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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:26 am

warrigal
-noun
1. dingo.
2. any large or ferocious dog.
3. a wild horse.
-adjective
4. wild; ferocious; savage.
"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 Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:05 am

uxorious

PRONUNCIATION:
(uk-SOHR-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Excessively devoted or submissive toward one's wife.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin uxor (wife). The feminine counterpart of this word is maritorious. Earliest documented use: 1598.

USAGE:
"Mostly, though, Harold Pinter is uxorious -- showering his wife with flowers, poems, jewellery, and impeccably chosen books. It is rare to read of a modern marriage maturing into such singular devotion."
Anne Kingston; Books; Maclean's (Toronto, Canada); Nov 15, 2010.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:23 am

Luxorious
adjective
Every bit as nice as a city in ancient Egypt.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:06 am

asymptote
-noun
a straight line approached by a given curve as one of the variables in the equation of the curve approaches infinity.
"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 Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:19 am

asymptote
-n.

2. A small hairy creature of the genus grophulae. It has sharp fangs and is extremely vicious.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:26 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Luxorious
adjective
Every bit as nice as a city in ancient Egypt.

:worship:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:58 pm

assymptote
-n.
Plumber's crack.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 pm

montane
-adjective
1. pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.
-noun
2. the lower vegetation belt on mountains.
"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 Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:18 pm

plain
-n. / -adj.

like montane only lower down
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:19 pm

montane
-adjective
1. pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.
-noun
2. the lower vegetation belt on mountains.
3. a tane belonging to a French man
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:01 am

inveigh
-verb
to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against): to inveigh against isolationism.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:14 am

exveigh
-vb.

opposite of inveigh.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:52 am

ixnay [v]

present tense of the verb "not to do"
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:59 am

oyveigh
-verb
to protest strongly, attack with words, and then build a 25 foot wall between you and your neighbours because they throw stones at you (after you steal their land and shoot at them).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:27 pm

^ :lol: ixnay on the oyveigh
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