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Postby dogmeat » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:59 pm

Today's word is coelom.
coe-lom
–noun
Zoology. the body cavity of higher metazoans, between the body wall and intestine, lined with a mesodermal epithelium.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:21 am

Tomorrow's word is: aglet.
aglet
noun
1. metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
2. ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform


Monday's word is: oniochalasia.
Main Entry: oniochalasia
Part of Speech: n
Definition: buying as a means of mental relaxation


Wednesday's word is: hod.
hod
–noun
1. a portable trough for carrying mortar, bricks, etc., fixed crosswise on top of a pole and carried on the shoulder.
2. a coal scuttle.

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Postby dogmeat » Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:30 pm

Today's word is espousal.
es-pous-al
–noun
1. adoption or advocacy, as of a cause or principle.
2. Sometimes, espousals.

a. a marriage ceremony.
b. an engagement or betrothal celebration.

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:42 pm

Boxing Day's word is dolor.
do·lor
–noun
sorrow; grief.

Also, especially British, dolour.
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[Origin: 1275–1325; Middle English dolour (< AF) < Latin dolor]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:03 pm

Today's word is: ungulate.
un·gu·late
adj.
1.
a. Having hooves.
b. Resembling hooves; hooflike.
2. Of or belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla and composed of the hoofed mammals such as horses, cattle, deer, swine, and elephants.

n. An ungulate mammal.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:24 pm

Today's word is: meupareunia.
Main Entry: meupareunia
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a sexual act gratifying to only one participant

Happy new year, fuckers.

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Postby Kauser » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:54 pm

Are you trying to tell us something Bag?
Do not call up what you cannot put down.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:46 pm

Yeah: happy new year.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:47 pm

Today's word is: turgid.
tur·gid
adj.
1. Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent: turgid prose.
2. Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated: a turgid bladder; turgid veins.

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:40 pm

Normal service is resumed.

Thursday's word was druthers.
druth·ers
–noun Informal.
One's own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I'd dance all night.

[Origin: 1870–75; plural of druther, (I, you, etc.) 'd rather (contraction of would rather)]


Saturday's word was shibboleth.
shib·bo·leth
–noun

1. a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons.
2. a slogan; catchword.
3. a common saying or belief with little current meaning or truth.
[Origin: < Hebrew shibbōleth lit., freshet, a word used by the Gileadites as a test to detect the fleeing Ephraimites, who could not pronounce the sound sh (Judges 12:4–6)]


New Year's Day's word was suant.
suant
adj.
Spread equally over the surface; uniform; even. [Written also suent.]

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Postby dogmeat » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:59 pm

Today's word is ratiocination.
ra·ti·oc·i·na·tion
–noun
the process of logical reasoning.

[Origin: 1520–30; < Latin ratiōcinātiōn- (s. of ratiōcinātiō), equiv. to ratiōcināt(us) (see ratiocinate) + -iōn- -ion]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:20 pm

Today's word is: Ucalegon.
A Ucalegon is a neighbour whose house is on fire. It seems impossible that there should be a word for this, but here you are (courtesy of Trojan legend, in which Ucalegon was an unfortunate, burned-out neighbour of Aeneas). An extremely rare word, though one should not be burning to have a chance to use it. A mere neighbour, whose house may or may not be in flames, is an accolent.

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:17 pm

Today's word is Moira.
Moi·ra
–noun
1. Classical Mythology.
a. the personification of fate.
b. Moirai, the Fates.
2. (often lowercase) (among ancient Greeks) a person's fate or destiny.
3. a female given name.


Most Brits will think of Moira Stewart.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:00 pm

Today's word is: fatidic.
fa·tid·ic
adj.
Relating to or characterized by prophecy; prophetic.
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Postby dogmeat » Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:05 pm

Today's word is suet.
su·et
–noun
The hard fatty tissue about the loins and kidneys of beef, sheep, etc., used in cooking or processed to yield tallow.

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[Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English sewet < AF *suet, equiv. to su-, sew (< Latin sébum tallow) + -et

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:39 pm

Today's word is: cornpone.
corn-pone
–adjective Usually Disparaging.
of or characteristic of an unsophisticated rural person, esp. from the South; hick: a corn-pone accent.

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Postby dogmeat » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:23 pm

Tuesday's word was euphonic, but I was too damn tired to do it at the time.
eu·phon·ic
adj.
Pertaining to or characterized by euphony.

Hence:
euphony
n.
Agreeable sound, especially in the phonetic quality of words.

[French euphonie, from Late Latin euphōnia, from Greek euphōniā, from euphōnos, sweet-voiced : eu-, eu- + phōnē, sound]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:34 pm

Today's word is: saturnine.
sat·ur·nine
–adjective
1. sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
2. suffering from lead poisoning, as a person.
3. due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders.

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Postby dogmeat » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:49 pm

Today's word is schizothymia.
schizothymia
noun
Resembling schizophrenia but remaining within the bounds of normality

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:02 pm

Today's word is: misodoctakledist.
misodoctakleidist : The piano student who just hates to practice. How many millions of misodoctakleidists have suffered from their key aversions? How many, hard-pedaled by parents into learning the piano, have felt that sitting down to practice octaves and études is like pulling a chair up to a meal of cold dominoes and graph paper? Practice makes perfect, and makes misodoctakleidists, too.


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