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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #725 on: December 01, 2017, 03:38:32 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

anachronism
noun uh-NAK-ruh-niz-um

Definition
1 : an error in chronology; especially : a chronological misplacing of persons, events, objects, or customs in regard to each other
2 : a person or a thing that is chronologically out of place; especially : one from a former age that is incongruous in the present
3 : the state or condition of being chronologically out of place

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #726 on: December 02, 2017, 08:09:53 AM »
He was an anachronism of the space age, a man who stubbornly refused to leave earth despite the waste World War Four had laid to it.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #727 on: December 02, 2017, 11:57:57 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

intersperse
verb in-ter-SPERSS

Definition
1 : to place something at intervals in or among
2 : to insert at intervals among other things

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #728 on: December 02, 2017, 11:20:09 PM »
"We will intersperse the stars with large chocolate balls."

"Large chocolate balls? Why chocolate? And why balls?"

"Because it will lead to a satisfying mouth-feel and taste-bud party for our customers, and it will confuse the astronomers on the smaller planets. The round smoothness of the chocolate, coupled with the pointy stars will lead to a great mouth explosion!"

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #729 on: December 03, 2017, 06:21:59 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

pillory
noun PILL-uh-ree

Definition
1 : a wooden frame for public punishment having holes in which the head and hands can be locked
2 : a means for exposing one to public scorn or ridicule

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #730 on: December 04, 2017, 04:27:14 AM »
He was locked into the pillory, to stop him from moving around as his punishment was meted out. Against all odds, he moved his hands, trying to lift up the bare wooden frame, but it was locked into place by the heavy padlock. A lady clad in white stepped up the platform, pulling from her billowing robes, a willow switch.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #731 on: December 04, 2017, 02:05:13 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

maudlin
adjective MAUD-lin

Definition
1 : drunk enough to be emotionally silly
2 : weakly and effusively sentimental

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #732 on: December 05, 2017, 07:06:00 AM »
He drunk some of the cranberry juice and a few minutes later started bawling about his home planet. It caused the rest of us to be maudlin as we sipped our fruit juices and thought about our homes. We ended up singing songs that sounded more drunk than we actually were, and then we decided we would fix the ship and find out ways home.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #733 on: December 05, 2017, 10:59:33 AM »
Alisha sat at the furthest corner of the bar counter and looked on at the maudlin young lad sitting across from them, his hands shaking as he held onto the glass, eyes downcast and himself lost in deep thoughts. She then slapped the half dozing man sitting to her right on his chest and whispered, "we have a case Marvin, come on". It was well known among the Casted Bar that the Lester siblings were a bit of self proclaimed detectives who had taken it upon themselves to solve mindless cases that walked through the doors of the bar. Much to everyone's chagrin, the duo had claimed time and again that they were able to once solve a murder just by looking into the eyes of the man, but this - tonight was no murder case, it was the case of a heartbreak. A terrible and beautiful heartbreak.

Marvin dazedly looked up at the man his sister pointed at and nodded, "yes yes, just hold on a bit". He guzzled down the remaining bit of his drink before he hopped off the stool and wavered over to the other side of the counter.   

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #734 on: December 05, 2017, 02:12:40 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

encapsulate
verb in-KAP-suh-layt

Definition
1 : to enclose in or as if in a capsule
2 : to show or express in a brief way : epitomize, summarize
3 :  to become enclosed in a capsule

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #735 on: December 06, 2017, 10:23:15 AM »
"If only my words could truly encapsulate her beauty. Alas, this rose will have to do to showcase how red her lips are, and how slender she will one day by in my arms."

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #736 on: December 06, 2017, 01:47:14 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

candor
noun KAN-der

Definition
1 : whiteness, brilliance
2 : freedom from prejudice or malice : fairness
3 : unreserved, honest, or sincere expression : forthrightness

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #737 on: December 07, 2017, 02:02:08 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

maieutic
adjective may-YOO-tik

Definition
1 : relating to or resembling the Socratic method of eliciting new ideas from another

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #738 on: December 08, 2017, 01:15:53 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

wend
verb WEND

Definition
1 : to direct one's course : travel, proceed

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #739 on: December 09, 2017, 02:32:42 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

zoomorphic
adjective zoh-uh-MOR-fik

Definition
1 : having the form of an animal
2 : of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in animal form or with animal attributes

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #740 on: December 10, 2017, 04:37:55 AM »
On the zoomorphic vase she lifted out of the crater, was a songbird handle that looked like it might take flight at any moment.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #741 on: December 10, 2017, 02:25:50 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

cachinnate
verb KAK-uh-nayt

Definition
1 : to laugh loudly or immoderately

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #742 on: December 11, 2017, 03:17:17 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

orphic
adjective OR-fik

Definition
1 : (capitalized) of or relating to Orpheus or the rites or doctrines ascribed to him
2 : mystic, oracular
3 : fascinating, entrancing

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #743 on: December 12, 2017, 09:04:28 AM »
His way with song was orphic, with people falling to his charms, and babies laughing at his facial expressions. No one was a better showman.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #744 on: December 12, 2017, 01:08:24 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

sustain
verb suh-STAYN

Definition
1 : to provide with nourishment
2 : keep up, prolong
3 : to support the weight of : prop; also : to carry or withstand (a weight or pressure)
4a : to buoy up
b : suffer, undergo
5a : to support as true, legal, or just
b : to allow or admit as valid

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #745 on: December 13, 2017, 08:39:00 AM »
Her sustained crying filled the reservoirs, and then over-filled them. The lands started flooding, even as her best friend tried to calm her down. It was great for the neighbouring countries which were plagued with drought, but not so for her home, which was now submerged underwater.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #746 on: December 13, 2017, 09:11:17 AM »
The boy cachinnated at the seemingly boring joke that the comedian struggled with. His laughter had been the only sound in the large room, much to the chagrin of the others who sat there, all turning their gazes in his direction and just wondering exactly what had been so amusing. Unperturbed by their harsh glares and huffs, the boy continued to cackle adding in a series of claps along with it.

“She’s sustained a lot of nerve damage, we might have to operate but before we do that, we might need you to understand how the operation would go”, the doctor was calm and his voice unwavering as he stood there, patiently waiting for them. It was the father who had spoken first, his arm wrapped around the women’s shoulder, “of course, please tell us everything”.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #747 on: December 13, 2017, 03:34:27 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

diaphanous
adjective dye-AF-uh-nus

Definition
1 : characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through
2 : characterized by extreme delicacy of form : ethereal
3 : insubstantial, vague

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #748 on: December 14, 2017, 05:13:08 PM »
He had to come to grips with the reality of his own soul; he wanted to believe or pretend that he was not the kind of bigot that his friend had told him that he was. Peter felt that he was morally superior, not inferior, to others. He did not hate anybody, he did not have a coursing rage going through his body that dictated being mean or being rude to others, and he did not deliberately discriminate.

Yes, there was a part of him that wondered - aren't friends there to show each other their faults and weaknesses? Perhaps he believed he had been covered in a type of righteousness that made him immune from finding fault and creating or sustaining friction to those around him. But perhaps he was wrong. Perhaps, in actuality,he lay bare, exposed, unhinged, maybe even uncovered and he didn't realize it. Maybe the reason we let friends into our hearts is because we, unwittingly, prove how diaphanous our heart really is - and how our friends can really perceive who we are.

And after all, they say that it is not the kisses of the enemy we need ... but the wounds of the friend is what is necessary to proceed to the next level of humane gentleness.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #749 on: December 14, 2017, 05:25:39 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

gravamen
noun gruh-VAY-mun

Definition
1 : the material or significant part of a grievance or complaint