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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2011, 11:09:34 PM »
an interrobang!?  (interrobang - a combined exclamation mark and question mark)

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Hmm. That would provide a nice evaluation of a daring but questionable chess move--or any banging move, for that matter...  ;D
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #101 on: January 30, 2011, 11:10:35 PM »
the best thing to do if one suffers from rhinotillexomania is to wear a mask.

rhinotillexomania - habitual or obsessive nose-picking (from rateitall.com)
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #102 on: January 30, 2011, 11:13:08 PM »
Hmm. That would provide a nice evaluation of a daring but questionable chess move--or any banging move, for that matter...  ;D

as in... bang!? bang!?  bwang!? bwang!?  oy, bwong!? bwong!? man diay!?   ;D :-X
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #103 on: January 30, 2011, 11:34:58 PM »
the best thing to do if one suffers from rhinotillexomania is to wear a mask.

rhinotillexomania - habitual or obsessive nose-picking (from rateitall.com)

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #104 on: January 30, 2011, 11:38:18 PM »
proud man gihapon ang groom niya... ;D
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #105 on: January 31, 2011, 12:07:22 AM »
proud man gihapon ang groom niya... ;D

Basin mas nakapugong ang groom...  :P
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2011, 02:39:57 PM »
ego trip, n. Informal

something undertaken to boost or draw attention to a person's own image or appraisal of himself

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ego+trip
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #107 on: February 07, 2011, 12:35:09 AM »
Verdant

\ VUR-dnt \  , adjective;
1.
Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.
2.
Green.


example: The verdant pastures of Valencia's Barangay Anas was ripe for the picking.

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #108 on: February 07, 2011, 12:37:05 AM »
effluvium
\ ih-FLOO-vee-uhm \  , noun;
1.
A slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable

example:

That was no real problem, however, for Bobotoy simply followed the scent, that effluvium  of goat glands that hung in the air like a salty mist and drew him ever higher up the craggy vertebrae.  :P

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #109 on: February 07, 2011, 12:57:16 AM »
mansuetude
\ MAN-swi-tood \  , noun;
1.
Mildness; gentleness.


example

You are safe, dear old man, you are safe, temporarily, in the mansuetude  of our care, the doctor said.

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #110 on: February 07, 2011, 09:28:16 AM »
meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a, n.

1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.


http://www.thefreedictionary.com/megalomania


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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #111 on: February 07, 2011, 11:24:22 AM »
zenith
\ ZEE-nith \  , noun;
1.
A highest point or state; culmination.
2.
The point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer. Opposite of nadir.


This performance, this zenith  of consummate operatic staging, dramatic force, and perfected vocal artistry, had been frozen for all time.
-- Philip K. Dick, The World Jones Made

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #112 on: February 07, 2011, 11:28:12 AM »
adage


–noun
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.


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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2011, 08:19:56 PM »
numeracy, n.

Numeracy is the ability to reason with numbers and other mathematical concepts. To be numerically literate, a person has to be comfortable with logic and reasoning. Some of the areas that are involved in numeracy include: basic numbers, orders of magnitude, geometry, algebra, probability and statistics.

The portmanteau of "numerical literacy" was coined in 1959 by the UK Committee on Education, presided over by Sir Geoffrey Crowther. Innumeracy is a lack of numeracy.

In the United States, numeracy is also known as Quantitative Literacy, and is familiar to math educators and intellectuals. There is also substantial overlap between conceptions of numeracy and conceptions of statistical literacy.

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numeracy
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2011, 06:47:42 PM »
plagiarism, n.: /ˈpleɪdʒərɪz(ə)m/

the practice of taking someone else‘s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #115 on: February 09, 2011, 09:48:21 PM »
Vanity

In conventional parlance, vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant boasting in vain, i.e. unjustified boasting; although glory is now seen as having an exclusively positive meaning, the Latin term gloria (from which it derives) roughly means boasting, and was often used as a negative criticism.

In many religions, vanity in its modern sense is considered a form of self-idolatry, in which one rejects God for the sake of one's own image, and thereby becomes divorced from the graces of God. The stories of Lucifer, Narcissus (who gave us the term narcissism) and others attend to a pernicious aspect of vanity. Philosophically speaking, vanity may refer to a broader sense of egoism and pride.

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity
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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #116 on: February 25, 2011, 04:07:51 PM »
whippersnapper, n.

an unimportant but offensively presumptuous person, especially a young one.

http://www.dictionary.reference.com/browse/whippersnapper

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #117 on: February 26, 2011, 05:29:15 PM »
ostentation, n:

lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.

http://www.wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #118 on: February 26, 2011, 09:03:47 PM »
quarry, n:

a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

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Re: Word of the Day
« Reply #119 on: March 13, 2011, 07:47:19 PM »
dasypygal (comparative more dasypygal, superlative most dasypygal), adj.

having hairy buttocks

Synonym: cacopygian
Antonym: callipygian

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