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Word For The Day, Thursday, June 19, 2014 strident
dictionaries ad nauseam | Juneteenth 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 06/19/2014 4:38:49 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".

strident \STRAHYD-nt \ adjective
1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
2.having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
3.Linguistics . (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.

Example sentences:
Only the parasites seemed to live there in a sinuous rush upwards into the air and sunshine, feeding onthe dead and the dying alike, and crowning their victims with pink and blue flowers that gleamed amongst the boughs, incongruous and cruel, like a strident and mocking note in the solemn harmony of the doomed trees.
-- Joseph Conrad, Almayer's Folly , 1895

Malka's voice became more strident than ever. She had been anxious to make a species of vicarious reparation to her first husband, and the failure of Milly to acquiesce in the arrangement was a source of real vexation.
-- Israel Zangwill, Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People , 1892

Etymology:
Strident entered English in the mid-1600s from the Latin strīdēre meaning "to make a harsh noise."

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 06/19/2014 4:38:49 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 06/19/2014 4:39:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Hillary: the queen of the strident feminazi political machine.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 4:46:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: secret garden
looks like Rick Perry won't just stand around and stridently denounce Obama's lack of action, he's gonna surge.
4 posted on 06/19/2014 4:57:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Whyisa, did you know this?

Riddle said, “We are going to feel this particularly here in the Houston area because of Houston’s role as a command and control center for the cartels--for both their drug and human trafficking operations.” She added that Texas Department of Public Safety Director (DPS) Steve McCraw told her last week that Houston is still the hub for these operations.

5 posted on 06/19/2014 4:58:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
The strident tone of some freepers on this thread illustrate perfectly the reason that freepathons take so long these days. I foresee the next election cycle decimating the number of posters even more.
6 posted on 06/19/2014 5:08:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
PLUS EQUALS
7 posted on 06/19/2014 6:20:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: rarestia
A for you.
8 posted on 06/19/2014 6:23:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
We could use some shock and awe. A+ for you.
9 posted on 06/19/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

People are strange.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

But shetrieddidn’t she?

(Do the mainstream ABCNNBCBS media even care any more about being anything but a bullshit horn for the democrats? )


11 posted on 06/19/2014 6:27:15 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A++ for you!
12 posted on 06/19/2014 6:27:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
A for you Cook.
13 posted on 06/19/2014 6:28:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I don’t know if you watch it, but Masterchefs has a petroleum engineer on there from Beaumont and it looks like he is wearing an Aggie ring.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 6:29:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

S’not Dentyne, s’trident.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 6:32:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

extremely clever!!


16 posted on 06/19/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

When you’re a stranger.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 6:41:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

That’s the one 3 out of 4 dentists recommend, right?


18 posted on 06/19/2014 6:46:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xsmommy
My poor kiddo has to write a descriptive essay on Rousseau's stag hunt rule and international cooperation and we told her last night, there isn't any unless you consider Iran and Syria. It has been flushed by this regime and she said what about NATO? I said they are toothless. I'm also sending her more proof.
19 posted on 06/19/2014 6:46:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: BenLurkin

LOLOLOLOL!


20 posted on 06/19/2014 6:48:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
2.having a shrill, irritating quality or character:

Hillary Clinton has very strident personality

Enough said.

21 posted on 06/19/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: secret garden

Give those “strident insects” some diatomaceous earth!


22 posted on 06/19/2014 6:48:39 AM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: HammerT

Arrrrgghhh!

Hillary Clinton has A very strident personality


23 posted on 06/19/2014 6:54:02 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: secret garden

The FOX female talking heads are becoming too strident for me to watch any more — Pirro, Kelly, Ingraham, Carlson, Perino, etc. Of course, OReilly is the worst, and he’s not even female. Where is Jeanne Kirkpatrick when we need her — a woman who could speak truth without being shrill?


24 posted on 06/19/2014 6:54:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BenLurkin

A for you!


25 posted on 06/19/2014 7:17:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

;)


26 posted on 06/19/2014 7:17:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Don’t say dentist in this room. This is a happy place!


27 posted on 06/19/2014 7:18:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: HammerT

Yes she does. A for you.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 7:19:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One of my friends sounds just like Greta. Except she’s not a scientologist.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 7:20:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3169699/posts

Apparently Kelly was trying to school Dick Cheney yesterday.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Maudeen

It works better on the quiet ones, like slugs. Welcome to WFTD!


31 posted on 06/19/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

For some reason, Greta does not bother me. She’s the only one I still watch on a regular basis. She asks real questions and demands real answers (except from Hillary). She doesn’t get “preachy”.

I surprise myself by saying that because I did not have high hopes for her when she came aboard FOX. She has turned out to be a pleasant surprise.


32 posted on 06/19/2014 7:34:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

I guess you have bags of the stuff, too.


33 posted on 06/19/2014 7:52:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

she doesn’t bother me either, and yes, she was soft on Hillary.


34 posted on 06/19/2014 7:53:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

And an F for my proof reading...


35 posted on 06/19/2014 7:54:40 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: SoothingDave

I use ground-up eggshells instead. :)


36 posted on 06/19/2014 8:11:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: HammerT

Don’t sweat it. In this room, we think faster than we type all the time.


37 posted on 06/19/2014 8:16:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
the outrage knows no bounds.
38 posted on 06/19/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

So help me, they had better stay on this and find the backups and metadata.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 8:29:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Has the new grad commented on this tactic?


40 posted on 06/19/2014 8:30:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thanks.
I just discovered the word of the day thread – very nice.


41 posted on 06/19/2014 8:33:37 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: secret garden

he rolled his eyes.


42 posted on 06/19/2014 8:39:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

just saw you defend cavuto on the other thread, where someone likened him to ED SHULTZ??? seriously? I don’t know, I think freepers have gone insane.


43 posted on 06/19/2014 8:40:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I love that giant-headed nerd. Obviously they have NEVER watched his show or read his work.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 8:44:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

and people complaining because they are loud? well I guess they wouldn’t like our family discussions about politics either, bc we can get loud too.


45 posted on 06/19/2014 8:54:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
and just because this horks me off to no end not because I am a fan....


46 posted on 06/19/2014 9:07:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree
If you haven't already seen it, I guarantee you will love the soundtrack. While we liked the movie and Jennifer Lawrence was fantastic, as always, we didn't care for The Grand Budapest Hotel nearly as much as I thought I would.
47 posted on 06/19/2014 9:12:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: BenLurkin; secret garden
In the field of dentistry, the proverbial "4 out of 5" would be strident in advising their patients to refrain from using Trident & similar items to primarily keep teeth clean (even though it's trendy) ... Some also claim that instead of whitening, these products actually leave colored tints on the enamel, and that we should ignore all the "dirt" sent out by advertisers to promote them.
48 posted on 06/19/2014 9:12:48 AM PDT by mikrofon ('s Wordplay)
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To: xsmommy

My dad’s favorite team was whoever was playing the Redskins that week.


49 posted on 06/19/2014 9:13:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Colored tints? That post was a thing of beauty. A+ for you.


50 posted on 06/19/2014 9:14:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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