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Topic: Word of the Day Thread
Posted By: nekamarie83
Subject: Word of the Day Thread
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 11:41am
This thread is dedicated to the logophiles, literati, verbivores and those with hopes of becoming one of the aforementioned!!

Post your word of the day, it's pronunciation and definition here. 

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Got a love of money? Does cash rule everything around you? 

nu·mis·mat·ics

: the study or act of collecting of coins, paper money, and medals

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Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 11:43am
Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

loquacious 
 
lo·qua·cious  [loh-kwey-shuhs] 
adjective
1.
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
2.
characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most loquacious play of the season.


word of the day!


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:04pm
cov·et·ous

feeling or showing a very strong desire for something that you do not have and especially for something that belongs to someone else


http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=covetous&allowed_in_frame=0" rel="nofollow - covetous (adj.) http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=covetous" rel="nofollow">Look up covetous at Dictionary.com
mid-13c., from Old French coveitos (12c., Modern French convoiteux) "desirous, covetous," from Vulgar Latin *cupiditosus, from Latin cupiditas (see http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=covet&allowed_in_frame=0" rel="nofollow - covet ). Related: Covetously; covetousness.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:08pm
i used to (sometimes still do but not consistent) look at the merriam webster app on my phone for the daily word of the day.. and try to use it. 

i like the word loquacious… 

sounds like someones name or something 


Posted By: ShadyLady
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:13pm
Heard it on a tv show last night.


per·spic·u·ous [per-spik-yoo-uhs] Show IPA
adjective
1.
clearly expressed or presented; lucid.
2.
perspicacious.
Origin:
1470–80; < Latin perspicuus transparent, equivalent to perspic-, stem of perspicere to look or see through ( per- per- + -spicere, combining form of specere to look; see inspect) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:13pm
Y'all gonna inspire me to finish my book so I can find some more wordsSmile


Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:21pm
prevaricate  (prɪˈværɪˌkeɪt)  — vb( intr ) to speak or act falsely or evasively with intent to deceive 



Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:22pm

lascivious

las·civ·i·ous  (lə-sĭv′ē-əs)

1. Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
2. Exciting sexual desires; salacious.



Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:36pm
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trickology" rel="nofollow - http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trickology
Trickology
1. The study of the tricking phenomena with reference of origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior of those imposing a trick and those on the receiving end of a trick.

2. The study of tricks used in a specific region.

3. trickological phenomena of an organism or a group of organisms performing tricks.
I earned a degree in Clowning; trickology was the single hardest class to pass to earn that degree! I couldn't figure out what the regions were of the different knock knock jokes that have been introduced over the past seventy-five years. Be prepared for some heavy duty studying in that class bozo.


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:37pm

Sycophant


syc·o·phant
ˈsikəfənt,-ˌfant/
noun
noun: sycophant; plural noun: sycophants
1.
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.



1530s (in Latin form sycophanta), "informer, talebearer, slanderer," from Middle French sycophante and directly from Latin sycophanta, from Greek sykophantes "false accuser, slanderer


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:37pm
cumbersome or cumbrous  (ˈkʌmbəsəm, ˈkʌmbrəs)  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/IPA_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -
 
— adj
1.awkward because of size, weight, or shape: cumbersome ba ge
2.difficult because of extent or complexity: cumbersome accounts
 
[C14: cumber short for encumber  + -some 1 ]
 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:38pm

cru·cif·er·ous

  [kroo-sif-er-uhs]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:39pm

ab·ro·gate

  [ab-ruh-geyt]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:41pm
I wanna see y'all using some of these words BHM...



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:42pm

for·fend

  [fawr-fend]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:43pm

ox·i·dize

  [ok-si-dahyz]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA Chemistry .
verb (used with object), ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing.
1.
to convert (an element) into an  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oxide" rel="nofollow - oxide combine with oxygen.
2.
to cover with a coating of  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oxide" rel="nofollow - oxide  or rust.
3.
to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal.
4.
to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the valence. Compare  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/reduce" rel="nofollow - reduce  ( def 12 .
verb (used without object), ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing.
5.
to become oxidized.
6.
(especially of white wine) to lose freshness after prolonged exposure to air and often to darken incolor.


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:43pm
insatiable
inˈsāSHəbəl
adjective
  1. 1.
    (of an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:45pm

Paragram

Par"a*gram\, n. [Gr. ? that which one writes beside. See  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Paragraph" rel="nofollow - Paragraph .] A pun.


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:46pm

dic·tum

  [dik-tuhm]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:47pm
devoid  (dĭ-void′)
adj.
1. Completely lacking; destitute or empty

verb (used with object)
2. to deplete or strip of some quality or substance


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:49pm

in·ner·va·tion

  [in-er-vey-shuhn]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:56pm

gar·boil

  [gahr-boil]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:57pm
I've always wondered about this

best boy

noun Movie and  Television Slang.
the first assistant to the head electrician.


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 12:59pm
I don't know why it doesn't say so in the definition but this word is also used to describe something dark or black or otherwise having qualities of obsidian. 

ob·sid·i·an

  [uhb-sid-ee-uhn]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:01pm
transpicuous  (trænˈspɪkjʊəs)  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/IPA_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -
 
— adj
a less common word for  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/transparent" rel="nofollow - transparent
 
Related forms
tran·spic·u·ous·ly, adverb


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:03pm

gyn·ar·chy

  [jin-er-kee, gahy-ner-, jahy-ner-]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:05pm

susurrus

PRONUNCIATION:
(soo-SUHR-uhs)  http://wordsmith.org/words/susurrus.mp3" rel="nofollow">

MEANING:
noun: A whispering or rustling sound. 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:06pm
perambulate--(puh-RAM-byuh-layt) verb tr.

1. To walk through.

2. To inspect (an area) on foot.

verb intr.

To walk about; roam or stroll.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:06pm

pinnate

http://wordsmith.org/words/pinnate.wav" rel="nofollow">Pronunciation   http://wordsmith.org/words/pinnate.ram" rel="nofollow">RealAudio

pinnate (PIN-ayt) adjective

Resembling a feather, having similar parts arranged on opposite sides of a common axis.




Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:13pm

dolor

http://wordsmith.org/words/dolor.wav" rel="nofollow">Pronunciation Sound Clip

dolor (DO-luhr), also dolour, noun

Sorrow; grief.

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dol·or·ous
ˈdōlərəs/
adjective
literary
  1. 1.
    feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress.


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:18pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

perambulate--(puh-RAM-byuh-layt) verb tr.

1. To walk through.

2. To inspect (an area) on foot.

verb intr.

To walk about; roam or stroll.

I like this wordLOL


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 20 2014 at 1:21pm
^^^I could find some messy ways to use it lol.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 7:15am
perforce \per-FORSS\
adverb: by force of circumstances

Example:
The author of the history was a court historian and
his account is perforce biased in favor of the
aristocracy.


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 9:17am
5 star thread!!!!StarStarStarStarStar


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 9:21am
you know what I always notice? how many words in English have roots in latin--so if you know a romance language a lot of words sound the same.  

like the word dolor that lies just posted--duleur is a word in French and means pain.

my dh said a few months ago he wanted us to re-start our WOTD-I'm gonna steal some words from here. i used to write the words down and keep a list near my computer--so that I could see them and use them in correspondence.

anyway will be lurking this thread. i love words.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 9:51am
^^^very true. we were taught this in one of my english classes, given a language tree and the standard prefix/suffix rundown. it's interesting how if you're in contact with all of that just enough, you can discern meanings/spellings of words you've never heard.  word to akeelah and the bee.  

and pitty, you betta post up.  


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 6:05pm
an·tith·e·sis \an-ˈti-thə-səs\
noun

: the exact opposite of something or someone
: the state of two things that are directly opposite to each other


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 6:09pm
I don't know how I missed this thread.


Posted By: nala52808
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 10:49pm
I love it when I perambulate my room and touch my body with my hands, so pinnate and dainty. But my cousin is always fuccing the moment up when she walks through the door when I am having private time. my face slowly changes from cute to scrunching with dolor and confusion because this stewpid beeotch who is the complete antithesis of my physicality totally ruined everything


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 10:57pm
Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

I love it when I perambulate my room and touch my body with my hands, so pinnate and dainty. But my cousin is always fuccing the moment up when she walks through the door when I am having private time. my face slowly changes from cute to scrunching with dolor and confusion because this stewpid beeotch who is the complete antithesis of my physicality totally ruined everything
 ok. yeah, nala.  make your way toward the egress of this thread. 


egress noun \ˈē-ˌgres\
: a way to get out of a place or the act of leaving a place


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:13pm
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

Originally posted by nala52808 nala52808 wrote:

I love it when I perambulate my room and touch my body with my hands, so pinnate and dainty. But my cousin is always fuccing the moment up when she walks through the door when I am having private time. my face slowly changes from cute to scrunching with dolor and confusion because this stewpid beeotch who is the complete antithesis of my physicality totally ruined everything
 ok. yeah, nala.  make your way toward the egress of this thread. 


egress noun \ˈē-ˌgres\
: a way to get out of a place or the act of leaving a place

LOLLOL


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:18pm
pinto
http://wordsmith.org/words/pinto.wav" rel="nofollow">Pronunciation   http://wordsmith.org/words/pinto.ram" rel="nofollow">RealAudio

pinto (PIN-to) adjective

Marked with patches of white and another color.

noun

1. Pinto horse: a horse having patches of white and another color.

2. Pinto bean: a variety of kidney beans having mottled seed.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:20pm

ambisinister

PRONUNCIATION:
(am-bi-SIN-uh-stuhr)  http://wordsmith.org/words/ambisinister.mp3" rel="nofollow">

MEANING:
adjective: Clumsy with both hands. (Literally, with two left hands.) 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:23pm

sudoriferous

http://wordsmith.org/words/sudoriferous.wav" rel="nofollow">Pronunciation   http://wordsmith.org/words/sudoriferous.ram" rel="nofollow">RealAudio

sudoriferous (soo-duh-RIF-uhr-rus) adjective

Sweaty or sweat producing.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:24pm

potvaliant

http://wordsmith.org/words/potvaliant.wav" rel="nofollow">Pronunciation   http://wordsmith.org/words/potvaliant.ram" rel="nofollow">RealAudio

potvaliant (POT-val-iant) adjective, also pot-valiant

Showing courage under the influence of drink. Such courage is also known as Dutch courage.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:25pm

akimbo

http://wordsmith.org/words/akimbo.wav" rel="nofollow">Pronunciation Sound Clip   http://wordsmith.org/words/akimbo.ram" rel="nofollow">RealAudio

akimbo (uh-KIM-bo) adjective

With hands on hips and elbows turned outwards.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:29pm

clamber

    What to give to the person who has everything? Give the  http://wordsmith.org/awad/gift.html" rel="nofollow - gift  of words.
Pronunciation:  http://wordsmith.org/words/clamber.wav" rel="nofollow - WAV  or  http://wordsmith.org/words/clamber.ram" rel="nofollow - RealAudio

clamber (KLAMB-uhr, KLAM-uhr) verb intr.

To climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble.

noun

A difficult, awkward climb.




Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:30pm

phoenix

http://wordsmith.org/words/phoenix.wav" rel="nofollow">Pronunciation   http://wordsmith.org/words/phoenix.ram" rel="nofollow">RealAudio

phoenix (FEE-niks) noun

1. A person or thing of unparalleled beauty or excellence.

2. A person or thing that has regenerated or rejuvenated after a great misfortune.




Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:31pm
This one's for you neka

sesquipedality

PRONUNCIATION:
(ses-kwi-pi-DAL-i-tee)  http://wordsmith.org/words/sesquipedality.mp3" rel="nofollow">

MEANING:
noun: The practice of using long words. 



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:34pm
And this is for all of BHM. They were talking about you when they coined it.

paralipsis

PRONUNCIATION:
(par-uh-LIP-sis)  http://wordsmith.org/words/paralipsis.mp3" rel="nofollow">

MEANING:
noun: Drawing attention to something while claiming to be passing over it. 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:37pm
Hmmm...come and get it, you know who are

periphrasis

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-RIF-ruh-sis)  http://wordsmith.org/words/periphrasis.mp3" rel="nofollow">

MEANING:
noun: A roundabout way of saying something, using more words than necessary. 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:37pm
OMG it must be shade week on that site because these are gems.

apophasis

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-POF-uh-sis)  http://wordsmith.org/words/apophasis.mp3" rel="nofollow">

MEANING:
noun: Allusion to something by denying it will be said. 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:38pm

pleonasm

PRONUNCIATION:
(PLEE-uh-naz-uhm)  http://wordsmith.org/words/pleonasm.mp3" rel="nofollow">

MEANING:
noun: The use of more words than those necessary to express an idea; redundancy.
Example: free gift. 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:41pm
I like this one. So much so that I will include the example.

eidos

PRONUNCIATION:
(EYE-dos, AY-)  http://wordsmith.org/words/eidos.mp3" rel="nofollow">
plural eide (EYE-dee, AY-day)

MEANING:
noun: The formal sum of a culture, its intellectual character, ideas, etc. 

USAGE:
"Picture, if you will, honey, the eidos of repulsive: plaid upholstered chairs, with ruffled skirts, all hideously brown and yellow."
Christopher Coe; Such Times; Penguin Books; 1994. 


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

This one's for you neka 
thank you!! Smile

here's a catchy one:

tris·kai·deka·pho·bia noun \ˌtris-ˌkī-ˌde-kə-ˈfō-bē-ə, ˌtris-kə-\

:  fear of the number 13


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 2:00am
Oh, before I go to bed, one of my favs :

jux·ta·pose \ˈjək-stə-ˌpōz\
transitive verb
: to place (different things) together in order to create an
interesting effect or to show how they are the same or
different


jux·ta·po·si·tion \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzi-shən\
noun
: the act or an instance of placing two or more
things side by side; also : the state of being so placed


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 2:03am
Good night.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 7:19am
Wasn't this supposed to be one word a day?


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 7:34am
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Wasn't this supposed to be one word a day?
You adding a word/words or no?


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 7:39am
Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

that's right..cherry used a big word..
ap·pro·ba·tion \ˌa-prə-ˈbā-shən\
noun

: praise or approval



Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 8:01am
Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

^^LOLthat's how I've been doing it (apart from the few pulled from rt)

but it's probably because we've got some hardcore logophiles up in here..

that's right..cherry used a big word..







you clown!


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 8:02am
i always liked this word:

saudade 
souˈdädə

A feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 8:52am
pro·vo·ca·teur \prō-ˌvä-kə-ˈtər\
noun
1 : agent provocateur
2 : one who provokes <a political provocateur>


agent pro·vo·ca·teur \ˈä-ˌzhäⁿ-prō-ˌvä-kə-ˈtər, ˈā-jənt-\
noun
: a person employed to encourage people to break the law so that they can be arrested


Posted By: Ming
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 9:07am
I do this with my afterschool kids... I gave them dire, dilate and some other D word. They have a week to use it in a sentence since I only have them for a few hours.


"Ms. Ming, this morning, on my way to school, I saw this girl whose edges were so dilated. she was in dire need of a wig."


the accomplished face she gave me, I couldn't laugh in her face. And, she came over to me, i didn't have to ask. I sent her to the computer to check if she used her words correctly and she came back laughing. She got the concept, just not the application


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 4:52pm
scin·til·late \ˈsin-tə-ˌlāt\

intransitive verb
1 : to emit sparks : spark
2 : to emit quick flashes as if throwing off sparks : sparkle <stars scintillate in the sky>

transitive verb
: to throw off as a spark or as sparkling flashes <scintillate witticisms>


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 7:15am
ubiquitous juːˈbɪkwɪtəs/Submit

adjective

1.present, appearing, or found everywhere.
"his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family"


synonyms:     omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all-over, all over the place, pervasive, all-pervasive, universal, worldwide, global; More


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 9:35am
This is my word of the day. Never heard of it before.

Menarche is the first menstrual cycle, or first menstrual bleeding, in female humans.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 9:54am
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

pro·vo·ca·teur \prō-ˌvä-kə-ˈtər\
noun
1 : agent provocateur
2 : one who provokes <a political provocateur>


agent pro·vo·ca·teur \ˈä-ˌzhäⁿ-prō-ˌvä-kə-ˈtər, ˈā-jənt-\
noun
: a person employed to encourage people to break the law so that they can be arrested
you been on my blog lately?



Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 10:12am
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

an·tith·e·sis \an-ˈti-thə-səs\
noun

: the exact opposite of something or someone
: the state of two things that are directly opposite to each other


One of my favorite words to use.  Its so delicious. 

tan·ta·lize
ˈtantlˌīz/< style="height:16px;width:16px" height="16" ="" width="16">
verb

1.
torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable.



(I didn't really know about the unobtainable part.  I assumed you could still have itLOL)




Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 10:12am
--- No, but I need to get ova there & check out the suave, sophisticated sexiness.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 10:18am
dé·noue·ment    \ˌdā-ˌnü-ˈmäⁿ\
noun
: the final part of something (such as a book, a play, or a series of events)

Full Definition
1 : the final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work
2 : the outcome of a complex sequence of events


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 10:35am
Another one of my favorite words:

ar·chi·pel·a·go    \ˌär-kə-ˈpe-lə-ˌgō\ or \ˌär-chə-ˈpe-lə-ˌgō\
noun
: a group of islands

Full Definition
1 : an expanse of water with many scattered islands
2 : a group of islands
3 : something resembling an archipelago; especially : a group or scattering of similar things <an archipelago of small parks within the city>


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 1:12pm
recalcitrant is one of my favourite words


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 23 2014 at 6:48pm

uma·mi    \ü-ˈmä-mē\
noun
: a taste sensation that is meaty or savory and is produced by
several amino acids and nucleotides (as glutamate and aspartate)

Origin: Japanese, savoriness, flavor.
First use: 1979


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 24 2014 at 8:42am
ac·qui·esce    \ˌa-kwē-ˈes\
intransitive verb

: to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing

Full Definition
: to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively — often used with "in" and sometimes with "to"




Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 25 2014 at 6:27am
surreptitious ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəs

adjective

1.
kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of.
"low wages were supplemented by surreptitious payments from tradesmen"


synonyms:     secret, stealthy, clandestine, secretive, sneaky, sly, furtive, concealed, hidden, undercover, covert, veiled, under the table, cloak-and-dagger, backstair, indirect; More
antonyms:     blatant, open, honest


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 25 2014 at 7:10am
aus·pi·cious   \ȯ-ˈspi-shəs\
adjective
: showing or suggesting that future success is likely


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 2:55am
I'll get some in before I hit the sack. I had no idea this word was pronounced this way. In fact, I had no idea the spelling and pronunciation were of the same word. Interesting when that happens.

reveille

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reveille (REV-uh-lee) noun

1. The sounding of a bugle early in the morning to awaken and summon people in a camp or garrison. This bugle call or its equivalent. The first military formation of the day.

2. A signal to get up out of bed.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 2:57am

polemology

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polemology (po-luh-MOL-uh-jee) noun

The science and study of human conflict and war.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 2:58am

pandiculation

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pandiculation (pan-DIK-yuh-lay-shuhn) noun

The act of stretching oneself.




Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 2:59am

anthroponym

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anthroponym (an-THROP-uh-nim) noun

A personal name.



Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 3:25am
Wow I was just thinking bout that word!!!!!!!!!!

Juju!

No way!


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 3:39am
I'm for real ..

I was coming out of the confessions thread and thought serendipitous and said what the heck, serendipity will do .. then I clicked this thread next and just said .. Ohh fucck



Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 3:52am


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 11:56am
con·trived     \kən-ˈtrīvd\
adjective
: having an unnatural or false appearance or quality

Full Definition
: having an unnatural or false appearance or quality : artificial, labored <a contrived plot>

Examples
The movie's contrived ending was a big disappointment.
The results of the test seemed somewhat contrived.

Origin: (see contrive).
First use: 15th century


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 3:19am
pernicious/ pəˈnɪʃəs/

adjective
1.
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
"the pernicious influences of the mass media"


synonyms:     harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious, hurtful, detrimental, deleterious, dangerous, adverse, inimical, unhealthy, unfavourable, bad, evil, baleful, wicked, malign, malevolent, malignant, noxious, poisonous, cancerous, corrupting, ruinous, deadly, lethal, fatal; More


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 8:39am
cha·grin       \shə-ˈgrin\
noun
: a feeling of being frustrated or annoyed because of
failure or disappointment

Full Definition: disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation,
disappointment, or failure

Origin: French, from chagrin sad.

First use: circa 1681


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 4:12pm







Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 6:02pm
Stendhal Syndrome
A psychosomatic response—tachycardia, vertigo, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations—when the ‘victim’ is exposed to particularly beautiful, or large amounts of, art in a single place—e.g., Florence (Italy), which has a high concentration of classic works; the response can also occur when a person is overwhelmed by breathtaking natural beauty


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 30 2014 at 6:19am


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 30 2014 at 6:35am
“SAUDADE”

—      A unique Portuguese word that has no immediate translation in English. Saudade describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. (via wasbella102)


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 30 2014 at 12:52pm
ho·lo·phras·tic    \ˌhō-lə-ˈfras-tik\   or    \ˌhä-lə-ˈfras-tik\
adjective
: expressing a complex of ideas in a single word or in a fixed phrase

Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary hol- + -phrastic
(from Greek phrazein to point out, declare).

First use: 1860


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Mar 30 2014 at 1:11pm
e·vis·cer·ate
iˈvisəˌrāt/< style="height:16px;width:16px" height="16" ="" width="16">
verb
formal
verb: eviscerate; 3rd person present: eviscerates; past tense: eviscerated; past participle: eviscerated; gerund or present participle: eviscerating
1.
disembowel (a person or animal).


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Apr 02 2014 at 7:01am
hirsute     \HER-soot\
adjective

1 : hairy 2 : covered with coarse stiff hairs


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Apr 02 2014 at 7:11am
ho·mo·phone     \ˈhä-mə-ˌfōn\   or   \ˈhō-mə-ˌfōn\
noun
: a word that is pronounced like another word but is
different in meaning, origin, or spelling (as the words:
to, too, and two)

                           VS


ho·mo·graph     \ˈhä-mə-ˌgraf\   or \ˈhō-mə-ˌgraf\
noun
: a word that is spelled like another word but that is different
in origin, meaning, or pronunciation (as the bow of a ship, a
bow and arrow)


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Apr 03 2014 at 6:49am

anathema

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a·nath·e·ma

[uh-nath-uh-muh] Show IPA
noun, plural a·nath·e·mas.
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.


Example sentences for anathema

Normally, such lack of distinction would be anathema.
Blind faith is anathema to science.
She is among the golfers who contend that carts are anathema to the sport.
Tax increases are anathema, but contrary to common belief, there are few easy cuts in the budget for removing simple waste.
It means that one person's three-star restaurant can be an anathema to another.



Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Apr 04 2014 at 5:42am

cacophony

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ca·coph·o·ny

[kuh-kof-uh-nee] Show IPA
noun, plural ca·coph·o·nies.
1.
harsh discordance of http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sound" rel="nofollow - sound ; dissonance: a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails.
2.
a discordant and meaningless http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mixture" rel="nofollow - mixture  of sounds: the cacophony produced by city traffic at midday.
3.
Music. frequent use of discords of a harshness and relationship difficult to understand.


Example sentences for cacophony

The resulting cacophony is exhausting for the user, who must concentrate to isolate relevant input.
On such networks, conventional wiretaps will yield a cacophony of useless electronic noise.
When I blog on politics, on the other hand, there's a cacophony of voices.
Some worry that such changes will invite a cacophony of contentious discussion.
On a busy Saturday night, however, the restaurant's warehouse dimensions and bustling open kitchen can spell cacophony.
Moving the headset any further than that results in an ear screeching cacophony of static and pops.
The resulting cacophony has drowned out everything else.




Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Apr 04 2014 at 6:46am
Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

^^I love that word
me too


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Apr 04 2014 at 12:06pm

pragmatic

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prag·mat·ic

[prag-mat-ik] Show IPA
adjective Also, prag·mat·i·cal (for defs 1, 2, 5).
1.
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
2.
Philosophy . of or pertaining to http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pragmatism" rel="nofollow - pragmatism (  def 2 ) .
3.
of or pertaining to http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pragmatics" rel="nofollow - pragmatics (  defs 1, 2 ) .
4.
treating historical phenomena with special reference to their causes, antecedent conditions, and results.
5.
of or pertaining to the affairs of state or http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/community" rel="nofollow - community .


Example sentences for pragmatic

This is why we as conservationists have to be pragmatic.
Which university made the better set of pragmatic choices?
He's less a social critic than a pragmatic businessman.
The book's mind-over-matter approach is pragmatic and well-explained.
It is a pragmatic theory.



Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Apr 04 2014 at 1:03pm

bemused

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Dictionary.com Unabridged
verb (used with object), be·mused, be·mus·ing.
to bewilder or confuse (someone).
Origin:
1695–1705; http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/be-" rel="nofollow - be-  + http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/muse" rel="nofollow - muse

Related forms
be·muse·ment, noun

Example sentences for bemused

In her casual pantsuit, she could easily be mistaken for a bemused tourist.
I'm amused and even a bit bemused by all the excitement.
The charges have elicited bemused and befuddled reactions from many.
The couple spends an idyllic three days as newlyweds, although Miles is bemused to realize he knows very little about his wife.
She has the same bemused, irreverent, mischievous manner that he does.



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