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Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 27, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/27/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/27/2003 5:27:34 AM PDT by RikaStrom

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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on....


adroit \ah-droyt\, adjective:
adroitness; noun
adroitly; adverb

1. Dexterous; deft.
2. Skillful and adept under pressing conditions
3. Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution;

"He was adroit in intrigue."
--Macaulay.

Etymology: [French, from à droit : à, to (from Latin ad. See ad-) + droit, right (from Latin d r ctus. See direct).]


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: students; wftd; wordfortheday
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Good Morning Students. Welcome to class!

Class is now in session. The rules are simple; you get a grade if you use the WFTD in a sentence, haiku, limerick, or quatrain. You get a "+" if you make a link, or make the teacher laugh, or you offer the appropriate bribes. I hold the grade book; the whip and chair.

I don't have an example this morning, so y'all will just have to muddle along.

An adroit person
Can reasonably assume
That Davis is toast!

1 posted on 08/27/2003 5:27:35 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning 'creants.
2 posted on 08/27/2003 5:27:53 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning 'creants.
3 posted on 08/27/2003 5:28:04 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning 'creants.
4 posted on 08/27/2003 5:28:17 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning 'creants.
5 posted on 08/27/2003 5:28:24 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning 'creants.
6 posted on 08/27/2003 5:28:37 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
first?
7 posted on 08/27/2003 5:30:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
You certainly are Truth!

Did you trip your classmates on the dodgeball field?

8 posted on 08/27/2003 5:31:49 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
1
9 posted on 08/27/2003 5:33:23 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I couldn't find the "?" this morning. LOL!
10 posted on 08/27/2003 5:34:19 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
Morning Slippy.

Are you going to talk Cyber into letting you go to CPAC this year??

11 posted on 08/27/2003 5:36:47 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
White Sox 13, Yankees 2

The Yanks lose a shocking surpriser
Held in check by the White Sox’ Loaiza
Quite adroit on the mound
As his teammates did pound
The Rocket, who's sadder, but wiser

12 posted on 08/27/2003 5:43:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: RikaStrom
Morning!

The runaways are whining loud and long
About needing money-the same old song.
I hope Perry adroitly calls session three
To stop their stealing from you and me.
13 posted on 08/27/2003 5:44:40 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning Miss Rika.
3?
14 posted on 08/27/2003 5:45:18 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: RikaStrom
Did you trip your classmates on the dodgeball field?

We're not allowed to play dodgeball. The democrats say that it separates us into winners and losers. They want us all to be the same--losers! Then, they can take care of us, if we vote for them.

15 posted on 08/27/2003 5:46:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: RikaStrom
Dang I was smoking behind the gym and didn't see your car.
16 posted on 08/27/2003 5:47:26 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Nothing to read here move on.)
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning Miss Rika.
17 posted on 08/27/2003 5:49:40 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Je pense que ce vin a deja ete bu.)
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To: RikaStrom
France adroitly dodges their own bullet. Next they will surrender to themselves.
18 posted on 08/27/2003 5:52:26 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Nothing to read here move on.)
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To: RikaStrom
I would love to go to CPAC. That would be a great Christmas present to me, don't you think?

My WFTD homework:

You must be adroit shopping for children's clothing.

Do I get a prize for a very short sentence, Miss Rika?

19 posted on 08/27/2003 5:53:17 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
The democrats are adroit at only two things: Spending YOUR money, and lying about the economy.
20 posted on 08/27/2003 5:53:19 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: dixie sass
Over here
21 posted on 08/27/2003 5:53:42 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Nothing to read here move on.)
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To: Flurry; dixie sass
Is that Dixie on another thread already this morning?
22 posted on 08/27/2003 5:55:00 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom; All
Morning everyone!!!
23 posted on 08/27/2003 5:55:27 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: RikaStrom
Gov. Mike Huckabee adroitly trimmed 50 lbs from his physique since June on Adkins. Good for him!
24 posted on 08/27/2003 5:55:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: dixie sass; Flurry; Laura Earl
Good morning, Dixie. You're late for class. Did Flurry offer you a cig behind the gym this morning? Be careful of Flurry's cigs, he puts something in the tip, and the dang thing will blow up on you.
25 posted on 08/27/2003 5:57:10 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Flurry
Next they will surrender to themselves

NOBODY surrenders to the french (not even the french)!

26 posted on 08/27/2003 5:57:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Slip18
Dixi was in yesterday's WFTD looking for us.
27 posted on 08/27/2003 5:57:15 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Nothing to read here move on.)
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To: RikaStrom; Slip18
Yeah, Slippy, are you coming? Huh, huh? It's fun, but you get to network a lot. We were so good (giggle) both years that I have been!!!!
28 posted on 08/27/2003 5:57:41 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: Slip18
I only do that to trolls. Dixie aint no troll.
29 posted on 08/27/2003 5:58:06 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Nothing to read here move on.)
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To: VRWCmember
Makes it a delimber fer em, don't it?
30 posted on 08/27/2003 5:58:48 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Nothing to read here move on.)
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To: Flurry
I'm here, thanks Flurry!
31 posted on 08/27/2003 6:00:15 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: RikaStrom
Wesley Clark,
Not very adroit is he
Bumbling in Kosovo
Nearly started World War 3
32 posted on 08/27/2003 6:00:38 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (This is hughly series, please be spefic.)
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To: Slip18
It's me, it's me! I actually made it in on time (almost).
33 posted on 08/27/2003 6:01:17 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: dixie sass
Time traveler!
34 posted on 08/27/2003 6:01:49 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: Flurry
Ummm, I was late yesterday. Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black, eh?
35 posted on 08/27/2003 6:03:17 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy
Good for the Governor. My mom always told me walking every single day will keep weight down. I hate to say it, but she is right. Oh, that hurt.
36 posted on 08/27/2003 6:04:58 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom; yall
Mornin', Teach! Mornin', everybody !


37 posted on 08/27/2003 6:05:33 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: dixie sass
I'm coming, dagnabbit!
38 posted on 08/27/2003 6:05:53 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18; Flurry
He didn't this morning. I'll watch it though when he offers me one. He was very gallant and offered to show me to class this morning, I accepted with adroitness (snicker).

I'm not all that late today, just a widdle bit!

Fox and Friends is showing how adroitly the Federal Judges orders are being carried out in Alabama. The Ten Commandments is not being moved fromt the Courthouse, just moved to another room.

I feel like we are losing something...
39 posted on 08/27/2003 6:06:15 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: Slip18
Are you being a racist again? I feel firmly that Protag is either an adolescent male with no experience or a stupid old man. Didn't understand anything except personal attacks which were poorly conducted. Did the little twit think it could get me mad with such a stupid approach? He attacked LE for things that you or hobbes said and you for me etc. "Lost in Space" is my term for Protag.
40 posted on 08/27/2003 6:06:44 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: MeeknMing
That's the best, MnM! The docs never tell you how much one drink is, have you ever noticed that? Just get a bigger glass, for goodness sakes!
41 posted on 08/27/2003 6:07:01 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
my treadmill was delivered yesterday, so i am excited and ready to get back in the routine. i have had trouble getting to the gym with all the chaos that is my life. this will make it much easier for me. i love it, Fox News on the tv in front of the treadmill. i was watching last night's OReilly factor at 4:30 am today.
42 posted on 08/27/2003 6:07:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MeeknMing
Email me one of those.
43 posted on 08/27/2003 6:07:24 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: Flurry; Slip18
He's so sweet!!! Thank you Flurry!
44 posted on 08/27/2003 6:07:55 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Hey Dubya!!!! Whatcha doing! I need a starbucks with a shot of expresso! Double shot that is!!!
45 posted on 08/27/2003 6:09:06 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: dixie sass
Roy will continue his fight and he will win because there is no law backing the federal court. Months ago I thought Roy should sit down and shut up, but over time I have decided the big mouth is right.
46 posted on 08/27/2003 6:09:51 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I like it here. I just may not like you.)
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To: Flurry
I can only see black and white while computing here. LOL. You nailed the little snit, Protag. As soon as you got personal by saying, "Call me," the little twit left with his tail between his legs.

I've noticed that with belligerant posters. As soon as they get caught, they run. It takes a little time to catch them, though, and you were absolutely great.

47 posted on 08/27/2003 6:10:26 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
Somehow, i don't see xsbrownie being quite so adroit behind the wheel of my SUV. THis kid went a full mile before injuring someone!
48 posted on 08/27/2003 6:10:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slip18; RikaStrom
Hoorah!!!! Cannot wait to see you again!!!!!
49 posted on 08/27/2003 6:11:09 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: xsmommy
That's what I'm doing now. My MIL gave me her fantastic treatmill. It's got everything on it. She can't use it any longer because of hip problems.
50 posted on 08/27/2003 6:11:28 AM PDT by Slip18
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