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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 Jan 01, 2010 2:18 am

Word of the Day for Thursday, December 31, 2009

vicissitude \vih-SIS-ih-tood; -tyood\, noun:

1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:18 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, January 1, 2010

panacea \pan-uh-SEE-uh\, noun:

A remedy for all diseases, problems, or evils; a universal medicine; a cure-all.

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Post by TheFireman on Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:39 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 2, 2010

constitutional \kon-stih-TOO-shuhn-uhl; -TYOO-\, noun:

A walk taken for one's health.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:57 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 3, 2010

tortuous \TOR-choo-us\, adjective:

1. Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
2. Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
3. Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:57 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, January 4, 2010

enjoin \en-JOIN\, transitive verb:

1. To direct or impose with authority; to order.
2. To prohibit; to forbid.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:33 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

atelier \at-l-YAY\, noun:

A workshop; a studio.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:15 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 6, 2010

flibbertigibbet \FLIB-ur-tee-jib-it\, noun:

A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:35 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 7, 2010

quotidian \kwoh-TID-ee-uhn\, adjective:

1. Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.
2. Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:19 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, January 8, 2010

gesticulate \juh-STIK-yuh-layt\, intransitive verb:


1. To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.

transitive verb:
1. To indicate or express by gestures.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:04 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 9, 2010

nebbish \NEB-ish\, noun:

A weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 10, 2010

onus \OH-nuhs\, noun:

1. A burden; an obligation; a disagreeable necessity.
2. a: A stigma. b: Blame.
3. The burden of proof.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:58 pm

Skipping monday because I'm lazy.

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 12, 2010


torpor \TAWR-per\, noun:

1. Lacking in vitality or interest.
2. A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
3. Lethargy; apathy.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:25 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

lapidary \LAP-uh-dair-ee\, adjective:

1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
2. Engraved in stone.
3. Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.

noun:
1. One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
2. A dealer in precious stones.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:35 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 14, 2010

draconian \dray-KOHN-ee-uhn; druh-\, adjective:

1. Pertaining to Draco, a lawgiver of Athens, 621 B.C.
2. Excessively harsh; severe.


Word of the Day for Friday, January 15, 2010

pallid \PAL-id\, adjective:

1. Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion.
2. Lacking intensity of color or luminousness.
3. Lacking in vitality or interest.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:25 am

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 16, 2010

countervail \kown-tur-VAYL\, transitive verb:

1. To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to counteract.
2. To compensate for; to offset; to furnish or serve as an equivalent to.


intransitive verb:
1. To exert force against an opposing, often bad, influence or power.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:09 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 17, 2010

apposite \AP-uh-zit\, adjective:


Being of striking appropriateness and relevance; very applicable; apt.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:12 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, January 18, 2010

accord \uh-KAWRD\, intransitive verb:

1. To be in agreement or harmony; agree.

transitive verb:
1. To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
2. To grant; bestow.


noun:
1. Agreement; harmony.
2. A settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions.
3. A settlement of points at issue between nations.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:12 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

perambulate \puh-RAM-byuh-layt\, intransitive verb:

1. To walk about; to roam; to stroll; as, "he perambulated in the park."

transitive verb:
1. To walk through or over.
2. To travel over for the purpose of surveying or inspecting.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:13 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 20, 2010

lacuna \luh-KYOO-nuh\, noun;
plural lacunae \luh-KYOO-nee\ or lacunas | Lacuna is from the Latin lacuna, "a cavity, a hollow," from lacus, "a hollow.":


1. A blank space; a missing part; a gap.
2. (Biology) A small opening, depression, or cavity in an anatomical structure.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:15 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 21, 2010

bibelot \BEE-buh-loh\, noun:

A small decorative object without practical utility; a trinket.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:16 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, January 22, 2010

prevaricate \prih-VAIR-uh-kayt\, intransitive verb:

To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:16 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 23, 2010

veritable \VER-ih-tuh-bul\, adjective:

Agreeable to truth or to fact; actual; real; true; genuine.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:53 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 24, 2010

frangible \FRAN-juh-buhl\, adjective:


Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:54 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, January 25, 2010

plenipotentiary \plen-uh-puh-TEN-shee-air-ee; -shuh-ree\, adjective:

1. Containing or conferring full power; invested with full power; as, "plenipotentiary license; plenipotentiary ministers."

noun:
1. A person invested with full power to transact any business; especially, an ambassador or diplomatic agent with full power to negotiate a treaty or to transact other business.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:54 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

evince \ih-VIN(T)S\, transitive verb:

To show in a clear manner; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:55 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 27, 2010

panjandrum \pan-JAN-druhm\, noun:

An important personage or pretentious official.


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