Word of the day

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Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:09 am

Whilst my day to day vocabulary isn't the most prolific, I do enjoy trying to expand upon it. I'll post a word of the day and if anyone has one they like to use, like to share, then please feel free.
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:13 am

absquatulate - verb - to leave abruptly

"...the thief managed to absquatulate before the police arrived...."
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Postby Booney » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:36 pm

Lugubrious - adjective - Looking or sounding sad and dismal

"..his face looked even more lugubrious than before..."
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Postby Booney » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:59 am

Equivoque - Noun - An ambiguous expression, double meaning or pun


".....the equivoque lies probably in the words hari and harit both of which, in the Hindoo tongue mean yellow, as well as green..."
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Postby Booney » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:19 am

Parergon - noun - Something that is an accessory to a main work or subject; work undertaken in addition to one's principal work.

"... this making or doing was their profession; and sometimes it was a parergon carried on in leisure hours....."
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Postby Booney » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:46 am

Ataraxia - noun - A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety, tranquility

".....If one can rid their life of mental stress and emotional pain they have achieved ataraxia....."
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Postby Booney » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:54 am

Jurisprudence - noun - the science of philosophy of law

"...Her jurisprudence, up to her Supreme Court début, had been fairly liberal, but her methods varied...."
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Postby bennymacca » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:22 am

Good work booney
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Postby Booney » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:24 am

Paralogize - verb - to draw conclusions that do not follow logically from a given set of assumptions.

".... in seeking to find an analogy between the laws of nature, and municipal laws, he does not paralogize,..."
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Postby Booney » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:06 am

Umbra - noun - shade, shadow

"...in the umbra of the statue they hung, neither looking at the other, not speaking...."
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Postby Booney » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:06 am

Troglodyte - noun - a person of degraded, primitive or brutal character

"...don't waste your time and energy on some mouth-breathing troglodyte in a lacrosse jersey...." :D
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Postby Booney » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:09 am

Peradventure - noun - doubt,or uncertainty as to whether something is the case

"...it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time.."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:26 am

Calliopean - adjective - piercing loudly, resembling a calliope sound ( a calliope is a "steam organ", whistles operated by a keyboard like device )

"....we heard the engines give a calliopean wheeze, and the boat started to move...."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:00 pm

Rax

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'to stretch something out, or be stretched out'
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:14 am

Pedagogy - noun - the function or work of a teacher, teaching.

".....she experimented with various stimuli--games, puzzles, dolls, flash cards, generally adhering to the Montessori method of pedagogy -- unhurried, loosely structured, compassionate nurturing...."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:34 am

Spoony - noun - foolishly or sentimentally amorous.

"Growing a mustache and turning spoony over a woman like that, you really are a fool!"
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:06 am

Sine die - Adverb - without fixing a day for future action or meeting

"...our counseling sessions are hereby suspended sine die...."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:20 am

Sine die is the state government motto
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:42 am

Procrustean - adjective - tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means.

"...A procrustean system, or plan, forces individuals to fit the same mold or to conform to a single type or pattern..."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:27 am

This thread reminds me of a caller to the overnight talk show probably over 10yrs ago, Graham from Yankalilla and he would ring up with words like these.
Always good to try and broaden your vocabulary, but my problem is remembering them all.... :shock:
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