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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...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 10/15/02

    10/15/2002 4:56:59 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 132 replies · 343+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/15/02 | 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.... ambit \AM-bit\, noun: 1. Circuit or compass. 2. The boundaries or limits of a district or place. 3. An area in which something acts, operates, or has power or control; extent; sphere; scope....
  • Word For The Day, Monday, 10/14/02

    10/14/2002 5:05:04 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 179 replies · 277+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/14/02 | 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.... atelier \at-l-YAY\, noun: 1. A workshop; a studio. After Groton, he would attend the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, then settle in Paris, rent an atelier and paint. --Benjamin Welles, Sumner Welles:...
  • Word For The Day, Friday, 10/4/02

    10/04/2002 5:09:33 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 286 replies · 368+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/4/02 | 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.... raffish \RAF-ish,or RAYF-ish\, adjective: raffishly; adverb raffishness; noun 1. Characterized by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity, crudeness, or rowdiness; tawdry. 2. Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; rakish. 3. Resembling, or having...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, 10/3/02

    10/03/2002 5:06:53 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 178 replies · 327+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/3/02 | 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.... hegemony \he-jem-o-knee\, noun: hegemonies; plural hegemonic; adjective hegemonism; noun hegemonist; adjective USAGE NOTEHegemony may be stressed on either the first or second syllable, though the pronunciation with stress on the second syllable may...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 10/2/02

    10/02/2002 5:01:08 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 89 replies · 352+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/2/02 | 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.... quondam \KWON-dum; KWON-dam\, adjective: quondams; plural 1. Having been formerly; former; sometime. 2. That once was; former: 3. A person dismissed or ejected from a position This is the quondam king. --Shakespeare, Henry...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 10/1/02

    10/01/2002 5:01:12 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 169 replies · 396+ views
    The Verbivores | 10/1/02 | 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.... cynosure \SY-nuh-shoor; SIN-uh-shoor\, noun: cynosural; adjective 1. Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction. 2. That which serves to guide or direct. 3. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, 9/30/02

    09/30/2002 5:00:30 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 254 replies · 346+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/30/02 | 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.... precocious \pri-KOH-shus\, adjective: precociously; adverb precocity, precociousness; noun 1. Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); as, "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement." 2. (Botany) Flowering...
  • Word For The Day, Friday, 9/20/02

    09/20/2002 5:03:43 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 271 replies · 387+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/20/02 | 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.... dilettante \DIL-uh-tahnt; dil-uh-TAHNT; dil-uh-TAHN-tee; -TANT; TAN-tee\, noun; : dilettantes, also dilettanti \-TAHN-tee; -TAN-\; plural dilettante, dilettantish; adjective dilettantism; noun 1. An admirer or lover of the fine arts. 2. An amateur; especially, one...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, 9/19/02

    09/19/2002 5:16:16 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 154 replies · 471+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/19/02 | 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.... dilatory \DIL-uh-tor-ee\, adjective: dilatorily; adverb dilatoriness; noun 1. Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating 2. Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy;...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 9/18/02

    09/18/2002 5:19:29 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 199 replies · 228+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/18/02 | 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.... multifarious \muhl-tuh-FAR-ee-uhs, muhl-tuh-FER-ee-uhs\, adjective multifariously; adverb multifariousness; noun 1. Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold. 2. Variety "..[H]ysteria, a psychological ailment...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 9/17/02

    09/17/2002 4:59:40 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 276 replies · 287+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/17/02 | 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.... nescience /NESH-(ee-)uhn(t)s/, noun: nescient; adjective, noun nesciently; adverb 1. Lack of knowledge; ignorance. 2. Agnosticism. 3. Ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs) "Then since knowledge pertains to that which is and ignorance of necessity...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, 9/16/02

    09/16/2002 4:36:15 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 193 replies · 190+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/16/02 | 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.... emolument /i-MAHL-yuh-muhnt/, noun: emoluments; plural 1. The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary. 2. Payment for an office or employment; compensation. 3. Advantage (Archaic) "A...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 9/4/02

    09/04/2002 5:28:04 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 216 replies · 412+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/4/02 | 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.... oppugn \Op*pyoon\, transitive verb: oppugning, oppugns, oppugned oppugner, oppugnancy; noun oppugnant; adjective 1. To oppose, contradict, or call into question. 2. To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose;...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 9/3/02

    09/03/2002 7:03:06 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 170 replies · 532+ views
    The Verbivores | 9/3/02 | 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.... promulgate \prom-el-gate\, transitive verb: promulgates, promulgating, promulgated; promulgation; promulgator; noun 1. To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially. 2. To put (a law) into effect by formal public...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, 8/29/02

    08/29/2002 7:05:50 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 318 replies · 818+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/29/02 | 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.... ineluctable \in-i-LUCK-tuh-bul\, adjective: ineluctability; noun ineluctably; adverb 1. Impossible to avoid or evade, inevitable. 2. Not to be overcome by struggling; irresistible. Linnaeus' classification scheme became popular not because it captured some ineluctable...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 8/28/02

    08/28/2002 6:59:03 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 172 replies · 512+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/28/02 | 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.... palpable \PAL-puh-buhl\, adjective: palpability; noun palpably; adverb 1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form. 2. Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross;...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 8/27/02

    08/27/2002 7:05:15 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 190 replies · 485+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/27/02 | 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.... incult \In*cult"\, adjective: 1. Not cultured; coarse. 2. Untilled; uncultivated; crude; rude; uncivilized. Her forests huge,Incult, robust, and tall, by Nature’s hand Planted of old; her azure lakes between, Poured out extensive, and...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, 8/26/02

    08/26/2002 6:56:51 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 342 replies · 160+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/26/02 | 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.... flummery \FLUM-uh-ree\, noun: flummeries; noun; plural 1. Empty compliment; unsubstantial talk or writing; mumbo jumbo; nonsense. 2. Meaningless or deceptive language; humbug. 3. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, 08/22/02

    08/22/2002 6:05:29 AM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 408 replies · 162+ views
    The Verbivores | 08/22/02 | 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.... lachrymose adj. ; P> 1. Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful. 2. Causing or tending to cause tears. \Lach"ry*mose`\, a. [L. lacrymosus, better lacrimosus, fr. lacrima, lacruma (also badly spelt lachryma) a tear,...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 8/21/02

    08/21/2002 6:59:39 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 140 replies · 663+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/21/02 | 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.... pejorative \pih-JOR-uh-tiv\, adjective: pejorative; noun pejoratively; adverb 1. Depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable; belittling. 2. Tending to make or become worse. 3. Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable. In Senate rhetoric, evidently nut is...
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 8/20/02

    08/20/2002 5:53:17 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 201 replies · 237+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/20/02 | 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.... cogitate \KOJ-ih-tayt\, intransitive verb: cogitated, cogitating, cogitates cogitator; noun 1. To consider carefully and deeply 2. To ponder; to turn over in one's mind. 3. To think over; to plan. 4. Use or...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, 8/19/02

    08/19/2002 5:39:12 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 194 replies · 192+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/19/02 | 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.... rebarbative \ree-BAR-buh-tiv\, adjective: rebarbatively; adverb rebarbativeness; noun 1. Repellent; irritating; unpleasant, objectionable. 2. Tending to irritate; repellent: “He became rebarbative, prickly, spiteful” (Robert Craft). I'm often accused of concentrating on the pungent, rebarbative...
  • Word For The Day, Friday, 8/16/02

    08/16/2002 6:58:30 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 224 replies · 553+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/16/02 | 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.... venery \ven-e-re\, noun: veneries; noun; plural; archaic 1. Indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity. 2. The act of sexual intercourse. 3. The act or sport of hunting; the chase. 4. The art,...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday 08/14/02

    08/15/2002 7:00:14 AM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 241 replies · 376+ views
    The Verbivores | 08/14/02 | Teacher, I'm just substituting and copied, "Bidenized" the format
    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.... tocsin \TOCK-sin \, noun; 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm. 2. A warning; an omen Some Dictionary examples... Some of the allegations put round...
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday 08/14/02

    08/14/2002 6:57:27 AM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 381 replies · 233+ views
    Teacher | 08/14/02 | The Verbivores
    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....
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, 8/13/02

    08/13/2002 6:23:57 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 142 replies · 295+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/13/02 | Teacher
    must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... ecumenical \eh-yu-men-i-kul\, adjective; also: ecumenic \eh-yu-men-ik\: ecumenical, ecumenicalism; noun ecumenically; adverb Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal. Of or relating to the worldwide Christian church. Concerned with establishing or promoting unity among churches or religions worldwide or general in extent, influence, or application There wasn't an 7 Archimandrite of Dane's Island and the townlands nor a minx 8 from the Isle of Woman nor a one of the four cantins nor any on 9 the whole...
  • Word For The Day, Monday, 8/12/02

    08/12/2002 6:59:38 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 99 replies · 268+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/12/02 | 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.... inimical \ih-NIM-ih-kul\, adjective: inimically; adverb 1. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable. 2. Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant. 3. Unfriendly, hostile To critics,...
  • Word For The Day, Friday, 8/9/02

    08/09/2002 6:58:57 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 235 replies · 452+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/9/02 | 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.... oneiric \oh-NY-rik\, adjective: oneirically; adverb oneiricousness; noun 1. Or, pertaining to, or suggestive of dreams; dreamy. Her large images, which are cloaked in an elegant oneiric mist, transport the viewer to an ideal...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, 8/8/02

    08/08/2002 7:11:09 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 544 replies · 715+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/8/02 | 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.... persiflage \PUR-suh-flahzh\, noun, verb: persiflaged, persiflaging; persiflages 1. Frivolous or bantering talk; 2. Frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; 3. Light raillery. 4. Light teasing It was a brutal...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 8/7/02

    08/07/2002 7:13:32 AM PDT · by RikaStrom · 324 replies · 937+ views
    The Verbivores | 8/7/02 | 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.... refulgent \rih-FUL-juhnt\, adjective: refulgence, refulgency; noun refulgently; adverb 1. Shining brightly; radiant. 2. Brilliant; resplendent 3. Radiating or as if radiating light To the Renaissance, they [the Middle Ages] were nothing but a...