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Bag's Word of the Day and Grammar Rodeo! v4

Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:01 pm

Today's word is: surfeit.
sur·feit
v. sur·feit·ed, sur·feit·ing, sur·feits

v. tr.
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.

v. intr. Archaic

To overindulge.

n.
1.
a. Overindulgence in food or drink.
b. The result of such overindulgence; satiety or disgust.
2. An excessive amount.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:50 pm

Today's word is: emetic.
e·met·ic
adj. Causing vomiting.

n. An agent that causes vomiting.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:55 pm

Today's word is: arachibutyrophobia.
Main Entry: arachibutyrophobia
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth
Etymology: arachi- 'ground nut'

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:47 pm

Today's word is: dwam.
Dwam (noun)

Definition: 1) A fainting fit, a swoon; 2) a daydream.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:17 pm

Today's word is: chatoyance.
cha·toy·ant
–adjective
1. changing in luster or color: chatoyant silk.
2. Jewelry. reflecting a single streak of light when cut in a cabochon.
–noun
3. Jewelry. a cabochon-cut gemstone having this reflected streak, as a chrysoberyl cat's-eye.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:18 pm

Today's word is: parnel.
Main Entry: parnel
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a priest's mistress

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:01 pm

Today's word is: cachinnating.
cach·in·nate
intr.v. cach·in·nat·ed, cach·in·nat·ing, cach·in·nates
To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:40 am

Today's word is: purlicue.
Main Entry: purlicue
Part of Speech: n
Definition: the space between the thumb and extended forefinger

Main Entry: purlicue
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a flourish in writing; also, any trifle or oddity

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:17 pm

And because dogmeat appears to have gone AWOL, today's word is: enure (or inure).
in·ure
verb, -ured, -ur·ing.
verb (used with object)
1. to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually fol. by to): inured to cold.
verb (used without object)
2. to come into use; take or have effect.
3. to become beneficial or advantageous.

And just to review, a verb used with an object is called a transitive verb while a verb used without one is called an intransitive verb. For example, "hit" is transitive because you can't hit without something for you to hit, and "sit" is intransitive because you can't sit something (you just sit).

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Postby Kauser » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:55 pm

So let me get this straight, because Dogmeat went AWOL you threw up a word meaning useful or advantageous?
Do not call up what you cannot put down.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:41 pm

Haha, I didn't think of it like that. No, I just meant that since he's gone, I decided to return it to an actual word of the day. Enure just happened to be the word I selected.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:46 pm

Today's word is: bokeh.
Main Entry: bokeh
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a Japanese term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image
Example: The bokeh, or quality of the blurred image in the photograph, was described and discussed.

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:31 pm

8)

Ah well. I have to confess, my interest in doing WOTD has waned somewhat of late, so I'm good.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:40 pm

Today's word is: immemorial.
im·me·mo·ri·al
–adjective
extending back beyond memory, record, or knowledge: from time immemorial.

time immemorial
n. pl. times immemorial
1. Time long past, beyond memory or record. Also called time out of mind.
2. Law Time antedating legal records.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:09 pm

Today's word is: neanimorphic.
Main Entry: neanimorphic
Part of Speech: adj
Definition: looking younger than one's years

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:44 pm

Today's word is: casus belli.
ca·sus bel·li
–noun, plural ca·sus bel·li
an event or political occurrence that brings about a declaration of war.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:30 pm

Today's word is: colloquy.
col·lo·quy
noun, plural -quies.
1. a conversational exchange; dialogue.
2. a conference.

Which I guess is to be distinguished from a colloquium.
col·lo·qui·um
noun, plural -qui·ums, -qui·a
a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:32 pm

Today's word is: velleity.
vel·le·i·ty
noun, plural -ties.
1. volition in its weakest form.
2. a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:46 pm

Today's word is: boanthropy.
Boanthropy is a mental disorder where the victim believes he or she is an ox. The Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar is one of history's few documented sufferers.

Nebuchadnezzar was stupid.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:51 pm

Today's word is: chantpleure.
Main Entry: chantpleure
Part of Speech: v
Definition: to sing and weep at the same time


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