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A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun 7 Sep 2014 - 17:50
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Macrocephalic

Having an unusually large head.


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue 9 Jun 2015 - 9:56
Recrudescence

A renewed activity after a period of dormancy.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue 9 Jun 2015 - 10:24
Is that from Springwatch? They have been having a new word a day on there.

Reverdie (rev-er-dee): a song or poem celebrating the joys of spring

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 9:35
omphaloskepsis


omphaloskepsis (om-fuh-lo-SKEP-sis) noun

Contemplation of one's navel Very Happy
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Mon 22 Jun 2015 - 15:51
jobbernowl noun

A blockhead.

[From French jobard (stupid, gullible), from Old French jobe (stupid) + noll (top or crown of the head).]
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 10:37
Ratiocinate

To reason, especially in a methodical manner.

Do I raciocinate the cryptic clues from  RMJs  Crossword threads scratch
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed 8 Jul 2015 - 19:39
Accismus:pretending not to be interested in something which one secretly is interested in.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed 8 Jul 2015 - 19:43
From here

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 10 Jul 2015 - 9:06
Potatory

From Latin potatorius, from Latin potatus, past participle of potare (to drink).

The word potatory has little to do with potatoes, unless the drink in question happens to be aquavit (a dry spirit made from potatoes). Two more familiar cousins of today's word are potion and potable.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 10 Jul 2015 - 21:13
How about Poteen? Very Happy
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on Fri 10 Jul 2015 - 21:19
Dont talk Irish Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 10 Jul 2015 - 21:31
OK!        
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 10 Jul 2015 - 22:13
oooh the looks familiar to an avater on a long since banned site Shocked
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed 15 Jul 2015 - 13:14

Flumadiddle a combination of flummery, meaning "complete nonsense," and diddle, meaning "to fool with." Laughing
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Mon 20 Jul 2015 - 21:43
I like this one Very Happy Very Happy

Dittohead...

MEANING:
noun: One who mindlessly agrees with an idea or opinion.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun 26 Jul 2015 - 10:23
Logomaniac

MEANING:
One who is obsessively interested in words.


From Greek logo- (word) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1870.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 9:13
Famgrasp

To shake hands in Agreement
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Mon 10 Aug 2015 - 15:05
Hubris
1 Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. 2. A strong belief in a person’s own importance
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 14 Aug 2015 - 11:51
Docent.

A new one on me. I recently heard it in an episode of American Dad.


Roger: Construction of the museum began in 1998. I should know because like Ross on Friends, I'm a docent but unlike Ross, I don't look like a Monchhichi.


So I googled further:




1.


(in certain US and European universities and colleges) a member of the teaching staff immediately below professorial rank.




2.


a person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis, in a museum, art gallery, or zoo.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 14:26
Paralipsis

noun: Drawing attention to something while claiming to be passing over it.

Paralipsis is especially handy in politics to point out an opponent's faults. It typically involves these phrases:
"not to mention"
"to say nothing of"
"I won't speak of"
"leaving aside"
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 21:40
jirble (ˈdʒɜːbəl)
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verb (transitive)

(Scottish) to pour carelessly

Used in a sentence:

I just jirbled over her smashing blouse.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 21:47
There is also a verb ' to gerbil'.

Gerbilling is particularly a problem with these.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri 4 Sep 2015 - 21:49
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat 12 Sep 2015 - 15:24
Lovelace

noun: A seducer; a licentious man.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun 13 Sep 2015 - 9:12
Stridulate



verb intr.: To make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing body parts together.



“Scientists recently discovered that in some ant species, the queen is a consummate percussionist, equipped with a tiny, uniquely ridged organ for stridulating out royal fanfares that help keep her workers in line.”
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun 13 Sep 2015 - 9:24
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