Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, April 17, 2014 – recondite
Posted on 04/17/2014 4:44:20 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".
recondite \REK-un-dyte\ adjective
1. hidden from sight; concealed
2. difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend : deep
3. of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure
"We hear from mathematicians that bees have practically solved a recondite problem, and have made their cells of the proper shape to hold the greatest possible amount of honey, with the least possible consumption of precious wax in their construction."
From Charles Darwin's 1859 book On the Origin of Species
While "recondite" may be used to describe something difficult to understand, there is nothing recondite about the word's history. It dates to the early 1600s, when it was coined from the synonymous Latin word "reconditus." "Recondite" is one of those underused but useful words that's always a boon to one's vocabulary, but take off the "re-" and you get something very obscure: "condite" is an obsolete verb meaning both "to pickle or preserve" and "to embalm." If we add the prefix "in-" to "condite" we get "incondite," which means "badly put together," as in "incondite prose." All three words have Latin "condere" at their root; that verb is translated variously as "to put or bring together," "to put up, store," and "to conceal."
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!
Remember the recondite Gary Condit?
When I went to gather intelligence on the dam, I was recon dike.
Do you mean the recondit Gary Condit that never attended Recondo school?
So, film is racist now. Thanks, NPR!
I do that when I check out the lipstick girls
And Debate....thanks for getting my dander hp.
Things must be pretty good for the NAACP if that’s all they got. #FirstWorldRacismProblems
To respond to today’s word, I reckoned I’d
Describe how Obama’s been recondite
His vows of “transparent”
Mendacious and errant
He’s lucky that Kenya won’t expedite
They just couldn’t look more petty.
Now that was creative. A+ for you!
I don’t know who is worse, Warren or the idiots who voted for her. A+ for you, F- for the whiner Fauxcohontas.
The left LIVES for their FEELINGS....truth, not so much.
Two words: Playoff beard smiley cookies
OK, so it’s a nice day and on my way home from breakfast, I stop by the car wash.....did I mention I hate my sunroof? ...so, I open the shield and make SURE my sunroof is closed before entering....yep....the dang thing leaked anyway. My shiny car is outside with the windows all down to dry the dang seats out since myself and the seats got soaked. This is why I never open the sunroof. NEVER. Someone always has to play with it, though....next car NO sunroof.
My mom’s car’s sunroof leaked like crazy and the dealer eventually fixed it. Car still smells musty.
More trouble than they are worth, I agree. Considering there are only about 10 days a year you would want to use it anyway in our climate.
Scary looking rabbit.
Cute idea but they don’t look appetizing!
Weird! I use the sunroof all the time and it has never leaked. You know if you push the button one direction it slides open if you push it the other direction it just pops it up a little maybe it was left popped up?
oH, NO. I fiddled with it to make sure it was closed.....RME.
Do you have a warranty? Uh oh, I need to go release my dog from the closet. Yesterday, he locked himself in there 3 times in 30 minutes. Typical Baywatch dog, good-looking but not terribly bright.
The worst part is I did this before, so I opened the dang shade and looked at the window when I made sure it was closed...yes, I pushed the buttons and thought I got it closed up. Next step will be to shampoo seat, as when the water washes out of the sunroof shade, it’s dirty.
He shuts himself in? That is too funny, well, maybe not for him.
He pushes the door open, then goes in and cannot get out because the door closes partially behind him and he cannot paw or nose it back open. And the barking starts. He’s pitiful.
we have always had sunroofs and never had that happen, something is askew there with your’s. i LOVE the sunroof, that way your hair doesn’t blow all over and you can have fresh air. i had it open this AM and it’s 46 degrees!
The pirate ones are better, where they put an eye patch on them.
eatnpark knows how to market those cookies!
the lawn guys came yesterday to cut the lawn, first of the season, and it smells so good! the dogs are happy bc it was like trying to wade through a savanna for them!
Who is Sidney’s beard?
I thought you would have had yours done already. Mine needs it now and the hedges just started getting green last week and really took off this one.
No buds here on the trees, but some daffodils stems are popping up.
it really hasn’t needed it until the end of last week. we had snow covering it recently, as you recall! we are on the schedule for mulching on the 25th i think he said. he asked about my invasive pink flower/weed, whether it was back. that appears to be gone, but there’s something else for him to get rid of. normally the azaleas would be blooming by now, but bc of the cold they aren’t yet flowering
Yep.I was going to do it Saturday, and didn’t...now its going to be a chore, because even with the snow, it shot up 4 more inches. Grrr.
i am reading tonight at Mass and the church secty emailed to ask if xshub would be coming also, because Father needs sufficient Apostles for the footwashing. i said xshub’s feet will be there. xsfiance would also be there, but the Flyers are on tonight so....
yinz gonna have live chicks to put in people’s easter baskets? ; ) remember how they used to dye them and sell them at easter back in the day? seems barbaric now!
At our church, you may line up to get your feet washed, they will wash any and all takers. RME Makes for a long service. I am attending, as our two RCIA candidates will be processing in with two of the oils. Fr. Brian set our schedule for the next few days. Church services tomorrow afternoon...culminating in the baptism/confirmation on Saturday night. It’s been a great year.
Paid in Full by the Blood of the Lamb
Enjoy, sorry no big graphic show, I’m just learning to up load. Give it a few seconds and turn up the sound.
women? yikes. Thankfully, Father Claudio was reassigned bc the first i heard of the Pope washing the muslim girl’s feet was from him, and he was somewhat gleeful at this break with tradition, which makes me think that he would have gone that route this year were he still there. Father Etsio is not likely to break with tradition. That fact about the Pope was the first inkling of unease that i had about him.
I am quite impressed with the church where I am going for the co-dependent group. They have us all together for the worship service prior to meetings. The pastor was speaking on Numbers 21 this week. He mentioned the whiners, ie Israel, and the serpents. Then he told them you have serpents nipping at you as well. They are named heroine, cocaine, pornography...OMGosh you should have seen some of the faces. This is all new to them. They had a baptism class for those they brought into their church from the last cycle of meetings. A number of them were baptized. This church goes directly after sinners, converts them and puts them in the pews next to their families. Very impressive ministry. As a Catholic, I don’t see this type of ministry up close and personal. If I did not have a church, I would be on board.