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  • Word for the Day, Thursday, December 8, 2016-- autodidactic

    12/08/2016 7:16:20 AM PST · by xsmommy · 15 replies
    12/8/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Thursday, 12/8/16 ; 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". autodidactic; adj. self taught. autodidact: noun a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person Etymology: 1525-35; < Greek autod獮aktos self-taught; see auto-1, didactic Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on....
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: ERGOPHOBIA

    12/06/2016 5:47:21 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 51 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | December 6, 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". ERGOPHOBIA [ur goh FOh bee uh]hear it pronounced noun Literally, a hatred or terror of work. In 1905 in the British Medical Journal the word was coined describing "...it often pays better to idle and loaf about than to work, and the consequence is that a new disease has been engendered. which I (W.D. Spanton) have termed ergophobia"Erg" is a unit of work, Greek ergon plus the familiar suffix phobia.
  • Word for the Day Tuesday December 6, 2016

    12/06/2016 4:12:34 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 25 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday December 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". ebullition [eb-uh-lish-uh n] -n1. a seething or overflowing, as of passion or feeling; outburst. 2. the state of being ebullient. 3. the act or process of boiling up. 4. a rushing forth of water, lava, etc., in a state of agitation.[1525-35; < Latin bull蘋tin- (stem of bull蘋ti), equivalent to bull蘋t(us) (past participle of bull蘋re to boil up bull蘋- (see ebullient) + -tus past participle suffix) +...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, December 5, 2016 - Bruit

    12/05/2016 8:00:13 AM PST · by tioga · 23 replies
    Dictionary.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". Bruit, (broot) Verb: To voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about): The report was bruited through the village. 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. Inform me, amuse me or inspire me with a poem for extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, December 2, 20165 - Thaumaturgy

    12/02/2016 4:27:14 AM PST · by tioga · 38 replies
    Dictionary.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". ThaumaturgyNoun The working of wonders or miracles; magic. 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. Amuse me, teach me, provide a link, or write a poem for extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Heatsease

    12/01/2016 5:14:34 AM PST · by tioga · 36 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" HeartseaseNoun Peace of mind. 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. Amuse me, teach me, share a link to your source or write a poem for extra credit.
  • Word For The Day: SEICHE

    11/29/2016 5:46:33 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 55 replies
    History Things | Fatherfish
    ; 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". seiche [seesh]hear it pronounced adjective The water is darkened by mud and sand churned up by the ferocious currents. As the waves oscillate, the lake can become as much as 2 metres deeper at one end, while dropping 2 metres at the other. Waves violently smack one shoreline before the pattern reverses. When the conditions are just right, a seiche or standing wave can occur.
  • Word for the Day Tuesday November 29, 2016

    11/29/2016 5:57:34 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 26 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday November 29, 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". quinquennium [kwin-kwen-ee-uh m, kwing-] -na period of five years.[1615-25; < Latin qu蘋nquennium; see quinque-, biennium]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, November 28, 2016-- effluvia

    11/28/2016 7:09:20 AM PST · by xsmommy · 42 replies
    11/28/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 11/28/16 ; 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". effluvia; noun See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com noun, plural effluvia [ih-floo-vee-uh] (Show IPA), effluviums. 1. a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, especially one that is disagreeable or noxious. Etymology: 1640-50; < Latin, equivalent to ef- ef- + fluv-, base of fluere to flow (see effluent ) + -ium -ium Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence...
  • Word for the Day, Black FRiday, November 25, 2016 - Doorbuster

    11/25/2016 5:53:32 AM PST · by tioga · 17 replies
    Oxford Dictionary ^ | Today | 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". DoorbusterNoun, US informal 1 (in retailing) a special discount price available for a limited period, typically during special early-opening hours.2 A firearm with special attachments for forcing entry through a door. 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. Amuse me, share the day's news with me or write poetry using today's word...
  • Word for the Day, Thanksgiving Day - Gobble, gobble...

    11/24/2016 5:12:58 AM PST · by tioga · 13 replies
    Thursday | tioga
    Happy Thanksgiving! No word today, just post what you are thankful for, pictures of your dinner, or Thanksgiving jokes.......Enjoy the day!
  • Word For The Day: TENEBROUS

    11/22/2016 6:01:41 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | Nov 23, 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". TENEBROUS [TEN uh brus]hear it pronounced adjective A tenebrous place is dark and gloomy. Tenebrae is a Latin noun (plural in form, singular in meaning) that means "darkness," from which several Latin adjectives, including tenebrosus, were formed, all meaning "dark, gloomy."Tenebrae is te name given to a Catholic church ritual sung on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Holy Week, commemorating the Crucifixion. It is accompanied by the gradual extinguishing of candles, leaving the...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday November 22, 2016

    11/22/2016 4:25:53 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 18 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday November 22, 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". duende [dwen-de; English doo-en-dey] -n1. Spanish. a goblin; demon; spirit. 2. charm; magnetism..[Spanish: spirit]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, November 21, 2016 - retromingent

    11/21/2016 6:16:18 AM PST · by xsmommy · 41 replies
    11/21/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 11/21/16 ; 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". retromingent; noun/adjective adjective 1. urinating backward because of bodily configuration: The lion is a retromingent animal. noun 2. an animal that urinates backward Etymology: 1645-55; retro- + Latin mingent- stem of mingens), present participle of mingere to urinate
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, November 18, 2016 - Fatuous

    11/18/2016 4:54:37 AM PST · by tioga · 38 replies
    Dictionary.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". FatuousAdjective, (fach-oo-uh s) 1. Foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly. 2. Unreal; illusory. 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. Amuse me, teach me, or write a poem to earn extra credits.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Sycophant

    11/17/2016 5:50:11 AM PST · by tioga · 43 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". SycophantNoun, (sik-uh-fuh nt, -fant, sahy-kuh-) A self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite. 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. Amuse me, teach me, provide a link or write a poem to earn extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Termagant

    11/16/2016 5:53:03 AM PST · by tioga · 50 replies
    Dictionary.com ^ | Wednesday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". TermagantNoun, ( tur-muh-guh nt) A violent, turbulent, or brawling woman. Adjective Violent; turbulent; brawling; shrewish. In addition noun: (initial capital letter) a mythical deity popularly believed in the Middle Ages to be worshiped by the Muslims and introduced into the morality play as a violent, overbearing personage in long robes. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to...
  • Word for the Day Tuesday November 15, 2016

    11/15/2016 4:16:29 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 28 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday November 15, 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". immure [ih-myoo r] -vt1. to enclose within walls. 2. to shut in; seclude or confine. 3. to imprison. 4. to build into or entomb in a wall. 5. Obsolete. to surround with walls; fortify.[1575-85; < Medieval Latin imm贖rre, equivalent to Latin im- im-1+ -m贖rre, verbal derivative of m贖rus wall (cf. mural )]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, November 14, 2016 -- anathema

    11/14/2016 5:10:09 AM PST · by xsmommy · 52 replies
    11/14/16 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 11/14/16e ; 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". anathema; noun noun, plural anathemas. 1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him. 2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction. 3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication. 4. any imprecation of divine punishment. 5. a curse; execration. Etymology: 1520-30; < Latin < Greek: a thing accursed, devoted to evil, orig. devoted, equivalent to ana (ti) th...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, November 11, 2016 - Lodestone

    11/11/2016 3:24:52 AM PST · by tioga · 45 replies
    Dictionary.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". LodestoneNoun, (lohd-stohn) Something that attracts strongly. 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. Amuse me, entertain me or teach me and earn extra credit. Provide links to news articles to share with the class.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Frowzy, or Frouzy

    11/10/2016 4:53:27 AM PST · by tioga · 40 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".Frowzy, or frouzyAdjective, (frou-zee) 1. Dirty and untidy; slovenly. 2. Ill-smelling; musty. 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. If you amuse me or teach me something you can get extra credit. Extra credit for links to source articles, too.
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: HOMINIZATION

    11/09/2016 5:02:09 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 60 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 11/9/16 | 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". HOMINIZATION [hom uh nih ZAY shun]hear it pronounced noun This word was taken from the French, hominisation, as used by Teilhard de Chardin in his Phenomene Humaine (1948). Latin homin-, the stem of homo (man), is the basis of the word, wich denotes the development of traits, particularly those mental and spiritual characteristics that distinguish man from the rest of the animal world.(A long, protracted discussion ensues relative to the significance of this...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday November 8, 2016

    11/08/2016 4:12:26 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 25 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday November 8, 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". gotterdammerung [got-er-dam-uh-roo ng, -ruhng] -nfrom German G繹tterd瓣mmerung, literally "twilight of the gods," used by Wagner as the title of the last opera in the Ring cycle; used in English from 1909 in the figurative sense of "complete overthrow" of something.German Mythology. the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with evil powers: erroneous modern translation of the Old Icelandic Ragnarヱk, meaning...
  • Word for the Day, Monday November 7, 2016- bathos

    11/07/2016 5:33:24 AM PST · by xsmommy · 85 replies
    Word For The Day, Monday, 11/7/16 ; 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". bathos; noun 1. a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax. 2. insincere pathos; sentimentality; mawkishness. 3. triteness or triviality in style Etymology: 1630-40; < Greek: depth Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on....
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, November 4, 2016 -

    11/04/2016 4:11:44 AM PDT · by tioga · 47 replies
    Dictionary.com ^ | FRiday | tioga
    InfradigAdjective,(in-fruh dig) Beneath one's dignity. 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. Amuse me, teach me, or some combination of both and earn extra credit.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Galimatias

    11/03/2016 4:35:24 AM PDT · by tioga · 42 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". GalimatiasNoun, [gal-uh-mey-shee-uh s, -mat-ee-uh s] Confused or unintelligible talk. 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. Amuse me or teach me something to earn extra credit.
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: OMPHALOS

    11/01/2016 6:57:31 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 46 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | November 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". OMPHALOS [OM fuh lus]hear it pronounced noun The literal meaning of this word, taken intact from the Greek, is"navel." It is used figuratively to mean "critical point" of "hub."Omphalos was the name originally applied to a conical stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi that was reputed among the ancients to mark the exact center of the earth (then thought to be flat). Legend has it that when Zeus. in his quest...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday November 1, 2016

    11/01/2016 4:26:33 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 10 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday November 1, 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". quid pro quo [kwid proh kwoh] -nsomething that is given or taken in return for something else[1555-65; Latin literally "something for something"]
  • Word for the Day, Monday October 31, 2016

    10/31/2016 4:37:12 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 11 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday October 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". hallowed [hal-ohd; in liturgical use often hal-oh-id] -adjregarded as holy; venerated; sacred[before 900; Middle English halwed; Old English (ge) halgod; see hallow1+ -ed2]
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, October 28, 2016 - Ensorcell

    10/28/2016 4:33:22 AM PDT · by tioga · 38 replies
    Dictionary.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". Ensorcell, or ensocrcelVerb,(en-sawr-suh l) To bewitch: The beauty of the moon ensorcelled them. 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. Amuse me or teach me something about current events to earn a higher grade.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Delectation

    10/27/2016 4:14:31 AM PDT · by tioga · 27 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". DelectationNoun, (dee-lek-tey-shuh n) Delight; 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. Amuse me, teach me something, include news of the day to get extra credit. Poems and limericks impress me, too! Get busy.
  • Word of the Day: LOUCHE

    10/25/2016 6:08:03 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 32 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 10/26/2016 | 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". LOUCHE [loohsh]hear it pronounced adjective A louche person, or louche conduct, is devious. perverse, untrustworthy, sinister.Louche was taken over from the French as is. In French its literal meaning is "squint eyed," but the French use it in a figurative sense to describe a person or behavior of dubious character, equivocal, disreputable, shifty. shady, or more informally, fishy.Like Caesar's wife who "must be above suspicion," Caesar divorced Pompeia because her name came up...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, October 25, 2016-- stalwart

    10/25/2016 7:59:39 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 20 replies
    10/25/16 | xs
    Word for The Day,Tuesday, 10/25/16 ; 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". stalwart; noun and adjective adjective 1. strongly and stoutly built; sturdy and robust. 2. strong and brave; valiant: a stalwart knight. 3. firm, steadfast, or uncompromising: a stalwart supporter of the U.N. noun 4. a physically stalwart person. 5. a steadfast or uncompromising partisan: They counted on the party stalwarts for support in the off-year campaigns. Etymology: 1325-75; Middle English (Scots), variant of stalward, earlier stalwurthe; see stalworth...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, October 24, 2016 -- compunction

    10/24/2016 6:33:00 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 59 replies
    10/24/16 | xs
    Word for The Day, Monday, 10/24/16 ; 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". compunction; noun 1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse. 2. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action Etymology: 1350-1400; Middle English compunccion (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin comp贖nctin- (stem of comp贖ncti), equivalent to Latin comp贖nct (us), past participle of compungere to prick severely ( com- com- + pungere to prick;...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, October 21, 2016 - Rollick

    10/21/2016 5:42:24 AM PDT · by tioga · 44 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". RollickVerb, [rol-ik] To move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner; behave in a free, hearty, lively, or jovial way. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day, a link to a news story is preferred. Make me laugh or learn for extra +++s.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Paroxysm

    10/20/2016 3:05:48 AM PDT · by tioga · 34 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". ParoxysmNoun 1. any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion: paroxysms of rage. 2. Pathology. a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease, usually recurring periodically. 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. Provide a link to a news article, post a poem, make me...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: HETEROZETESIS

    10/18/2016 8:26:09 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 45 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 10/19/16 | 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". heterozetesis [hed uh roh zuh TEE sis]hear it pronounced noun This is a word you will never use but one you must understand. It is derived from the Greek prefix hetero-, the combining form of heteros (other, different), plus zetesis (search, enquiry), related to the verb zetein (to seek, enquire), and is defined simply ignorantio elenchi. The Latin phrase means "ignorance of proof." Literally heterozetesis is the act of ignoring the argument in...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday October 18, 2016

    10/18/2016 5:11:28 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 10 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday October 18, 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". nudnik [noo d-nik] -nslang a persistently dull, boring pest.[1945-50, Americanism; < Yiddish, equivalent to nud- base of nudyen (see nudge2) + -nik -nik]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, October 17, 2016 -- apocalyptic

    10/17/2016 5:59:45 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 34 replies
    10/17/16 | xs
    Word for The Day, Monday, 10/17/16 ; 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". apocalyptic; adj. 1. of or like an apocalypse; affording a revelation or prophecy. 2. pertaining to the Apocalypse or biblical book of Revelation. 3. predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers. apocalyptical. Etymology: 1620-1630 1620-30; < Late Greek apokalptikos, equivalent to apokalpt (ein) to uncover, disclose (see apocalypse ) + -ikos -ic Rules: Everyone must leave a...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, October 14, 2016 - Mutable

    10/14/2016 4:48:00 AM PDT · by tioga · 29 replies
    Dictionary.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". MutableAdjective, myoo-tuh-buh l 1. liable or subject to change or alteration. 2. given to changing; constantly changing; fickle or inconstant: the mutable ways of fortune. 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.Make me laugh, cry, learn ....to get extra ++++s. Poems, links to sources, pictures....all increase your grade.
  • CHRIST IS OUR MERCY SEAT

    10/13/2016 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    josephprince.org ^ | 10/13/16 | Joseph Prince/New Creation Church
    Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. In the Old Testament, there was a place where God met with His people. In Exodus 25:22, God said, And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony... This place was above the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant, under the wings of the two cherubim. The psalmist calls it the secret place of the...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, October 13, 2016 - dilatory

    10/13/2016 6:12:37 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 39 replies
    10/13/16 | xs
    Word for The Day, Thursday, 10/13/16 ; 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". dilatory; adj. 1. tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy. 2. intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy. Etymology: Dilatory is related to the Latin verb differre meaning "to postpone." It entered English around 1300 Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: PARRHESIA

    10/11/2016 10:29:38 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 51 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | OCTOBER 12, 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". parrhesia [pa REE syuh, zyuh]hear it pronounced adjective Parrhesia is boldness of speech, in oratorical rhetoric, i.e., the art of influencing an audience, parrhesia, in the words of William Safire (On Language, in the NYT magazine of Oct 21, 1984), "has a specialized meaning: 'warning of potential offense, and asking pardon in advance.'" The expression with all due respect is an example of parrhesia. What it really means is, "I haven't the slightest...
  • JESUS IS YOUR QUALIFICATION FOR GODS BLESSINGS

    10/11/2016 8:28:55 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 17 replies
    josephprince.org ^ | 10/11/2016 | Joseph Prince
    Deuteronomy 28:2 "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you" God loves to bless you. He has even declared that blessings shall come upon you and overtake you. This means that you cant run fast enough to escape them! When you turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting for you. When you turn another corner, you run smack into another blessing! Now, you may think that you dont qualify for Gods blessings because of the preceding verse which says that these blessings will come to pass only if you diligently obey Gods voice and keep all...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday October 11, 2016

    10/11/2016 5:08:01 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 45 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday October 11, 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". bailiwick [bey-luh-wik] -n1. the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction. 2. a person's area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work[1425-75; late Middle English, equivalent to baili- bailie + wick wick3]
  • Word for the Day, Monday, October 10, 2016 - Dilatory

    10/10/2016 9:16:57 AM PDT · by tioga · 42 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". DilatoryAdjective 1. tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy. 2. intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy. 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. Make me laugh, smile or otherwise entertain me and I might give out some extra +s.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, October 7, 2016 - Banausic

    10/07/2016 3:50:18 AM PDT · by tioga · 28 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".BanousicAdjective, [buh-naw-sik, -zik] 1. serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical: architecture that was more banausic than inspired. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Guerdon

    10/06/2016 4:52:20 AM PDT · by tioga · 32 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". GuerdonNoun 1. a reward, recompense, or requital. Verb, used with an object 2. to give a guerdon to; reward. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: MEPHITIS

    10/05/2016 3:46:07 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 42 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | October 5, 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". MEPHITIS [meh FYE tis]hear it pronounced noun This is the term for a noxious emanation from the earth, such as a poison gas, but the word is also applied to something less deadly, like any foul, noisome stench, even if not actually poisonous.The adjective is mephitic (muh FIT ik), describing any offensive odor, noxious or not.Exposure to mephitic exhalations are to be avoided; they may or may not be poisonous but they certainly...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday October 4, 2016

    10/04/2016 4:08:20 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 28 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday October 4, 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". druthers [druhth -erz] -ninformal one's own way, choice, or preference:[1870-75; plural of druther, (I, you, etc.) 'd rather (contraction of would rather]