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Re: Word of the day

mardy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A769250
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an all time favourite ... haven't heard it in a long time ... nice

for me : progressive, being an antonym of biased, bigoted, close-minded, dogmatic, narrow-minded, prejudiced
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Old 18.12.2007, 10:39
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Re: Word of the day

insouciant: free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.

kvetch: to complain habitually.
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Obfuscate and vaccilate are two of my favourites. Erudite too is good.
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Re: Word of the day

thanks for warming this thread up ...

vestimentary ... someone bingoed me with this on Scrabulous the other day. My response "fu**sox" not being recognised by the Oxford Dictionary.
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Oleaginous, vestigial and portmanteau. I also enjoy words like laudable, splendid or tremendous that are seldom used now. Our daughter has a commendably big vocabulary, which, in my opinion is because we never talked down to her or used much baby talk. I can't bear bunnies, baa-baas or horsey's. She can sound rather peculiar though in a room full of her peersAlso, she reads and reads rather than watching telly (although she does like to do that too)
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"splendid" is a good word.

It can be used to feign awe "a splendid feast of ...cheese"
or can represent a complete misnomer:

"Lets go to the Splendid Bar !"

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Oleaginous, vestigial and portmanteau. I also enjoy words like laudable, splendid or tremendous that are seldom used now. Our daughter has a commendably big vocabulary, which, in my opinion is because we never talked down to her or used much baby talk. I can't bear bunnies, baa-baas or horsey's. She can sound rather peculiar though in a room full of her peersAlso, she reads and reads rather than watching telly (although she does like to do that too)
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Old 18.12.2007, 12:56
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Obfuscate and vaccilate are two of my favourites. Erudite too is good.
all splendid words.

triumvirate springs to mind.
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:18
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Re: Word of the day

"salubrious" - healthy, pleasant etc.

and, for some reason, i have always liked the sound of the word "demonstrably"
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:22
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Re: Word of the day

Intractable, wrath, ire and condiment and raiment are other favoured words in our house. I'd kill for the chance to use runcible, it is just so tremendous. The only time I've ever seen or heard it is in the owl and the pussycat
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:29
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Kerfuffle: a disturbance, commotion or fuss
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Re: Word of the day

Redoubtable (although not used with Miss Marple)
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Rotund, a shape I am proud to say describes me (or could be described as having a beer belly, rotund sounds more feminine though)
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Kowtow - being excessively meek and obedient towards someone is one I like.

Politicians spring to mind.
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...appears you've made a 'Verbal Inaccuracy' as opposed to calling someone a liar!
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:58
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Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
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A new one on me:

glossolalia noun unintelligible utterances, thought to form part of unknown languages, spoken while under the influence of religious excitement, and believed by Christian groups of various periods to be a sign of grace (sense 7). Compare xenoglossia.
ETYMOLOGY: 19c: from Greek glossa tongue + lalia speech.
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Re: Word of the day

I have only just discovered that many people outside of Scotland do not know the word 'jobby'.

I hope you guys know it!!!!
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Old 13.01.2008, 17:19
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Re: Word of the day

Billy Connolly taught me it

Have I already mentioned "perusal" and "plethora"?

My two favourite words in English
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I have only just discovered that many people outside of Scotland do not know the word 'jobby'.
I can't remember whether I knew it from Yorkshire, but it's certainly in common usage around Newcastle and Sunderland.
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