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  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    07/28/2015 5:09:38 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 15 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday July 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". eyesome [ahy-suh m] -adjArchaic pleasant to look at.[1575-85; eye + -some1]
  • Word for the Day, Monday July 27, 2015

    07/27/2015 6:14:54 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 21 replies
    Word For The Day, Monday July 27, 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". nabob [ney-bob] -n1. any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person. 2. Also, nawab. a person, especially a European, who has made a large fortune in India or another country of the East.[1605-15; < Hindi nawāb. See nawab]
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 24, 2015 - Kakistocracy

    07/24/2015 5:18:13 AM PDT · by tioga · 45 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. KakistocracyNoun Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Pyrotic

    07/23/2015 5:43:40 AM PDT · by tioga · 67 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. PyroticAdjective Caustic. 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 The...
  • Word For The Day: sanguine

    07/22/2015 2:26:56 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 86 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 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". sanguine [phonetic]hear it pronounced adjective Def: 1: bloodred 2 a : consisting of or relating to blood b : bloodthirsty, sanguinary c of the complexion : ruddy 3 : having blood as the predominating bodily humor; also : having the bodily conformation and temperament held characteristic of such predominance and marked by sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness 4 : confident, optimistic Origin: Middle English sanguin,...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - Zoilist

    07/21/2015 6:46:13 AM PDT · by tioga · 44 replies
    Fine Dictionary ^ | Tuesday | 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. ZoilistNoun A carping 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 Two: Word...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, July 20, 2015-- timorous

    07/20/2015 6:06:47 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 64 replies
    7/20/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 7/20/15 ; 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". timorous; adj. adjective 1. full of fear; fearful: The noise made them timorous. 2. subject to fear; timid. 3. characterized by or indicating fear: a timorous whisper. Etymology: mid-15c., from Old French temeros (14c.), from Medieval Latin timorosus "fearful," from Latin timor "fear," from timere "to fear." Some early sense confused by mistaken identification with Middle English temerous "rash" (see temerity ). Related: Timorously ; timorousness Rules:...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 17, 2015 - Ambage

    07/17/2015 4:28:56 AM PDT · by tioga · 41 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. AmbageNoun A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Apricate

    07/16/2015 4:17:44 AM PDT · by tioga · 50 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. ApricateVerb To bask in sun. 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 the Day: ZEUGMA

    07/14/2015 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 57 replies
    ZEUGMAnoun zeug·ma \ˈzüg-mə\ hear it pronounced the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words usually in such a manner that it applies to each in a different sense or makes sense with only oneExamples: "She lost her ticket and her temper." [My cousin] roars around on a shocking old motor bike – mustache and dignity flying in the morning breeze..." – Sinclair Lewis, Dodsworth About the Word:Zeugma comes from a Greek word meaning "to join." In ancient times, the city of Zeugma, which spanned the two sides of the Euphrates river in what is now...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    07/14/2015 5:21:32 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 55 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday July 14, 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". kowtow [kou-tou, -tou, koh-] -vi1. to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference. 2. to touch the forehead to the ground while kneeling, as an act of worship, reverence, apology, etc., especially in former Chinese custom. -n 3. the act of kowtowing.[1795-1805; < Chinese kutu literally, knock (one's) head]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, July 13, 2015-- jackanapes

    07/13/2015 5:31:06 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 59 replies
    7/13/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 7/13/15 ; 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". jackanapes; noun noun 1. an impertinent, presumptuous person, especially a young man; whippersnapper. 2. an impudent, mischievous child. 3. Archaic. an ape or monkey. Etymology: 1400-50; late Middle English Jakken-apes, literally, jack (i.e., man) of the ape, nickname of William de la Pole (1396-1450), Duke of Suffolk, whose badge was an ape's clog and chain Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 10, 2015 - Varlet

    07/10/2015 4:59:49 AM PDT · by tioga · 24 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. VarletNoun 1. An attendant or servant. 2. A knight's page. 3. A rascal; a knave. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, July 9, 2015 - Noddy

    07/09/2015 4:31:12 AM PDT · by tioga · 48 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. NoddyNoun A dunce or fool; a simpleton. 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...
  • Word For The Day: Jiggery-Pokery

    07/08/2015 4:37:58 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 57 replies
    Merriam-Webster ^ | Ammon Shea
    What Does "Jiggery-Pokery" Mean? Antonin Scalia's Unapologetic Use of Rhyming Photo: Antonin Scalia photo by Stephen Masker The announcement today of the Supreme Court's decision on the fate of Obamacare was met online with paroxysms of delight, rage, and (in slightly smaller quantity) amusement. The feelings of delight and rage were largely motivated by one's political leanings; the feelings of amusement were provoked by a phrase employed by Antonin Scalia. In his dissent, Scalia waxed furious about the "interpretive jiggery-pokery" employed, in his view, by the majority of the court in their decision. Few onlookers took exception with the word...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 7, 2015-- madcap

    07/07/2015 5:14:11 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 43 replies
    7/7/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Tuesday, 7/7/15 ; 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". madcap; adj. adjective 1. wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash: a madcap scheme. noun 2. a madcap person. mad-cap in Technology Expand Math and set problems, for the Maniac II and CDC 6600. "MADCAP - A Scientific Compiler for a Displayed Formula Texbook Language", M.B. Wells, CACM 4(1):31-36 (Jan 1961). Sammet 1969, pp.271-281. Versions: Madcap 5 (1964), Madcap 6. "The Unified Data Structure Capability in Madcap 6",...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, July 6,2015-- mien

    07/06/2015 5:48:38 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 63 replies
    7/6/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 7/6/15 ; 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". mien; noun 1. (literary) a person's manner, bearing, or appearance, expressing personality or mood: a noble mien Etymology: "facial expression," 1510s, probably a shortening of Middle English demean "bearing, demeanor" (see demeanor ) and influenced by Middle French mine "appearance, facial expression," which is of unknown origin, possibly Celtic (cf. Breton min "beak, muzzle, nose," Irish men "mouth"). Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word...
  • 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
    6/29/15 | xs
    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
    6/22/15 | xs
    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
    6/15/15 | xs
    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
    6/8/15 | xs
    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
    6/1/15 | xs
    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
    5/20/15 | xs
    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...