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Post Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:18 am   
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As the list gets longer, it'll be useful to see what words have already been posted (if you'd rather not duplicate). It may be interesting to see what kinds of words have been used, too.

To that end, I've started this alphabetical list. When you post a new word to the thread, please also add it here.       agree.gif

Alpenglow
amativeness
apropos
autodidact
bivouac
buckminsterfullerene-esque
chthonic
denouement
enigmatic
evanescent
ginormous
harf
hemidemisemiquaver
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
iconoclast
inception
metrosexual
molybdenum
oxymoron
paradigm
paradox
penultimate
peregrinating
petulant
quaff
quibble
Quibbles and Bits
recumbent
refudiate
troll


If the list gets too cumbersome, somebody can divide it up.

Anna Mae

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Post Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:06 pm   
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Time for a new thread idea, at times its always fun to see new words each day so I figured it would be fun to have a thread dedicated for posting a word with the definition. I'll start:

Paradox: a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

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Post Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:10 pm   
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Hemidemisemiquaver;
Music a note having the time value of one sixty-fourth of a semibreve Usual US and Canadian name sixty-fourth note
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Post Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:15 pm   
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Recumbent: The position that most NWhikers appear to be in at this time.

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Post Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:10 pm   
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Do I have to spell the word correctly?
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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:15 am   
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I like Sarah Palin's recent addition to the English vocabulary: refudiate. In an interview she called upon both Barack and Michelle Obama to refudiate the position that the Tea Party is racist. It sounds like she meant repudiate. I will cut her some slack as the thin air while on her glacier stroll probably caused some HACE to occur.
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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:25 am   
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BIVOUAC: A French word generally said to have been introduced during the Thirty Years' War. Originally meaning a night-watch by a whole army under arms to prevent surprise. In modern parlance the word is used to mean a temporary encampment in the open without tents. Also used in the French language to mean "mistake".

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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:23 pm   
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Buckminsterfullerene-esque - acts like, or shaped like, a buckminsterfullerene molecule.

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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:28 pm   
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Chthonic - pertaining to the spirits of the underworld. possible consequence - bivouac, unless someone refudiates me.

ps: kite, do you like Robert Fripp?
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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:35 pm   
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Oxymoron, plural oxymora:  a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”

Origin:
1650–60;  < LL oxymorum  < presumed Gk *oxýmōron,  neut. of *oxýmōros  sharp-dull, equiv. to oxý ( s ) sharp ( see oxy-1 ) + mōrós  dull ( see moron)

It's fun to read the definitions from different dictionaries on Dictionary.com.  The above was from Random House.  From the World English Dictionary:  "rhetoric  an epigrammatic effect, by which contradictory terms are used in conjunction: living death ; fiend angelical."  From the American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:  'A rhetorical device in which two seemingly contradictory words are used together for effect: “She is just a poor little rich girl.”'

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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:39 pm   
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Magellan wrote:
Do I have to spell the word correctly?

Well you don't have to, but it would be nice.  hmmm.gif

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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:43 pm   
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Everybody knows what the word is hockeygrin.gif


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Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:17 pm   
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Inception: beginning; start; commencement

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Post Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:01 pm   
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To go with yours, Flow:  denouement

de·noue·ment   [dey-noo-mahn]
–noun
1.  the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
2.  the place in the plot at which this occurs.
3.  the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.

Origin:
1745–55; < F: lit., an untying, equiv. to dénouer to untie, OF desnoer (des- de- + noer to knot < L nōdāre, deriv. of nōdus knot) + -ment -ment

—Synonyms
3. solution, conclusion, end, upshot

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Post Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:51 pm   
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penultimate
adjective
1. next to the last: the penultimate scene of the play.

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Post Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:12 pm   
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Everybody knows what the word is hockeygrin.gif

OMG, that episode still causes me to want to poke my eyes. The husband went and bought that song to just annoy me in the car when I cannot escape lol.gif

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