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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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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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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