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Word For The Day, Thursday, June 13, 2013 mordacious
dictionaries ad nauseam | 13 June 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 06/13/2013 4:44:10 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".

mordacious mordacious \mawr-DEY-shuhs\, adjective
1. sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc.
2. biting or given to biting.

Example sentences:
She was hoping that neither Garth nor Otto would bungle and embarrass her and that we wouldn't be the brunt of some mordacious Page Six gossip column for arriving in an old car.
-- Brian M. Wiprud, Pipsqueak, 2004

Emma had almost made it into the safety of the kitchen when out of the dark, and away from the masses, Patrick appeared. "Well, well, well." His tone was mordacious.
-- Jane Sigaloff, Technical Hitch, 2005

Etymology:
Mordacious came into English in the 1640s from the Latin word mordāx meaning "given to biting."

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 06/13/2013 4:44:10 AM PDT 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 06/13/2013 4:44:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Mordacious ....we need lessdacious, not more.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 4:49:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Incisive wit leads to either mordacious comments or grinding, staring silence.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 4:52:53 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: secret garden
I think it's simpler to just say that Obama strongly objects to religion.
5 posted on 06/13/2013 5:23:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
State Dept mordaciously addresses OIG employee's children when she turns whistleblower. There is soooooo much that's rotten in all four corners of Denmark it's not even funny.
6 posted on 06/13/2013 5:28:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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I’m looking at the fine print of my new car yesterday and I realize that the government stole 6 horsepower from me.

In certain states they only sell a version of the engine that is “Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle” rated, which has reduced hp and torque.

So here I am, unwittingly helping to save the planet. Shouldn’t I get a tax credit or something?

I wish one of the reviews I had read had mentioned this. There are 13 states where they have these regulations.

I guess the next version of the standard will be called “Mega Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.” Followed by “Uber Mega Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.”


7 posted on 06/13/2013 5:38:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3030758/posts

There is one place we don’t spy.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 5:52:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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is VA one of the states? shoulda asked me to find ya one!


9 posted on 06/13/2013 5:52:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

yeah cuz nothing FISHY ever goes on there! RME


10 posted on 06/13/2013 5:53:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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No, it isn’t. But Maryland is.

Ohio would have been closer. I don’t know what kind of rigamarole you have to go through to buy a car out of state. It’s probably not worth the effort.

I don’t blame Kia, they had the numbers on their brochure with a footnote listing which states.

It just seems that the automotive press doesn’t make a mention of these environmental things unless they write a special article for those looking for “green” vehicles.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 5:57:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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so last night xshub comes to me with a credit card bill asking what these two charges were for, for $250 each 4 days apart at the end of May. i had no idea! he said you really need to start printing out receipts for stuff you order online! so i couldn’t imagine what this was, was fairly sure i had not ordered anything for that much esp TWO of them! but was left feeling guilty and worried about it. so i called just now to see what the charges were and it’s a fundraising site, she said it could be for schools or political groups etc. So it twarn’t me! He’s at a drs appt now, but it could possibly be HE who made the charges, since he and xsbaby went to a fundraiser/reception with the Fairfax County Republicans a few weeks ago. In any event, if it wasn’t him, we will dispute the charges.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 6:03:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

so i guess we can justifiably refer to you as an EARTHWATCHER, now ? ; )


13 posted on 06/13/2013 6:04:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

is there any correlation between right to work states and the states on that list?


14 posted on 06/13/2013 6:05:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Mordacious...Mordacious....

Wasn’t that where Frodo and Sam were trying to ditch the ring?


15 posted on 06/13/2013 6:20:53 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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16 posted on 06/13/2013 6:42:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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17 posted on 06/13/2013 6:42:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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18 posted on 06/13/2013 6:45:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

ah... berry punny. You’ve been reading my posts too much...


19 posted on 06/13/2013 6:47:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

I got the diagnosis from the cardiologist today. Atrial Fibrillation, or A-Fib. Basically, an occasional irregular heartbeat. All the other heart tests were perfect—no plaque, arteries are fine, etc. They had given me an event monitor which I carried around for several weeks until I felt the irregular heartbeat. I recorded it with the monitor and that confirmed the initial theory.

It’s no big deal—not life-threatening. I should cut the caffeine down (easy) and the wine (a little tougher) but I will be “fine.”


20 posted on 06/13/2013 6:55:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration Uof Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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