Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, April 25, 2013 – plethoric
Posted on 04/25/2013 4:28:54 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".
plethoric \ple-THAWR-ik, -THOR-, PLETH-uh-rik\ , adjective
1. overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech.
2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by plethora.
He is a plethoric sleeper: literally a sleeper having an excess of red corpuscles in the blood (the opposite of anaemic), suggesting "unhealthy repletion", but here a "heavy" sleeper.
-- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1903
And I did these things, not that I was an egotist, not that I was impervious to the critical glances of my fellows, but because of a certain hogskin belt, plethoric and sweat-bewrinkled, which buckled next the skin above the hips.
-- Jack London, "The Dignity of Dollars," Revolution and Other Essays, 1900
Plethoric came to English in the late 1300s from the Greek plethore meaning "fullness."
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 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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what a plethoric definition for plethoric.
Morning. Already got my first walk of the day in. Feels good to have sunshine. Kind of a crisp morning though. Needed a coat over my sweater this early. Dragged the little rug rat with me. You should see him, hands in his pockets dragging his feet all the way. LOL Exercise won’t hurt him, but you couldn’t convince him of that. It’s like a huge long pout till he sees the house and knows we are almost there....then he gets his energy back.
My mind is plethoric with gruesome images of fat-cat politicians and their over-abundant self-satisfactions.
oh, yeah...lots of pics. there, I warned ya. full disclosure and all.
35 here this morning. Had frost on the car.
Chrissy Matthews, bombastic, plethoric
Guessed the bomber’s right-wing. Sophomoric.
Though his speeches are long
Won’t admit he was wrong
Hope those tingles still make him euphoric
I get it. A+ for you.
That is a plethora of cuteness. A+
a ruling class above the law. wasn’t that what we overthrew England to get rid of? we can do it again.
A very big plethorous flew by my window the other day.
Or maybe it was democrat Senator. You know: A large, old, fossil bloated with hot gas, held up by myths and legends. A real dinasour living above its means supported by nothing and capable of thinking of nothing because it has no brains.
the ghost of teddy kennedy?
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