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

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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 Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:20 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, December 4, 2009

gallimaufry \gal-uh-MAW-free\, noun:

A hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:24 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, December 6, 2009

bonhomie \bah-nuh-MEE\, noun:

A good nature; pleasant and easy manner.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:09 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, December 7, 2009

fatuous \FACH-oo-uhs\, adjective:

1. Inanely foolish and unintelligent; stupid.
2. Illusory; delusive.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:16 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

solicitous \suh-LIS-uh-tuhs\, adjective:

1. Manifesting or expressing care or concern.
2. Full of anxiety or concern; apprehensive.
3. Extremely careful; meticulous.
4. Full of desire; eager.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:26 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ratiocination \rash-ee-ah-suh-NAY-shun; rash-ee-oh-\, noun:


The process of logical reasoning.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:16 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, December 10, 2009

cogitate \KOJ-uh-tayt\, intransitive verb:

1. To think deeply or intently; to ponder; to meditate.
2. To think about; to ponder on; to meditate upon; to plan or plot.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:07 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, December 11, 2009

recalcitrant \rih-KAL-sih-truhnt\, adjective:

Stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:05 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, December 12, 2009

palliate \PAL-ee-ayt\, transitive verb:

1. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
2. To make less severe or intense; mitigate.
3. To relieve the symptoms of a disease or disorder.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:27 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, December 13, 2009

largess \lar-ZHES; lar-JES; LAR-jes\, noun;
also largesse:

1. Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
2. Gifts, money, or other valuables so given.
3. Generosity; liberality.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:05 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, December 14, 2009

numinous \NOO-min-us; NYOO-\, adjective:

1. Of or pertaining to a numen; supernatural.
2. Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence.
3. Inspiring awe and reverence; spiritual.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:17 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 15, 2009

appellation \ap-uh-LAY-shun\, noun:

1. The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation.
2. The act of naming.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:22 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

doff \DOF\, transitive verb:

1. To take off, as an article of clothing.
2. To tip or remove (one's hat).
3. To put aside; to rid oneself of.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:39 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, December 17, 2009

paroxysm \PAIR-uhk-siz-uhm\, noun:

1. (Medicine) A sudden attack, intensification, or recurrence of a disease.
2. Any sudden and violent emotion or action; an outburst; a fit.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:35 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, December 18, 2009

diaphanous \dy-AF-uh-nuhs\, adjective:

1. Of such fine texture as to allow light to pass through; translucent or transparent.
2. Vague; insubstantial.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:42 am

Word of the Day for Saturday, December 19, 2009

capricious \kuh-PRISH-us; -PREE-shus\, adjective:

Apt to change suddenly; whimsical; changeable.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:32 pm

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Word of the Day for Sunday, December 20, 2009

iota \eye-OH-tuh\, noun:

1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to the English i.
2. A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a bit.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:32 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, December 21, 2009

dolorous \DOH-luh-ruhs\, adjective:

Marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:32 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

collude \kuh-LOOD\, intransitive verb:

To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:41 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

clinquant \KLING-kunt\, adjective:

1. Glittering with gold or silver; tinseled.

noun:
1. Tinsel; imitation gold leaf.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:42 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, December 24, 2009

lambent \LAM-buhnt\, adjective:

1. Playing lightly on or over a surface; flickering; as, "a lambent flame; lambent shadows."
2. Softly bright or radiant; luminous; as, "a lambent light."
3. Light and brilliant; as, "a lambent style; lambent wit."


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:55 am

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Word of the Day for Friday, December 25, 2009

embonpoint \ahn-bohn-PWAN\, noun:

Plumpness of person; stoutness.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:14 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, December 26, 2009

hauteur \haw-TUR; (h)oh-\, noun:

Haughty manner, spirit, or bearing; haughtiness; arrogance.

Word of the Day for Sunday,
December 27, 2009

expatiate \ek-SPAY-shee-ayt\, intransitive verb:

1. To speak or write at length or in considerable detail.
2. To move about freely; to wander.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:33 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, December 28, 2009

surreptitious \suhr-uhp-TISH-uhs; suh-rep-\, adjective:

1. Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
2. Acting with or marked by stealth.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:59 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 29, 2009

cajole \kuh-JOHL\, transitive verb:


To persuade with flattery, repeated appeals, or soothing words; to coax.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:00 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

presage \PRES-ij; pri-SEYJ\, noun:

1. An indication or warning of a future event; an omen.
2. A feeling or intuition of what the future holds.
3. Prophetic significance.
4. [Archaic] A prediction; a prognostication.


transitive verb:
1. To indicate or warn of beforehand; to foreshadow.
2. To have a presentiment of.
3. To predict; to foretell.

intransitive verb:
1. To make or utter a prediction.


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