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Vegemites Word of the DAY!

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posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 08:43 PM
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Every day there is a word. Each word is different. A good vocabulary is the best equalizer in a world of unequals.

Better Start now.

DAY 0
vexillology \vek-sil-AHL-uh-jee\, noun:
the study of flags




posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 01:39 PM
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DAY 1
billingsgate \BIL-ingz-gayt; -git\, noun:
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language



posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by Vegemite
DAY 1
billingsgate


I misread that ... thought you were saying 'Bill Gates'



posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 12:14 AM
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So did I. Had to do a double take.



posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 04:31 PM
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DAY 2
hoi polloi \hoi-puh-LOI\, noun:
The common people generally; the masses.



posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 04:44 PM
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There use to be a women in my department at work that did this. Every day as we came into the office, we would see the oversized marker board by her desk with a different word on it. The words were always quite unknown and in this overly elaborate script.

We ate her.



posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 04:53 PM
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What's the word that describes a lexicologist who starts on Day Zero rather than Day One?



posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 03:12 PM
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DAY 3
Confabulate intr.v.
1. To talk casually; chat.
2. Psychology. To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 04:58 PM
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DAY 4
sesquipedalian \ses-kwi-pi-DAYL-yun\, adjective:
1. Given to the overuse of long words; "sesquipedalian orators"
2. (Of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables; as, "sesquipedalian technical terms"
--sesquipedalian, noun:
A very long word (a foot and a half long)



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 12:28 PM
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DAY 5
milksop \MILK-sop\, noun:
An effeminate or weak-minded person; an unmanly man



posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 08:15 AM
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DAY 6
Katzenjammer n.
1. A loud, discordant noise.
2. A hangover.
3. A state of depression or bewilderment.




[edit on 17-1-2005 by Vegemite]



posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 10:17 AM
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Do you pull these outta a dictionary (no offence) its cos i have never of any of these words.



posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by Vegemite
DAY 5
milksop \MILK-sop\, noun:
An effeminate or weak-minded person; an unmanly man


My eyes are getting worse i thought it read milkshop!



posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by drunk
Do you pull these outta a dictionary (no offence) its cos i have never of any of these words.

Yes these words are in any dictionary



posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 11:57 AM
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Do u just pull them from the dictionary randomly then?



posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by drunk
Do u just pull them from the dictionary randomly then?

Yes, yes I do



posted on Jan, 18 2005 @ 12:04 PM
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DAY 7
risible \RIZ-uh-b'l\, adjective:
1. Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to laugh.
2. Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing.
3. Used in, or expressing, laughter; as, risible muscles.



posted on Jan, 19 2005 @ 12:33 PM
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DAY 8
objurgate (AHB-juhr-gayt), verb:
1: express strong disapproval of;
2: censure severely



posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 02:16 PM
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DAY 9
quidam (KWEE'-dahm) noun.
Someone; an anonymous or unknown person



posted on Jan, 21 2005 @ 08:58 AM
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DAY 10
frittle (FRITT'-ul) n.
a temporary mark on the skin caused by the impression of a textured surface.



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