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#1 LawrenceA

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:14 PM

Word of the Day

 

 

Librocubicularist

 

 

"With Hurricane Irma due in the next few days, I decided to just relax, grab my book, pull the covers up, and be a total librocubicularist today."

 

http://www.yourdicti...brocubicularist


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:47 AM

I have heard the word "rhabdomancy," which is the use of a divining rod, generally to find water. I thought it might be related, but I guess not.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:39 AM

Word of the Day

 

Rhabdomyolysis

 

"Mildred Huey became afflicted with rhabdomyolysis when she overdid it while under the pernicious influence of an aggresive personal trainer."

 

https://www.merriam-.../rhabdomyolysis



#4 laffite

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:43 PM

That seems more like WORDS of the day.  ;)

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:23 AM

That seems more like WORDS of the day.  ;)

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:55 AM

Word of the Day

 

Reductio ad absurdum

 

"But the Hillary Clinton campaign was its reductio ad absurdum : all segmented group appeal, no message." 

[Washington Post]

 

https://www.merriam-...tio ad absurdum



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

Word of the Day

 

Que sais-je?

 

“Horace wrapped up his short primer of philosophy by saying ‘Que sais-je’ acknowledging not ignorance, per se., but a healthy skepticism through refraining from drawing precise conclusions on potentially unknowable issues.”

 

https://www.merriam-...ary/que sais-je?



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:18 AM

word of the day

 

perspicacious

 

"Joan's take on movies could be head scatchers as they appeared to be somewhat wayward in the analysis; she is quite a smart person in the main, but she may lack the perspicacity to be a superior film reviewer."

 

https://www.vocabula...ry/perspicacity


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:31 AM

word of the day

 

Sententious

 

"When my girlfriend called me a sententious old fool, I got even by assailing her ears with precepts and homilies that would make Polonius green with envy."

 

https://www.vocabula...ary/sententious


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:25 AM

disseminator

 

"He was a buffoon, a disseminator of ludicrous rumors about President Obama’s birthplace."

 

[The Washington Post]

 

 

"The dissemination of base propaganda with no discussion attached is common among certain ones among us."

 

https://www.vocabula...ry/disseminator


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

mot du jour

 

gingham

 

"When off the set Alice like to change from that infernal blue dress and snuggle into something different and where she wouldn't be recognized. She liked gingham."

 

https://images.searc...&fr=tightropetb

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/gingham



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:17 PM

mot du jour

 

adjure

 

From Horror Hotel (City of the Dead):

 

Reverend Russell: "I adjure the old creatures... by the Living God!"

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:11 AM

mot du jour

 

adjure

 

"Joe, yes you, Joe Clay; I adjure you, get off  the sauce."

 

https://www.vocabula...ctionary/adjure


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:05 AM

mot du jour

 

foray

 

"Trump’s foray into North Korea-style bombast injects new uncertainty into the increasingly fragile, six-decade-old truce between the United States and the communist country."

[Washington Times]

 

https://www.vocabula...ictionary/foray

 

[not terribly ubiquitous but moving in that direction]



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:21 AM

I notice that these words you come up with aren't very  UBIQUITOUS .    ;)

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:33 AM

mot du jour

 

stipple

 

"The sunlight falling through the lace curtain stippled her face."

[from Merriam-Webster.com]

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/stipple



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:30 AM

word of the day

 

salubrious

 

"The TCM message board provides a salubrious effect on many of its members, perhaps not so for others."

 

"Henrietta Conklin, 82, was prone to heat-related dizzy spells, dehydration, and other such maladies while carping endlessly if the temperature rose above 75 degrees so the family convened to select a new venue for her to spend the summer agreeing that Death Valley was not the most salubrious of places for her ... but they could agree on nothing else.'

 

https://www.vocabula...nary/salubrious



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:53 AM

word of the day

 

locus classicus

 

"...In writing a review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales in 1842, he [Edgar Allen Poe] set forth very succinctly his theory of the short story, and his ideas have proved of such importance as to make this review a locus classicus in the criticism of this modern form of literary art."  [History of American Literature, Leonidis Warren Payne, Jr., editor, 1919]

 

"The compositions of Bach derive from a extraordinary creative genius that includes the discovery of many fundamental and rudimentary aspects of music that have influenced every composer who came after him and therefore his contribution in general serves as a sort of locus classicus (if you will) in the art of musical composition."

 

https://www.vocabula...locus classicus

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:44 AM

Events during the past day made me thought of this word....

 

co·in·ci·dence
/kōˈinsədəns/
noun
 
  1. 1.
    a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.
    "it's no coincidence that this new burst of innovation has occurred in the free nations"
    synonyms: accidentchanceserendipityfortuityprovidencehappenstancefate
    a fluke
    "too close to be mere coincidence"


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:32 AM

word of the day

 

par excellence

 

"In France they will cite Marcel Marceau and Jacques Tati as two of the greats and in America they would surely cite Charlie Chaplain, mime par excellence."

 

https://www.vocabula.../par excellence






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