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“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)
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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
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e·vis·cer·ate
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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).
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hirsute     \HER-soot\
adjective

1 : hairy 2 : covered with coarse stiff hairs
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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)

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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)
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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.

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ca·coph·o·ny

[kuh-kof-uh-nee] Show IPA
noun, plural ca·coph·o·nies.
1.
harsh discordance of sound; dissonance: a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails.
2.
a discordant and meaningless 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.


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Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

^^I love that word
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prag·mat·ic

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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 pragmatism (  def 2 ) .
3.
of or pertaining to 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 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.

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be·mused

[bih-myoozd] Show IPA
adjective
1.
bewildered or confused.
2.
lost in thought; preoccupied.
Origin:
1695–1705; bemuse + -ed2

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be·mus·ed·ly [bih-myoo-zid-lee] Show IPA , adverb
un·be·mused, adjective
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be·muse

[bih-myooz] Show IPA ,
verb (used with object), be·mused, be·mus·ing.
to bewilder or confuse (someone).
Origin:
1695–1705; be- + 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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