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Word For The Day, Thursday, July 17, 2014 factitious
dictionaries ad nauseam | 17 July 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 07/17/2014 4:44:15 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".

factitious (fak-TISH-uhs) adjective
1. Artificial.
2. Sham.

Example sentence:
"'For me, this is the only real place,' David says in the novel, but for the reader the city remains disappointingly factitious."
--Say Nice Things About Detroit; The New Yorker; Aug 27, 2012.

Etymology:
From Latin facticius (artificial), past participle of facere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1646.

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 07/17/2014 4:44:15 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 07/17/2014 4:45:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

You say factitious.
I say fictitious.

Factitious. Fictitious. IT IS CRIMINAL either way.

The Tyrant’s background remains odiously fictitious
and factitious and continously hidden
as he meticulously destroys America by violating
the US Constitution for his Koran.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 4:47:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: secret garden
the factitiously peaceful ROP.
4 posted on 07/17/2014 4:52:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Diogenesis
A for you!
5 posted on 07/17/2014 4:58:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
No matter how brutal they are to women and homosexuals, the leftists refuse to denounce them. A+ for you.
6 posted on 07/17/2014 4:59:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
ludicrous.
7 posted on 07/17/2014 5:01:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Thank you for giving me a reason to link some Jerry Jeff.
8 posted on 07/17/2014 5:06:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

“The same ones who killed them used to visit”


9 posted on 07/17/2014 5:06:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

10 posted on 07/17/2014 5:23:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

because they are such fun-loving souls.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 5:24:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
From Twitter this am:
Bloge Salming ‏@blogesalming 1m
When Johnny Winters' ghost shows up it will feel like he never left. #RIP

12 posted on 07/17/2014 5:26:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

His socialist agenda ambitious
Presidential persona factitious
Since Congress does little
We’re caught in the middle
And the thoughts that we have are seditious


13 posted on 07/17/2014 5:33:09 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
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To: secret garden
I think mambo sauce may be more apropos. BTW, that's the song that the wedding party is going to be introduced to and we will walk in. It's played at Caps, Wizards and Redskins games. Go-go is a uniquely DC sound.
14 posted on 07/17/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Amen brother, and A+ for you!
15 posted on 07/17/2014 5:34:40 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Mayor on crack and we all kept it real and voted him back? You’re walking in to that?


16 posted on 07/17/2014 5:37:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

He’s definitely in Rolling Stones “Top 5 most dangerous albino rockers.”


17 posted on 07/17/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

yep.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 5:40:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/382961/gun-madness-state-line-charles-c-w-cooke

This is (another reason) why Christie never has a chance at the GOP nomination.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 6:08:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

saw that yesterday and was appalled. yes, he never had a chance and it grows dimmer as time passes. but what do you think about Rubio? is his goose cooked over immigration? he was on oreilly and sounded good to me. I know I thought he was dead in the water awhile back but wondered if that had ameliorated over time.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 6:44:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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