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« Reply #240 on: 12-01-2017, 10:23am »
com·plic·it

kəmˈplisit/

adjective

involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.
"all of these people are complicit in some criminal conspiracy"
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Re: WiredJC Word of the Day
« Reply #239 on: 11-30-2017, 07:48pm »
hogwash

[hawg-wosh, -wawsh, hog-]
hog·wash  (hôg′wôsh′, -wŏsh′, hŏg′-)

noun
1. Worthless, false, or ridiculous speech or writing; nonsense.
2. Garbage fed to hogs; swill.
3. Meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk.

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« Reply #238 on: 06-02-2013, 11:36pm »
pet-ri-chor (PET-ri-kuhr) noun

noun
A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. Composed primarily of the compound geosmin, which is responsible for the primary earthy scent of beets.

Fun Fact: The human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as low as 5 parts per trillion.

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« Reply #237 on: 02-20-2013, 02:52pm »
quin·cunx noun \ˈkwin-ˌkəŋ(k)s\

an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle

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Sanctimonious bleater.

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« Reply #236 on: 06-28-2012, 01:50pm »
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« Reply #235 on: 06-28-2012, 01:41pm »
quis·ling  (/ˈkwizliNG/) n.

(Military) a traitor who aids an occupying enemy force; collaborator
[after Major Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945), Norwegian collaborator with the Nazis]

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Re: WiredJC Word of the Day
« Reply #234 on: 06-20-2012, 04:45pm »
swelter

intransitive verb
1
: to suffer, sweat, or be faint from heat
2
: to become exceedingly hot <in summer, the place swelters>

transitive verb
1
: to oppress with heat
2
archaic : exude <sweltered venom — Shakespeare>

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« Reply #233 on: 04-17-2012, 02:51pm »
VITIATE
verb \ˈvi-shē-ˌāt\
vi·ti·at·ed vi·ti·at·ing

transitive verb
1: to make faulty or defective : impair <the comic impact is vitiated by obvious haste — William Styron>
2: to debase in moral or aesthetic status <a mind vitiated by prejudice>
3: to make ineffective <fraud vitiates a contract>

"I vitiate more fruits and vegetables"

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Re: WiredJC Word of the Day
« Reply #232 on: 04-11-2012, 07:07pm »
cockalorum [ˌkɒkəˈlɔːrəm]
n
1. a self-important little man
2. bragging talk; crowing
[from cock1 + -alorum, a variant of Latin genitive plural ending -orum; perhaps intended to suggest: the cock of all cocks]

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« Reply #231 on: 04-09-2012, 08:51am »
cock·loft  (/ˈkäkˌlôft/) n.

A small loft, garret, or attic.1
Structural space above ceiling and below rafters, often connecting adjacent occupancies and permitting fire to spread laterally, often unseen.2

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« Reply #230 on: 02-29-2012, 12:09pm »
Baltic  adj 

when it's really cold out, headlight/highbeam cold

"Yo, chekkit, JWoww lookin' BALTIC"

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« Reply #229 on: 02-25-2012, 08:45am »
Bobbasheely:

   A Choctaw-derived term for “close friend” found in the Gulf states

Entry from the newly completed Dictionary of American Regional English: "one of America’s most ambitious lexicographical projects, which culminates with the publication by Harvard University Press of Volume V (Sl-Z) next month, a mere 50 years after the project was inaugurated by Frederic G. Cassidy, an exuberant Jamaican-born linguist given to signing off conversations with “On to Z!”*

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« Reply #228 on: 12-19-2011, 03:59pm »
mis·an·thrope noun \ˈmi-sən-ˌthrōp\

Definition of MISANTHROPE
: a person who hates or distrusts humankind

 Examples of MISANTHROPE
<a former misanthrope who now professes a newly discovered love of mankind>
Many members of the contemporary movie audience, only marginally socialized, would have made a misanthrope of Gandhi; they undermine every argument for intelligent design in the universe. —James Morris, Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2005

It is perhaps not the healthiest tendency for a man who is already if not a hermit at least a part-time misanthrope. —Edmund White, Vanity Fair, September 1996
Rather she is the genuine article, a misanthrope so pure she can't understand “why solitary confinement is considered punishment.” —Lewis Burke Frumkes, New York Times Book Review, 10 May 1992

The young people thought him a gloomy misanthrope, because he never joined in their sports—the old men thought still more hardly of him, because he followed no trade, … —Washington Irving, [Salmagundi November 24, 1807], in History, Tales, and Sketches, 1977

Origin of MISANTHROPE
Greek misanthrōpos hating humankind, from misein to hate + anthrōpos human being

First Known Use: 1683

Related to MISANTHROPE
Synonyms: cynic, naysayer, pessimist
Related Words: misandrist, misogynist; doubter, negativist, skeptic; belittler, critic, derider, detractor, scoffer; malcontent; defeatist, quitterNear Antonyms: optimist, Pollyanna, positivist; idealist, sentimentalist

Other Psychology Terms
fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with MISANTHROPE
antelope, antipope, arthroscope, biotope, bronchoscope, bunny slope, calliope, cryoscope, endoscope, envelope, episcope, epitope, fluoroscope, forlorn hope, gastroscope, gyroscope, horoscope, interlope, isotope, kinescope, microscope, periscope, phalarope, radarscope, slippery slope, sniperscope, spectroscope, telescope [-]hide
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Re: WiredJC Word of the Day
« Reply #227 on: 12-07-2011, 11:37am »
Furprised

Adverb.  Being surprised to the extent that your hairs go up on end.

" Frankly, binky, I was furprised you'd remembered :nerd:"

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« Reply #226 on: 10-05-2011, 05:37pm »
bandersnatch \BAN-der-snach\, noun:

1. An imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
2. A person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.
Bandersnatch was invented by Lewis Carroll in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass.

Wanda was fired from her job at the brothel and told never to come back, they banned er snach.

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« Reply #225 on: 10-05-2011, 12:59pm »
bandersnatch \BAN-der-snach\, noun:

1. An imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
2. A person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.
Bandersnatch was invented by Lewis Carroll in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass.

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« Reply #224 on: 09-15-2011, 07:57am »
Interrobang: a punctuation mark ‽ designed for use especially at the end of an exclamatory or rhetorical question.

For more information on the interrobang please click the interrobang below:
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« Reply #223 on: 09-14-2011, 07:46pm »
Titin - the largest protein yet discovered. It's full chemical name is 189,819 letters long and, depending on how you define a "word" is the longest word in the English language. It is not included in the dictionary - few lexicographers accept chemical formulae as words.
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« Reply #222 on: 09-07-2011, 10:09am »
soda jerk: noun

 a person who dispenses carbonated drinks and ice cream at a soda fountain —called also soda jerker

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« Reply #221 on: 06-10-2011, 06:29pm »
ex·co·ri·ate verb \ek-ˈskȯr-ē-ˌāt\[/size]
transitive verb

1:  to wear off the skin of, to abrade or debride

2:  to censure scathingly

Middle English, from Late Latin excoriatus, past participle of excoriare, from Latin ex- + corium skin, hide — more at

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« Reply #220 on: 01-04-2011, 12:10am »
There is clarity and there is beauty.
They are usually separate.
Some are callipygous and others skinny-assed.
The callipygous are more fun.
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« Reply #219 on: 01-03-2011, 09:35pm »
I love the US is the freshness and directness of language. "to stay-or-go" is much better than "eat-in or take-out". I have spelling and grammar peeves that are probably universal in English, but I love where the US is taking English - to a more simple, concise and direct version of the language. Even twitter and facebook with the OMG and WTF is huge progress. Less is more.

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« Reply #218 on: 01-03-2011, 08:03pm »
Wary
[wair-ee]  
–adjective, war·i·er, war·i·est.
1.
watchful; being on one's guard against danger.
2.
arising from or characterized by caution: to give someone a wary look.
Use wary in a Sentence
Origin:
1545–55; ware2  + -y1

—Related forms
war·i·ly, adverb
war·i·ness, noun
o·ver·war·y, adjective

—Can be confused:  wary, weary.

—Synonyms
1.  alert, vigilant, guarded, circumspect, prudent.

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« Reply #217 on: 12-29-2010, 04:34pm »
Callipygian
adj \ˌka-lə-ˈpi-j(ē-)ən\

having well-shaped buttocks.  Origin:1640–50;  < Gk kallipýg ( os ) with beautiful buttocks; referring to a statue of Aphrodite ( kalli- calli-  + pyg ( ḗ ) rump + -os  adj. suffix) + -ian
Also callipygous \kal-uh-pahy-guhs\

Sir Thomas Browne (1646) refers to "Callipygæ and women largely composed behinde."




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« Reply #216 on: 10-13-2010, 01:05pm »

shinney

(noun) A simple version of street hockey using a ball or can as the puck.
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'Shinney' is so named for the frequent blows to the players' shins.

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