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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rainswept on Fri May 09, 2014 2:31 am

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A house with more than one terrace.
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri May 09, 2014 7:29 pm

obelus
-noun
a mark (− or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to point out spurious, corrupt, doubtful, or superfluous words or passages.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri May 09, 2014 11:47 pm

Obelix [n]

an ancient worker of stone

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat May 10, 2014 3:28 pm

fibula
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a small untruth
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat May 10, 2014 6:29 pm

zephyr
-noun
1.a gentle, mild breeze.
2. (initial capital letter) Literary. the west wind.
3. any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric, yarn, etc.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun May 11, 2014 7:49 pm

porphyry
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1. a very hard rock, anciently quarried in Egypt, having a dark, purplish-red groundmass containing small crystals of feldspar.
2. Petrology. any igneous rock containing coarse crystals, as phenocrysts, in a finer-grained groundmass.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Seaman Staines on Mon May 12, 2014 4:55 am

penecontemporaneously
Geological term meaning "occurring immediately after deposition of a particular stratum"
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon May 12, 2014 11:50 am

penne contemporaneously

pasta at the same time
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon May 12, 2014 3:56 pm

penne contempt-eraneously
-adverb
In the manner of one who hates pasta at all times.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed May 14, 2014 9:39 pm

grabble
-verb
1. to feel or search with the hands; grope.
2. to sprawl; scramble.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed May 14, 2014 11:35 pm

zgrabble
-noun
a crossword game played by a person with a severe head cold.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu May 15, 2014 7:48 am

interferometer
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1. Optics. a device that separates a beam of light into two ray beams, usually by means of reflection, and that brings the rays together to produce interference, used to measure wavelength, index of refraction, and astronomical distances.
2. Astronomy. an instrument for measuring the angular separation of double stars or the diameter of giant stars by means of the interference phenomena of light emitted by these stars.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu May 15, 2014 9:55 am

interferometer
-noun
1. Optics. a device that separates a beam of light into two ray beams, usually by means of reflection, and that brings the rays together to produce interference, used to measure wavelength, index of refraction, and astronomical distances.
2. Astronomy. an instrument for measuring the angular separation of double stars or the diameter of giant stars by means of the interference phenomena of light emitted by these stars.
3. Marital Relationships a device owned by your wife to influence the course of your life.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Seaman Staines on Fri May 16, 2014 9:07 pm

xerostomia
excessive dryness of the mouth
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri May 16, 2014 10:19 pm

tarantism
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a mania characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance, especially as prevalent in southern Italy from the 15th to the 17th century, popularly attributed to the bite of the tarantula.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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