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  • Word for the Day, FRiday, September 23, 2016 - Plutocracy

    09/23/2016 5:40:15 AM PDT · by tioga · 37 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".PlutocracyNoun, ploo-tok-ruh-see 1. The rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy. 2. A government or state in which the wealthy class rules. 3. A class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of it's wealth. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, September 22, 2016 -Afflatus

    09/22/2016 5:28:57 AM PDT · by tioga · 45 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". AfflatusNoun 1. Inspiration; an impelling mental force acting from within. 2. Divine communication of knowledge. 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 TE DAY: FIZGIG

    09/21/2016 1:25:54 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 68 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | September 21, 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". FIZGIG [FIZ gig]hear it pronounced noun This peculiar word is the name for an astonishing assortment of things: a gadabout, a giddy, flighty, frivolous, flirtatious,fretful, flustered female; a damp firewood that goes off with a loud hiss; a gimcrack or flimsy knickknack; a crotchet, whine, or quirk; a harpoon (in this meaning, usually spelt fish gig and comes from Spanish fiega, harpoon; a spinning or whirring toy that makes a loud, whizzing sound...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday September 20, 2016

    09/20/2016 4:08:11 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 25 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday September 20, 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". circumbendibus [sur-kuh m-ben-duh-buh s] -na roundabout way; circumlocution.[1675-85; circum- + bend1+ Latin -ibus ablative plural ending]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, September 19, 2016 - Cosset

    09/19/2016 7:20:52 AM PDT · by tioga · 50 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". CossetVerb To treat as a pet; pamper; coddle. 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, FRiday, September 16, 2016 - Overweening

    09/16/2016 4:38:55 AM PDT · by tioga · 17 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". OverweeningAdjective 1. Presumptuously conceited, overconfident, or proud: a brash, insolent, overweening fellow. 2. Exaggerated, excessive, or arrogant: overweening prejudice; overweening pride. 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, Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Longanimity

    09/15/2016 5:43:03 AM PDT · by tioga · 35 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". LonganimityNoun, [long-guh-nim-i-tee, lawng-] Patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance. also: Longanimous, adjective, [long-gan-uh-muh s, lawng-]. 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: CARAPACE

    09/13/2016 6:16:03 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 37 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | September 14, 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". CARAPACE [KAR uh pace]hear it pronounced noun A carapace is the hard covering of all or parts of the backs of certain animals, like the upper shell of a turtle or the armor on the dorsal pat of an armadillo. It is also known in zoology as a "shield" or a "test," a word that has a special use in that field designating the protective shell or other hard covering of some invertebrates...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday September 13, 2016

    09/13/2016 5:22:27 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 24 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday September 13, 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". sotto voce [sot-oh voh-chee; Italian sawt-taw vaw-che] -advin a low, soft voice so as not to be overheard.[1730-40; < Italian: literally, under (the) voice]
  • Word for the Day, September 12, 2016-- corybantic

    09/12/2016 5:59:09 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 79 replies
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    Word for The Day, Monday, 9/12/16 ; 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". corybantic; adj. 1. frenzied; agitated; unrestrained. 2. (initial capital letter). Also, Corybantian [kawr-uh-ban-shuh n, kor-] (Show IPA), Corybantine [kawr-uh-ban-tin, -tahyn, kor-] (Show IPA). of or relating to a Corybant Etymology: 1350-1400; Middle English < Latin Corybant- (stem of Corybās) < Greek Korybant- (stem of Korýbās)Corybant, kor′i-bant, n. a priest of Cybele, whose rites were accompanied with noisy music and wild dances:—Eng Rules: Everyone must leave a post...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, September 9, 2016 - Paean

    09/09/2016 5:17:40 AM PDT · by tioga · 41 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". Paean (pee-uh n)Noun 1. Any song of praise, joy, or triumph. 2. A hymn of invocation or thanksgiving to Apollo or some other ancient Greek deity. 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...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Phalanx

    09/08/2016 5:41:37 AM PDT · by tioga · 54 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". PhalanxNoun A number of individuals, especially persons united for a common purpose. (see source for further definitions and pronunciation) 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...
  • Word For The Day: CACHINNATE

    09/06/2016 7:54:08 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 60 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 09/06/16 | Norman Schur
    center>; 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". Cachinnate [KAK uh nate]hear it pronounced verb To cachinnate is to laugh raucously, immoderately, convulsively.The word comes from cachinnatus, past participle of the Latin verb cachinnare (to laugh loudly).The adjective to describe such laughter is cachinnatory; the noun is cachinnation.One might guess that cachinnate and cackle are etymologically related. Not so: cackle is of Middle English origin, cackelen, cognate with Dutch kakelen.The American naturalist and essayist john Burroughs wrote of someone who "cachinnated...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday September 6, 2016

    09/06/2016 4:18:51 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 11 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday September 6, 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". vagarious [vuh-gair-ee-uh s] -adj1. characterized by vagaries; erratic; capricious: 2. roving; wandering:[1790-1800; vagary + -ous]
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, September 2, 2016 - Peradventure

    09/02/2016 5:46:15 AM PDT · by tioga · 43 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". PeradcventureNoun 1. Cance, doubt, or uncertainty. 2. Surmise. (noun version) 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, September 1, 2016 - Sanctimonious

    09/01/2016 5:03:01 AM PDT · by tioga · 56 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". Sanctimoniousof course, it is a coveted adjective 1. Making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.: They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America. 2. Obsolete. holy; sacred. 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: MINACIOUS

    08/31/2016 5:23:23 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 28 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 8/31/16 | 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". MINACIOUS [min AY shus]hear it pronounced adjective Note: Today's WFTD is an ADJECTIVE not to be confused with NOUN.The adjunct word is MINATORY. Both words mean "threatening," and both are of Latin ancestry:minacious from minax (menacing, threatening), minatory from minatus, past participle of (to threaten). Of the two minatory is the more common. The primary meaning in Latin of minax is "projecting, jutting out," and of minari is to "project, jut out." A...
  • Word for the Day Tuesday August 30, 2016

    08/30/2016 4:30:55 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 24 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday August 30, 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". adjective [aj-ik-tiv] -nGrammar. any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying, as wise in a wise grandmother, or perfect in a perfect score, or handsome in He is extremely handsome. Other terms, as numbers ( one cup; twelve months), certain demonstrative pronouns ( this magazine; those questions), and terms that...
  • Word for the Day, Monday August 29, 2016--

    08/29/2016 6:36:01 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 42 replies
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    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 30, 2015— limacine ; 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”. limacine; adjective 1. pertaining to or resembling a slug; sluglike (adjective)Word Origin C19: from New Latin, from Latin līmax, from līmus mud
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 26, 2016 - Truepenny

    08/26/2016 3:31:23 AM PDT · by tioga · 36 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". TruepennyNoun A trusty, honest fellow. 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, FRiday, August 25, 2016 - Mirabilia

    08/25/2016 4:54:55 AM PDT · by tioga · 25 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". MirabiliaPlural Noun Marvels; miracles. 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: ACUMINATE

    08/24/2016 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 29 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
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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". 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
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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". 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
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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". 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
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    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
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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".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
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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". 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
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    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
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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". 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
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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". 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
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    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
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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". 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
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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". 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