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Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:45 pm

Everyday, a new word. Definitions courtesy of Dictionary.com

aliquot
–adjective
1. Mathematics. forming an exact proper divisor: An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
2. Chemistry, Pharmacology. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample: an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.
–noun
3. an aliquot part.
"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 PKMKII on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:49 am

mellifluous
–adjective
1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.
"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 black bart on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:12 am

Weevilifluous

1. Full of weevils: a weevily biscuit; more than one weevil in there.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:29 am

Weevilifluid

1. Weevils got into my rum again.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:56 am

Weevilution n.
The mechanism for survival of the fittest weevils, which can climb to the top of the rum bottle on the backs of the other, less-favoured weevils.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby TwistedSister on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:27 pm

Weevil Knievel n
1. Most daring of the Weevil family; closely related to the accident prone DaftBeaker's Weevil, though less accident prone.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby bacon on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:33 pm

weevilation n

1. the act of revealing a weevil
2. an existing connection or significant association with a weevil
3. Theology.
a. The Grand Weevil's disclosure of His will
b. an instance of such communication or disclosure from The Grand Weevil.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:31 pm

Beyond Good and Weevil, the philosophy classic by Friedrich Nietzscheevil. In it he expands his view that the Grand Weevil is dead and all that is left are unterweevils and superweevils.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:03 pm

This thread 'as ta'en a weevil turn, bringen t'mynde sum old weevil faverits...


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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:36 am

:cry: I didn't mean to turn PKMKII's thread into a parody...

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:57 am

So, PKMKII, what's the Word of the Day?
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:38 am

exterminator
1. a person or thing that exterminates.
2. a person or business establishment specializing in the elimination of vermin, insects, weevils :furious: , etc., from a building, apartment, etc., esp. by the controlled application of toxic chemicals.
"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 Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:44 am

PKMKII wrote:exterminator
1. a person or thing that exterminates.
2. a person or business establishment specializing in the elimination of vermin, insects, weevils :furious: , etc., from a building, apartment, etc., esp. by the controlled application of toxic chemicals.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby bacon on Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:59 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
PKMKII wrote:exterminator
1. a person or thing that exterminates.
2. a person or business establishment specializing in the elimination of vermin, insects, weevils :furious: , etc., from a building, apartment, etc., esp. by the controlled application of toxic chemicals.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:00 pm

behoove
–verb (used with object)
1. to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on: It behooves the court to weigh evidence impartially.
2. to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage: It would behoove you to be nicer to those who could help you.
–verb (used without object)
3. Archaic. to be needful, proper, or due: Perseverance is a quality that behooves in a scholar.
"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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