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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 Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:27 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, November 4, 2009

skulduggery \skul-DUG-uh-ree\, noun;
also skullduggery:


Devious, dishonest, or unscrupulous behavior or activity; also: an instance thereof.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:18 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, November 5, 2009

maunder \MON-duhr\, intransitive verb:

1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:29 am

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abeyance \uh-BAY-uhn(t)s\, noun:

Suspension; temporary cessation.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:12 am

Word of the Day for Sunday, November 8, 2009

billet \BIL-it\, noun:

1. Lodging for soldiers.
2. An official order directing that a soldier be provided with lodging.
3. A position of employment; a job.

transitive verb:
1. To quarter, or place in lodgings.
2. To serve (a person) with an official order to provide lodging for soldiers.


intransitive verb:
1. To be quartered; to lodge.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:23 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, November 9, 2009

fungible \FUHN-juh-buhl\, adjective:

1. (Law) Freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation.
2. Interchangeable.

noun:
1. Something that is exchangeable or substitutable. Usually used in the plural.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:16 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, November 10, 2009

soporific \sop-uh-RIF-ik; soh-puh-\, adjective:

1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.


noun:
1. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:54 am

Word of the Day for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

forfend \for-FEND\, transitive verb;
also forefend:

1. a. (Archaic) To prohibit; to forbid.
b. To ward off; to prevent; to avert.
2. To defend; to protect; to preserve.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:14 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, November 12, 2009

asseverate \uh-SEV-uh-rayt\, transitive verb:

To affirm or declare positively or earnestly.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:16 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, November 13, 2009

carapace \KAIR-uh-pace\, noun:

1. The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
2. Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:00 am

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quiescent \kwy-ES-uhnt; kwee-\, adjective:

Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; inactive.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:22 am

Word of the Day for Sunday, November 15, 2009

agog \uh-GOG\, adjective:

Full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:51 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

exegesis \ek-suh-JEE-sis\, noun;
plural exegeses \-seez\:

Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:18 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, November 19, 2009

obfuscate \OB-fuh-skayt\, transitive verb:


1. To darken or render indistinct or dim.
2. To make obscure or difficult to understand or make sense of.
3. To confuse or bewilder.


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Post by TheFireman on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:04 pm

Word of the Day for Friday, November 20, 2009

billingsgate \BIL-ingz-gayt; -git\, noun:


Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:26 am

Word of the Day for Saturday, November 21, 2009

germane \juhr-MAYN\, adjective:

Appropriate or fitting; relevant.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:51 am

Word of the Day for Sunday, November 22, 2009

affable \AF-uh-buhl\, adjective:


1. Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
2. Gracious; benign.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:01 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, November 23, 2009

benison \BEN-uh-suhn; -zuhn\, noun:

Blessing; benediction.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:26 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

martinet \mar-t'n-ET\, noun:


1. A strict disciplinarian.
2. One who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:26 pm

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provender \PROV-uhn-duhr\, noun:

1. Dry food for domestic animals, such as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.
2. Food or provisions.


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Post by TheFireman on Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:40 pm

Word of the Day for Saturday, November 28, 2009

rusticate \RUHS-tih-kayt\, intransitive verb:

1. To go into or reside in the country; to pursue a rustic life.

transitive verb:
1. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily.
2. (Chiefly British). To suspend from school or college.
3. To build with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints.
4. To lend a rustic character to; to cause to become rustic.


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Post by TheFireman on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:42 pm

Word of the Day for Sunday, November 29, 2009

malleable \MAL-ee-uh-buhl\, adjective:


1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
2. Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced.
3. Capable of adjusting to changing circumstances; adaptable.


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Post by TheFireman on Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:25 pm

Word of the Day for Monday, November 30, 2009

couture \koo-TOOR\, noun:

1. The business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, usually custom-made clothing for women.
2. Dressmakers and fashion designers considered as a group.
3. The high-fashion clothing created by designers.

adjective:
1. Created or produced by a fashion designer.
2. Being, having, or suggesting the style, quality, etc., of a fashion designer; very fashionable.


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Post by TheFireman on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:16 pm

Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 1, 2009

intrepid \in-TREP-id\, adjective:


Fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous; as, an intrepid soldier; intrepid spirit.


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Post by TheFireman on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:07 pm

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 2, 2009

myrmidon \MUR-muh-don; -duhn\, noun:

1. (Capitalized) A member of a warlike Thessalian people who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy.
2. A loyal follower, especially one who executes orders without question.


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Post by TheFireman on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:28 pm

Word of the Day for Thursday, December 3, 2009

roborant \ROB-uh-ruhnt\, adjective:

1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.


noun:
1. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.


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