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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 02 May 2018, 20:52

Pugnacious pʌgˈneɪ ʃəs

1. hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious (adj)

tough and callous by virtue of experience
pugnacious, rough (adj)

2. ready and able to resort to force or violence

"pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men"

pugnacious (Adjective)

3. Naturally aggressive or hostile; combative; belligerent.

Origin: a form of pugno, from pugnus, from roots.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 05 May 2018, 11:47

Cavil
A verb meaning to raise trivial and oftentimes irritating objections or to find fault unnecessarily; from the Latin cavillari, meaning to jeer or scoff
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 09 May 2018, 23:21

au·rif·er·ous
ôˈrifərəs/

adjective: auriferous

(of rocks or minerals) containing gold.

Origin
mid 17th century: from Latin aurifer ‘gold-bearing’ (from aurum ‘gold’) + -ous.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 10 May 2018, 02:02

Vulpine
Crafty and cunning; from the Latin vulpes, meaning fox
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby junrose123 » 14 May 2018, 04:51

How deep is your love.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 14 May 2018, 16:23

xerophilous

xe·roph·i·lous
zəˈräfələs/

adjective Botany Zoology

~ (of a plant or animal) adapted to a very dry climate or habitat, or to conditions where moisture is scarce.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Shailabh » 14 May 2018, 17:03

lollapalooza

A person or thing that is remarkable, excellent, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, humdinger:

He's got a lollapalooza of a cold.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 14 May 2018, 17:27

Canorous -- melodious or resonant
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 15 May 2018, 18:38

mollycoddle ˈmɒl iˌkɒd l

mollycoddle (verb)

1. a pampered darling; an effeminate man
pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge (verb)

2. treat with excessive indulgence

"grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
mollycoddle (Noun)

3. A person, especially a man or a boy, who is pampered and overprotected.
mollycoddle (Verb)

4. To be overprotective and indulgent toward; to pamper.

Origin: From molly + coddle.

(This word came in my eMail from STANDS4. Somebody made this up. I've never heard this word before! :lol: )
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Shailabh » 15 May 2018, 18:49

adiabat
a line on a thermodynamic chart relating the pressure and temperature of a substance undergoing an adiabatic change.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 16 May 2018, 03:10

Fandango
a lively Spanish dance for two people, typically accompanied by castanets or tambourine.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 19 May 2018, 22:13

traduce
trəˈdus, -ˈdyus

1. badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mud (verb)

speak unfavorably about

"She badmouths her husband everywhere"

2. To malign a person or entity by making malicious and false or defamatory statements.
traduce (Verb)

3. To pass on (to one's children, future generations etc.); to transmit.
traduce (Verb)

4. To pass into another form of expression; to rephrase, to translate.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 21 May 2018, 06:20

Limerence

The state of being infatuated with another person.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby fergus1234 » 15 Jun 2018, 23:26

Nincompoop
a foolish or stupid person.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 16 Jun 2018, 21:26

confabulate
1. to converse informally; chat.
2. Psychiatry. to engage in confabulation.
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