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  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 3, 2015 - Louche

    07/03/2015 5:17:54 AM PDT · by tioga · 34 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | tioga
    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. LoucheAdjective Of questionable morality or repute. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, July 21, 2015 - Criticaster

    07/02/2015 5:55:10 AM PDT · by tioga · 23 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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. CriticasterNoun A petty or inferior critic. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread...
  • Word For The Day: egregious

    07/01/2015 4:16:51 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    ; 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". egregious hear it pronounced adjective: egre·gious \i-ˈgrē-jəs\ Definition of EGREGIOUS 1 archaic : distinguished 2 : conspicuous; especially : conspicuously bad : flagrant — egre·gious·ly adverb — egre·gious·ness noun Origin of EGREGIOUS Latin egregius, from e- + greg-, grex herd — more at gregarious First Known Use: circa 1534 Related to EGREGIOUS Synonyms: blatant, conspicuous, flagrant, glaring, gross, obvious, patent, pronounced, rank, striking Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday June 30, 2015

    06/30/2015 5:15:11 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 33 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday June 30, 2015 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". jiggery-pokery [jig-uh-ree-poh-kuh-ree] -n, chiefly British1. trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug. 2. sly, underhanded action. 3. manipulation:[1890-95; alteration of joukery-pawkery. See jouk, pawky, -ery]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 29, 2015-- obdurate

    06/29/2015 5:14:07 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 85 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 6/29/15 ; 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". obdurate, adj. 1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. 2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner Etymology: 1400-1450 1400-50; late Middle English obdurat < Latin obdūrātus (past participle of obdūrāre to harden), equivalent to ob- ob- + dūr (us) hard + -ātus -ate1 Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday (yes, really), June 26, 20154 - Fatidic

    06/26/2015 6:06:20 AM PDT · by tioga · 51 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | tioga
    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. Fatidic Adjective Relating to or characterized by prophecy; prophetic. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 25, 2015 - Makebate

    06/25/2015 5:19:08 AM PDT · by tioga · 54 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tiogat
    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. MakebateNoun 1. One who excites contentions and quarrels. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)...
  • Word for the Day: Surreptitious

    06/24/2015 4:37:25 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 76 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 30, 2015-- surreptitious ; 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". sur·rep·ti·tious \ˌsər-əp-ˈti-shəs, ˌsə-rəp-, sə-ˌrep-\ surreptitioushear it pronounced Definition: 1: done, made, or acquired by stealth : clandestine 2: acting or doing something clandestinely : stealthy — sur·rep·ti·tious·ly adverb Part of Speech: adjective Origin: Middle English, from Latin surrepticius, from surreptus, past participle of surripere to snatch secretly, from sub- + rapere to seize Related forms: Synonyms backstairs, behind-the-scenes, clandestine, covert, furtive, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush,...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday June 23, 2015

    06/23/2015 5:49:09 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 21 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday June 23, 2015 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". skookum [skoo-kuh m] -adj, Northwest US, Canada1. large; powerful; impressive. 2. excellent; first-rate.[1825-35, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon: strong, powerful < Lower Chehalis (Salishan language of the Washington coast) sk wək wə́m ghost, spirit, monster (hence, apparently “fearsome” > “powerful” in Chinook Jargon)]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 22, 2015- surplusage

    06/22/2015 5:12:28 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 57 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 6/22/15 ; 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". surplusage; noun 1. (law) (in pleading, etc) irrelevant matter, such as a superfluous allegation 2. an excess of words 3. a less common word for surplus Etymology: 1375-1425; late Middle English; see surplus, -age 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. Practice makes perfect.....post on....
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 19, 2015 - Sophistry

    06/19/2015 4:18:43 AM PDT · by tioga · 54 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | tioga
    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. SophistryNoun 1. Plausible but fallacious argumentation. 2. A plausible but misleading or fallacious 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Fomenter

    06/18/2015 5:41:21 AM PDT · by tioga · 34 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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. FomenterNoun One who agitates, especially politically:agitator, inciter, instigator. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday June 16, 2015

    06/16/2015 5:15:13 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 44 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday June 16, 2015 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". deontology [dee-on-tol-uh-jee] -nethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action.[1820-30; < Greek deont- that which is binding (stem of don, neuter present participle of den to bind), equivalent to de- bind + -ont- present participle suffix + -o- + -logy]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 15, 2015-- descant

    06/15/2015 5:15:17 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 86 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 6/15/15 ; 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". descant; noun and v 1. Music. a.a melody or counterpoint accompanying a simple musical theme and usually written above it. b.(in part music) the soprano. c.a song or melody. 2. a variation upon anything; comment on a subject. adjective 3. Music ( chiefly British) a.soprano: a descant recorder.b.treble: a descant viol.verb (used without object) 4. Music. to sing. 5. to comment or discourse at great length. Also,...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 12, 2015 - Aggrandize

    06/12/2015 9:31:42 AM PDT · by tioga · 49 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | tioga
    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. AggrandizeVerb 1. a. To increase the scope of; extend: aggrandized the authority of his position. b. To make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation. 2. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate. 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. The Review threads are...
  • Word for the Day, Thrusday, June 11, 2015 - Guetapens

    06/11/2015 6:15:54 AM PDT · by tioga · 60 replies
    Merriam-Webster ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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. GuetapensNoun Ambush, snare, trap. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread Two: Word...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Garrulous

    06/10/2015 5:16:19 AM PDT · by tioga · 30 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Wednesday | tioga
    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. GarrulousAdjective 1. Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative. 2. Wordy and rambling: a garrulous speech. 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. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday June 9, 2015

    06/09/2015 4:21:32 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 16 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday June 9, 2015 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". gaslight [gas-lahyt] -vtto cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation:[in reference to the 1944 movie Gaslight, in which an abusive husband secretly and repeatedly dims and brightens the gaslights in the house while accusing his wife of imagining the flickering]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 8, 2015 -- veridical

    06/08/2015 4:56:44 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 47 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 6/8/15 ; 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". veridical; adj. 1. truthful; veracious. 2. corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine. 1650s, from Latin veridicus, from verum "truth," neuter of verus "true" (see very ) + dic-, stem of dicere "to speak" (see diction ). 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. Practice...
  • Word of the Day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 - Prolix

    06/04/2015 5:35:23 AM PDT · by tioga · 54 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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. ProlixAdjective 1. Tediously prolonged; wordy: editing a prolix manuscript. 2. Tending to speak or write at excessive length. 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. 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 (Be SURE...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - Jejune

    06/03/2015 6:01:18 AM PDT · by tioga · 46 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Wednesday | tioga
    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. JejuneAdjective 1. Not interesting; dull: "and there pour forth jejune words and useless empty phrases" (Anthony Trollope). 2. Lacking maturity; childish: surprised by their jejune responses to our problems. 3. Lacking in nutrition: a jejune diet. 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. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday June 2, 2015

    06/02/2015 5:10:34 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 37 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday June 2, 2015 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". fleer [fleer] -vi1. to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly. -vt2. to mock or deride. -n3. a fleering look; a jeer or gibe.[1350-1400; Middle English flerien (v.) < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian flire a grin]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 1, 2015-- filial

    06/01/2015 4:57:29 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 73 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 6/1/15 ; 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". filial; adj. 1. of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter: filial obedience. 2. noting or having the relation of a child to a parent. 3. Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation, each generation being designated by an F followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence Etymology: adj. late 14c., from Middle French filial, from Late Latin...
  • How to learn 30 languages

    05/31/2015 8:01:33 PM PDT · by Cronos · 87 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 May 2015 | David Robson
    Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, Mandarin and Thai theyve barely spoken one language before the conversation seamlessly melds into another. Together, they pass through about 20 different languages or so in total. It can be difficult enough to learn one foreign tongue. Yet Im here in Berlin for the Polyglot Gathering, a meeting of 350 or so people who speak multiple languages some as diverse as Manx, Klingon and Saami, the language of reindeer herders in Scandinavia....
  • Word For The Day - fictioneer

    05/29/2015 4:38:02 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 56 replies
    ; 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". fictioneer noun 1. someone who writes fiction especially in quantity and without high standards. Origin: 1650s, from Latin fingere, The word is used generally to refer to any writer of fiction but often specifically to one who writes with little concern for literary quality. Related forms: The words effigy, feign, and figment are among others that trace back to that Latin verb. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Pettish

    05/28/2015 4:46:03 AM PDT · by tioga · 39 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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. PettishAdjective Ill-tempered; peevish. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread Two: Word For...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Callithump

    05/27/2015 5:05:09 AM PDT · by tioga · 52 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Wednesday | tioga
    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. CallithumpNoun 1. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari. 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. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day,...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday May 26, 2015

    05/26/2015 5:09:04 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 16 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 26, 2015 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". spondulicks [spon-doo-liks] -n, older slangmoney; cash [1855-60, Americanism; origin uncertain]
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: GEMINATE

    05/21/2015 10:20:45 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 55 replies
    Word For The Day, Friday, May 22, 2015 Word goes here ; 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". geminatehear it pronounced adjective1. combined or arranged in pairs; twinned; coupled Origin: Latin word for "twin," geminusother forms: geminated 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, May 21, 2015 - Cozen

    05/21/2015 5:27:31 AM PDT · by tioga · 109 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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. Cozen 1. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive. 2. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling. 3. To obtain by deceit or persuasion. 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. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.......
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, May 20, 2015-- rutilant

    05/20/2015 5:00:45 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 48 replies
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    Word For The Day, Wednesday, 5/20/15 ; 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". rutilant; adj. having a reddish glow Ex: Gerald Clarke's biography of Truman Capote (page 485 where Clarke is describing Kate McCloud, a character in Answered Prayers. "But she is a beautiful rutilant Holly [Golightly], with hair the pale red of a winter sunset and eyes as green as emeralds..." Etymology: Middle English rutilaunt, from Latin rutilant-, rutilans, past participle of rutilare to glow reddish, from rutilus ruddy;...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday May 19, 2015

    05/19/2015 5:06:19 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 41 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 19, 2015 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". tatterdemalion [tat-er-di-meyl-yuh n, -mal-] -n1.a person in tattered clothing; a shabby person. -adj2. ragged; unkempt or dilapidated. [1600-10; first written tatter-de-mallian and rhymed with Italian; see tatter1; -de-mallian < ?]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, May 18, 2015 - Atrabilious

    05/18/2015 6:39:36 AM PDT · by tioga · 25 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Monday | tioga
    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. AtrabiliousAdjective 1. Inclined to melancholy. 2. Having a peevish disposition; surly. 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. 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 (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111...
  • Words for the Day: approbation, demotic, sinecure

    05/16/2015 4:40:14 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 40 replies
    Word For The Day, 05/16/15 approbation, demotic, sinecure ; 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". approbation, demotic, sinecure "approbation" - approval; "demotic" - popular or common language or people; "sinecure" - a position of value (especially monetary) with little responsibility. 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 May 15, 2015

    05/15/2015 5:08:52 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 30 replies
    Word For The Day, Friday May 15, 2015 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". scroop [skroop] -vi1.to emit a harsh, grating sound: -n2. a scrooping sound. 3.ability to make a rustling sound added to silk or rayon fabrics during finishing by treating them with certain acids. [1780-90; blend of scrape and whoop]
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Cynosure

    05/14/2015 5:25:16 AM PDT · by tioga · 54 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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. CynosureNoun 1. An object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration. 2. Something that serves to guide. 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. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Frank

    05/13/2015 5:27:01 AM PDT · by tioga · 68 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Wednesday | tioga
    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. Frank 1. Open and sincere in expression; straightforward: made several frank remarks about the quality of their work. 2. Clearly manifest; evident: frank enjoyment. 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. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The...
  • Word for the Day Tuesday May 12, 2015

    05/12/2015 5:51:15 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 38 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 12, 2015 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". hidebound [hahyd-bound] -adj1.narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible: 2. oriented toward or confined to the past; extremely conservative: 3. (of a horse, cow, etc.) having the back and ribs bound tightly by the hide. [1550-60; hide2+ -bound1]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, May 11, 2015 -- frabjous

    05/11/2015 4:45:28 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 74 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 5/10/15 ; 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". frabjous; adj. 1. wonderful, elegant, superb, or delicious. Etymology: 1872; coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass; perhaps meant to suggest fabulous or joyous 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. Practice makes perfect.....post on....
  • Word for the Day - anathema

    05/08/2015 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 57 replies
    Word For The Day, May 8, 2015 anathema ; 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". anathemahear it pronounced noun, plural anathemas. 1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him. 2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction. 3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication. 4. any imprecation of divine punishment. 5. a curse; execration. Origin: 1520-30; < Latin < Greek: a thing accursed, devoted to evil, orig. devoted, equivalent to...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, May 6, 2015-- tendentious

    05/06/2015 4:34:33 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 46 replies
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    Word For The Day, Wednesday, 5/6/15 ; 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". tendentious; adj 1. having or showing an intentional tendency or bias, esp a controversial one Derived Forms tendentiously, tendenciously, tendentially, tendencially, adverb tendentiousness, tendenciousness, noun Etymology: 1900, formed after or from German tendenzis, from tendenz, from Medieval Latin tendentia (see tendency ). 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...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday May 5, 2015

    05/05/2015 5:15:09 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 18 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 5, 2015 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". sententious [sen-ten-shuh s] -adj1. abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: 2. given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous. 3. given to or using pithy sayings or maxims: 4. of the nature of a maxim; pithy. [1400-50; late Middle English < Latin sententiōsus meaningful. See sentence, -ous]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, May 4, 2015-- malodorous

    05/04/2015 5:29:06 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 73 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 5/4/15 ; 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". malodorous; adj. 1. having an unpleasant or offensive odor; smelling bad: a malodorous swamp. Etymology: adj. 1832, from mal- "bad" + odorous. Related: Malodorously ; malodorousness. 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. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.......
  • Words for the Day: CANKER, PIQUE, ROGUE

    05/02/2015 6:14:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 36 replies
    Word For The Day, Saturday, May 2, 2015 canker, pique, rogue ; Here is a fun variation on the weekday Word for the Day. Listed here are 3 words that must be used together in one sentence. The sentence should describe some aspect of our current political or social condition. The words for this special Saturday edition of Word for the Day are:canker Piquerogue Try your hand at writing a brief poem, phrase, lyric or limeric. Awards will be given to all participants with special recognition for those displaying unusual perspicacity.
  • Word for the Day: ABHORRENT

    05/01/2015 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    Word For The Day, May 1, 2014— abhorrent ; 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". abhorrent[Pronunciation goes here]hear it pronounced adjective 1. causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed. 2. utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually followed by to): abhorrent to reason. 3. feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usually followed by of): abhorrent of waste. 4. remote in character (usually followed by from): abhorrent from the principles of law. Origin: 1610-20; < Latin abhorrent- (stem of abhorrēns, present...
  • Word for the day: 'Baltimogadishu'

    04/30/2015 6:08:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Baseball in Baltimogadishu Today's game in an empty stadium: Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesdays game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. This after two straight days of cancelled games and the organization locking 15,000 fans inside on Saturday night as riots spiraled outside. On the bright side, the Sox play in front of crowds about as big as today's scheduled attendance - it'll be like having...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 30, 2015-- didactic

    04/30/2015 5:16:16 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 51 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 30, 2015-- didactic ; 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". didactic [dahy-dak-tik]hear it pronounced adjective 1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. 2. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker. 3. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson. 4. didactics, (used with a singular verb) the art or science of teaching. Origin: 1650s, from French didactique, from Greek didaktikos "apt at teaching," from didaktos "taught," past participle of...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, April 29, 2015-- sang froid

    04/29/2015 6:18:22 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 51 replies
    4/29/15 | xs subbing for Ti
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, 4/29/15 ; 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". Sang froid; noun 1. coolness of mind; calmness; composure: They committed the robbery with complete sang-froid. Quotes Admitting to himself that he was not possessed of genuine, innate sang-froid, he nevertheless firmly resolved to behave always as a fearless man would in his place. -- Vladimir Nabokov, Glory, translated by Dimitri Nabokov, 1971 Etymology: Sang-froid comes from the French expression of the same spelling that literally means...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday April 28, 2015

    04/28/2015 5:27:17 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 54 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday April 28, 2015 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". intenerate [in-ten-uh-reyt] -vtto make soft or tender; soften. [1585-95; in-2+ Latin tener tender1+ -ate1]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, April 27, 2015-- sagacious

    04/27/2015 5:28:21 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 44 replies
    4/27/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, April 27, 2015 sagacious 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". sagacious; adj. 1. having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious lawyer.2.Obsolete. keen of scent. Etymology: adj. c.1600, from Latin sagacem (nominative sagax) "of quick perception;" see sagacity. Related: Sagaciously. 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.... >>