Whats the word?

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  1. madame_zora

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    I just had a thought on how we could pick each other's brains a bit, why don't we share some of our favorite words and definitions with each other? It can be something that's always around or anything new that caught your fancy. Here's one I heard recently that I like:

    Aphasia: Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease.

    Gee, I wonder why I liked that one, lol
     
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    Ah, yes, Mme., Aphasia, one of my favorite Disney movies!

    How about Perpendicular - a funny looking flasher being sought by the police.

    Seriously, I like the word

    Behindhand - despite the visions it inspires, it means 'procrastinating.'


    Steve Allen once said that if you see or hear a word or name you've never seen or heard before, you'll hear or see it again within 24 hours. It's true. Last week I read in the newspaper about a guy from Dwarf, Kentucky. The very next day I was watching a comedian on TV who said he was from a town so small, they named it Dwarf!
     
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    huh? :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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    "Fuck." (Plain and simple.)
     
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    Surreptitious - Sly, or sneeky; done, made, or acquired by stealth -surreptitiously
     
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    Given my current profession, my love of words is to be expected. There are a number of rare, chiefly poetic words, that I particularly like. Unfortunately, they are not words that would be useful for daily discourse, nor would they likely be understood, but I like them nonetheless. These include:

    lustihead - vigour

    plenilune - time period when the moon is full

    clamant - noisy

    inaureoled - surrounded by a halo or light

    umbraged - shadowed

    There are others, but these five will suffice for now.
     
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    Jacinto, here's one you don't dare use in school anymore:

    Niggardly - Grudging and petty in giving or spending.
    Meanly small; scanty or meager.

    It wasn't too long ago that a D.C. mayoral staffer had to resign for using the word in a staff meeting, although he used the word correctly. And at least one school teacher's resignation was demanded by an irate parent for using the 'racist' word in class.
     
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    Excuse me for a few moments ... I need to go touch myself ... repeatedly.


    *runs off to a dark corner to be alone for a bit :p *
     
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    And it's funny because "niggardly" isn't even related to the N word.
     
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    sophistry - Plausible but fallacious argumentation

    Sophistry remains one of my favorite words because I so often see my so-called leaders at work skillfully employ it in memorandums, reports, press releases, communiques and performance ratings on unsuspecting victims.

    SG
     
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    Serendipity: The faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries.
     
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    Or, maybe not.


    Fuck.

    VERB, TRANSITIVE. To have sexual intercourse with (i.e. I want to fuck you.). To take advantage of, betray, or cheat; victimize (i.e. You fucked me over!). Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal (i.e. Go fuck yourself.).

    VERB, INTRANSITIVE. To engage in sexual intercourse (i.e. Let's fuck.). To act wastefully or foolishly (i.e. Let's fuck around in the meantime.). To interfere; meddle. Often used with "with" (i.e. She fucked with my feelings.)

    NOUN. An act of sexual intercourse (i.e. a good home-cooked fucking). A partner of sexual intercourse (i.e. she's my fuckbuddy). A despised person (i.e. You are such a fuck.). Or used as an intensive (i.e. What the fuck did you do that for?!).

    INTERJECTION. Used to express extreme displeasure -- and my favorite usage, might I add (i.e. FUCK!).
     
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    Or if you turn it into a present active participle - fucking - it can be used as two other parts of speech:

    ADJECTIVE. "Hey! That's my fucking car!" (Adjective modifying the noun car.)

    ADVERB. "That felt so fucking good!" (Adverb modifying the adjective good.)

    It's a useful fucking word.
     
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    Somnambulistic - as if sleepwalking; Moving or fidgiting about while sleeping; performing activities while asleep.
     
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    Hey, Pecker, I forgot to mention other PC gone amuck:

    Master/slave drives. Yes, someone decided that this was politically incorrect. What's next? Referring to actual masters and slaves as masters and slaves will be politically incorrect?
    @. In Spanish, @ is used for adjectives or nouns of indeterminate gender, e.g. "Bienvenid@ a California." (I know I'll get some flack for implying that all Mexicans move to California.) A bit of advice for PC people, make sure it doesn't look like an email address or a path name. Es muy loc@.
    Waitron. Every time I hear this, I wonder "Am I back in physics class?"
    Ebonics. Sorry, but it ain't a foreign language. French started as slang Latin, but we aren't quite to the point of using "je suis" instead of "sum".
    Himicane. Okay, here's extremism. Hurricane's a Mayan word.
    Non-same-sex unions. So the majority of relationships are gay?
    Homicide bomber. I wonder, does this mean James Bond goes on homicide missions?
    Womyn. Like with @, all I can say is omg u = 50 l33t

    The other times liberals have offended me include animal-rights activists and AIDS activists actually talking about how "courageous" sex workers are.
     
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    Unmitigated


    Concorde


    Discombobulate


    Sierra





    ....there are more, just can't think of any off the top of my head
     
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    How about maculate?

    Yea, the opposite of immaculate...now, why didn't I ever think of that until last night when I was reading a novel by Oakley Hall. He is definitely a word lover and throws 'em out throughout his works.

    jay
     
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    Erection

    Orgasmic


    Not that they are single words, but
    Mr S Leather
    Neiman-Marcus
    :p
     
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    Masticate and epidermis.
     
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    Ignoranus: A person who is both stupid and an asshole.
     
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