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Vegemites Word of the DAY!

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posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 05:51 PM
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DAY 11
daedal \DEE-dul\, adjective:
Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.




posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 05:56 PM
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That's my favorite so far.

I would like to apply it in the following sentence, with your permission.

He was renowned for his daedal duodenum.



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 03:15 PM
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DAY 12
gormless (gorm'less) adj.
Lacking intelligence and vitality; dull



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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DAY 13
Bonzer (Bon-zer) adj
remarkable or wonderful



posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 02:22 PM
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DAY 14
termagant \TUR-muh-gunt\, noun:
A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.

adjective:
Overbearing; shrewish; scolding.



posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 06:17 PM
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Bonza, mate! You sure dealt to that gormless termagant!

[edit on 27-1-2005 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 03:17 PM
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DAY 15
asperse (ass-purse) tr.v
1. To spread false or damaging charges or insinuations against.
2. To sprinkle, especially with holy water.



posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 11:14 AM
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DAY 16
autodidact (o-toh-DY-dakt), noun:
a person who is self-taught.



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 03:54 PM
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Day 17
nugatory \NOO-guh-tor-ee; NYOO-\, adjective:
1. Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.



posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 11:12 AM
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DAY 18
cuckold n.
A man married to an unfaithful wife.



posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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DAY 19
ribald \RIB-uld; RY-bawld\, adjective:
Characterized by, or given to, vulgar humor; coarse.

noun:
A ribald person; a lewd fellow.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 03:12 PM
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DAY 20
nepotism \NEP-uh-tiz-um\, noun:
Favoritism shown to members of one's family, as in business; bestowal of patronage in consideration of relationship, rather than of merit or of legal claim.



posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 03:50 PM
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DAY 21
defenestrate \dee-FEN-ih-strayt\, transitive verb:
To throw out of a window.



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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DAY 22
putsch \PUCH ('u' as in 'push')\, noun:
A secretly planned and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government.



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 03:10 PM
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What's the word that describes a lexicologist who starts on Day Zero rather than Day One?


anal-retentive
(kidding)

*ducks*



posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 01:51 PM
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DAY 23
schadenfreude \SHAHD-n-froy-duh\, noun:
A malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others



posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 01:28 PM
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DAY 24
spoonerism \SPOO-nuh-riz-uhm\, noun:
The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.

Some examples:

* We all know what it is to have a half-warmed fish ["half-formed wish"] inside us.
* The Lord is a shoving leopard ["loving shepherd"].
* It is kisstomary to cuss ["customary to kiss"] the bride.
* Is the bean dizzy ["dean busy"]?
* When the boys come back from France, we'll have the hags flung out ["flags hung out"]!
* Let me sew you to your sheet ["show you to your seat"].



posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 03:31 PM
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DAY 25
fop \FOP\, noun:
A man who is overly concerned with or vain about his dress and appearance; a dandy.



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 04:22 PM
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Ok Im going to do something different. Every week there is a new theme. This weeks theme is Terrorism.
DAY 26
terrorism

n : the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimindation or coercion or instilling fear



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 03:33 PM
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DAY 27
ammonium nitrate-fuel oil noun

A powerful explosive made by mixing fertilizer and fuel oil. The type of bomb used in the first World Trade Center attack as well as Oklahoma City bombing.




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