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Title: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 24 July 2018, 00:45:35
floccinaucinihilipilification - the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

Used in a sentence: The floccinaucinihilipilification of my career path has spiraled me into a deep depression.


Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 24 July 2018, 00:54:21
crepuscular - of, resembling, or relating to twilight. an animal appearing or active in twilight.

Used in a sentence: My cat Pixel is a naturally crepuscular creature, as she gets the zoomies right after sundown.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 24 July 2018, 00:57:04
slubberdegullion - a slobbering or dirty fellow, a worthless sloven.

Used in a sentence: I don't want that filthy slubberdegullion Jeff anywhere near this party.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 24 July 2018, 01:01:27
oligopsony - a state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.

Used in a sentence - ****ty artisan keycaps create quite the oligopsony.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 24 July 2018, 01:06:33
mountebank - a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.

Used in a sentence: Personally, I think the entire Scientology organization are nothing more than a group of mountebanks.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 24 July 2018, 05:18:42
Tangry - The irrational feeling of being angry because you are tired.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: tp4tissue on Tue, 24 July 2018, 05:54:28
oligopsony - a state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.

Used in a sentence - ****ty artisan keycaps create quite the oligopsony.

mountebank - a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.

Used in a sentence: Personally, I think the entire Scientology organization are nothing more than a group of mountebanks.

mont blanc ??
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Tue, 24 July 2018, 18:29:55
Mease - to make calm : pacify, mitigate
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: tp4tissue on Tue, 24 July 2018, 19:10:05
Mease - to make calm : pacify, mitigate

/Sending mease..
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: Blaise170 on Wed, 25 July 2018, 10:27:38
luciferous

adjective
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: tp4tissue on Fri, 27 July 2018, 17:46:21
Perspicacity

Noun

1:
     keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.

2:   
     Archaic. keen vision.

Sentence:

     Tp4's , Perspicacity , transcends time, space, and reason..
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 30 July 2018, 11:39:16
Diacritical
adjective  di·a·crit·i·cal  \ ˌdī-ə-ˈkri-ti-kəl \
variants: or less commonly diacritic  play  \-ˈkri-tik\

Definition of diacritical:
1 : serving as a diacritic
2 a : distinctive
    - the diacritical elements in culture —S. F. Nadel
b : capable of distinguishing students of superior diacritical powers

Sentence:
I'm attempting to suss out why my music player refuses to show diacritical marks from a rather peculiar music format.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: haanuman on Fri, 03 August 2018, 08:51:36
floccinaucinihilipilification - the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

Used in a sentence: The floccinaucinihilipilification of my career path has spiraled me into a deep depression.

 :eek:
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: suicidal_orange on Wed, 14 November 2018, 18:54:40
Parsimonious
adjective par·​si·​mo·​ni·​ous | \ˌpär-sə-ˈmō-nē-əs

Definition of parsimonious:
1 : exhibiting or marked by parsimony especially: frugal to the point of stinginess
2 : sparing, restrained
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: JP on Wed, 14 November 2018, 20:14:37
Palimpsest

Noun
1 : writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased
2 : something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface

Sentence:
Canada… is a palimpsest, an overlay of classes and generations.
— Margaret Atwood
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 15 November 2018, 13:14:56
Doleful
adjective
dole·​ful | \ˈdōl-fəl  \

Definition of doleful:
1 : causing grief or affliction
    // a doleful loss
2 : full of grief : CHEERLESS
    // a doleful face
3 : expressing grief : SAD
    // a doleful melody

Sentence:
And yet the part of me that sometimes peaks at pictures of the Red Hat headquarters--that part of me is somewhat doleful that Red Hat is now part of a much larger corporate entity.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Sat, 13 April 2019, 17:34:40
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Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 15 April 2019, 14:34:19
katzenjammer noun
kat·​zen·​jam·​mer | \ ˈkat-sən-ˌja-mər\

Definition of katzenjammer
1 : hangover
2 : distress
3 : a discordant clamor
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: JP on Mon, 15 April 2019, 16:45:47
katzenjammer noun
kat·​zen·​jam·​mer | \ ˈkat-sən-ˌja-mər\

Definition of katzenjammer
1 : hangover
2 : distress
3 : a discordant clamor

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Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: fohat.digs on Mon, 15 April 2019, 17:38:14
ob·strep·er·ous

/əbˈstrepərəs/

adjective

noisy and difficult to control.

"the boy is cocky and obstreperous"

synonyms:   unruly, unmanageable, disorderly, undisciplined, uncontrollable, unrestrained, rowdy, uncontrolled, disruptive, truculent, difficult, refractory, rebellious, mutinous, out of hand, riotous, out of control, wild, turbulent, uproarious, tumultuous, tempestuous, unbridled, irrepressible, boisterous, roisterous, rackety
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: iri on Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:08:59
Thanks a lot for the thread
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:17:28
diapason - a burst of sound. OR a range/scope/spectrum

Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: JP on Tue, 25 June 2019, 11:36:33
“Capitonym: a word that changes its meaning – and sometimes pronunciation – when it is capitalized.”

Example: Polish (from Poland) vs. polish (making a surface shiny)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitonym
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 25 June 2019, 12:40:55
“Capitonym: a word that changes its meaning – and sometimes pronunciation – when it is capitalized.”

Example: Polish (from Poland) vs. polish (making a surface shiny)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitonym
It's always annoying when one of those types of words is read incorrectly in an audiobook.

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Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: Sintpinty on Sat, 29 June 2019, 17:36:35
floccinaucinihilipilification - the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

Used in a sentence: The floccinaucinihilipilification of my career path has spiraled me into a deep depression.

I see you are estimating me.....
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: Doluded on Sun, 30 June 2019, 18:24:22
piss·ant
/ˈpisˌant/
noun

an insignificant or contemptible person or thing.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Sun, 30 June 2019, 18:41:35
plummy adjective
plum·​my | \ˈplə-mē\

Definition of plummy
1  a: full of plums
        // a rich plummy cake
    b: choice, desirable
        // got a plummy role in the movie

2  a: having a plum color
    b: rich and mellow often to the point of affectation
        // a plummy singing voice
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: tp4tissue on Sun, 30 June 2019, 18:50:18
plummy adjective
plum·​my | \ˈplə-mē\

Definition of plummy
1  a: full of plums
        // a rich plummy cake
    b: choice, desirable
        // got a plummy role in the movie

2  a: having a plum color
    b: rich and mellow often to the point of affectation
        // a plummy singing voice

/headscratch,   Plums arn't even that gud' ..

Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 30 June 2019, 18:55:04
plummy adjective
plum·​my | \ˈplə-mē\

Definition of plummy
1  a: full of plums
        // a rich plummy cake
    b: choice, desirable
        // got a plummy role in the movie

2  a: having a plum color
    b: rich and mellow often to the point of affectation
        // a plummy singing voice

/headscratch,   Plums arn't even that gud' ..



Plums are better than watermelon.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: JP on Sun, 30 June 2019, 21:47:06
Plums are better than watermelon.

inveracity noun
in·​veracity | \ ¦in+\
Definition of inveracity
1 : lack of truth : FALSENESS

2 : an intentional falsehood : LIE

I am not sure if noiseyturtle is full of inveracities or full of ****  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 01 July 2019, 06:45:00
afflatus noun
af·​fla·​tus | \ ə-ˈflā-təs \

Definition of afflatus
: a divine imparting of knowledge or power : INSPIRATION
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: Sintpinty on Wed, 03 July 2019, 16:19:47
.

y'all know when you just _____
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: EMC Labs on Wed, 03 July 2019, 19:06:42
piss·ant
/ˈpisˌant/
noun

an insignificant or contemptible person or thing.

Hmmm...
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 03 July 2019, 19:33:29
sedulous adjective
sed·​u·​lous | \ ˈse-jə-ləs\

Definition of sedulous
1  : involving or accomplished with careful perseverance
    // sedulous craftsmanship

2  : diligent in application or pursuit
    // a sedulous student
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: tp4tissue on Wed, 03 July 2019, 19:56:14
Is knowing a larger general vocabulary even useful ?

It increases the precision and density,  but 2 machines would need the same library, in nature this is simply never the case.

Other than specialized industry dictionaries, The usage of the general set does not seem to be improved by increased compression.



For example, they can Probably clock apple's cpu in a desktop version to 4-5 ghz, and it would theoretically be more performant than intel/amd.   But then you throw some old code at it, and it just doesn't work.

What was the point then?



Title: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: Doluded on Wed, 03 July 2019, 19:57:44
I know eight words and I am smert


Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 03 July 2019, 20:10:45
For those following along at home, I literally copy pasta Merriam Webster's word of the day.  #fitemeirl
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 03 July 2019, 21:43:32
Is knowing a larger general vocabulary even useful ?


Well if you don't care about personal flair, personality, having a voice, or being able to tell a story without using the same repeated words, than no. If you are fine presenting the bare minimum in as dull and straight-forward a delivery as possible, a large vocabulary is perfectly inconsequential. 

I've done my share of technical writing, it's a different beast entirely.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 03 July 2019, 22:12:27
afflatus noun
af·​fla·​tus | \ ə-ˈflā-təs \

Definition of afflatus
: a divine imparting of knowledge or power : INSPIRATION

I actually use this word from time to time!
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 04 July 2019, 17:32:47
afflatus noun
af·​fla·​tus | \ ə-ˈflā-təs \

Definition of afflatus
: a divine imparting of knowledge or power : INSPIRATION

I actually use this word from time to time!

(https://i.imgur.com/qgJavmi.gif)
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 04 July 2019, 23:09:09
anathema noun
anath·​e·​ma | ə-ˈna-thə-mə

Definition of anathema

1a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority
1b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed —usually used as a predicate nominative … this notion was anathema to most of his countrymen.— Stephen Jay Gould
2a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication
2b : the denunciation of something as accursed
2c : a vigorous denunciation : curse

I also use this word from time to time.  But I've only ever heard other people use it twice, and one of those times the word was used as an allegedly common word that few people would have been able to guess.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: EMC Labs on Thu, 04 July 2019, 23:17:36
anathema noun
anath·​e·​ma | ə-ˈna-thə-mə

Definition of anathema

1a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority
1b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed —usually used as a predicate nominative … this notion was anathema to most of his countrymen.— Stephen Jay Gould
2a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication
2b : the denunciation of something as accursed
2c : a vigorous denunciation : curse

I also use this word from time to time.  But I've only ever heard other people use it twice, and one of those times the word was used as an allegedly common word that few people would have been able to guess.

nice
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 05 July 2019, 07:38:13
anathema noun
anath·​e·​ma | ə-ˈna-thə-mə

Definition of anathema

1a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority
1b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed —usually used as a predicate nominative … this notion was anathema to most of his countrymen.— Stephen Jay Gould
2a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication
2b : the denunciation of something as accursed
2c : a vigorous denunciation : curse

I also use this word from time to time.  But I've only ever heard other people use it twice, and one of those times the word was used as an allegedly common word that few people would have been able to guess.

As a user of calcurse and other ncurses based applications I think about this all the time.  Meanwhile everyone is fine with Electron apps.  So it goes.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: iri on Fri, 05 July 2019, 07:48:22
Meanwhile everyone is fine with Electron apps.
Sure. They are cross-platform. And concerns about resource usage are overblown. I have 4 Electron apps open now, and they only consume 9GB of memory while I have 16. Unused RAM is wasted RAM!
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 05 July 2019, 07:53:09
Meanwhile everyone is fine with Electron apps.
Sure. They are cross-platform. And concerns about resource usage are overblown. I have 4 Electron apps open now, and they only consume 9GB of memory while I have 16. Unused RAM is wasted RAM!

Four web browsers.. err apps open and they only consume 9GB of RAM?  dang
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: ReverbSlush on Fri, 05 July 2019, 08:23:20
I know I'm late to the party but just gotta say that this is an awesome thread. 

Also, while most plums are just OK... In my experience the best plums I've ever had are better than the best peaches I've ever had.  But in general I'd say most peaches are better than plums. 
I wonder if there's a word for that?
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: fohat.digs on Fri, 05 July 2019, 10:37:49
anathema noun
anath·​e·​ma | ə-ˈna-thə-mə

Definition of anathema

1a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority
1b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed —usually used as a predicate nominative … this notion was anathema to most of his countrymen.— Stephen Jay Gould
2a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication
2b : the denunciation of something as accursed
2c : a vigorous denunciation : curse


I use anathema and loathe/loathing fairly often when something is really bad. I did not realize that anathema had such a strong religious connotation.

Abhorrent and repugnant are good ones, too.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 05 July 2019, 15:10:12
On the subject of words with overtly negative connotations.

Watergate noun (1)
Wa·​ter·​gate | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌgāt \

Definition of Watergate (Entry 1 of 2)
: a scandal usually involving abuses of office, skulduggery, and a cover-up

water gate noun (2)
Definition of water gate (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : a gate (as of a building) giving access to a body of water
2 : floodgate

Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Fri, 05 July 2019, 16:02:27
kinda like the term Waterloo
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 07 July 2019, 21:55:56
anathema noun
anath·​e·​ma | ə-ˈna-thə-mə

Definition of anathema

1a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority
1b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed —usually used as a predicate nominative … this notion was anathema to most of his countrymen.— Stephen Jay Gould
2a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication
2b : the denunciation of something as accursed
2c : a vigorous denunciation : curse


I use anathema and loathe/loathing fairly often when something is really bad. I did not realize that anathema had such a strong religious connotation.

Abhorrent and repugnant are good ones, too.

Wlatsome is another good one along those lines that I use occasionally.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: fanpeople on Mon, 08 July 2019, 00:21:48
crotchfruit: A baby, toddler or small child.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 08 July 2019, 08:25:09
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

  Metathesis \Me*tath"e*sis\, n.; pl. {Metatheses}. [L., fr. Gr.
     meta`qesis, fr. metatiqe`nai to place differently, to
     transpose; meta` beyond, over + tiqe`nai to place, set. See
     {Thesis}.]
     1. (Gram.) Transposition, as of the letters or syllables of a
        word; as, pistris for pristis; meagre for meager.
        [1913 Webster]
 
     2. (Med.) A mere change in place of a morbid substance,
        without removal from the body.
        [1913 Webster]
 
     3. (Chem.) The act, process, or result of exchange,
        substitution, or replacement of atoms and radicals; thus,
        by metathesis an acid gives up all or part of its
        hydrogen, takes on an equivalent amount of a metal or
        base, and forms a salt.
        [1913 Webster] Metathetic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

  metathesis
      n 1: a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or
           syllables within a word or words within a sentence
      2: a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of
         each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)
         [syn: {double decomposition}, {double decomposition
         reaction}, {metathesis}]
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 19 July 2019, 13:41:19
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

  Gnomic \Gnom"ic\, Gnomical \Gnom"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf.
     F. gnomique. See {Gnome} maxim.]
     Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking
     detached thoughts; aphoristic.
     [1913 Webster]
 
           A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic
           poetry.                                  --G. R. Lewes.
     [1913 Webster]
 
     {Gnomic Poets}, Greek poets, as Theognis and Solon, of the
        sixth century B. C., whose writings consist of short
        sententious precepts and reflections.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

  gnomic
      adj 1: relating to or containing gnomes; "gnomic verse"
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 09 August 2019, 10:59:04
  Omnium-gatherum \Om`ni*um-gath"er*um\, n. [A macaronic compound
     of L. omnium, gen. pl. of omnis all, and E. gather.]
     A miscellaneous collection of things or persons; a confused
     mixture; a medley; a hodgepodge. [Colloq. & Humorous]
     --Selden.
 
     Syn: hotchpotch, odds and ends, farrago, motley collection.
          [1913 Webster]
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 05 September 2019, 01:58:40
sesquipedalian adjective
ses·​qui·​pe·​da·​lian | \ ˌse-skwə-pə-ˈdāl-yən How to pronounce sesquipedalian (audio) \
Definition of sesquipedalian

1 : having many syllables : long sesquipedalian terms
2 : given to or characterized by the use of long words a sesquipedalian television commentator
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 08 September 2019, 22:09:08
sesquipedalian adjective
ses·​qui·​pe·​da·​lian | \ ˌse-skwə-pə-ˈdāl-yən How to pronounce sesquipedalian (audio) \
Definition of sesquipedalian

1 : having many syllables : long sesquipedalian terms
2 : given to or characterized by the use of long words a sesquipedalian television commentator


I used to use this word all the time, but bored of having to explain what it meant all the time.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: _rubik on Sun, 08 September 2019, 22:21:47
conflagrate verb
con·​fla·​grate | \ ˈkänfləˌgrāt\

intransitive verb
: to catch fire

transitive verb
: to set on fire

The most commonly pronounced card in MTG also is a great word. (People pronounce is con-flag-er-ate)
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 13 September 2019, 19:29:00
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

  Abscond \Ab*scond"\, v. t.
     To hide; to conceal. [Obs.] --Bentley.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

  abscond
      v 1: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody
           along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the
           accountant absconded with the cash from the safe" [syn:
           {abscond}, {bolt}, {absquatulate}, {decamp}, {run off}, {go
           off}, {make off}]
 
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

  ABSCOND, v.i.  To "move in a mysterious way," commonly with the
  property of another.
 
      Spring beckons!  All things to the call respond;
      The trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
                                                               Phela Orm
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: eunoia on Sat, 14 September 2019, 16:41:58
supplant verb sup·​plant | \ sə-ˈplant supplanted; supplanting; supplants

transitive verb
1 : to supersede (another) especially by force or treachery
2a(1) obsolete : uproot
(2) : to eradicate and supply a substitute for efforts to supplant the vernacular
b : to take the place of and serve as a substitute for especially by reason of superior excellence or power

Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: eunoia on Wed, 18 September 2019, 16:37:20
opprobrium  noun op·​pro·​bri·​um | \ ə-ˈprō-brē-əm

1: something that brings disgrace

2a : public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious
Collaborators with the enemy did not escape the opprobrium of the townspeople.
b : contempt, reproach
The bombing of the church was met with widespread opprobrium.


Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: eunoia on Mon, 23 September 2019, 02:34:08
 uxorious

    adj.
    Excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife.
    Excessively or foolishly fond of a wife; doting on a wife.
    adj.
    Excessively fond of, or submissive to, a wife; being a dependent husband.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 23 September 2019, 15:17:03
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

  Suffuse \Suf*fuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffused}; p. pr. &
     vb. n. {Suffusing}.] [L. suffusus, p. p. of suffundere to
     overspread; sub under + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.]
     To overspread, as with a fluid or tincture; to fill or cover,
     as with something fluid; as, eyes suffused with tears; cheeks
     suffused with blushes.
     [1913 Webster]
 
           When purple light shall next suffuse the skies. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

  suffuse
      v 1: cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across;
           "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color" [syn:
           {suffuse}, {perfuse}]
      2: to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of
         light; "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: eunoia on Tue, 24 September 2019, 04:15:07
cunctator Noun

cunctator (plural cunctators)

    One who delays or lingers.

cūnctātor m (genitive cūnctātōris); third declension

    A delayer; a dawdler, slowpoke

Etymology
Latin, literally "delayer"; applied as a surname to Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Tue, 24 September 2019, 14:01:19
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

  Axiomatic \Ax`i*o*mat"ic\, Axiomatical \Ax`i*o*mat"ic*al\, a.
     [Gr. ?.]
     Of or pertaining to an axiom; having the nature of an axiom;
     self-evident; characterized by axioms. "Axiomatical truth."
     --Johnson.
     [1913 Webster]
 
           The stores of axiomatic wisdom.          --I. Taylor.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

  axiomatic
      adj 1: evident without proof or argument; "an axiomatic truth";
             "we hold these truths to be self-evident" [syn:
             {axiomatic}, {self-evident}, {taken for granted(p)}]
      2: containing aphorisms or maxims; "axiomatic wisdom" [syn:
         {axiomatic}, {aphoristic}]
      3: of or relating to or derived from axioms; "axiomatic
         physics"; "the postulational method was applied to geometry"-
         S.S.Stevens [syn: {axiomatic}, {axiomatical},
         {postulational}]
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: depletedvespene on Tue, 24 September 2019, 16:14:26
I know eight words and I am smert

You used "I" twice, so make that seven words. Your opinion is, therefore, unsound.

Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 24 September 2019, 16:16:28
cunctator Noun

cunctator (plural cunctators)

    One who delays or lingers.

cūnctātor m (genitive cūnctātōris); third declension

    A delayer; a dawdler, slowpoke

Etymology
Latin, literally "delayer"; applied as a surname to Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus.

that's really fun one to say, kunk-tater
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: eunoia on Wed, 25 September 2019, 18:22:57
cunctator Noun

cunctator (plural cunctators)

    One who delays or lingers.

cūnctātor m (genitive cūnctātōris); third declension

    A delayer; a dawdler, slowpoke

Etymology
Latin, literally "delayer"; applied as a surname to Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus.

that's really fun one to say, kunk-tater

I love it, but consequently can only keep girlfriends that are assiduously punctual.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 25 September 2019, 19:42:49
cunctator Noun

cunctator (plural cunctators)

    One who delays or lingers.

cūnctātor m (genitive cūnctātōris); third declension

    A delayer; a dawdler, slowpoke

Etymology
Latin, literally "delayer"; applied as a surname to Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus.

that's really fun one to say, kunk-tater

I love it, but consequently can only keep girlfriends that are assiduously punctual.

dang
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: eunoia on Thu, 26 September 2019, 18:37:33
nictitate verb
nic·​ti·​tate | \ ˈnik-tə-ˌtāt
\
nictitated; nictitating

intransitive verb
: wink
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: depletedvespene on Thu, 26 September 2019, 19:24:40
titillate

verb — arouse (someone) to interest or mild excitement, especially through sexually suggestive images or words.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: _rubik on Fri, 27 September 2019, 01:39:16
folderol noun
fol·​de·​rol

1 : a useless ornament or accessory : trifle
2 : nonsense
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 30 September 2019, 10:45:02
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

  Buttress \But"tress\, n. [OE. butrasse, boterace, fr. F. bouter
     to push; cf. OF. bouteret (nom. sing. and acc. pl. bouterez)
     buttress. See {Butt} an end, and cf. {Butteris}.]
     1. (Arch.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting
        the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry.
        [1913 Webster]
 
     Note: When an external projection is used merely to stiffen a
           wall, it is a pier.
           [1913 Webster]
 
     2. Anything which supports or strengthens. "The ground pillar
        and buttress of the good old cause of nonconformity."
        --South.
        [1913 Webster]
 
     {Flying buttress}. See {Flying buttress}.
        [1913 Webster]


From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

  buttress
      n 1: a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a
           building [syn: {buttress}, {buttressing}]
      v 1: reinforce with a buttress; "Buttress the church"
      2: make stronger or defensible; "buttress your thesis"
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: eunoia on Tue, 22 October 2019, 03:49:42
Melisma (Greek: μέλισμα, melisma, song, air, melody; from μέλος, melos, song, melody, plural: melismata) is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession. Music sung in this style is referred to as melismatic, as opposed to syllabic, in which each syllable of text is matched to a single note. An informal term for melisma is a vocal run.

Example: I like Whitney Houston's melismas but not so much this guy singing the national anthem.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 23 October 2019, 20:08:43
spoonerism
noun
spoo·​ner·​ism | \ ˈspü-nə-ˌri-zəm
    Definition of spoonerism
    : a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for sons of toil)
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: iri on Thu, 24 October 2019, 04:27:40
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Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: depletedvespene on Thu, 24 October 2019, 08:38:38
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Guy here. This indeed the case... and it's still worth it.

(I miss this so much  :( )
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 24 October 2019, 16:07:52
Certain lady hair products would kill my sinuses but overall I'd agree.. though some of us are ninja enough to roll over without waking anyone up :cool:
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Fri, 29 November 2019, 21:50:57
drubbing - Informal term for being badly beaten.

"He took quite a drubbing at the betting parlor, my dear boy."
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: _rubik on Sat, 30 November 2019, 12:54:01
trundle verb
trun·​dle

1 : (with reference to a wheeled vehicle or its occupants) move or cause to move slowly and heavily, typically in a noisy or uneven way.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 17 December 2019, 00:23:30
indefatigable [ in-di-fat-i-guh-buhl ] - adjective

Incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 09 June 2020, 20:25:43
Lepidopterarium - A butterfly house, conservatory, or lepidopterarium is a facility which is specifically intended for the breeding and display of butterflies with an emphasis on education.
Title: Re: Good words, and their definitions
Post by: funkmon on Wed, 10 June 2020, 02:08:30
uhtcaru - the feeling of being awake before dawn with anxiety. Found only once in the Old English corpus as far as I know, in a poem called "The Wife's Lament."

Ǣrest mīn hlāford gewāt  heonan of lēodum
ofer ȳþa gelāc;  hæfde ic ūhtceare
hwǣr mīn lēodfruma  londes wǣre.

Literally

First my lord went from his people over the waves rolling; have I pre-dawn anxiety where my leader in these lands was.

Or less literally

My Lord left his people at first over the sea. I lie awake at night with worry over where he may be.



Those are my translations, so they may not be quite correct. The reason it appears as uhtceare in the poem is it's inflected. In this context, it's pronounced something like "OOHT key are uh"