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  • Word for the Day - EXPATIATE

    03/31/2017 6:17:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
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    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ EXPATIATE ex·pa·ti·ate ikˈspāSHēˌāt/ verb verb: expatiate; 3rd person present: expatiates; past tense: expatiated; past participle: expatiated; gerund or present participle: expatiating speak or write at length or in detail. "she expatiated on working-class novelists" synonyms: speak/write at length, go into detail, expound, dwell, dilate, expand, enlarge, elaborate; formal: perorate "he expatiated on the topic of volunteerism" Origin mid 16th century (in the sense ‘roam freely’): from Latin exspatiari ‘move beyond one's usual bounds,’...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 7, 2015 - Chuffy

    08/07/2015 4:46:24 AM PDT · by tioga · 62 replies
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    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day. ChuffyAdjective 1. Fat or puffed out in the cheeks. 2. Rough; clownish; surly. 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...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: WASTREL

    06/05/2015 4:54:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 40 replies
    ; 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". wastrel - wey-struh l hear it pronounced noun Definition: 1: a wasteful person; spendthrift; prodigal 2. an idler or vagabond 3: one who expends resources foolishly and self-indulgently : profligate Origin of WASTREL "spendthrift, idler," 1847, from waste (v.) + pejorative suffix -rel. First Known Use: circa 1841Synonyms:fritterer, high roller, profligate, spender, spendthrift, squanderer, waster, prodigal Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 30, 2015-- didactic

    04/30/2015 5:16:16 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 51 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 30, 2015-- didactic ; 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". didactic [dahy-dak-tik]hear it pronounced adjective 1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. 2. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker. 3. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson. 4. didactics, (used with a singular verb) the art or science of teaching. Origin: 1650s, from French didactique, from Greek didaktikos "apt at teaching," from didaktos "taught," past participle of...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 23, 2015-- pannier

    04/23/2015 5:32:46 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 132 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 23, 2015-- pannier ; 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". pannier [pan-yer, -ee-er]hear it pronounced noun 1. a basket, especially a large one, for carrying goods, provisions, etc. 2. a basket for carrying on a person's back, or one of a pair to be slung across the back of a beast of burden. 3. a similar type of bag, usually one of a pair, fastened over a bicycle's rear wheel. 4. (on a dress,...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 16, 2015-- palliate

    04/16/2015 5:02:12 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 57 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 16, 2015-- palliate ; 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". palliate [pal-ee-eyt]hear it pronounced verb, transitive (used with object) palliated, palliating. 1. to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate. 2. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate. Origin: 1540-50, from Late Latin palliāre to cover up, from Latin pallium a cloak, pallium Related forms palliation, noun palliator, noun nonpalliation, noun unpalliated, adjective palliative, adjective,...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY - BRUME

    04/10/2015 4:51:58 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 38 replies
    Word For The Day, April 10, 2015— BRUME ; 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". BRUMEhear it pronounced Noun1.mist; fog. Origin: Brume entered English in the 1800s. By way of French and Provençal, it stems from the Latin word brūma, which means "winter" and is a contraction of brevima diēs meaning "shortest 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...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 9, 2015-- cachet

    04/09/2015 5:15:23 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 52 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 9, 2015-- cachet ; 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". cachet [ka-shey, kash-ey; French ka-she]plural cachets [ka-sheyz, kash-eyz; French ka-she] hear it pronounced noun 1. an official seal, as on a letter or document. 2. a distinguishing mark or feature; stamp: Courtesy is the cachet of good breeding. 3. a sign or expression of approval, especially from a person who has a great deal of prestige. 4. superior status; prestige: The job has a...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY

    04/03/2015 5:44:29 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 60 replies
    Friday, April 3, 2015
    Word For The Day, Friday, April 3, 2015 — profligate ; 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". profligate[prof-li-git, -geyt]hear it pronounced adjective, noun 1. utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute. 2. recklessly prodigal or extravagant. Origin: 1525-35; < Latin prōflīgātus broken down in character, degraded, orig. past participle of prōflīgāre to shatter, debase, equivalent to prō- pro-1+ -flīgāre, derivative of flīgere to strike; see inflict, -ateRelated forms: profligately, adverb profligateness, noun Rules: Everyone must leave a post using...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 2, 2015-- via dolorosa

    04/02/2015 5:18:41 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 53 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, April 2, 2015-- via dolorosa ; 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". via dolorosa [dol-uh-roh-suh, doh-luh-]hear it pronounced noun 1. (initial capital letters) Christ's route to Golgotha. 2. a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences. Origin: Latin via dolōrōsa literally, sorrowful road 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: Friday - dissemble

    03/27/2015 5:11:23 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 46 replies
    Word For The Day, Friday March 26 — dissemble ; 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". dissemble [dih-sem-buh l] hear it pronounced Verb 1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: 2. to put on the appearance of; feign: 3. Obsolete. to let pass unnoticed; ignore. Origin: 1490-1500; alteration (by association with obsolete semble to resemble ) of Middle English dissimulen < Latin dissimulāre. See dis-1, simulate Related forms dissembler, noun dissemblingly,...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, March 26, 2015-- hogshead

    03/26/2015 5:20:54 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 50 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, March 26, 2015-- hogshead ; 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". hogshead [hawgz-hed, hogz-]hear it pronounced noun 1. a large cask, especially one containing from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters). 2. any of various units of liquid measure, especially one equivalent to 63 gallons (238 liters). Abbreviation: hhd.British Dictionary definitions for hogshead: 1. a unit of capacity, used especially for alcoholic beverages. It has several values, being 54 imperial gallons in the...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY - picaresque

    03/20/2015 5:17:51 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 56 replies
    Word For The Day,Friday, March 20— picaresque ; 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". picaresquepi-kə-ˈresk,hear it pronounced adjective 1. The picaresque novel is a genre of prose fiction which depicts the adventures of a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his wits in a corrupt society. 2. of, relating to, or resembling rogues. Origin: Spanish - "picaresca," from "pícaro," for "rogue" or "rascal" Related forms: unpicaresque Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, March 19, 2015-- subsume

    03/19/2015 5:07:05 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 45 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, March 19, 2015-- subsume ; 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". subsume [suh b-soom]hear it pronounced verb, transitive (used with object) 1.to consider or include (an idea, term, proposition, etc.) as part of a more comprehensive one. 2. to bring (a case, instance, etc.) under a rule. 3. to take up into a more inclusive classification. Origin: From Latin subsumere, from sub- (under) + sumere (to take). Ultimately from the Indo-European root em- (to take...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, March 12, 2015-- comminute

    03/12/2015 5:14:56 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 55 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, March 12, 2015-- comminute ; 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". comminute [kom-uh-noot, -nyoot]hear it pronounced verb, transitive (used with object), comminuted, comminuting. 1. to pulverize; triturate. adjective 2. comminuted; divided into small parts. 3. powdered; pulverized. Origin: Related forms comminution, noun uncomminuted, adjective 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, March 5, 2015-- escarp

    03/05/2015 5:29:15 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 53 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, March 5, 2015-- escarp ; 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". escarp [ih-skahrp]hear it pronounced noun 1. Fortification. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart. 2. any similar steep slope. verb (used with object) 3. to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps. Origin: "steep slope," 1680s, from French escarpe (16c.), from Italian scarpa (see scarp). Related forms escarpment, noun 1. Geology. a long, precipitous, clifflike...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, March 4, 2015-- repletion

    03/04/2015 6:06:54 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 79 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, March 4, 2015-- repletion ; 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". repletion [ri-plee-shuh n]hear it pronounced noun 1. the state or condition of being replete; fullness, especially excessive fullness due to overeating 2. the satisfaction of a need or desire Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English replecioun surfeit (< Middle French) < Late Latin replētiōn- (stem of replētiō), equivalent to Latin replēt(us) (see replete) + -iōn- -ion Related forms replete, adjectiveRules: Everyone must leave a post using...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 25, 2015-- hormesis

    02/25/2015 4:54:33 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 77 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 25, 2015-- hormesis ; 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". hormesis [hor-me-sis]hear it pronounced noun a theoretical phenomenon of dose-response relationships in which something (as a heavy metal or ionizing radiation) that produces harmful biological effects at moderate to high doses may produce beneficial effects at low doses Origin: Hormesis (from Greek hórmēsis "rapid motion, eagerness," from ancient Greek hormáein "to set in motion, impel, urge on") is the term for generally favorable biological...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 18, 2015-- akimbo

    02/18/2015 5:15:52 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 97 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 18, 2015-- akimbo ; 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". akimbo [uh-kim-boh]hear it pronounced adjective, adverb 1. with hand on hip and elbow bent outward: to stand with arms akimbo. Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English in kenebowe < Old Norse *i keng boginn bent into a crook (i in, keng accusative of kengr hook, boginn past participle of bjūga to bend) Additional Word Origin and History: c.1400, in kenebowe, of unknown origin, perhaps from...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 11, 2015-- sybarite

    02/11/2015 5:55:56 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 62 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, February 11, 2015-- sybarite ; 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". sybarite [ sib-uh-rahyt]hear it pronounced noun 1. (usually lowercase) a person devoted to luxury and pleasure. 2. an inhabitant of Sybaris. Origin: C16: from Latin Sybarīta, from Greek Subaritēs inhabitant of Sybaris: "person devoted to pleasure," 1610s (implied in Sybaritical), literally "inhabitant of Sybaris," ancient Greek town in southern Italy, whose people were noted for their love of luxury. From Latin Sybarita, from Greek...