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  • Word For The Day: ACUMINATE

    08/24/2016 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 27 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 8/24/16 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". acuminate [uh KYOO muh nuht (adj)][uh KYOO muh nate (verb)]hear it pronounced adjective, verb The noun means "keen perception" or "discernment" or "shrewdness," especially in matters of business. As an adjective it means "pointed" and applies to anything that tapers to a fine point. As a transitive verb, it means "to sharpen"; as an intransitive verb "to taper" i.e. "to come to a point."So we have a word with many usages but sharpened...
  • Word for the Day Tuesday August 23, 2016

    08/23/2016 5:21:49 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 25 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 16, 2016 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". auriferous [aw-rif-er-uh s] -adjyielding or containing gold.[1720-30; < Latin aurifer gold-bearing (see auri-1, -fer ) + -ous]
  • Remember the Clinton vs Dole polls scandal or we lose!

    08/22/2016 11:41:16 AM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 20 replies
    Vanity Post | 22 August 2016 | 1Eagle
    Dear Freeper Friends, Its been a long time since I have logged in and I hope you are all doing well. I would like to remind everyone that _No Polls Can Be Trusted!_ Please take a quick look at Clinton vs Dole as reference. One of our fellow Freepers managed to apply some math to an LA Times poll which showed something like 65% of respondents were women, and given the liberal tendency of many women the poll showing Dole losing by double-digits was hopelessly skewed. He used responses from other questions to derive his results showing the amount of...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 22, 2016 - Lucubrate

    08/22/2016 8:36:05 AM PDT · by tioga · 50 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". LucubrateVerb 1. to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night. 2. to write learnedly. 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, FRiday, August 19, 2016 - Mesmerism

    08/19/2016 3:29:50 AM PDT · by tioga · 43 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". MesmerismNoun A compelling attraction; fascination. Hypnotism. 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, August 18, 2016 - Blandishment

    08/18/2016 5:42:53 AM PDT · by tioga · 48 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". BlandishmentNoun Often, blandishments. something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc. 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...
  • Word For The Day: VILIPEND

    08/16/2016 6:38:27 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | August 16, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". vilipend [VIL uh pend]hear it pronounced verb To consider as of little value, to despise, to treat contemptuously, to disparage, to vilify, to abuse.
  • Word for the Day Tuesday August 16, 2016

    08/16/2016 5:23:01 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 15 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 16, 2016 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". palladium [puh-ley-dee-uh m] -n1. Also, Palladion. A statue of Athena, especially one on the citadel of Troy on which the safety of the city was supposed to depend. 2. (usually lowercase) anything believed to provide protection or safety; safeguard.[< Latin Palladium < Greek Palldion, noun use of neuter of Palldios of Pallas, equivalent to Pallad- (stem of Palls) Pallas + -ios adj. suffix]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 15, 2016-- whigmaleerie

    08/15/2016 7:19:37 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 61 replies
    8/15/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, August 15, 2016 whigmaleerie ; 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. whigmaleerie (noun)a whim; notion. a whimsical or fanciful ornament or contrivance; gimmick. Whigmaleerie is a Scots term of uncertain origin. It is first attested in the 1700s.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 12, 2016 - Blandishment

    08/12/2016 6:30:19 AM PDT · by tioga · 22 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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".BlandishmentNoun Often, blandishments. something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.: Our blandishments left him unmoved. We succumbed to the blandishments of tropical living. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, August 11, 2016 - Lief

    08/11/2016 11:44:15 AM PDT · by tioga · 21 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". LiefAdverb Gladly; willingly: I would as lief go south as not. 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: IRREFRAGABLE

    08/09/2016 6:18:00 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | August 9, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". IRREFRAGABLE [ih REF ruh guh bul)]hear it pronounced adjective Not to be confused with irrefrangible, this adjective applies to whatever cannot be refuted or denied. It is from Latin irrefragabilis, based on the prefix ir- plus refrageri (to oppose, resist)Persons who believe their opinions or arguments are irrefragable are extremely hard to deal with.
  • Word for the Day Tuesday August 9, 2016

    08/09/2016 5:26:12 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 18 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 9, 2016 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". bumptious [buhmp-shuh s] -adj1. offensively self-assertive[1795-1805; bump + (frac)tious]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 8, 2016-- Presentiment

    08/08/2016 6:03:29 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 59 replies
    8/8/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, August 8, 2016 presentiment ; 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. presentiment; noun.a sense of something about to happen; premonition 1714, from obsolete French presentiment (Modern French Related: pressentiment), from Middle French pressentir "to have foreboding," from Latin praesentire "to sense beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre- ) + sentire "perceive, feel" (see sense (n.)). Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 5, 2016 - Paronomasia

    08/05/2016 5:56:07 AM PDT · by tioga · 18 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". ParonomasiaNoun 1. the use of a word in different senses or the use of words similar in sound to achieve a specific effect, as humor or a dual meaning; punning. 2. a pun. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Fulsome

    08/04/2016 4:03:12 AM PDT · by tioga · 41 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". FulsomeAdjective 1. offensive to good taste, especially as being excessive; overdone or gross: fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome dcor. 2. disgusting; sickening; repulsive: a table heaped with fulsome mounds of greasy foods. 3. excessively or insincerely lavish: fulsome admiration. 4. encompassing all aspects; comprehensive: a fulsome survey of the political situation in Central America. 5. abundant or copious. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in...
  • Word For The Day: JABBLE

    08/02/2016 6:37:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 53 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | August 2, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". JABBLE [JAB'l]hear it pronounced noun, verb This is British English for "turbulence on the surface of water, choppiness, splashing, rippling" and figuratively, "emotional turmoil, agitation of the mind."As a verb, to jabble is to splash or splatter liquid, whether water in a usually placid pool or tea in a teacup. The figurative use means "don't make waves", or "don't make trouble," often given to someone to avoid "troubled waters." Dante depicted a mass...
  • Word for the Day, August 2, 2016

    08/02/2016 4:16:05 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 33 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 2, 2016 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". aesthete [es-theet] -n1. a person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward the beauties of art or nature. 2. a person who affects great love of art, music, poetry, etc., and indifference to practical matters.[1880-85; < Greek aisthētḗs one who perceives, equivalent to aisthē- (variant stem of aisthánesthai to perceive) + -tēs noun suffix denoting agent]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, August 1, 2016-- conciliate

    08/01/2016 5:56:47 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 34 replies
    8/1/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, August 1, 2016— conciliate ; 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”. : 1. to gain (as goodwill) by pleasing acts 2 : to make compatible : reconcile 3 : appease intransitive verb : to become friendly or agreeable conciliation play \-ˌsi-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun conciliative play \-ˈsi-lē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective conciliator play \-ˌā-tər\ noun 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, FRiday, July 29, 2016 - Skylark

    07/29/2016 4:38:59 AM PDT · by tioga · 42 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". SkylarkVerb To frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach. 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, Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Prima Donna

    07/28/2016 7:16:50 AM PDT · by tioga · 58 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". Prima DonnaNoun 1. a first or principal female singer of an opera company. 2. a temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience. 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: FRICATRICE

    07/26/2016 7:08:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | July 26, 2016 | Norman Schur
    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". Fricatrice [FRIK un truhs]hear it pronounced noun We were asked to select words this week best used to elucidate Hillary. Having found this word I could not surrender it but offer it up as a remarkably appropriate description of the woman. So, with apologies:Fricare means "to rub" in Latin, and the noun fricatrix, which the OED describes as "a word or form not actually found, but of which the existence is inferred," means, literally,...
  • Word for the Day Tuesday July 26, 2016

    07/26/2016 5:53:07 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 26 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday July 26, 2016 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". chiasmus [kahy-az-muh s] -n1. Rhetoric a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases, as in He went to the country, to the town went she..[1870-75; < Greek chiasms, equivalent to chi chi1+ -asmos masculine noun suffix, akin to -asma; see chiasma]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, July 25, 2016 -- apocryphal

    07/25/2016 6:50:31 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 21 replies
    Word For The Day, Monday, July 25, 2016 apocryphal ; 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. adjective ; origin:1580s, "of doubtful authenticity," from Apocrypha + -al (1). Middle English had apocrive (late 14c.) in same sense. 1.of doubtful authorship or authenticity. 2.Ecclesiastical.(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Apocrypha. of doubtful sanction; uncanonical.3.false; spurious: He told an apocryphal story about the sword, but the truth was later revealed. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 22, 2016 - Moue

    07/22/2016 6:28:58 AM PDT · by tioga · 40 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". MoueNoun 1. a pouting grimace. 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, Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Megillah

    07/21/2016 5:46:04 AM PDT · by tioga · 51 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". Megillah, Megilla 1. Slang. a.a lengthy, detailed explanation or account: Just give me the facts, not the whole megillah. b.a lengthy and tediously complicated situation or matter. 2. Hebrew. a scroll, especially one containing the Book of Esther. Others are the Book of Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, the Book of Ruth, and the Book of Lamentations. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The...
  • Word for the Day: CLYSTER

    07/19/2016 6:50:00 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 43 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | July 20, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". CLYSTER [KLIS tur]hear it pronounced noun A clyster is an enema, a liquid injected into the intestines for flushing them out.Clyster comes from the Greek noun klyster, based on the Greek klyzein (to rinse out). A related noun is clisis, a general medical term for the washing out of any body cavity. A clyster-pipe is a nozzle for introducing the enema into the body - not a particularly attractive bit of apparatus.In Shakespeare's...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - Doctrinaire

    07/19/2016 5:14:55 AM PDT · by tioga · 30 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". DoctrinaireNoun 1. a person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations; an impractical theorist. Adjective 2. dogmatic about others' acceptance of one's ideas; fanatical: a doctrinaire preacher. 3. merely theoretical; impractical. 4. of, relating to, or characteristic of a doctrinaire. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, July 18, 2016-- ephemeral

    07/18/2016 9:28:05 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 51 replies
    7/18/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, July 18, 2016—ephemeral ; 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”. adjective 1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood. 2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower. noun 3. anything short-lived, as certain insects. from Greek ephēmeros lasting only a day, from hēmera da
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 15, 2016 - Animadversion

    07/15/2016 4:43:31 AM PDT · by tioga · 30 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". AnimadversionNoun 1. an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone's conduct. 2. the act of criticizing. 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, Thursday, July 14, 2016 - Vox Populi

    07/14/2016 6:11:50 AM PDT · by tioga · 37 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". Vox PopuliNoun The voice of the people; popular opinion. 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: TATH

    07/12/2016 8:15:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 47 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | July 13, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". TATH [TATH]hear it pronounced noun, verb This is the term for the "dung of cattle and sheep allowed to remain on the field on which they have been pastured, so as to improve the fertility of the land."The term applies as will to coarse tufted grass that grows on land manured in this manner.
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday July 12, 2016

    07/12/2016 4:16:20 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 63 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday July 12, 2016 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". phototropism [foh-to-truh-piz-uh m, foh-toh-troh-piz-uh m] -n1. the growth response of plant parts to the stimulus of light, producing a bending towards the light source 2. the response of animals to light; phototaxis[1899, from German phototropie (1892), from photo- + tropism.]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, July 11, 2016-- itinerant

    07/11/2016 6:21:00 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 38 replies
    7/11/16 | xs
    Word for The Day, Monday, 7/11/16 ; 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". intinerant; adj. 1. traveling from place to place, especially on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative; itinerating; journeying. 2. characterized by such traveling: itinerant preaching. 3. working in one place for a comparatively short time and then moving on to work in another place, usually as a physical or outdoor laborer; characterized by alternating periods of working and wandering: an itinerant farm hand. noun...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 8, 2016 - Tourbillion

    07/08/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by tioga · 29 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". TourbillionNoun 1. a whirlwind or something resembling a whirlwind. 2. a firework that rises spirally. 3. Horology. a frame for the escapement of a timepiece, especially a watch, geared to the going train in such a way as to rotate the escapement about once a minute in order to minimize positional error. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way,...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Velleity

    07/07/2016 5:21:21 AM PDT · by tioga · 25 replies
    Dictionary.com ^ | 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". VelleityNoun 1. volition in its weakest form. 2. a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it. 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: DEMOTIC

    07/05/2016 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | July 56, 2016 | Norman Schur
    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". demotic [dig MOT ik]hear it pronounced adjective Demotic pertains to anything relating to the common people. In that sense, it can be use as synonymous with "popular."Demotic has a narrow, specialized sense as a designation of a simplified form of ancient Egyptian writing in which the priests kept their records.The adjective comes from the Greek demotikus (popular, plebian), based on 111111111111,i1.demotes (a plebian) and demos (the common people, the populas.King Demos is a facetious...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, July 1, 2016 - Supererogatory

    07/01/2016 5:57:20 AM PDT · by tioga · 16 replies
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    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". SupererogatoryAdjective 1. going beyond the requirements of duty. 2. greater than that required or needed; superfluous. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Towser

    06/30/2016 5:24:05 AM PDT · by tioga · 19 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". TowserNoun 1. a big dog. 2. Informal. a big, hearty person, especially one who is very energetic:He is a towser for rough outdoor work. 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: SECERN

    06/28/2016 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | June 29, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". SECERN [sih SURN]hear it pronounced verb To secern is to discriminate, separate in thought, distinguish, discern; from Latin secerne (literally to sever, divide, separate), based on prefix se- (apart) plus cernere (to sift).The Roman poet, Horace (65-8 B.C.) used secernere in the sense of "distinguishing" the just from the unjust, flatterer from a true friend.Secernere is synonymous with discernere, which gets us discern, one of the meanings of secern.
  • Word for the Day Tuesday June 28, 2016

    06/28/2016 5:18:13 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 17 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday June 28, 2016 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". lorn [lawrn] -adj1. forsaken, desolate, bereft, or forlorn. 2. Archaic lost, ruined, or undone.[1250-1300; Middle English; Old English loren, past participle of -lēosan to lose (recorded in compounds)]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 27, 2016 - Transmogrify

    06/27/2016 5:48:10 AM PDT · by tioga · 25 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". TransmogrifyVerb To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform. Noun - transmogrification. 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, FRiday, June 24, 2016 - Endsville

    06/24/2016 4:48:58 AM PDT · by tioga · 34 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". Endsville, sometimes lower caseAdjective 1. most wonderful or exciting: a rock band that was regarded as Endsville in the late fifties. 2. (of a location, circumstance, etc.) most isolated or undesirable. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Tohubohu

    06/23/2016 3:36:16 AM PDT · by tioga · 42 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". TohubohuNoun Chaos; disorder; 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...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: OBREPTION

    06/21/2016 7:48:47 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 60 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | JUNE 22, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". obreption [ob REP shuhn]hear it pronounced noun Denotes the attempt to obtain or the actual obtaining of something by making a false statement or expression of deceit.It is derived from Latin obreptio (stealing or creeping upon), related to the verb obrepere (to creep or crawl up to, steal up on).The word is uniquely applicable to the subordination of perjury as a means of achieving undeserved ends so popular in today's political circles.
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday June 21, 2016

    06/21/2016 5:17:13 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 11 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday June 21, 2016 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". sniglet[snig-lit] -n1. any word coined for something that has no specific name.[1980-85; said to be derivative of obsolete sniggle to snicker, with -let]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 20, 2016 - Nonpareil

    06/20/2016 4:15:51 AM PDT · by tioga · 33 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". NonpareilAdjective, Noun adjective - 1. having no equal; peerless. noun - 2. a person or thing having no equal. 3. a small pellet of colored sugar for decorating candy, cake, and cookies. 4. a flat, round, bite-sized piece of chocolate covered with this sugar. 5. painted bunting. 6. Printing. a.a 6-point type. b.a slug occupying 6 points of space between lines. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 17, 2016 - Quaff

    06/17/2016 6:17:32 AM PDT · by tioga · 23 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". QuaffVerb To drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Tocsin

    06/16/2016 6:36:14 AM PDT · by tioga · 20 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | 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". TocsinNoun 1. A signal, especially of alarm, sounded on a bell or bells. 2. A bell used to sound an alarm. 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:...
  • Word For The Day: GAVAGE

    06/14/2016 6:50:47 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | June 15, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; 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". GAVAGE [gah VAHZE]hear it pronounced noun A terrible word, meaning to stuff as in force feeding. The French fed geese by use of a tube to enarge the goose's liver as a delicacy, a pate de foi gras. In the 18 and early 19 century the method was recommended by some physicians for prematurely born babies. There are horrid stories of suffragets on hunger strikes being similarly force fed. UGH! Although listed as...