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Post by TheFireman on Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:04 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, August 24, 2009

flout \FLOWT\, transitive verb:

1. To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
2. To mock, to scoff.
3. Mockery, scoffing.
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Post by TheFireman on Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:41 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

truckle \TRUHK-uhl\, intransitive verb:

1. To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner.
2. A small wheel or roller; a caster.
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Post by TheFireman on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:58 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, August 26, 2009

rictus \RIK-tuhs\, noun:

1. The gape of the mouth, as of birds.
2. A gaping grin or grimace.
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Post by TheFireman on Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, August 27, 2009

saturnine \SAT-uhr-nyn\, adjective:

1. Born under or being under the astrological influence of the planet Saturn.
2. Gloomy or sullen in disposition.
3. Having a sardonic or bitter aspect.
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Post by TheFireman on Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:17 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, August 28, 2009

delectation \dee-lek-TAY-shun\, noun:

Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.
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Post by TheFireman on Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:05 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, August 29, 2009

chary \CHAIR-ee\, adjective:

1. Wary; cautious.
2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
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Post by TheFireman on Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:06 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, August 30, 2009

interlocutor \in-ter-LOK-yuh-ter\, noun:

1. Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially.
2. The performer in a minstrel show who is placed midway between the end men and engages in banter with them.
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Post by TheFireman on Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:06 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, August 31, 2009

diktat \dik-TAHT\, noun:

1. A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party.
2. An authoritative decree or order.
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Post by TheFireman on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:39 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

fecund \FEE-kuhnd; FEK-uhnd\, adjective:

1. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful; prolific.
2. Intellectually productive or inventive.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:43 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

abecedarian \ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:

1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
3. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
4. Arranged alphabetically.
5. Rudimentary; elementary.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:39 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, September 3, 2009

carom \KAIR-uhm\, noun:

1. A rebound following a collision; a glancing off.
2. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls on the table.
3. To strike and rebound; to glance.
4. To make a carom.
5. To make (an object) bounce off something; to cause to carom.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:51 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, September 4, 2009

gadabout \GAD-uh-bout\, noun:

Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
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Post by TheFireman on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:08 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, September 5, 2009

voluptuary \vuh-LUHP-choo-er-ee\, noun:

1. A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.

adjective:
1. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:40 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, September 6, 2009

acquiesce \ak-wee-ES\, intransitive verb:

To accept or consent passively or without objection -- usually used with 'in' or 'to'.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:40 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, September 7, 2009

sacrosanct \SAK-roh-sankt\, adjective:


1. Extremely sacred or inviolable.
2. Not to be entered or trespassed upon.
3. Above or beyond criticism, change, or interference.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:51 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

refulgent \rih-FUL-juhnt\, adjective:


Shining brightly; radiant; brilliant; resplendent.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:00 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

malapropism \mal-uh-PROP-iz-uhm\, noun:


1. An act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, esp. by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
2. An example of such misuse.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:22 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, September 10, 2009

noisome \NOY-sum\, adjective:

1. Noxious; harmful; unwholesome.
2. Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:16 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, September 11, 2009

puissant \PWISS-uhnt; PYOO-uh-suhnt; pyoo-ISS-uhnt\, adjective:

Powerful; strong; mighty; as, a puissant prince or empire.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:38 am

Word of the Day for Saturday, September 12, 2009

inure \in-YOOR\, transitive verb:

1. To make accustomed or used to something painful, difficult, or inconvenient; to harden; to habituate; as, "inured to drudgery and distress.
intransitive verb:
1. To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:51 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, September 13, 2009

bucolic \byoo-KOL-ik\, adjective:

1. Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
2. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.

noun:
1. A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
2. A country person.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:39 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, September 14, 2009

crapulous \KRAP-yuh-lus\, adjective:

1. Given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
2. Suffering from or due to such excess.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:39 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

lucubration \loo-kyoo-BRAY-shun; loo-kuh-\, noun:

1. The act of studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
2. That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:29 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

logorrhea \law-guh-REE-uh\, noun:

1. Pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech.
2. Incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:21 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, September 17, 2009

efficacious \ef-ih-KAY-shuhs\, adjective:

Capable of having the desired result or effect; effective as a means, measure, remedy, etc.


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