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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 25 July 2018, 10:27:38 »
luciferous

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  • bringing or providing light.
  • providing insight or enlightenment.
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« 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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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

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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
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Parsimonious
adjective par·​si·​mo·​ni·​ous | \ˌpär-sə-ˈmō-nē-əs

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1 : exhibiting or marked by parsimony especially: frugal to the point of stinginess
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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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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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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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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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ob·strep·er·ous

/əbˈstrepərəs/

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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
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No, it's not your job. But you think it is. And video last night shows him walking around roaming around with the assault rifle not really doing much of protecting anything." Figliuzzi made it clear that calling these characters "troubled" is a misnomer. "I would assert," Figliuzzi continued. "that it's time we stopped using the word ‘troubled’ with regard to white young people who act out like this and start thinking about the radicalized term that we used when people of color or people of Islamic faith act out like this. This is a radicalization process that's happening. It happened with the El Paso shooter in Texas. We kept hearing he was troubled. No, he was radicalized. And it's happening online."

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:08:59 »
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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:17:28 »
diapason - a burst of sound. OR a range/scope/spectrum


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« Reply #22 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
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« Reply #23 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
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #24 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.....

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 30 June 2019, 18:24:22 »
piss·ant
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an insignificant or contemptible person or thing.

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« Reply #26 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
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« Reply #27 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' ..


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« Reply #28 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.

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« Reply #29 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:
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afflatus noun
af·​fla·​tus | \ ə-ˈflā-təs \

Definition of afflatus
: a divine imparting of knowledge or power : INSPIRATION
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piss·ant
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noun

an insignificant or contemptible person or thing.

Hmmm...

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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
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« Reply #34 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?




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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 03 July 2019, 19:57:44 »
I know eight words and I am smert


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« Reply #36 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
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« Reply #37 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.

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« Reply #38 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!
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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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!

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« Reply #40 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.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #41 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.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
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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.
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« Reply #43 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!
(...)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.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #44 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
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #45 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?

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #46 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.
The difference in characterization of crime and who commits it skews what criminality looks like demographically. "What we're seeing so far is very similar to the process that we see with Islamic violent Jihad radicalization," said former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, "This wanting to belong to a cause greater than yourself, wanting to get affirmation from a group who may not even know who you are or ever met you. And then feeling like you're part of this deployment, this cause. You heard him say on the clip 'It's my job to protect this.'
No, it's not your job. But you think it is. And video last night shows him walking around roaming around with the assault rifle not really doing much of protecting anything." Figliuzzi made it clear that calling these characters "troubled" is a misnomer. "I would assert," Figliuzzi continued. "that it's time we stopped using the word ‘troubled’ with regard to white young people who act out like this and start thinking about the radicalized term that we used when people of color or people of Islamic faith act out like this. This is a radicalization process that's happening. It happened with the El Paso shooter in Texas. We kept hearing he was troubled. No, he was radicalized. And it's happening online."

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #47 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

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 16:02:27 »
kinda like the term Waterloo

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« Reply #49 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.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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