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  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 28, 2015 - Apolaustic

    08/28/2015 5:47:08 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. ApolausticAdjective Devoted to 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 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, Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Sagacious

    08/27/2015 5:31:49 AM PDT · by tioga · 61 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. SagaciousAdjective Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. 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: MENDACIOUS

    08/25/2015 6:51:00 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 69 replies
    Merriam-Webster ^ | August 25,2015
    ; 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". mendacious \men-ˈdā-shəs\hear it pronounced adjective : given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth — men·da·cious·ly adverb — men·da·cious·ness noun Origin of MENDACIOUS Latin mendac-, mendax — more at amend First Known Use: 1616 Related to MENDACIOUS Synonyms lying, dishonest, untruthful Antonyms honest, truthful, veracious Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday August 25, 2015

    08/25/2015 5:28:16 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 40 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 25, 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". quiddity[kwid-i-tee] -n1. the quality that makes a thing what it is; the essential nature of a thing. 2. a trifling nicety of subtle distinction, as in argument.[1530-40; < Medieval Latin quidditās, equivalent to Latin quid what + -itās -ity]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 24, 2015-- suffuse

    08/24/2015 5:52:57 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 84 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 8/24/15 ; 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". suffuse; ;verb verb (used with object), suffused, suffusing. 1. to overspread with or as with a liquid, color, etc Synonyms cover, pervade, diffuse, bathe, flood. Etymology: C16: from Latin suffūsus overspread with, from suffundere, from sub- + fundere to pour 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...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 21, 2015 - Ruction

    08/21/2015 5:08:22 AM PDT · by tioga · 55 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. Ruction Noun A riotous disturbance; a noisy quarrel. 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, Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Fatuous

    08/20/2015 3:40:51 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. FatuousAdjective Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way. 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...
  • Word for the Day: exacerbate

    08/18/2015 7:23:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 69 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". (exacerbate) hear it pronounced verb verb ex·ac·er·bate \ig-ˈza-sər-ˌbāt\ : to make (a bad situation, a problem, etc.) worse exacerbate verb ex·ac·er·bate \ig-ˈza-sər-ˌbāt\ : to make (a bad situation, a problem, etc.) worse forms: ex·ac·er·bat·ed ex·ac·er·bat·ing Full Definition of EXACERBATE transitive verb : to make more violent, bitter, or severe Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday August 18, 2015

    08/18/2015 6:05:22 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 17 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 18, 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". festinate [ fes-tuh-neyt] -vt, vi1. to hurry; hasten. -adj2. hurried[1595-1605; < Latin festīnātus hurried, past participle of festināre; see -ate1]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 17, 2015-- ephemeral

    08/17/2015 5:31:19 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 45 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 8/17/15 ; 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". ephemeral; adj. adjective 1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood. 2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower. noun Synonyms 1. fleeting, evanescent, transient, momentary, brief. 3. anything short-lived, as certain insects Etymology: 1560s; see ephemera + -al (1). Related: Ephemerality. Originally of diseases and lifespans; extended sense of "transitory" is from 1630s Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 14, 2015 - Jactance

    08/14/2015 4:05:44 AM PDT · by tioga · 48 replies
    Merriam-Webster ^ | 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. JactanceNoun Vainglorious boasting. 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, Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Bellicose

    08/13/2015 2:52:51 AM PDT · by tioga · 73 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. BellicoseAdjective Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament. 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: JOCULAR

    08/11/2015 9:16:52 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 90 replies
    Merriam-Webster ^ | Wednesday August 12, 2015
    Word For The Day, Wednesday August 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". JOCULAR hear it pronounced adjective 1 : given to jesting : habitually jolly or jocund 2 : characterized by jesting : playful Examples of JOCULAR a jocular man who could make the most serious people smile<made the jocular observation that the best way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start off with a large fortune> Rules: Everyone must leave a...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday August 11, 2015

    08/11/2015 4:10:15 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 53 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 11, 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". twitterpated [twit-er-pey-tid] -adjexcited or overcome by romantic feelings; smitten.[1942; first used in the movie Bambi; twitter + -pated]
  • Word for the Day, Monday August 10, 2015 -- risible

    08/10/2015 5:54:43 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 95 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 8/10/15 ; 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". risible; adj 1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous. 2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh. 3. pertaining to or connected with laughing. Etymology: 1550s, "given to laughter," from Middle French risible (14c.) and directly from Late Latin risibilis "laughable, able to laugh," from Latin risus, past participle of ridere "to laugh." Meaning "capable of exciting laughter, comical" is from 1727. Rules: Everyone...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 7, 2015 - Chuffy

    08/07/2015 4:46:24 AM PDT · by tioga · 62 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. ChuffyAdjective 1. Fat or puffed out in the cheeks. 2. Rough; clownish; 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, August 6, 2015 - Teratoid

    08/06/2015 4:48:16 AM PDT · by tioga · 80 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. TeratoidAdjective 1. (Biology) biology resembling a monster. 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: PROFLIGATE

    ; 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". PROFLIGATE hear it pronounced adjective Full Definition of PROFLIGATE 1: wildly extravagant 2 completely given up to dissipation and licentiousness Examples of PROFLIGATE She was very profligate in her spending. profligate movie producers hoping to create the next blockbuster In a curious way, part of the genius of America has been a collective forgetfulness, a talent for somehow outdistancing problems in a headlong race toward something new. It is a form of heedlessness,...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday August 4, 2015

    08/04/2015 4:02:54 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 57 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 4, 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". Argonaut [ahr-guh-nawt, -not] -n1. Classical Mythology. a member of the band of men who sailed to Colchis with Jason in the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece. 2. (sometimes lowercase) a person in quest of something dangerous but rewarding; adventurer. 3. a person who moved to California during the gold rush of 1849. 4. (lowercase) paper nautilus.[< Latin Argonauta < Greek Argonaútēs crewman of...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 3, 2015-- screed

    08/03/2015 5:06:07 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 44 replies
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    Word For The Day, Monday, 8/3/15 ; 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". screed; noun/verb noun 1. a long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe. 2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing. 3. Building Trades. a.a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface. b.a wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement or the...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 31, 2015 - Pestiferous

    07/31/2015 5:44:06 AM PDT · 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. Pestiferous Adjective 1. a. Producing or breeding infectious disease. b. Infected with or contaminated by an epidemic disease. 2. Morally evil or deadly; pernicious. 3. Bothersome; annoying. 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, July 30, 2015 - Tohubohu

    07/30/2015 4:59:18 AM PDT · by tioga · 53 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    TohubohuNoun Chaos; confusion. 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, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
  • Word For The Day: GOBEMOUCH

    07/28/2015 8:18:06 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 95 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". Gobemouchehear it pronounced adjective Definition:a credulous person;especially:one who believes everything he or she hearsExamples:"The Gobemouche abounds in clubs, coffee-houses, Capel Courts, Bellamy's, and all old women's tea-parties." Punch, or the London Charivari, 1857Gobemouche is evidence that certain unpleasant things, when cloaked in the veneer of French, can sound rather pleasant.About the Word:The word rolls off the tongue easily, and sounds quite lovely; however, if we look at the etymology it more or...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    07/28/2015 5:09:38 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 22 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
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    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 · 62 replies
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    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
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    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
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    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....