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Increase Your Vocabulary and Teach Us a New Word

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posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 07:41 PM
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Teach us a new word that is rarely used in common everyday laguage. Include both the word and the definition. The word can be from any language.

Here is an example:

criticaster: an inferior or petty critic

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posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 09:43 PM
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Acersecomic:
Noun, a person whose hair has never been cut.

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posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 11:33 PM
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heres a good one


quidnunc----means busybody, someone who is nosy.



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 04:10 AM
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MOSFET

Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effects Transistor

.....well, its an acronym, but whatever



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 05:29 AM
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How about this one:

castigate: To inflict severe criticism or punishment



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 05:33 AM
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Here is another good one.

truculent: Feeling or displaying ferocity, to be cruel or savage



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 06:33 PM
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Discombobulated
Probably not a real word,
means the same as "Fubar"
F'd up beyond all recognition.



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 07:58 PM
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GLIB!!

adjective: artfully persuasive in speech

"Matt-- Matt you're glib."



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 08:32 PM
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blatherskite: 1.) A person who engages in nonsensical dialog
2.) One who blathers



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by MooneyBravo
blatherskite: 1.) A person who engages in nonsensical dialog
2.) One who blathers



I think the root of this word needs to be explained........

The (skite) part is:
from Middle English skite, diarrhea, from Old Norse sktr, excrement, from skta, to defecate;
www.tfd.com...

I can't get much on (blather), but:
Old Norse bladhra; see bhl- in Indo-European roots
www.tfd.com...

From definitions I read, it means to run on at the mouth in a nonsensical way.


This whole thing stinks of BS. :shk:



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 08:56 PM
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I forgot to add my own word to the thread, and I'll let you look it up.

I went through a few moments of pandiculation before deciding to post it.



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 05:52 AM
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Conjugate: To be joined togehter in pairs



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 04:44 PM
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anti-disestablishenmentarianism

Adjective
Definition: Someone who is against the establishment of an organization of Churches.



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 05:13 PM
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Irregardless:

Not a word, in fact it is a what is called a double negation or double negative.

Many people use this term and do not know that it is not really a word.


The method used with irregardless is overwhelmingly prescriptive. Much of the criticism comes from the illogical double negative pairing of the prefix (ir-) and suffix (-less), and the argument that irregardless is not, or should not be, a word at all because it lacks the antecedents of a "bona fide nonstandard word



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 05:50 PM
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Now this is a GREAT idea for a thread...

Or should I have said...

Presently this is an eminent conception for a ligature...




Habituate
"Make used (to something)"


Semper



posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 06:19 AM
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Cardinal- means hinge



posted on Mar, 25 2007 @ 10:00 PM
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prevaricate: to deviate from the truth



posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 08:07 AM
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I got a good one, it's very ironic.



Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia


Which means.....FEAR OF LONG WORDS!!!!

Haha, this is like my favorite word by the way. I don't know why.

-Jimmy-



posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 10:48 AM
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panoply

PAN-uh-plee

noun
1 : a full suit of armor
2 : something forming
3 : a magnificent or impressive array
MW word of the day



posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 02:31 PM
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kakistocracy
(kak-uh-stock'-ruh-see) n. government by the worst people. [from Greek kakistos "worst," superlative of kakos "bad" + cratos "rule, sway, authority"].



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