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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-03-29, 15:12

globular
adjective
-globe-shaped; spherical.
-composed of or having globules.
-worldwide; global.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-03-30, 13:43

funambulist
noun
-a tightrope walker.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-03-31, 13:47

paramnesia
noun
-Psychiatry. a distortion in memory in which fact and fantasy are confused
-the inability to recall the correct meaning of a word
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-01, 14:15

malarkey
noun
-Informal. speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-02, 13:48

boodle
noun
-the lot, pack, or crowd
-a large quantity of something, especially money
-a bribe or other illicit payment, especially to or from a politician; graft
-stolen goods; loot; booty; swag.
verb
-to obtain money dishonestly, as by bribery or swindling
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-03, 17:20

fabular
adjective
-of or pertaining to a story, novel, or the like written in the form of a fable.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-04, 13:42

oology
noun (oh-ol-uh-jee)
-the branch of ornithology that studies birds' eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-05, 14:46

panoply
noun
-a wide-ranging and impressive array or display
-a complete suit of armor.
-a protective covering.
-full ceremonial attire or paraphernalia; special dress or equipment
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-06, 13:41

diddle
verb
-Informal. to cheat; swindle; hoax.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-07, 13:42

badinage
noun
-light, playful banter or raillery
verb
-to banter with or tease (someone) playfully
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-08, 13:47

caustic
adjective
-severely critical or sarcastic
-capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue.
noun
-a caustic substance.
-Optics. a. caustic curve. b. caustic surface.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-09, 13:47

brume
noun
-mist; fog.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-10, 13:48

galenical
noun
-an herb or other vegetable drug, distinguished from a mineral or chemical drug
-a cruse drug, tincture, or decoction, distinguished from a preparation that has been refined
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-12, 15:10

Yesterday's word:
polyglot
adjective
-containing, composed of, or written in several languages
-able to speak or write several languages; multilingual
noun
-a mixture or confusion of languages
-a person who speaks, writes, or reads a number of languages
-a book, especially a Bible, containing the same text in several languages


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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-12, 15:11

Today's word:
caseous
adjective
-of or like cheese.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-13, 13:48

derring-do
noun
-daring deeds; heroic daring.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-14, 14:39

argot
noun
-the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession of social group
-a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification


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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-14, 14:43

strange.....i thought we got our word for that from english.... where the hell did it come it from then.....
(Zhargon) (Zh pronounced like in Zhukovsky.... assuming you pronounce the correctly... dammit, Zh pronounced like cyrillic ж)
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-14, 15:11

Nazamroth wrote:
strange.....i thought we got our word for that from english.... where the hell did it come it from then.....
(Zhargon) (Zh pronounced like in Zhukovsky.... assuming you pronounce the correctly... dammit, Zh pronounced like cyrillic ж)
Origin:
Argot comes from the French noun derivative of argoter which means "to quarrel."
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-15, 15:30

Schlemiel
noun
-Slang. an awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right


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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-16, 13:57

grubstake
noun
-money or other assistance at a time of need or of starting an enterprise.
-provisions, gear, etc., furnished to a prospector on condition of participating in the profits or any discoveries.
verb
-to finish with a grubstake
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-17, 13:43

bunkum
noun
-insincere speechmakinf by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
-insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-18, 16:03

asafetida
noun
-a soft, brown, lumpy gum resin having a bitter, acrid taste and an obnoxious odor, obtained from the roots of several Near Eastern plants belonging to the genus Ferula, of the parsley family: formerly used in medicine as a carminative and antispasmodic. Also, asafoetida, asfetida
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-19, 15:18

brio
noun
-vigor, vivacity
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-20, 14:33

atticism
noun
-concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like.
-the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
-attachment to Athens or to the style, custuma, etc., of the Athenians
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-21, 13:59

gauche
adjective
-lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-22, 13:47

mirepoix
noun
-a flavoring made from diced vegetables, seasonings, herbs, and sometimes meat, often placed in a pan to mix or cook with meat or fish.
-finely chopped vegetables, as onion and carrots, sometimes with meat, often used as a bed for meat that is to be braised.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-23, 13:48

bolide
noun
-a large, brilliant meteor, especially one that explodes; fireball
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-24, 14:00

sang-froid
noun
-coolness of mind, calmness, composure
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-25, 15:28

culturati
noun
-people deeply interested in cultural and artisitc matters
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-27, 06:18

Word of *Yesterday
simulacrum
noun
-a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
-an effigy, image, or representation
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-27, 14:05

veridical
adjective
-truthful, veracious.
-corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-28, 14:00

maudlin
adjective
-tearfully or emotionally weak; foolishly sentimental
-foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkenness

Oh look I found a word for that state
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-29, 14:24

cacophonous
adjective
-having a harsh or discordant sound.


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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-04-30, 13:51

piffle
noun
-nonsense, as trivial or senseless talk
verb
-to talk nonsense
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-01, 13:45

rhapsodic
adjective
-extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic
-pertaining to, characteristic of, or of the nature or form of rhapsody
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-02, 14:10

moppet
noun
-a young child

(...)
"hello little moppet!"
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-03, 20:21

aver
verb
-to assert or affirm with confidence;declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
-Law. to allege as a fact.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-04, 14:45

diurnal
adjective
-of or belonging to the daytime (opposed to nocturnal).
-of or pertaining to a day or each day; daily.
-Botany. showing a periodic alteration of condition with day and night, as certain flowers that open by day and close by night.
-active by day, as certain birds and insects (opposed to nocturnal).
noun
-Liturgy. a service book containing offices for the daily hours of prayer
-Archaic. a diary
-Archaic. a newspaper, especially a daily one.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-05, 14:32

bafflegab
noun
-Slang. confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledygook
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-06, 13:41

defenestrate
verb
-to throw (a person or thing) out of a window.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-07, 13:47

volitant
adjective
-engaged in or having the power of flight.
-active; moving.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-08, 13:41

logy
adjective
-lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-09, 15:54

credence
noun
-belief as to the truth of something
-something giving a claim to belief or confidence
-Also called credence table, credenza. Ecclesiastical. a small side table, shelf, or niche for holding articles used in the Eucharist service.
-Furniture. credenza
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-10, 19:23

frabjous
adjective
-Informal. wonderful, elegant, superb.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-11, 13:51

bibliomania
noun
-excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-12, 13:55

hidebound
adjective
-narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible
-oriented toward or confined to the past; extremely conservative
-(of a horse, cow, etc.) having the back and ribs bound tightly by the hide
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-13, 14:07

sizygy
noun
-Astronomy. an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet
-Classical Prosody. a group or combination of two feet, sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet of different kinds.
-any two related things, either alike or opposite.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-14, 14:35

cynosure
noun
-something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest, etc.
-something serving for guidance or direction.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-16, 14:35

legerity
noun
-physical or mental quickness; nimbleness; agility
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   2015-05-17, 14:19

rubberneck
verb
-to look about or state with great curiousity, as by craning the neck or turning the head.
-to gawk at
noun
-a sightseer; tourist.
-an extremely curious person.
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