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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1525 on: October 08, 2018, 07:49:58 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

Occident
noun AHK-suh-dunt

Definition
: regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation



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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1526 on: October 08, 2018, 02:38:46 PM »
There once was an explorer from Kent,
Who had problems letting his anger vent;
After one such rumpus,
He broke his compass,
Leading to quite the spectacular occident.


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« Last Edit: October 09, 2018, 06:51:46 AM by Remec »

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1527 on: October 09, 2018, 04:23:27 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

ambivalent
adjective am-BIV-uh-lunt

Definition
: having or showing simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward something : characterized by ambivalence



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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1528 on: October 09, 2018, 10:52:54 AM »
‘For a cloistered nun, Sister Marie Chantal certainly seems to know a lot about the evil that men do,’ observed Inspector Sokoloff, coming into the back room. Through the one-way window into the interrogation room, the sister in question could be seen sitting serenely, hands clasped over the rosary that hung from her waist. She met Sokoloff’s eyes briefly through the glass, smiled knowingly, like one who had done this repeatedly before, and turned her attention back to her beads.

‘Mmmh,’ said the analyst, without taking her eyes off her laptop screen. ‘I’d be surprised if she didn’t. You haven’t checked her background, have you?’

‘Let me remind you that she came in to volunteer information, rather than us having to track her down. Plus, background checks are what you get paid to do.’

The analyst rolled her eyes, then turned her laptop in his direction. ‘She was a psychotherapist, in another life. Honours degree, successful practice, the works. I bet she got to hear as many confessions of evil as any priest. Then she got assaulted by one of her patients, who died under suspicious circumstances and the case was never solved satisfactorily. Eight years ago. That’s when she up and left everything behind, took the veil and never practised professionally again. Though she probably does at least some counselling - she’s associated with the head of some kind of academic research facility, up in Cambridgeshire. Dame Madeleine Beaucourt. Have you heard of that one?’

Sokoloff managed not to fall out of his chair, but the analyst still caught the glance of mixed elation and terror he shot towards the interrogation room. ‘Max, what’s the matter? I take it you do recognise the name. How bad is it?’

If the Arcanum is involved, we’re in over our heads, he thought, but of course he couldn’t say that out loud. Instead, he stood up and headed for the door. ‘I don’t know yet, Claudia. But it does go far, and we’re going to need all the help we can get.’

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1529 on: October 10, 2018, 05:56:42 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

Luddite
noun LUH-dyte

Definition
: one of a group of early 19th-century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest; broadly : one who is opposed to especially technological change



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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1530 on: October 11, 2018, 08:14:06 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

by and large
adverb BYE-und-LAHRJ

Definition

: on the whole : in general



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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1531 on: October 11, 2018, 09:00:37 PM »
"By and large," the Luddite admitted blandly, "I'm pretty ambivalent about the whole disruptive economic rivalry between traditional weavers and the factory owners. Sure, Ludd's manifesto about 'full-fashioned work at the old-fashioned price being established by custom and law' is nice and all that, especially given the milieu, but when it comes down to it? I just like breaking stuff."

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1532 on: October 12, 2018, 06:03:57 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

emblazon
adverb BYE-und-LAHRJ

Definition

1a : to inscribe or adorn with or as if with heraldic bearings or devices

1b : to inscribe (something, such as heraldic bearings) on a surface

2 : celebrate, extol



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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1533 on: October 13, 2018, 11:22:19 PM »
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quip
noun KWIP

Definition
1 a : a clever usually taunting remark : gibe

b : a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment

2 : quibble, equivocation

3 : something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric : oddity


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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1534 on: Today at 04:30:50 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

tergiversation
noun ter-jiv-er-SAY-shun

Definition

1 : evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement : equivocation

2 : desertion of a cause, position, party, or faith



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