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#21 laffite

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:35 AM

word of the day

 

elide

 

"Polonius' assertion 'This is too long' with regard to one of the player's speeches suggested it should be elided, but I don't think anyone listened to the old fool."

 

https://www.merriam-...ictionary/elide


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:54 AM

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Exurb(anite)

 

"Phillip was a confirmed exurbanite and any of the necessary visits to the city were not pleasant for him."

 

https://en.wiktionar...wiki/exurbanite



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:41 AM

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nonce

 

"I have been subjected to your rants long enough and am familiar with your nonce expressions and stupid opinions."

 

https://www.vocabula...ictionary/nonce



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:53 AM

I'm surprised that got by Otto Censor.

 

So, did she titivate  in order to titillate?  ;)

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:08 AM

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titivate

 

"Bob was nervous about the blind date but was immediately reassured when introduced to the pretty, refined, well titivated young woman."

 

no, it's not what you think

:lol:

 

https://www.vocabula...ionary/titivate


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:04 AM

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cri de coeur

 

"[The novel] is at once, a cri de coeur, a prison diary, and a repudiation of Catholic Mary-worship ..."  ---JudithThurman (The New Yorker)

 

https://en.wiktionar...ki/cri_de_coeur



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:06 PM

;) You shoud PM that to Nip!  :D

 

Sepiatone

 

He evidently doesn't read this thread. If he did he would see himself as The Great Cachinnator.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:41 AM

;) You shoud PM that to Nip!  :D

 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:47 AM

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cachinnate

 

"There is so much good and wholesomeness that Liberalism even in it's most moderate forms has given to our citizenry throughout our brief history as a nation that no one need to burden oneself with the self-indulgent cachinnations of the naysayers."

 

https://www.vocabula...nary/cachinnate



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:26 AM

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tergiversate

 

"...a veritable rape of the country, gentleman (oh! the applicability of  this as applied to profligate tergiversaters of truth), the government is being raped, I say ..." 

 

https://www.vocabula...ry/tergiversate


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 02:31 AM

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videlicit

 

"...which bring me to the particular of this epistle, videlicet, the sacrilegious and the profane treatment of the inviolable and the sacrosanct, the music of the masters." 

 

https://www.vocabula...onary/videlicet


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:49 AM

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protean

 

"When Betty Henderson married the man she thought she knew she wasn't prepared for the disillusionment that followed when she realized that he was a man with a protean nature."

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/protean


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:12 AM

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zoanthropy

 

"Gary Swarthout was great hit at the costume party having been a convincing Houyhnhum but friends and family became increasingly worried in the days that followed when he continued to exhibit equine mannerisms in his daily affairs and it wasn't long before they learned with horror that he was developing zoanthropy."

 

https://www.vocabula...nary/zoanthropy



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:06 AM

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inchmeal

 

"When this reign of terror is over, the country will try to recover albeit by inchmeal as the damage is not easily or rapidly undone."

 

http://www.dictionar...browse/inchmeal


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:47 AM

Heh....

 

It all reminds me of something from back in high school.

 

There was a girl in one of my classes named Winifred whom everyone called "Winnie". 

 

One day, someone made a funny remark and she let out a loud, high pitched laugh.  "Class clown" Gary Brazil( he of "lumpy oatmeal" fame)  blurted out, "Wow!  They sure named YOU right!  WHINNEY!"  :D

 

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:27 AM

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Houyhnhnm

 

[win'em]

 

"Gary Swarthout chose his costume for the party with enthusiasm and religiously practiced speech patterns in accordance with equine neighing inflections which sounds difficult but much easier, he found, than walking on all fours."

 

 

Yahoo

 

"If Mrs Clinton had labelled Trump supporters Yahoos instead of Deplorables she could have duped the target group into thinking she was talking about search engines, that is, if they know what a computer is."

 

https://en.wikipedia...iver's_Travels)

 

https://www.vocabula...onary/Houyhnhnm


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:52 PM

I think that too many demisemiquavers in a musical piece can give it too much of an OLEAGINOUS  effect. ;)

 

 

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Perhaps, perhaps. 

 

I think an oleaginous effect might be achieved with using whole notes and half notes as well. Demisemiquavers even at slow tempi have a lickity-split rapidity to them that might be a little to frenetic to have the effect of an unctuous person, if that's what you mean. OTOH the rapidity might sound like an idling motor and a motor is certainly oily, which is probably not what you mean. Music depicting the unwashed and the greasy might achieve a more grisly, unpleasant effect with long slow halves and wholes to help us be revolted by those slimy types.

 

The word is a goody in its own right but is worth bringing up if for nothing more than its unsavory visual appearance. It has a slippery and mildly nauseating eminence.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:55 AM

I think that too many demisemiquavers in a musical piece can give it too much of an OLEAGINOUS  effect. ;)

 

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:06 AM

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demisemiquaver

 

"Little Tammy James, six years old, was assiduously doing her piano exercises when she suddenly encountered a long series of demisemiquavers and becoming flustered and being rather precocious for her age she thought to heck with this noise and when her mother wasn't looking jumped out a living room window and onto the street where she joined her little friends who were having a game of hopscotch."

 

https://www.vocabula.../demisemiquaver



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:25 AM

Not familiar with that phrase, but considering it's meaning, it's scary to think that possibly our NEXT president might be someone who can "trump" Donald Trump!  :o

 

 

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