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Quistis88
post Jan 6 2005, 09:12 PM
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That’s right, kids! An educational thread! Get your mouse away from that Back button on your browser. Since most of you probably spend more time here in a day than at dictionary.com in a month/year, this thread will probably do you some good.

For those who want to participate in the education of the forum masses, the objective here is to post one word per day, or perhaps even more than one per day if you so wish, but no double posting (yes, I had to say that), provided with a definition (or definitions, if it has more than one), and preferably in a clean and readable format. If you want to use the word in a sentence as an example, feel free to do so. You may copy and paste from a dictionary site or put the definition in your own words.

As well, commonly misspelled words, idioms, obscure words, and words that just sound funny can also go in this thread. Short grammar and punctuation tidbits can also be posted here.

And if this thread turns into spam, of course I'll move it.

Let the lessons begin.



albumen (noun)

al·bu·men

The white of an egg.


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post Jan 6 2005, 09:16 PM
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bamboozle
to trick or deceive somebody through misleading statements or falsehoods

I didn't really know the meaning until a minute ago, but apparently I bamboozle a lot.

By the way, I prefer http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dic...ionaryhome.aspx to http://www.dictionary.com
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post Jan 6 2005, 09:17 PM
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oh yay, a thread for us loquacious english fanatics! here's one:

ennui (än-'wE): basically a 50cent word for boredom or lack of motivation. derived from french enui: annoyance.

Tokage wishes to take a leave of absence from her job due to overwork and ennui.


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fusillade
1. A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.
2. A rapid outburst or barrage: a fusillade of insults.

Edit- With the criminal saying his last words, the firing squad let out a fusillade upon the poor soul.


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QUOTE(Gashole @ Jan 6 2005, 09:16 PM)

Ahh, yes, that one is nice, too. The more sources the kids can use, the better.



ferule (noun)

fer·rule

An instrument (such as a cane or stick) used in punishing children.


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QUOTE(Quistis88 @ Jan 6 2005, 09:12 PM)
As well, commonly misspelled words, idioms, obscure words, and words that just sound funny can also go in this thread.  Short grammar and punctuation tidbits can also be posted here.

weird instead of wierd
allowed instead of aloud (for most cases here)
enough instead of enuff
though instead of tho
cause instead of cos, coz, cuz, etc
my instead of mah --> if you can type 60 letters per minute, you can produce 30 my but only 20 mah!

v yes, gay does not mean what you think it means, kids
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post Jan 6 2005, 09:29 PM
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I would like to define two words right now. One of them is a word I like to use and the other is a word that has been used out of context to describe something stupid.

Let's start with the latter.

Gay:
As an adjective:
1.Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
2.Showing or characterized by cheerfulness and lighthearted excitement; merry.
3.Bright or lively, especially in color: a gay, sunny room.
4.Given to social pleasures.
5.Dissolute; licentious.

As a noun.
1.A person whose sexual orientation is to persons of the same sex.
2.A man whose sexual orientation is to men: an alliance of gays and lesbians.


Now for a word I like to use.

Ambiguous:
Adjective.
1. Open to more than one interpretation: an ambiguous reply.
2. Doubtful or uncertain: “The theatrical status of her frequently derided but constantly revived plays remained ambiguous” (Frank Rich).

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ecclesiastical (eh·klee·zee·as·ti·kuhl):
1 : of or relating to a church especially as an established institution
2 : suitable for use in a church


derived from: Middle English, from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Late Greek ekklEsiastikos, from Greek, of an assembly of citizens, from ekklEsiastEs

i just like to say it. XD has a nice roll off the tongue


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Below lists the most common uses of each word. Please note the differences between:

they're (contraction of 'they are')
Ex. Mr. X and Mrs. Z died. They are dead.

there
Ex. The bus is over there.

their (possessive form of 'they')
Ex. Mr. X and Mrs. Z own a red wagon. The red wagon is their wagon.


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Stockholm syndrome

Stock·holm syn·drome

noun
hostage’s sympathy for captor: a condition experienced by people who have been held as hostages for some time in which they begin to identify with and feel sympathetic toward their captors

[Late 20th century. Named for Stockholm, Sweden, where a bank employee taken hostage in a robbery became attached to one of her captors.]


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@Thieves: I heard about that incident in history last year. Interesting syndrome.

[B]napiform{/B]

na·pi·form

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turnip-shaped: shaped like a turnip in being conical at one end and spherical at the other

[Mid-19th century. Coined from Latin napus “turnip” + -form.]


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Prisioner of Patriarchy
1. Female
2. Idiot


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grok: to understand


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^sounds like a grunt.



phantasmagoria

phan·tas·ma·go·ri·a (plural phan·tas·ma·go·ri·as) or phan·tas·ma·go·ry (plural phan·tas·ma·go·ries)

noun
1. bizarre images: a series or group of strange or bizarre images seen as if in a dream

2. ever-changing scene: a scene or view that encompasses many things and changes constantly

[Early 19th century. From French fantasmagorie “art of making optical illusions,” from fantasme (see phantasm), possibly on the model of allégorie “allegory.”]


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DINGUS

din·gus

n. Slang

1. An article whose name is unknown or forgotten.
2. A person regarded as stupid.


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