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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   07/02/16, 12:58 pm

dipsy-doodle
noun
-Slang. a quick dipping, sliding motion of the body, as made by ball carriers in football to evade tacklers.
-Slang. an act, movement, etc., to confuse, evade, or distract the attention of an opponent or competitor.
-Slang. shady dealings; chicanery.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   08/02/16, 06:38 am

sagacity
noun [suh-gas-i-tee]
-acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgement.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   09/02/16, 07:22 pm

vicissitude
noun
-a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
-interchange or alternation, as of states or things.
-vicissitudes, successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs
-regular change or succession of one state or thing to another.
-change; mutation; mutability.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   10/02/16, 06:36 am

fubsy
adjective
-British Dialect. short and stout.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   11/02/16, 08:26 am

interstitial [in-ter-stish-uh l]
adjective
-pertaining to, situated in, or forming small or narrow spaces or intervals between things or parts.
-Anatomy. situated between the cells of a structure or part
noun
-Crystallography. an imperfection in a crystal caused by the presence of an extra atom in an otherwise complete lattice.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   12/02/16, 10:01 am

calumniate
verb
-to make false and malicious statements about; slander.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   13/02/16, 10:05 am

groggery
noun
-a slightly disreputable barroom.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   15/02/16, 07:18 am

yesterday: amative
adjective
-disposed to love; amorous.

today: encomium
noun
-a formal expression of high praise; eulogy
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   16/02/16, 11:33 am

castellated
adjective
-having many castles.
-Architecture. built like a castle, especially with turrets and battlements.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   17/02/16, 08:09 am

celerity
noun
-swiftness; speed.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   18/02/16, 09:48 am

autodidact
noun
-a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.

Example:
-You could have presented yourself as being self-taught, the product of your own worthy efforts, there's nothing to be ashamed of, society in the past took pride in its autodidacts
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   20/02/16, 09:50 am

yesterday: cosmology
noun
-the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom.
-the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structures and evolution of the universe.

today: abstemious
adjective
-sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.
-characterized by abstinence
-sparing
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   21/02/16, 12:46 pm

passel
noun
-a group or lot of indeterminate number
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   22/02/16, 06:57 am

apatetic
adjective
-Zoology. assuming colors and forms that effect deceptive camouflage.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   23/02/16, 08:58 am

parapraxis
noun
-Psychology. a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   24/02/16, 09:02 am

supercilious
adjective
-haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   25/02/16, 09:58 am

sylvan
adjective
-of, relating to, or inhabiting the woods.
-consisting of or abounding in woods or trees; wooded; woody
-made of trees, branches, boughs, etc.
noun
-a person dwelling in a woodland region.
-a mythical deity or spirit of the woods.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   26/02/16, 10:44 am

internecine
adjective
-mutually destructive.
-of or relating to conflict or struggle within a group
-characterized by great slaughter; deadly.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   27/02/16, 12:56 pm

natter
verb
-to talk incessantly; chatter.
noun
-a conversation; chat.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   28/02/16, 12:44 pm

premiate
verb
-to grant a prize or an award to.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   29/02/16, 07:38 am

bissextus
noun
-February 29th: the extra day added to the Julian calendar every fourth year (except those evenly divisible by 400) to compensate for the approximately six hours a year by which the common year of 365 days falls short of the solar year.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   01/03/16, 06:54 am

rabble-rouser
noun
-a person who stirs up the passions or prejudices of the public, usually for his or her own interests; demagogue.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   02/03/16, 07:01 am

rodomontade
noun
-vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
adjective
-bragging.
verb
-to boast; brag; talk big.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   03/03/16, 07:25 am

florilegium
noun
-a collection of literary pieces; anthology.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   04/03/16, 06:12 am

factotum
noun
-any employee or official having many different responsibilities.
-a person, as a handyman or servant, employed to do all kinds of work around the house.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   05/03/16, 09:07 am

rupestrine
adjective
-Biology. living or growing on or among rocks. Also, rupicolous.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   06/03/16, 03:07 pm

commodious
adjective
-spacious and convenient; roomy
-ample or adequate for a particular purpose
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   07/03/16, 06:10 am

autoschediasm
noun
-something that is improvised or extemporized.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   08/03/16, 07:40 am

isonomy
noun [ahy-son-uh-mee]
-equality of political rights.

apparently it's a hard "I" in front there
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   09/03/16, 08:18 am

catawampus
adjective
-Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. askew; awry
-Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.
adverb
-Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. diagonally; obliquely
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   10/03/16, 08:32 am

pinnate
adjective
-resembling a feather, as in construction or arrangement; having parts arranged on each side of a common axis
-Botany. (of a leaf) having leaflets or primary divisions arranged on each side of a common stalk.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   11/03/16, 05:21 pm

psittacism [sit-uh-siz-uh m]
noun
-mechanical, repetitive, and meaningless speech.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   12/03/16, 01:43 pm

canoodle
verb
-Slang. to caress, fondle, or pet amorously.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   13/03/16, 08:38 pm

saturnine
adjective
-sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
-suffering from lead poisoning, as a person.
-due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   14/03/16, 08:09 am

apostasy
noun
-a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   15/03/16, 07:46 am

wordmonger
noun
-a writer or speaker who uses words pretentiously or with careless disregard for meaning.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   16/03/16, 07:55 am

skulduggery
noun
-dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery
-an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   17/03/16, 08:56 am

Hibernian
adjective
-of, or relating to, or characteristic of Ireland or its inhabitants; Irish
noun
-a native of Ireland.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   18/03/16, 09:23 am

amaranthine
adjective
-unfading; everlasting
-of or like the amaranth.
-of purplish-red color.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   19/03/16, 10:45 am

desiccate
verb
-to become thoroughly dried or dried up.
-to dry thoroughly; dry up
-to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dehydrate.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   20/03/16, 01:13 pm

renascent
adjective
-being reborn; springing again into being or vigor
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   21/03/16, 08:25 am

smithereens
plural noun
-small pieces; bits
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   22/03/16, 11:21 am

affinal
adjective
-related by or concerning marriage.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   23/03/16, 10:49 am

joie de vivre
noun
-French. a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living.

who knows maybe Naz feels this from time to time (dark I know)
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   25/03/16, 04:20 pm

yesterday: kenspeckle
adjective
-Scot. and North England. conspicuous; easily seen or recognized.

today: vernissage
noun
-a reception at a gallery for an artist whose show is about to open to the public.
-Also called varnishing day. the day before the opening of an art exhibition traditionally reserved for an artist to varnish the paintings.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   26/03/16, 09:57 am

sophrosyne
noun
-moderation; discretion; prudence.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   27/03/16, 10:59 am

paschal
adjective
-of or relating to Easter.
-of or relating to Passover.
noun
-a paschal candle or candlestick.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   28/03/16, 06:58 am

cognomen
noun
-any name, especially a nickname.
-a surname.
-the third and commonly the last name of a citizen of ancient Rome, indicating the person's house or family, as "Caesar" in "Gaius Julius Caesar." Compare agnomen.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   29/03/16, 12:46 pm

tessellate
verb
-to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements
adjective
-tessellated.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   30/03/16, 06:15 am

valetudinarian
noun
-a person who is excessively concerned about his or her poor health or ailments.
-an invalid
adjective
-in poor health; sickly; invalid
-excessively concerned about one's poor health or ailments.
-of, relating to, or characterized by invalidism.
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PostSubject: Re: "Word of the Day" as provided by Dictionary.Reference.com   31/03/16, 10:19 am

intransigent
adjective
-refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
noun
-a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.
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