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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 00:21:48 »
crotchfruit: A baby, toddler or small child.

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« Reply #51 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}]
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #52 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]

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  gnomic
      adj 1: relating to or containing gnomes; "gnomic verse"
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« Reply #53 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.
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #54 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

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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.
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #56 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)

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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #57 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}]
 
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  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
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« Reply #58 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


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« Reply #59 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.



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« Reply #60 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.

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« Reply #61 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"
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« Reply #62 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.

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« Reply #63 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}]
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Re: Good words, and their definitions
« Reply #64 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.


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« Reply #65 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

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« Reply #66 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.

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« Reply #67 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.

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« Reply #68 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 18:37:33 »
nictitate verb
nic·​ti·​tate | \ ˈnik-tə-ˌtāt
\
nictitated; nictitating

intransitive verb
: wink

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« Reply #69 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 19:24:40 »
titillate

verb — arouse (someone) to interest or mild excitement, especially through sexually suggestive images or words.

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« Reply #70 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 01:39:16 »
folderol noun
fol·​de·​rol

1 : a useless ornament or accessory : trifle
2 : nonsense

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« Reply #71 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"
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« Reply #72 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.

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« Reply #73 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)
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« Reply #74 on: Thu, 24 October 2019, 04:27:40 »
(...)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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« Reply #76 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:
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« Reply #77 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."

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« Reply #78 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.

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« Reply #79 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.

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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.

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« Reply #81 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"
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