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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:12 pm

Today's word is: koan.
ko·an
n.
A puzzling, often paradoxical statement or story, used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:01 pm

Today's word is: moldering.
mold·er
v. mold·ered, mold·er·ing, mold·ers
v. intr.
To crumble to dust; disintegrate.

v. tr.
To cause to crumble. See Synonyms at decay.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:14 pm

Today's word is: tawny.
taw·ny
n.
A light brown to brownish orange.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:08 pm

Today's word is: nictating.
nic·ti·tate also nic·tate
intr.v. nic·ti·tat·ed, nic·ti·tat·ing, nic·ti·tates
To wink. See Synonyms at blink.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:11 am

Yesterday's and today's words are: maleficent,
ma·lef·i·cent
adj.
Harmful or evil in intent or effect.


and beneficent.
be·nef·i·cent
adj.
1. Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.
2. Producing benefit; beneficial.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:45 pm

Today's word is: saveloy.
sav·e·loy
n.
A highly seasoned smoked pork sausage.

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Postby dogmeat » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:09 pm

Usually available in fish and chip shops here. Not sure why.

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Postby pablo banquo » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:37 pm

Is that the thing they call a "battered sav"?
i before e except after a few beers

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Postby dogmeat » Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:09 pm

Generally not battered. Horrible things.

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Postby hobokenbob » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:13 pm

Bag of Ass wrote:Today's word is: saveloy.
sav·e·loy
n.
A highly seasoned smoked pork sausage.


I just got to that part in Anansi Boys. and i understood! woo
In fairness, we've been building 'ground zeros' near Iraqi mosques since March 2003.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:35 pm

Today's word is: meconium.
me·co·ni·um
n.
A dark green fecal material that accumulates in the fetal intestines and is discharged at or near the time of birth.

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Postby pablo banquo » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:43 pm

There will be epic weapons in the WoW expansion beta that require meconium bars.
i before e except after a few beers

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:02 pm

Dirty filthy Blizzard!

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:00 pm

Today's word is: rubicund.
ru·bi·cund
adj.
Inclined to a healthy rosiness; ruddy.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:38 pm

Today's word is: legerdemain.
leg·er·de·main
n.
1. Sleight of hand.
2. A show of skill or deceitful cleverness: financial legerdemain.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:02 pm

Today's word is: sere.
sere¹ also sear
adj.
Withered; dry: sere vegetation at the edge of the desert.

sere²
n.
The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:44 pm

Today's word is: flensed.
flense
tr.v. flensed, flens·ing, flens·es
To strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, for example).

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:13 pm

Today's word is: motility.
mo·tile
adj.
1. Biology. Moving or having the power to move spontaneously: motile spores.
2. Psychology. Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:40 pm

I couldn't get on the internet yesterday; yesterday's word was: probity.
pro·bi·ty
n.
Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness: “He was a gentlemanly Georgian, a person of early American probity” (Mary McGrory).

Today's word is: diffidence.
dif·fi·dence
n.
The quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness.

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Postby Kauser » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:46 pm

Not to be confused with dissidence
Do not call up what you cannot put down.


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