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Postby dogmeat » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:00 pm

And continuing this jolly musical theme, today's word is canorous.
ca·no·rous
–adjective
Melodious; musical. "Edward R. Murrow's canorous broadcasts of the blitz of London"
[Origin: 1640–50; < Latin canōrus, equiv. to canōr- (s. of canor song, equiv. to can(ere) to sing + -or -or) + -us -ous]

Also, plut, did you realise that there's now a Spanish Word of the Day on dictionary.com?

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:50 pm

More than half those words are vocabulary I expect a Spanish I student to know.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:28 pm

Today's word is: fovea.
fo·ve·a
n. pl. fo·ve·ae
1. A small cuplike depression or pit in a bone or organ.
2. The fovea centralis.

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Postby . » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:02 pm

Did you just call me a Spanish I student?

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Postby dogmeat » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:56 pm

Today's word is miff.
miff
–noun
1. petulant displeasure; ill humor.
2. a petty quarrel.
–verb (used with object)
3. to give minor offense to; offend.
[Origin: 1615–25; perhaps imitation of exclamation of disgust; cf. German muffen to sulk]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:15 pm

And today's bonus sentence is: This kind of mistake is called periblepsis occasioned by homoeoteleuton.

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Postby . » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:28 am

I see what you mean now, BoA. Cien? Give me a break. I knew that one before I even attended Spanish class (and before I moved to Texas).

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:18 pm

Today's word is: phaneromaniac.
phaneromaniac : The picky person - picking compulsively at scabs or pimples or ears, scratching the scalp, or fingernailing possible wildlife on his or her own person. Most people do not enjoy watching skin-frisking phaneromaniacs in action, never knowing, or wanting to, what they'll come up with in their nervous self-scavanging.

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Postby dogmeat » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:47 pm

Today's word is vicissitude.
vi·cis·si·tude
–noun
1. a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
2. interchange or alternation, as of states or things.
3. vicissitudes, successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs: They remained friends through the vicissitudes of 40 years.
4. regular change or succession of one state or thing to another.
5. change; mutation; mutability.
[Latin vicissitūdō, from vicissim, in turn, probably from vicēs, plural. of vix, change]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:50 pm

Today's word is: eosophobia.
Main Entry: eosophobia
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a fear of dawn

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:52 pm

Today's word is: dibble.
dib·ble
n. A pointed gardening implement used to make holes in soil, especially for planting bulbs or seedlings.

tr.v. dib·bled, dib·bling, dib·bles
1. To make holes in (soil) with a pointed implement.
2. To plant by means of a pointed implement.

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Postby dogmeat » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:58 pm

Friday's word was flub.
flub
noun
1. an embarrassing mistake
verb
1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch]
Computing language
1.The abstract machine for bootstrapping STAGE2. FLUB
[Mentioned in Machine Oriented Higher Level Languages, W. van der Poel, N-H 1974, p. 271].

And today's word is solecism.
sol·e·cism
–noun
1. a nonstandard or ungrammatical usage, as unflammable and they was.
2. a breach of good manners or etiquette.
3. any error, impropriety, or inconsistency.
[Origin: 1570–80; < L soloecismus < Gk soloikismós, equiv. to sóloik(os) (Sólo(i) a city in Cilicia where a corrupt form of Attic Greek was spoken + -ikos -ic) + -ismos -ism]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:08 pm

Today's word is: groak.
groak
One who stands around while others eat, in hopes he will be asked to join

It can also be used as a verb, and is something dogs tend to do.

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:22 pm

Today's word is eustress
eustress
n.

Stress that is deemed healthful or giving one the feeling of fulfillment
[from Greek eu 'well, good' + stress, modeled on distress]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:05 pm

Today's word is: bothy.
both·y
n. pl. both·ies Scots
A hut or small cottage.

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Postby dogmeat » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:15 pm

Today's word is hiemal.
hi·e·mal
–adjective
of or pertaining to winter; wintry.
[Origin: 1550–60; < Latin hiemālis pertaining to winter, equiv. to hiem(s) winter (akin to Gk chiōn snow, cheimōn winter, Skt hima cold, frost, snow) + -ālis -al; see hibernal]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:15 pm

Today's word is: gynotikolobomassophile.
gynotikolobomassophile
(n) : a person who likes to nibble a woman's earlobe

I think I just found a new dictionary.
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Postby dogmeat » Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:02 pm

Today's word is lenity.
len·i·ty
–noun, plural -ties.
1. the quality or state of being mild or gentle, as toward others.
2. a lenient act.
[Origin: 1540–50; < Latin lénītās.]

Inspired by the story of Ulises De La Cruz. What a cool guy. And what a fucked up government Ecuador has.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:53 pm

Yesterday's word, delayed due to moving, was: wainscoting.
wain·scot
n.
1. A facing or paneling, usually of wood, applied to the walls of a room.
2. The lower part of an interior wall when finished in a material different from that of the upper part.

tr.v. wain·scot·ed or wain·scot·ted, wain·scot·ing or wain·scot·ting, wain·scots
To line or panel (a room or wall) with wainscoting.


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