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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 24, 2014 – pusillanimous
dictionaries ad nauseam | 24 April 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/24/2014 4:38:00 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".

pusillanimous [pyoo-suh-lan’-uh-muhs] adjective
1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
2. proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit.

Example sentence:
It takes a lot to make Jimmy Carter look like Winston Churchill. But President Obama, who bats not an eye as a Russian warplane buzzes a U.S. warship in the Black Sea, has accomplished that with his pusillanimous policy regarding Moscow's creeping anschluss in Ukraine.
-- What Would Reagan Do: Revive Europe Missile Defense, Investors Business Daily editorial, April 17, 2014

Etymology:
Late 14th century, (implied in pusillanimity), from L.L. pusillanimis "having little courage" (used in Church L. totranslate Gk. oligopsychos "small-souled"), from L. pusillis "very weak, little" (dim. of pullus "young animal")+ animus "spirit, courage."

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

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1 posted on 04/24/2014 4:38:00 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 04/24/2014 4:38:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

oh i can see where this word is going to go....


3 posted on 04/24/2014 4:48:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

For plausible deniability,
the GOP calls itself ‘pusillanimous’,
but the G.O.P. (GIVE.OBAMA.POWER) are traitors
to the US Constitution, and the concepts of
Law and “Equal Justice Under the Law”.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 4:48:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: secret garden

My friend was pussy-fussy about going ziplining with us.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 4:48:46 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: xsmommy
It's like you're psychic. :)
6 posted on 04/24/2014 4:50:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis
A for you!
7 posted on 04/24/2014 4:50:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: freedumb2003
I know someone who ruptured their spleen doing that.
8 posted on 04/24/2014 4:51:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I had this bad dream last night where our goaltender decided to clock out early.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 4:52:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
this mom was not remotely pusillanimous. not too smart to have her toddler around a guest pitbull, but she did save her.
10 posted on 04/24/2014 4:53:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

honest to GOD, why doe he think it’s a good idea to go behind the damn goal?? he has done that more than once to bad effect! not this series necessarily,but just in general. i HATE when they do it, when they’re my goalie, that is.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 4:54:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

You eschewed your pusillanimity to give me that reward!


12 posted on 04/24/2014 4:57:33 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: secret garden

The pusillanimous Republicans... (you finish the sentence).


13 posted on 04/24/2014 5:01:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
You pusillanimous pipsqueak.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 5:01:30 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: secret garden
I know i am, but what are you? Obama=the master of adolescent argumentation.
15 posted on 04/24/2014 5:06:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The words “what the f@’& is he doing?” were coming out of my mouth prior to that goal.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 5:06:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I know he has done that behind the goal $h!t, to our advantage, at Caps games. Poor thing i imagine the Yinzers are ready to crucify him. Heretofore, i think they were wanting to string up Letang.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

my family accuses me constantly of being a secret Penguins fan. i know i should in all good conscience, as a Caps fan, root for the BJ, but my love for Dan Byslma and concern for his job has me secretly rooting for the Pens. Now, if someone could assure me that if he lost his job with the Pens, he would be hired by the Caps, i would root for BJ. But as it stands, i am rooting for the Pens. do not tell my family or Paula, as i may be disowned.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 5:14:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Because he's overrated. A for you, Fleury minus for the what the heck is he doing back there.
19 posted on 04/24/2014 5:21:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

A+ for you and that poor mom.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 5:22:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: freedumb2003

Hey! You would prefer to keep your spleen, wouldn’t you?


21 posted on 04/24/2014 5:24:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So many choices, so little time. A for you.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 5:24:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Warning! Warning! A+++ for you!
23 posted on 04/24/2014 5:29:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Your secret is safe with me. ;-)


24 posted on 04/24/2014 5:31:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Oh, that’s good. Really good. A pyromaniac in a field of straw men. Nothing pusillanimous about that piece. A+.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 5:35:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

You can only root for LeTang and Vokoun. No one else. Those are the rules. LeTang for the sheer kevorka and coming back from a stroke and Vokie because he was a Predator.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 5:36:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Believing Barack pusillanimous
On the right, it’s completely unanimous
But there on the left
Where injustice and theft
Are their watchwords, they find him magnanimous


27 posted on 04/24/2014 5:39:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: secret garden

Quit ot. I had just remarked on that aloud, lol....Creey!

;-)


28 posted on 04/24/2014 5:40:22 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: SoothingDave

Me too. I was aghast....I could see him not realizing the rush....but FCOl....the time on the clock?


29 posted on 04/24/2014 5:43:13 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you! Why aren’t the Rangers playing tonight? These guys are a short bus trip away from each other and yes I know how that reads.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 5:43:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

It’s like Fox has re-lit his fire.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

not a Vokoun fan, he didn’t do much for the Caps. Niskanen is kind of cute. i will NEVER be a crosby fan, ever. those lips, that diving, nah. I guess it’s been more palatable bc none of their supposed big guns has done much. It’s the offbrand guys that are performing.


32 posted on 04/24/2014 5:47:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I’m sure that tv coverage is determining who plays when. Strangely, if there is a Game 7, it will be the day after Game 6:

Thu Apr 17, 2014 Flyers Rangers
7:00 PM FINAL PHI (1) - NYR (4) Recap
Sun Apr 20, 2014 Flyers Rangers
12:00 PM FINAL PHI (4) - NYR (2) Recap
Tue Apr 22, 2014 Rangers Flyers
8:00 PM FINAL NYR (4) - PHI (1) Recap
Fri Apr 25, 2014 Rangers Flyers
7:00 PM TSN, CNBC, RDS, CSN-PH
Sun Apr 27, 2014 Flyers Rangers
12:00 PM NBC, TSN, RDS
Tue Apr 29, 2014 Rangers Flyers
TBD TSN, CSN-PH
Wed Apr 30, 2014 Flyers Rangers
TBD TSN, RDSI, CSN-PH


33 posted on 04/24/2014 5:48:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: secret garden
Because i cannot get ENOUGH of this pic...


34 posted on 04/24/2014 5:50:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; tioga; Texan5; NeoCaveman
here is what Pope Francis' imprecise language has wrought. granted, maybe none of it is true, maybe some PART of it is true, God Forbid ALL of it is true, but regardless, this confusion, this jumping of both sides into the fray of what is going to change and what is going to stay the same under this Pope, is all made possible because of his speaking obliquely, raising expectations and UNSETTLING the faithful. This is not good.
35 posted on 04/24/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You also have to figure what else is booked at the arena. There might be a monster truck show or something. Nothing worse than having these 3 day layovers early in the series and then doing 6&7 back to back


36 posted on 04/24/2014 6:01:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

OK, you got “where it’s going”...

pusillanimous - an innate disdain or hatred for cats (or effeminate males)


37 posted on 04/24/2014 6:02:29 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: MrB

PERFECT!


38 posted on 04/24/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

heard they booted Miley Cyrus in Philly for a game.


39 posted on 04/24/2014 6:05:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

why aren’t you a Pengs fan?


40 posted on 04/24/2014 6:07:09 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

I’m patiently waiting for a what’s up, ya sieve update. Because I keep clicking on the tennis chick gif and laughing. Carol!


41 posted on 04/24/2014 6:07:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

because i didn’t really follow hockey until i moved to DC and married xshub who was a lifelong hockey fan and played in his youth. being from Pgh did not enter into my team loyalty configuration.


42 posted on 04/24/2014 6:08:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MrB

I thought it was when everyone agrees that the cat was sick.


43 posted on 04/24/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

well Pants is no doubt curled up in a fetal position on the floor somewhere, since she is a HUGE pens fan.


44 posted on 04/24/2014 6:09:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

fair ‘nuf


45 posted on 04/24/2014 6:11:02 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; All
Because it's the Cup.
46 posted on 04/24/2014 6:21:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

The Penguins weren’t really part of the city’s consciousness until Lemieux came along in the 80s. And won the Cup in 91 and 92.

Before that only die hards paid much attention to them.


47 posted on 04/24/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i do think that my dad took my bro to a few Pens games when we were small.


48 posted on 04/24/2014 6:26:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

damn - that was cool


49 posted on 04/24/2014 6:48:42 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

Plus they had the least cool nickname of the three Pittsburgh franchises....


50 posted on 04/24/2014 6:51:15 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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