Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, June 13, 2013 – mordacious
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.
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
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 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!
Rise and shine!
Mordacious ....we need lessdacious, not more.
Incisive wit leads to either mordacious comments or grinding, staring silence.
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.”
There is one place we don’t spy.
is VA one of the states? shoulda asked me to find ya one!
yeah cuz nothing FISHY ever goes on there! RME
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.
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.
so i guess we can justifiably refer to you as an EARTHWATCHER, now ? ; )
is there any correlation between right to work states and the states on that list?
Wasn’t that where Frodo and Sam were trying to ditch the ring?
ah... berry punny. You’ve been reading my posts too much...
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.”
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