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    New or odd words

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    Willows

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    New or odd words

    Post by Willows on Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:39 pm

    Nuance......that word has been hanging around my head for a couple of weeks.

    Do you know what it means?

    Well here goes for "Nuance"

    n.
    A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
    Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone: a rich artistic performance, full of nuance.

    Hughhhhh...who'd a thunk!
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    Willows

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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by Willows on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:11 am

    Somnambulism.......

    "practise of walking while asleep"
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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by islandgrl on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:09 pm

    Rectrix: any of the quill feathers of a bird's tail that are important in controlling flight direction.

    From Miriam Webster: Although "rectrix" (from the Latin word "rectrix," the feminine of "rector," meaning "one that directs") has been an English word since the late 18th century, it has clung to its Latin plural "rectrices." This is not terribly unusual for a technical term like "rectrix." (Note also "cilium," whose more common plural "cilia" refers especially to the hairlike extensions on the exterior of some cells.) "Rectrix" has another meaning wholly unrelated to birds. It's also used (albeit rarely) to refer to a woman who rules or governs.

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    wuzfuz

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    New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:57 am

    Serendipity

    Noun 1- An aptitude for making discoveries by accident.

    2- Good fortune, luck

    Use in a sentence;

    Serendipity is looking for a needle in a haystack and finding the farmers daughter. Very Happy
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    wuzfuz

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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:01 am

    EBONIeb·on·ist   /ˈɛbənɪst/ Show Spelled

    EBONIST
    –noun
    a worker in ebony.
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    Saw this word tonight while watching The Antiques Roadshow. Had the Close Captioning on because of my hearing problem. Probably would have missed it otherwise . My curiosity was piqued and I looked it up lin the dictionary :scratch:
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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:35 pm

    ADROIT


    ·droit   /əˈdrɔɪt/ Show Spelled
    [uh-droit] Show IPA

    –adjective
    1. expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
    2. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater.
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    wuzfuz

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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:36 am

    mel·lif·lu·ous   /məˈlɪfluəs/ Show Spelled

    Mellifluous

    –adjective
    1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
    2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
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    Like

    Girl gets in a car with a stranger.

    He says "Wanna make love ?" She says "OK you sweet talker"--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    wuzfuz

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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:40 pm

    Covert
    adjective
    1. concealed; secret; disguised.
    2. covered; sheltered.
    3. Law . (of a wife) under the protection of one's husband.
    –noun
    4. a covering; cover.
    5. a shelter or hiding place.
    6. concealment or disguise.


    Overt
    o·vert   /oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊvɜrt/ Show Spelled[oh-vurt, oh-vurt] Show IPA
    –adjective
    1. open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility.
    2. Heraldry . (of a device, as a purse) represented as open: a

    Obtuse

    ob·tuse   /əbˈtus, -ˈtyus/ Show Spelled
    [uhb-toos, -tyoos] Show IPA

    –adjective
    1. not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.
    2. not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.
    3. (of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.
    4. indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.
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    Arcane

    ar·cane   /ɑrˈkeɪn/ Show Spelled
    [ahr-keyn] Show IPA

    –adjective
    known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric: She knew a lot about sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters

    Abstruse

    -[ab-stroos] Show IPA

    –adjective
    1. hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories.
    2. Obsolete . secret; hidden.

    Recondite

    rec·on·dite   /ˈrɛkənˌdaɪt, rɪˈkɒndaɪt/ Show Spelled
    [rek-uhn-dahyt, ri-kon-dahyt] Show IPA

    –adjective
    1. dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise.
    2. beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles.
    3. little known; obscure: a recondite fact.
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    Origin:
    1640–50; earlier recondit < L reconditus recondite, hidden (orig. ptp. of recondere to hide), equiv. to re- re- + cond ( ere ) to bring together ( con- con- + -dere to put) + -itus -ite2

    —Related forms
    rec·on·dite·ly, adverb
    rec·on·dite·ness, noun
    un·rec·on·dite, adjective


    —Synonyms
    2. deep. 3. mysterious, occult, secret.


    —Antonyms
    2. exoteric. 3. well-known.


    Dictionary.com Unabridged
    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.
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    World English Dictionary
    recondite (rɪˈkɒndaɪt, ˈrɛkənˌdaɪt)

    — adj
    1. requiring special knowledge to be understood; abstruse
    2. dealing with abstruse or profound subjects




    recondite

    1649, "removed or hidden from view," from L. reconditus, pp. of recondere "store away," from re- "away, back" + condere "to store, hide, put together," from con- "together" + -dere "to put, place." Meaning "removed from ordinary understanding, profound" is from 1652; of writers or sources, "obscure," it is recorded from 1817.


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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:30 am

    Fulminate
    to issue denunciations or the like (usually fol. by against ): The minister fulminated against legalized
    vice.

    What I usually do when I write letters to editors

    Sycophants·o·phant   /ˈsɪkəfənt, -ˌfænt, ˈsaɪkə-/ Show Spelled
    [sik-uh-fount, -fant, sahy-kuh-] Show IPA

    –noun
    a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
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    Thats what I call a politicion who walks behind a much more famous political figure hoping to gather some shine from his reflective glory.
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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by Willows on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:15 pm

    Love that one Wuzfuz Very Happy "fulminate".


    Lollygagger - lazy person...a slacker..ne'er do well..dawdler
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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:56 pm


    Demagogue - 4 dictionary results



    –noun
    1. a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.
    2. (in ancient times) a leader of the people.
    –verb (used with object)
    3. to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice, etc.
    –verb (


    This is why I write letters to Editors of newspapers regarding the spin they publish on comments or narratives of their favorite brand of politics.

    Gee Whiz; Does that make me a "Demagogue"
    in the eyes of my friends?
    :scratch:
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    wuzfuz

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    New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:32 pm

    Main Entry: circumlocution
    Part of Speech: noun
    Definition: indirect speech
    Synonyms: beating around the bush, circumambages, diffuseness, discursiveness, euphemism, gassiness, indirectness, periphrase, periphrasis, pleonasm, prolixity, roundabout, tautology, verbal evasion, verbality, verbiage, wordiness
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    wuzfuz

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    New Word

    Post by wuzfuz on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:51 am

    RESERVE


    5. a. something kept back or set aside, esp for future use or contingency
    b. ( as modifier ): a reserve stock
    6. the state or condition of being reserved: I have plenty in reserve.

    My own reserve of appropriate topics to post on my forums is beoming exhausted
    and you will probably see a lot of replays in the future. Laughing Laughing
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    wuzfuz

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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by wuzfuz on Tue May 29, 2012 3:54 pm

    Here's some new words found on the comics page of my paper today. Perhaps even our most erudite poster Wallaroo, can find a use for them.




    http://www.zitscomics.com/
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    Re: New or odd words

    Post by oceanna on Thu May 31, 2012 5:25 pm



    Gallimaufry, A kind of stew, made up of scraps of various kinds. Sea term, and probably meaning the galley scraps.

    The Slang Dictionary, by John Camden Hotten, 1873. Mr Hotten founded the London publishing firm later known as Chatto & Windus.

    The figurative meaning, now the only one in use, is obviously derived from the cookery sense. It’s as old as the literal one: “So now,” Edmund Spencer lamented in 1579, “they have made our English tongue a gallimaufry, or hodgepodge of all other speeches”.

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