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  • Word For The Day, Friday, July 25, 2003

    07/25/2003 5:14:59 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 417 replies · 1,070+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/25/03 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... potation \Po*ta"tion\, noun: potator; noun 1. The act of drinking. 2. A drink, especially an alcoholic beverage 3. A drinker 4 A draught. "Potations pottle deep.'' --Shak. 5. Drink; beverage. "Thin potations.'' --Shak. Etymology: [Middle English potacion, from Old French, from Latin...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, July 24, 2003

    07/24/2003 5:28:43 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 363 replies · 251+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/24/03 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... pixilate \pix-i-late; pix-il-ate\, verb: pixilated, pixilating, pixilates; intransitive verb pixilated; adjective pixilation; noun 1. Behaving as if mentally unbalanced; very eccentric. 2. Whimsical; prankish. 3. Slang. Intoxicated; drunk. 4. Naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter Etymology: [From pixie.]
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 23, 2003

    07/23/2003 5:22:22 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 260 replies · 224+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/23/03 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... divagate \di-vu-gate\, verb: divagated, divagating, divagates; intransitive verb divagation; noun 1. To wander or drift about 2. To ramble; digress. 3. Turn aside esp. from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing or speaking Etymology: [Late Latin d...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, July 22, 2003

    07/22/2003 5:13:38 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 299 replies · 209+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/22/03 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... nimiety \nih-MY-uh-tee\, noun: 1. Superfluity; excess. 2. The state of being too much; excess. What a nimiety of . . . riches have we here! I am quite undone. --James J. Kilpatrick, "Buckley: The Right Word," National Review, December 23, 1996 Etymology:...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, July 21, 2003

    07/21/2003 5:15:35 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 221 replies · 239+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/21/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... wearish \Wear"ish\, adjective wearishly; adverb wearishness; noun 1. Weak; withered; shrunk. [Obs.] "A wearish hand.'' --Ford. A little, wearish old man, very melancholy by nature. --Burton. 3. 2. Insipid; tasteless; unsavory. [Obs.] Wearish as meat is that is not well tasted. –Palsgrave...
  • Word For The Day, Friday, July 18, 2003

    07/18/2003 5:24:16 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 336 replies · 299+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/18/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... gracile /grac"ile/; adjective gracility; noun gracillent; adjective gracillently; adverb 1. Gracefully slender. 2. Graceful. 3. Slender; thin. [Obs.] Etymology: [Latin gracilis.]
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, July 17, 2003

    07/17/2003 5:10:02 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 276 replies · 397+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/17/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... prosaic /Pro*sa"ic/; adjective prosaical adjective prosaically; adverb prosaicness; noun 1a. Consisting or characteristic of prose. 1b. Matter-of-fact; straightforward. 2. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull. 3. Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 16, 2003

    07/16/2003 5:13:15 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 340 replies · 166+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/16/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... blither /bli*ther/; verb blithered, blithering, blithers; intransitive verb blather; verb, noun blathered, blathering, blathers; intransitive verb blatherer; blitherer; noun 1. To talk foolishly. 2. Voluble, foolish, or nonsensical talk; -- often in the pl. 3. Nonsensical talk. Etymology: [Old Norse bladhra. See...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, July 15, 2003

    07/15/2003 5:26:46 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 243 replies · 261+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/15/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... prodigious \Pro*di"gious\, adjective prodigiously; adverb prodigiousness; noun 1. Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous: a prodigious storm. 2. Extraordinary; marvelous: a prodigious talent. 3. Obsolete. Portentous; ominous. 4. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous. 5. So great...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, July 14, 2003

    07/14/2003 5:07:51 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 561 replies · 252+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/14/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... sagacity \Sa*gac"i*ty\, noun sagacious; adjective sagaciously; adverb sagaciousness; noun 1. The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom. 2. The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment;...
  • Word For The Day, Friday, July 11, 2003

    07/11/2003 5:02:41 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 529 replies · 230+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/11/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... venery \Ven"er*y\, noun veneries; plural venereous: adjective: venereously: adverb 1. Indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity. 2. The act of sexual intercourse. 3. The act or sport of hunting; the chase. 4. Venereal; exciting lust; aphrodisiac 5. Lustful; lascivious; libidinous. Etymology:...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, July 10, 2003

    07/10/2003 5:01:51 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 601 replies · 185+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/10/03 | The Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... vafrous \Va"frous\,adjective: vafrously: adverb Crafty; cunning; sly; as, vafrous tricks. [Obs.] Etymology: [L. vafer.] Obscure
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 9, 2003

    07/09/2003 5:00:40 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 518 replies · 218+ views
    The Verbivores | 7/9/03 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... wale \wale\, noun: waled, waling, wales: transitive verb 1. A mark raised on the skin, as by a whip; a weal or welt. 2a. One of the parallel ribs or ridges in the surface of a fabric such as corduroy. 2b....
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, 10/31/02, Happy Halloween!

    10/31/2002 5:12:58 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 169 replies · 411+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/31/02 | The Teachers
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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.... ignominy \Ig"no*min*y\ noun ignominies; noun, plural ignominious; adjective ignominiously; adverb ignominiousness; noun Great personal dishonor or humiliation Shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy. Marked by shame...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 10/30/02

    10/30/2002 4:18:37 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 117 replies · 399+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/30/02 | The Teachers
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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.... slue \slew\, also slew verb: slueing, slued, slues, slewing, slewed, slewes slue or slew; noun To turn (something) on an axis; rotate: slued the swivel chair around; sluing the boom of a crane....
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 10/29/02

    10/29/2002 4:43:01 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 164 replies · 437+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/29/02 | The Teachers
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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.... moribund \MOR-ih-bund\, adjective: moribundity; noun moribundly; adverb In a dying state; dying; at the point of death. Becoming obsolete or inactive. not growing or changing; without force or vitality If talking about books...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, 10/28/02

    10/28/2002 4:57:35 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 211 replies · 328+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/28/02 | The Teachers!
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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.... substantive \sub-stan-tive\, adjective: substantively; adverb substantiveness; noun substantivize; transitive verb Substantial; considerable. Independent in existence or function; not subordinate. Not imaginary; actual; real Of or relating to the essence or substance; essential: substantive...
  • Word For The Day, Friday, 10/18/02

    10/18/2002 4:53:56 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 134 replies · 428+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/18/02 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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.... vulgar \vul-ger\, adjective: vulgarly; adverb vulgarness; noun vulgarity; vulgate; noun (Bonus Information!) Crudely indecent. Deficient in taste, delicacy, or refinement. Marked by a lack of good breeding; boorish. See Synonyms at common. Offensively...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, 10/17/02

    10/17/2002 5:03:05 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 226 replies · 368+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/17/02 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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.... qua \KWAY; KWAH\, preposition: 1. In the capacity or character of; as. 2. In so far as This might be thought a decisive objection to a federal judge's writing about this subject even...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 10/16/02

    10/16/2002 5:02:24 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 167 replies · 612+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/16/02 | Teacher
    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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of 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.... stentorian \sten-TOR-ee-un\, adjective: 1. Extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice. 2. Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs. 3. Use of the voice. Around...