Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, March 24, 2014-- abnegation
Posted on 03/24/2014 5:59:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 3/24/14
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".
noun 1. the act or an instance of abnegating, or denying oneself some rights, conveniences, etc.: It was a time of austerity and abnegation. 2. the act of reliquishing or giving up a right, possession, etc.: abnegation of parental responsibilities.
Etymology: 1550s, from L. abnegationem (nom. abnegatio) "refusal, denial," noun of action from abnegatus, pp. of abnegare, from ab- "off, away from" + negare "to deny" (see deny).
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....
Here is my example with WFTD.
Never ones given to abnegation, the Obama women are getting while the getting is good over in the China.
No pushing at the door please!
:: abnegation ::
Politically correct “dog-whistle” alert!
This word has the vocabule, “neg” in it and may be misconstrued by overly sensistive liberals to be a slight against a governmnet protected class of citizens (based on melanin levels).
getting rid of belly fat?
or is it some vaguely racist sounding term?
The Democrats and Republicans seem fit to feed themselves heartily from the trough while common Americans are abnegating luxuries such as expensive meats, new automobiles, and lavish homes.
might it be GAINING belly fat, since you would be NEGATING abs?
A+++ does seem that way, doesn’t it?
Lincoln’s birthday is no longer a holiday due to abenegation.
All you need is a B word but I see you covered that with the mooch and company over in Chicom.
i think Marian Robinson galls me even more than Mooch. That woman installed her behind in the WH and she was determined to get what she could from that gig from the JUMP. can’t you just imagine her BARKING at the hotel staff, as the article put it?
I can. The first comment in the link calling them the new Kardashians had it exactly right. They are entitled, on stilts.
Is destroying the soul of our nation
As Obama and Holder
Get braver and bolder
The liberals erupt in elation
Quite a bit more involved:
1 mayor, black, Democrat
1 mayoral aide, white, gay, democrat
Various government workers, black, ignorant, democrats
In lieu of yeast, throw “niggardly” into budget discussion.
Stand back and let fun begin!
Thursday, February 4, 1999; Page A1
D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams said yesterday that he will rehire a former top aide who resigned last month because some city employees were offended that the aide used the word “niggardly” in describing how he would have to manage a fund’s tight budget.
Williams, whose quick acceptance of David Howard’s resignation last month led to a national debate over racial sensitivity and political correctness, indicated in a statement yesterday that he had made a mistake and “acted too hastily” in allowing Howard to resign as head of the city’s constituent services office.
The mayor said that an internal review had “confirmed for me that Mr. Howard did use the word ‘niggardly,’ but did not use a racial epithet” during a Jan. 15 discussion with two employees of the Office of the Public Advocate. “Niggardly” means miserly and has no racial connotation.
Williams said that one of the employees, identified by Howard as Marshall Brown, interpreted Howard’s remark as a racial slur. Brown has declined to comment on the incident.
In a private meeting yesterday, Williams asked Howard to return to the Office of the Public Advocate. Howard declined but said he would accept another job in Williams’s administration.
Howard, 44, said yesterday that he never felt “victimized” but that the experience has given him “a certain awareness” he did not have before the incident occurred.
“I just feel very pleased that this whole thing has a silver lining,” he said. “The silver lining is that this has led to a discussion that can help everyone understand each other better. . . . I used to think it would be great if we could all be colorblind. That’s naive, especially for a white person, because a white person can’t afford to be colorblind. They don’t have to think about race every day. An African American does.”
Howard’s resignation Jan. 25 made him the subject of dozens of television and radio broadcasts and newspaper columns across the country
She (Robinson) has a precedent. Remember that Hillary’s mommy lived at the WH (ostensibly to take care of Chelsea) from the time her husband died until the Clinton’s left with their dozen+ truckloads of antiques, furniture, and baubles. And remember that the Cs had arrived 8 years prior with NOTHING except the Rose Law firm records.
Clintons = Clintons