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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roland Deschain » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:27 pm

Cruciverbalist

n.
1. A constructor of crosswords.
2. An enthusiast of word games, especially of crosswords.

From Latin crux, cruc-, cross + Latin verbum, word (translation of English crossword).

Liripoop

n.
1. A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; - worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.
2. Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.
3. A silly person.

A liripoop, vel lerripoop, a silly, empty creature; an old dotard.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:18 am

Roland Deschain wrote:Liripoop

n.
1. A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; - worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.
2. Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.
3. A silly person.

A liripoop, vel lerripoop, a silly, empty creature; an old dotard.


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But I learned this as liripipe
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:16 am

gallinipper
–noun
any of various insects that sting or bite, esp. a large American mosquito, Psorophora ciliata.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby TwistedSister » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:59 am

galli nipper
-noun
1. Milo hanging out in the kitchen trying to get scraps.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby TwistedSister » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:51 pm

I just want to give Milo such a squeeze!
What a cutie.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:47 am

dolorous
–adjective
full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful: a dolorous melody; dolorous news.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat May 01, 2010 10:44 am

irredenta
–noun
a region that is under the political jurisdiction of one nation but is related to another by reason of cultural, historical, and ethnic ties.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun May 02, 2010 11:01 am

coprolite
–noun
a stony mass consisting of fossilized fecal matter of animals.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Andrey Kurtenkov » Sun May 02, 2010 2:38 pm

PKMKII wrote:...of animals
Some pirates also produced coprolites (with grass or cereals) :nefyoobash:

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon May 03, 2010 10:54 am

perencephaly
-noun
A condition marked by cerebral cysts.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius » Mon May 03, 2010 1:32 pm

Most of the cysts I've met have been far from cerebral. Pretty dumb, if you ask me.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue May 04, 2010 10:50 am

congelifraction
–noun
the shattering or splitting of rock or frozen soil due to the action of frost.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed May 05, 2010 10:39 am

cephradine
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A semisynthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from cephalosporin and used orally or administered by injection

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu May 06, 2010 10:02 am

oriflamme
–noun
1. the red banner of St. Denis, near Paris, carried before the early kings of France as a military ensign.
2. any ensign, banner, or standard, esp. one that serves as a rallying point or symbol.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri May 07, 2010 10:31 am

amortize
–verb (used with object), -tized, -tizing.
1. Finance.
a. to liquidate or extinguish (a mortgage, debt, or other obligation), esp. by periodic payments to the creditor or to a sinking fund.
b. to write off a cost of (an asset) gradually.
2. Old English Law. to convey to a corporation or church group; alienate in mortmain.


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