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Word For The Day (General/Chat)

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  • Word for the Day, Tuesday December 20, 2011

    12/20/2011 4:22:35 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 146 replies · 2+ views
    Word For The Day, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 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". quangocracy{kwæŋˈgɒkrəsɪ} -n 1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the control or influence ascribed to quangos 2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) quangos collectively quango{kwang-goh} -n(especially in Great Britain) a semi-public advisory and administrative body supported by the government and having most of its members appointed by the government. [1975–80; qu ( asi ) -a ( utonomous ) n ( on- ) g ( overnmental ) o ( rganization...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, December 19, 2011-- intromit

    12/19/2011 6:20:20 AM PST · by xsmommy · 105 replies
    12/19/11 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 12/19/11 img src=”http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae143/CyberLiberty/wftd.jpg"; 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". intromit; verb verb (used with object), -mit·ted, -mit·ting. to send, put, or let in; introduce; admit. Etymology:1375–1425; late Middle English intromitten < Latin intrōmittere to send in, equivalent to intrō- intro- + mittere to send 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...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, December 16, 2011 - Tautological

    12/16/2011 4:32:09 AM PST · by tioga · 62 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    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. TautologicalNoun a. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy. b. An instance of such repetition. adverb - tautologically; adjective - tautological, tautologic 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...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, December 15, 2011 - mundify

    12/15/2011 4:42:31 AM PST · by secret garden · 72 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 15 December 2011 | Thursday's sub
    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". mundify \MUHN-duh-fahy\, verbTo purge or purify. Example sentences:The cleric, fatigued and mumpish, scolded her, saying that a woman of her burdensome years should return home and mundify her morphewed sins.-- Edward Dahlberg, The Olive of Minerva: Or, The Comedy of a Cuckold Vigorous efforts to mundify old nasty habits should find priority as a substruction on which the edifice of the efforts of humanising the police should be built.-- Praveen Kumar, Indian Police...
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - Limn

    12/14/2011 12:08:03 AM PST · by tioga · 60 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Wednesday | FRiday's Sub subbing for Wednesday's Sub
    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. Limn tr.v. limned, limning (lmnng), limns 1. To describe. 2. To depict by painting or drawing. 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, Tuesday December 13, 2011

    12/13/2011 4:19:53 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Word For The Day, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 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". peculate{pek-yuh-leyt} -vt, -vi to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle. [1740–50; v. use of peculate embezzlement (now obsolete) < Latin pecūlātus, equivalent to pecūlā ( rī ) to embezzle, literally, to make public property private + -tus suffix of v. action. See peculiar, -ate1].
  • Word for the Day, Monday, December 12, 2011- ephemeral

    12/12/2011 5:26:49 AM PST · by xsmommy · 123 replies · 1+ views
    12/12/11 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 12/12/11 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ephemeral;adj. 1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood. 2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower Etymology: C16: from Greek ephēmeros lasting only a day, from hēmera day] 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, FRiday, December 9, 2011 - Pecksniffian

    12/09/2011 5:07:56 AM PST · by tioga · 47 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    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. PecksniffianAdjective Hypocritically benevolent; sanctimonious. [After Seth Pecksniff, a character in Martin Chuzzlewit, a novel by Charles Dickens.] 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, Thursday, December 8, 2011 - operose

    12/08/2011 4:39:31 AM PST · by secret garden · 107 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 8 December 2011 | Thursday's sub
    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". operose \OP-uh-rohs\, adjective1. Done with or involving much labor.2. Industrious, as a person. Example sentences:It seems to me a circuitous and operose way of relieving myself to put upon your community the emancipation which I ought to take on myself.-- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter But what an operose method! What a train of means to secure a little conversation!-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays"It takes a lot to disturb the equable temperament of...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 PEARL HARBOR DAY-- louche

    12/07/2011 4:32:16 AM PST · by xsmommy · 60 replies
    12/7/11 | xs
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, 12/7/11 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; adj. dubious; shady; disreputable. Etymology: 181020; < French: literally, cross-eyed; Old French losche, feminine of lois < Latin luscus blind in one eye 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....
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday, December 6, 2011- animadversion

    12/06/2011 6:35:04 AM PST · by xsmommy · 46 replies
    12/6/11 | xs thanks to dr. bogus pachysandra
    Word For The Day, Tuesday, 12/6/11 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". animadversion; noun an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone's conduct. 2. the act of criticizing. synonyms:1. aspersion, reflection, derogation. Etymology: 1590–1600; < Latin animadversiōn- (stem of animadversiō ) a heeding, censure, equivalent to animadvers ( us ) (past participle of animadvertere to heed, censure; see animadvert) + -iōn- -ion Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, December 5, 2011-- callithumpian

    12/05/2011 5:29:51 AM PST · by xsmommy · 45 replies
    Dr. Bogus Pachysandra | 12/5/11 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 12/5/11 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". callithumpian; adj. noun Chiefly Northeastern U.S. 1. pertaining to a shivaree. 2. Midwestern U.S. Also called callithump parade . a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes. Also, callathump. Etymology: 185560, Americanism ; compare earlier callithumpian band assembly of noisemakers on New Year's Eve, British dialect gallithumpians disturbers of order at Parliamentary elections, probably equivalent to dial. gally to frighten...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, December 2, 2011 - Bobbery

    12/02/2011 4:57:55 AM PST · by tioga · 93 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    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. BobberyNoun Informal a noisy commotion Adjective Informal noisy or excitable 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, December 1, 2011 - equable

    12/01/2011 4:43:04 AM PST · by secret garden · 91 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 1 December 2011 | Thursday's sub
    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". equable (EK-wuh-buhl, EE-kwuh-) adjective1. Not easily upset; tranquil.2. Uniform; steady.3. Free from extremes. Example sentences:"It takes a lot to disturb the equable temperament of Celtic goalkeeper Jonathan Gould."---Ian Paul; Enforced Rest Has Left Gould Seething; The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland); Sep 29, 1999. "What was, until quite recently, predictable, temperate, mild, and equable British weather, now sees the seasons reversed and temperature and rainfall records broken almost every year."---John Vidal; Extreme Weather Ahead; The...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - fascicle

    11/30/2011 3:08:40 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 56 replies
    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 11/30/2011 | The Traveling Slacker
    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". fascicle \FASS-ih-kul\ - noun 1. a small or slender bundle (as of pine needles or nerve fibers) 2. one of the divisions of a book published in parts Example sentence: "It was a word that was due to be included in the dictionary's second fascicle, or part, being readied to be printed and published in the later summer of 1885." --- From the 1998 book The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday November 29, 2011

    11/29/2011 5:11:36 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Word For The Day, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 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". jobbernowl -n A blockhead. [OE. jobbernoule, fr. jobarde a stupid fellow; cf. E. noll.
  • Word for the Day, Monday, November 28, 2011-- redolent

    11/28/2011 4:34:24 AM PST · by xsmommy · 57 replies
    11/28/11 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 11/28/11 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". redolent;adj. 1. having a pleasant odor; fragrant. 2. odorous or smelling (usually followed by of ): redolent of garlic. 3. suggestive; reminiscent (usually followed by of ): verse redolent of Shakespeare. Etymology: 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin redolent- (stem of redolēns ), present participle of redolēre to emit odor, equivalent to red- red- + ol ( ēre ) to smell (akin to odor) + -ent- -ent Rules: Everyone...
  • Powell Blames Media and Tea Party for Divisive Nature in Washington.

    11/28/2011 3:04:20 AM PST · by Evergolightly · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 27 November 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Colin Powell on Sunday blamed the media as well as the Tea Party for the divisive political tone in Washington. Not surprisingly, neither the class warfare stoked by President Obama and his Party nor the resulting Occupy Wall Street movement was mentioned during this seven minute interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC's This Week (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, HOST: What about this tone in the country right now? It's still very divisive. It's still very sort of brash, some say poisonous. I mean, you can barely get anything done on Capitol Hill, just behind me there....
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, November 25, 2011 - widdershins

    11/25/2011 5:33:13 AM PST · by tioga · 68 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    WiddershinsAdverb In a contrary or counterclockwise direction: "The coracle whirled round, clockwise, then widdershins" (Anthony Bailey). Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: RoisterReview Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03:...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, November 24, 2011, Happy Thanksgiving - mantissa

    11/24/2011 5:06:48 AM PST · by secret garden · 48 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 24 November 2011 | Thursday's sub
    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". mantissa (man-TIS-uh) noun1. An addition of little importance.2. The decimal part of a logarithm or the positive fractional part of a number. Example sentence: "Are we supposed to think that most criticism of Mr. John Fowles is a mantissa?"---John Leonard; Books of the Times; The New York Times; Aug 31, 1982. Etymology: Via Latin mantisa/mantissa (makeweight, something put in a scale to complete a needed weight), from a now extinct language, Etruscan, once...