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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 19 Jan 2018, 07:42

Sonder -- The realization that everyone around you has a life outside of yours, complete with their own thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You could potentially be just a passing figure on the street to them.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby augusta » 21 Jan 2018, 15:41

panic to be afraid or fidget
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 22 Jan 2018, 08:03

Syzygy - The only English word with three Ys also happens to describe a rare astronomical event involving three heavenly bodies. A syzygy is the alignment of three celestial bodies in a straight line, commonly the Earth, the Sun and the Moon.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 25 Jan 2018, 19:32

pillory ˈ(pɪl ə ri)

pillory (verb)

1) a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn

2) expose to ridicule or public scorn

3) punish by putting in a pillory

4) savage, blast, crucify, criticize harshly or violently

5) To subject to humiliation, scorn, ridicule or abuse.


pillory (Noun)

6) A framework on a post, with holes for the hands and head, used as a means of punishment and humiliation.


History:
The pillory was a device made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used for punishment by public humiliation and often further physical abuse, sometimes lethal. The pillory is related to the stocks. The word is documented in English since 1274, and stems from Old French pellori, itself from medieval Latin pilloria, of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of Latin pila "pillar, stone barrier."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 30 Jan 2018, 21:56

aporophobia

A strong antipathy, aversion or hatred toward poverty or poor people.


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Seriously??? We actually have a word for this?? There are actually people who don't like poor people?? How low can you go?? :crazy: :thumbdown:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Silvermist » 07 Feb 2018, 10:54

Eschew - Deliberately avoid using or abstain from.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 07 Feb 2018, 19:56

Vulnerary: (Plural = vulneraries). A remedy used in healing or treating wounds. Any preparation, plant or drug used in the cure of wounds.

For example, Native Americans used the herb echinacea as a vulnerary for burns, snakebites, arrow and other wounds. It was considered something of a panacea.

"Vulnerary" comes from the Latin "vulnus" meaning "wound." "Vulnus" also gave rise to "vulnerable" which literally means woundable.

https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=14485
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 13 Feb 2018, 16:43

Today's word: bespoke (Pronounced: bɪˈspoʊk)

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1. bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made (adj)

(of clothing) custom-made

2. bespoke (Adjective)

Individually or custom made.

3. Bespoke

Bespoke is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer's specification. While it can be applied to other items, including computer software and luxury cars, the term historically was applied only to men's tailored clothing, footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting. For most non-clothing items, the term build to order is usually used instead. The distinguishing points of bespoke tailoring are the buyer's total control over the fabric used, the features and fit, and the way the garment should be made. More generally, "bespoke" describes a high degree of "customisation", and involvement of the end-user, in the production of the goods. "Bespoke" is rarely used in any context in other varieties of English, which usually prefer terms such as "tailor-made" or "customised".


Sample Sentences & Example Usage

~ None of the existing models work for the UK as the economy is too big. We are looking for a bespoke Brexit solution.

~ Having our hands on this gene allows us to develop molecular breeding approaches to creating bespoke poppy varieties that make different compounds.

~ Specialty steels will help Voestalpine survive for a few years, but eventually the Chinese will probably be able to produce the more bespoke, more tailored steel.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Chotu123 » 13 Feb 2018, 16:45

Word of day is life
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby junrose123 » 14 Feb 2018, 17:20

PETMALU means a great one or the best of the best.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Chotu123 » 16 Feb 2018, 05:36

Love
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 16 Feb 2018, 19:06

apodictic (Adjective)
Pronounced: ˌæp əˈdɪk tɪk; -ˈdaɪk-

1. of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain

2. Incontrovertible; demonstrably true or certain.

3. A style of argument, in which a person presents their reasoning as categorically true, even if it is not necessarily so.

4. absolute and without explanation, as in a command from God like "Thou shalt not kill!"
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Po1son » 27 Feb 2018, 20:12

macrural - It means having a long tail
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 28 Feb 2018, 18:30

leonine
having the characteristics of a lion

Origin: Latin leōnīnus 'of a lion; lion-like'.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby cmoneyspinner » 03 Mar 2018, 16:54

du·vet
ˌdo͞oˈvā/
noun: duvet; plural noun: duvets
a soft quilt filled with down, feathers, or a synthetic fiber, used instead of an upper sheet and blankets.

(Thank you @sprite1950 for teaching me a new word. :thumbup: )
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