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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 Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:16 am

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 28, 2010

machination \mack-uh-NAY-shuhn; mash-\, noun:

1. The act of plotting.
2. A crafty scheme; a cunning design or plot intended to accomplish some usually evil end.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:17 am

Word of the Day for Friday, January 29, 2010

verboten \ver-BOHT-n\, adjective:

Forbidden, as by law; prohibited.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:04 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 30, 2010

rapacious \ruh-PAY-shuhs\, adjective:


1. Given to plunder; seizing by force.
2. Subsisting on prey.
3. Grasping; greedy.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:04 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 31, 2010

penchant \PEN-chunt\, noun:

Inclination; decided taste; a strong liking.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:04 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, February 1, 2010

mondegreen \MON-di-green\, noun:

A word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation of a word or phrase that has been heard.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:56 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, February 3, 2010

aubade \oh-BAHD\, noun:

A song or poem greeting the dawn; also, a composition suggestive of morning.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:56 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, February 4, 2010

pecuniary \pih-KYOO-nee-air-ee\, adjective:

1. Relating to money; monetary.
2. Consisting of money.
3. Requiring payment of money.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:56 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, February 5, 2010

distrait \dis-TRAY\, adjective:

Divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:57 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, February 6, 2010

eschew \es-CHOO\, transitive verb:

To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:00 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, February 7, 2010

ignoramus \ig-nuh-RAY-mus\, noun:

An ignorant person; a dunce.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:00 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, February 8, 2010

approbation \ap-ruh-BAY-shuhn\, noun:

1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
2. Praise; commendation.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:00 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, February 9, 2010

vitiate \VISH-ee-ayt\, transitive verb:

1. To make faulty or imperfect; to render defective; to impair; as, "exaggeration vitiates a style of writing."
2. To corrupt morally; to debase.
3. To render ineffective; as, "fraud vitiates a contract."


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:01 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, February 10, 2010

tarradiddle \tair-uh-DID-uhl\, noun;
also taradiddle:

1. A petty falsehood; a fib.
2. Pretentious nonsense.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:01 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, February 11, 2010

coquetry \KOH-ki-tree; koh-KE-tree\, noun:

Dalliance; flirtation.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:02 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, February 12, 2010

quietus \kwy-EE-tuhs\, noun:

1. Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation.
2. Removal from activity; rest; death.
3. Something that serves to suppress or quiet.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:02 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, February 13, 2010

cupidity \kyoo-PID-uh-tee\, noun:

Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:52 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, February 14, 2010

billet-doux \bil-ay-DOO\, noun;
plural billets-doux \bil-ay-DOO(Z)\:

A love letter or note.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:29 am

Word of the Day for Monday, February 15, 2010

vivify \VIV-uh-fy\, transitive verb:

1. To endue with life; to make alive; to animate.
2. To make more lively or intense.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:29 am

Word of the Day for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

inexorable \in-EK-sur-uh-bul; in-EKS-ruh-bul\, adjective:

Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:30 am

Word of the Day for Wednesday, February 17, 2010

hypnagogic \hip-nuh-GOJ-ik; -GOH-jik\, adjective:

Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:32 am

Word of the Day for Thursday, February 18, 2010

duplicity \doo-PLIS-i-tee, dyoo-\, noun:

1. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech; also, an instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
2. The quality or state of being twofold or double.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:32 am

Word of the Day for Friday, February 19, 2010

gastronome \GAS-truh-nohm\, noun:

A connoisseur of good food and drink.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:33 am

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Word of the Day for Saturday, February 20, 2010
egregious \ih-GREE-juhs\, adjective:

  • Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:54 pm

Big Update - Reformatted Please Stand By For Word of The Day


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Re: Word of the Day

Post by TheFireman on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:21 pm

Discontinued Till Further Notice


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