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Good words, and their definitions
« 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.



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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 24 July 2018, 05:18:42 »
Tangry - The irrational feeling of being angry because you are tired.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 24 July 2018, 18:29:55 »
Mease - to make calm : pacify, mitigate
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 25 July 2018, 10:27:38 »
luciferous

adjective
  • bringing or providing light.
  • providing insight or enlightenment.
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 17:46:21 »
Perspicacity

Noun

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

2:   
     Archaic. keen vision.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #13 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
                               
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #14 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

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Canada… is a palimpsest, an overlay of classes and generations.
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #15 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

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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.
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #17 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
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« Reply #18 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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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #19 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
In his book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, Comey wrote that working for Trump gave him “flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob. The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth.”

McCabe, who similarly had experience prosecuting Russian organized-crime rings, has observed that Mueller's approach to investigating Trump tracks how one would go about investigating a crime ring. "There are a lot of patterns in what Director Mueller is doing that are very familiar to me," McCabe told The Atlantic: "You can certainly look at what Mueller’s done so far to say he is doing exactly what we would do with the investigation of a cartel or an organized-crime family."

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:08:59 »
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(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:17:28 »
diapason - a burst of sound. OR a range/scope/spectrum