house” which is prob not unlike ANIMAL house in a lot of respects. i have not been inside of it, but xshub has and said it’s what you would expect.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 4:56:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
these situations are biblically traduced.
12 posted on 01/24/2013 4:57:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A+ for you. Galatians 6:7 for them.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 5:21:30 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Traduce, traduce, traduce is on fire!


14 posted on 01/24/2013 5:30:03 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
The customary weapons of the Obama Regime, as demonstrated yesterday by Her Thighness, are traducement, calumniation and character assassination.
15 posted on 01/24/2013 5:32:06 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: SoothingDave
Who doesn't love a sports chant? A for you.
16 posted on 01/24/2013 5:32:30 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

They are not fooling anyone. A for you, F- for their false indignation.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 5:35:31 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I love Wegman’s marinated meats. He has good taste, too.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 5:36:39 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

It still is not clear who strategically traduced the more conservative Republican Candidates in the Primaries.

Water under the bridge, i guess.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 5:54:00 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

We should learn from these mistakes. The most conservative candidate is always more likely to win. A for you.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 5:59:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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