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A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Sep 07 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 Mon Mar 27 2017, 16:08
Bobbery

Squabble; commotion; confusion.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Mar 28 2017, 20:43
Two similar sounding words which confuse me :-

Turbid
adjective

1.  not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque; obscured:
“the turbid waters near the waterfall.”

2.  thick or dense, as smoke or clouds.

3.  confused; muddled; disturbed.


Turgid
adjective

1.  swollen; distended; tumid.

2.  inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic:
turgid language.


I think I get very “turbid” (def 3) on Friday night!!!!!!!  Laughing
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Apr 01 2017, 10:34
Appetence

A strong desire or inclination.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Apr 02 2017, 13:37
Here's a fairly ordinary word which I heard recently,

but how many people know its exact definition?

"succinct"

adjective

1. expressed in few words; concise; terse.

2. characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.

3. compressed into a small area, scope, or compass.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Apr 04 2017, 13:42
I'm a great believer in getting to learn , understand, define words that we hear but don't always know their meaning, rather than obscure antiquated long lost ones which would never be used in the real world.

"Ethereal"

adjective

1. light, airy, or tenuous:
an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.

2. extremely delicate or refined:
ethereal beauty.

3. heavenly or celestial:
gone to his ethereal home.

4. of or relating to the upper regions of space.

5. Chemistry. pertaining to, containing, or resembling ethyl ether.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Apr 04 2017, 17:56
BAUXITE

The raw ore from Wich Aluminum is mined
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Apr 05 2017, 10:17
Continuing with the idea of understanding “ordinary” words we hear but don’t always know the meaning of :-

“Altruism”

noun

1. the principle or practice of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

2. the philosophical doctrine that right action is that which produces the greatest benefit to others

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Apr 05 2017, 10:24
Interesting, Ray. It's a word which I have heard but never fully understood. cheers

Gassey, The word is ALUMINIUM, aluminum being the North American spelling/pronunciation. (Although having lived over there, I did pronounce it Aluminum because no one would understand me. I never did call them Tom..ayyyyytoes though. It was always Tom...aaatoes...) Ha...
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Apr 05 2017, 13:06
Nosam Derf wrote:Interesting, Ray. It's a word which I have heard but never fully understood. cheers

Gassey, The word is ALUMINIUM, aluminum being the North American spelling/pronunciation. (Although having lived over there, I did pronounce it Aluminum because no one would understand me. I never did call them Tom..ayyyyytoes though. It was always Tom...aaatoes...) Ha...
well spotted Fred my tablets auto correct always
turns words into the American spellage. If I dont spot it and manually
correct it it stays Americanised. My keyboard doesn't even have pound
symbol just. $, thanks for pointing it out mate

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Apr 05 2017, 20:25
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Apr 06 2017, 11:35
onomatopoeia: noun

1. The formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss, buzz, cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom.

2. The use of such words for poetic or rhetorical effect.

3. A word so formed.

onomatopoeic: adjective
1. Imitating sounds.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu May 18 2017, 09:01
Lust-house

1. A country house or a summer house.
2. A tavern with a beer garden.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jun 04 2017, 09:11
Appetence

A strong desire or inclination.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jun 21 2017, 10:05
Wordnesia

The act of not being able to remember a specific word for the context of which you are speaking. a form of amnesia.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jul 30 2017, 12:29
Crapulous


Sick from excessive drinking or eating.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jul 30 2017, 15:57
Just learned this one

Hyperbole


exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Aug 16 2017, 17:57
Just watching a teatime antiques prog on BBC2 just now.
Bonny wench called Christina bought 3 hand painted prints of
classical scenes showing maidens who were descriptively described
as “diaphanously clad”, I love that.

Diaphanous

Adjective

1. very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.

2. delicately hazy
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Sep 03 2017, 09:47
Gardyloo

Definition:
used in Edinburgh as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets

Example:
"Residents often threw refuse out of windows at night onto the streets. A commentator observed that, 'One never knew the moment when the warning cry 'Gardyloo'... might ring out, following which would come in quick succession an avalanche of unmentionable filth on to the footpath – or the passer-by.'" — Jonathan Yeager, Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine, 2011

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Sep 03 2017, 12:15
Just wondering...?..Do they still do that in Leigh???
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Sep 03 2017, 12:18
They do in the other establishment across the road
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Sep 03 2017, 12:20
But they don't shout a warning
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