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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:43 pm

PKMKII wrote: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.

4. to grant hooves
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby TwistedSister on Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:58 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:
PKMKII wrote: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.

4. to grant hooves

5. a hive of bees living in a Hoover vacuum machine.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:22 am

milquetoast
–noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, esp. one who is easily dominated or intimidated: a milquetoast who's afraid to ask for a raise.
"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 Milo the dog on Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:24 pm

Arf!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:54 pm

PKMKII wrote:milktoast
–noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
bread, soaked in milk, then grilled. [/i]
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rainswept on Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:46 pm

defenestrate

MEANING:
verb tr.: To throw someone or something out of a window.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin de- (out of) + fenestra (window).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:56 am

Sorry, I was in a bad mood and I confused defenestration with deforestation and I threw my Christmas Tree out of a window.
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:19 am

vituperation
–noun
verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation.
"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 TwistedSister on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:20 am

PKMKII wrote:vituperation
–noun
verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation.


First time I read that I took castigation as castration.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:32 am

TwistedSister wrote:
PKMKII wrote:vituperation
–noun
verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation.


First time I read that I took castigation as castration.


That must be vetoperation.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:41 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:
TwistedSister wrote:
PKMKII wrote:vituperation
–noun
verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation.


First time I read that I took castigation as castration.


That must be vetoperation.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:40 am

pusillanimous
–adjective
1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
2. proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit.
"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 DavidH on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:40 pm

Grustitudinous
- adjective

1. Of or pertaining to grustitude
2. Full of or oozing with grustitude
3. Resembling that which is redolent of grustitude
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:21 pm

pussyanimous
–noun
1. Non-human Puddy Tat.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby TwistedSister on Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:56 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:pussyanimous
–noun
1. Non-human Puddy Tat.
2. Twisted Sister: Non Puddy -Tat human

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