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A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun 7 Sep - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 19:43
From here

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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

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

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 9:13
Famgrasp

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

on Mon 10 Aug - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 21:49
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat 12 Sep - 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 - 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 - 9:24
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