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  • Word of the Day, Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Saudade

    05/11/2017 6:03:38 AM PDT · by tioga · 38 replies
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    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". SaudadeNoun,[soh-dah-duh] (In Portuguese folk culture) a deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent: the theme of saudade in literature and music.Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, or enlighten me to earn extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Sciolism

    05/04/2017 6:09:11 AM PDT · by tioga · 31 replies
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    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". SciolismNoun, [sahy-uh-liz-uh m]Superficial knowledge. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me or enlighten me to earn extra credit. Earn an A++++ or more to be astounding!
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Perfidious

    04/27/2017 4:56:08 AM PDT · by tioga · 31 replies
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    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". PerfidiousAdjective, [per-fid-ee-uh s] Deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful: a perfidious lover. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me or enlighten me for extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Latitudinarian

    04/20/2017 5:45:58 AM PDT · by tioga · 44 replies
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    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". Latitudinarian[lat-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh n, -tyood-] AdjectiveAllowing or characterized by latitude in opinion or conduct, especially in religious views. NounA person who is latitudinarian in opinion or conduct. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. To earn extra credit amuse me, entertain me, or enlighten me.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Mensch

    04/13/2017 5:01:48 AM PDT · by tioga · 66 replies
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    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". MenschNoun, pl menschen, (mench)A decent, upright, mature, and responsible person. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, enlignten me for extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Fanfaronade

    04/06/2017 5:08:41 AM PDT · by tioga · 43 replies
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    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". FanfaronadeNoun, [fan-fer-uh-neyd] Bragging; bravado; bluster. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, or enlighten me to earn extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Nescience

    03/30/2017 6:06:11 AM PDT · by tioga · 28 replies
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    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". NescienceNoun, [nesh-uh ns, nesh-ee-uh ns, nes-ee-] Lack of knowledge; ignorance. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Entertain me, enlighten me or in some way make your homework stand out for extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Throttlebottom

    03/23/2017 5:19:12 AM PDT · by tioga · 22 replies
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    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". ThrottlebottomNoun, (throt-l-bot-uh m)A harmless incompetent in public office. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, inform me, use a link to a current news story....all ways to get extra pluses!
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, March 17, 2017 - Blatherskite

    03/17/2017 5:24:09 AM PDT · by tioga · 49 replies
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    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". BlatherskiteNoun, (blath -er-skahyt)1. A person given to voluble, empty talk. 2. Nonsense; blather. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Canard

    03/16/2017 6:15:58 AM PDT · by tioga · 38 replies
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    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". CanardNoun, (kuh-nahrd; French ka-nar)A false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, March 3, 2017 - Tendentious

    03/03/2017 4:49:36 AM PST · by tioga · 33 replies
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    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". TendentiousAdjective, (ten-den-shuh s)Having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: a tendentious novel. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Crocodilian

    03/02/2017 2:52:22 AM PST · by tioga · 48 replies
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    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". CrocodiianNoun and Adjective, (krok-uh-dil-ee-uh n)Noun 1. Any reptile of the order Crocodylia, comprising the true crocodiles and the alligators, caimans, and gavials. Adjective 2. Of, like, or pertaining to a crocodile. 3. Hypocritical; insincere. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 24, 2017 - Numinous

    02/24/2017 5:37:47 AM PST · by tioga · 31 replies
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    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". NuminousAdjective, (noo-muh-nuh s)1. Of, relating to, or like a numen; spiritual or supernatural. 2. Surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous. 3. Arousing one's elevated feelings of duty, honor, loyalty, etc.: a benevolent and numinous paternity. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Please add a...
  • Word for the Day Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Dudgeon

    02/23/2017 5:55:32 AM PST · by tioga · 41 replies
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    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". DudgeonNoun, (duhj-uh n)A feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, enlighten me or entertain me for extra pluses on your grade.
  • Word for the Day, Monday, February 20, 2017 - Statecraft

    02/20/2017 9:25:39 AM PST · by tioga · 16 replies
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    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". StatecraftNoun, (steyt-kraft, -krahft)The art of government and diplomacy. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, enlighten me, or otherwise entertain me with poetry or pictures for extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 17, 2017 - Oscitant

    02/17/2017 6:18:32 AM PST · by tioga · 34 replies
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    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". OscitantAdjective, (os-i-tuh nt)1. Yawning, as with drowsiness; gaping. 2. Drowsy or inattentive. 3. Dull, lazy, or negligent. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, enlighten me to earn extra credit. Be sure to post a link to a news story to enhance your grade.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Carceral

    02/16/2017 5:27:39 AM PST · by tioga · 20 replies
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    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". CarceralAdjective Pertaining to prisons or a prison. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, inform me with sentences, poetry, or pictures to earn extra credit. Be creative!
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 10, 2017 - Whiffler

    02/10/2017 5:27:12 AM PST · by tioga · 27 replies
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    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". WhifflerNoun, (hwif-ler, wif-ler)1. A person who frequently shifts opinions, attitudes, interests, etc. 2. A person who is vacillating or evasive in an argument. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, post pictures or links to current news to earn extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Muckrake

    02/09/2017 4:48:59 AM PST · by tioga · 25 replies
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    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". MuckrakeVerb, (muhk-reyk)To search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, or otherwise impress me with humor, pictures or poetry to earn extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 3, 2017 - Abyssal

    02/03/2017 5:55:02 AM PST · by tioga · 25 replies
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    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". AbyssalAdjective, (uh-bis-uh l)1. Of or like an abyss; immeasurable; unfathomable. 2. Of or relating to the biogeographic zone of the ocean bottom between the bathyal and hadal zones: from depths of approximately 13,000 to 21,000 feet (4000 to 6500 meters). Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, enlighten me, add...