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  • Word for the Day, Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Prima Donna

    07/28/2016 7:16:50 AM PDT · by tioga · 23 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
    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". 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...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, June 14, Flag Day 2016 - Vexillology

    06/14/2016 7:28:15 AM PDT · by tioga · 35 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". VexillologyNounThe study of flags. 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, June 13, 2016 - Overslaugh

    06/13/2016 5:23:14 AM PDT · by tioga · 27 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". OverslaughVerbTo pass over or disregard (a person) by giving a promotion, position, etc., to another instead. 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, Friday, June 10, 2016 - Slyboots

    06/10/2016 5:21:42 AM PDT · by tioga · 25 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". SlybootsNoun, ( used with a singular verb) 1. An engagingly sly or mischievous person. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. 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 9, 2016 - Heuristic

    06/09/2016 5:56:52 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". HeuristicAdjective 1. serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation. 2. encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error: a heuristic teaching method. 3. of, relating to, or based on experimentation, evaluation, or trial-and-error methods. 4. Computers, Mathematics. pertaining to a trial-and-error method of problem solving used...
  • Word for The Day: OLIO

    06/07/2016 8:35:42 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | June 8, 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". OLIO [OH lee oh]hear it pronounced noun An olio is a stew made up of a large number of ingredients. Figuratively, olio is used for a medly, whether of musical pieces or literary passages.Olio, going further, can cover any miscellany, whether of styles, colors, ideas, or whatever.See gallimaufry. Olio comes from the Spanish noun olla (pot, stew), whiich is derived from Late Latin, where it means "jar" or "pot."
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday June 7, 2016

    06/07/2016 5:11:30 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 28 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday June 7, 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". comity [kom-i-tee] -n1. mutual courtesy; civility. 2. Also called comity of nations. courtesy between nations, as in respect shown by one country for the laws, judicial decisions, and institutions of another.[1535-45; < Latin cōmitās, equivalent to cōm (is) affable + -itās -ity]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, June 6, 2016 - Alar

    06/06/2016 5:57:23 AM PDT · by tioga · 22 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". AlarNoun 1. Resembling, containing, or composed of wings or alae. 2. Anatomy Concerned with the armpit; axillary. 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...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 3, 2016 - Olykoek

    06/03/2016 5:13:28 AM PDT · by tioga · 32 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". OlykoekNoun Doughnut. Origins Hudson Valley, New York Dutch. 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, June 2, 2016 - Metanoia

    06/02/2016 5:28:52 AM PDT · by tioga · 31 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". MetanoiaNoun A profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion. 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: TITIVATE

    05/31/2016 6:39:03 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 48 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | June 1, 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". Titivate [TIT uh vate]hear it pronounced verb Titivate is colloquial for "spruce up, smarten up, put on the finishing touches"; sometimes written Tittivate. Titivateis an earlier form, given rise, despite its initial short i, to a supposed derivation from tidy, plus the -vate from elevate, resulting in tidy up, or the -vate from cultivate, according to some authorities.Somehow all this seems unlikely. A wholly distinct meaning, "titillate," which comes fro Latin titilatus, must...
  • Word for the Day Tuesday May 31, 2016

    05/31/2016 4:44:48 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 18 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 31, 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". fard [fahrd] -n1. facial cosmetics. -vt2. to apply cosmetics to (the face).[1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French: noun derivative of farder to apply makeup, probably < Old Low Franconian *farwiđon to dye, color (compare Old High German farwjan, German färben)]
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, May 27, 2016 - Turpitude

    05/27/2016 5:53:16 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". TurpitudeNoun 1. Vile, shameful, or base character; depravity. 2. A vile or depraved act. 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, May 26, 2016 - Hypnagogic

    05/26/2016 5:33:15 AM PDT · by tioga · 63 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". HypnagogicAdjective 1. of or relating to drowsiness. 2. inducing drowsiness. 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:

    05/24/2016 7:44:06 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | May 25, 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". THEURGY [THEE ur gee]hear it pronounced noun Theurgy is miraculous divine action, the operation of a supernatural or divine agency in the management of human activities.The word is derived, via Late Latin theurgia, from Greek theourgeia (magic), based on theos (god) plus ergon (work), which incidentally, we get our word erg, a unit of work in the parlance of physics.The adjective is theurgic, -al. One who believes that human affairs are governed by...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday May 24, 2016

    05/24/2016 4:09:24 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 23 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 24, 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". jimjamsl[jim-jamz] -n1. extreme nervousness; jitters. 2. delirium tremens.[1540-50; gradational compound based on jam1. Cf. flimflam, jingle-jangle, etc.]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, May 23, 2016 - Complaisant

    05/23/2016 8:50:00 AM PDT · by tioga · 38 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". ComplaisantAdjective Inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant: the most complaisant child I've ever met. 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, FRiday, May 19, 2016 - Embonpoint

    05/19/2016 8:55:33 PM PDT · by tioga · 58 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". EmbonpointNoun The condition of being plump; stoutness. 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, Thursday. May 19, 2016 - Furphy

    05/19/2016 3:36:06 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". FurphyNoun slang Austral a rumour or fictitious story 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: HIRCINE

    05/17/2016 6:09:08 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | May 17, 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". HIRCINE [HUR sine, -sin]hear it pronounced adjective Hircine is Latin for "billy goat;" the adjective hircinus means "goatlike," and more specifically "smelling like a goat," an odor reputed to emanate from old men. From hircinis we get hircine with both those meanings, as well as a meaning of its own: "lustful" in view of that legendary aspect of the goat's character. Cf. "old goat," a slang pejorative for an old lecher.
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday May 17, 2016

    05/17/2016 5:12:01 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 62 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday May 17, 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". oenomel[ee-nuh-mel, en-uh-] -n1. a drink made of wine mixed with honey. 2. something combining strength with sweetness.[1565-75; < Late Latin oenomeli < Greek oinmeli, equivalent to ono (s) wine + mli honey]