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Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by Ray Sison, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    elegiac (of, relating to, or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past: an elegiac lament for youthful ideals.)
  2. wooh

    wooh Well-Known Member

    This thread makes me think of That 70s Show when the parents accidently got the pan of "special" brownies. The scene where Red is in the circle and decides he likes the word "hip" and keeps saying it over and over again. :)
  3. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    resplendent (shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid)

    For example: "troops resplendent in white uniforms"...
  4. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

  5. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Something I am sure you are, sambanada--elegant....
  6. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

    Thank you Ray
  7. Amanda Coyle

    Amanda Coyle New Member

    patrocliny / patricliny, noun meaning inheritance of traits primarily from the father. The female counterpart of this term is matrocliny.

    example sentence: "Common to all was the early modern ideal of nobility that prized purity above antiquity; quarterings [joining different coats of arms to symbolize various ancestries] together above patrocliny, and virtue above ethnicity."

    I found this on wordsmith dot org
  8. madmaximus

    madmaximus Well-Known Member

  9. Laurie

    Laurie New Member

    desideratum: "Something considered necessary or desirable."
  10. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    edacious (devouring, voracious)

    Hobson's choice (An apparently free choice that offers no real alternative: "take it or leave it". - as explained in dictionary dot com: the word is an allusion to Thomas Hobson (1544?-1630), English keeper of a livery stable, from his requirement that customers take either the horse nearest the stable door or none.)

    allusion (a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication. For example: "an allusion to Shakespeare".)
  11. dcharmd1

    dcharmd1 New Member

    facetious...i like this word but i kid you not, i have a hard time pronouncing it
  12. Amanda Coyle

    Amanda Coyle New Member

    versicolor, adjective meaning: 1. Having a variety of colors; variegated. 2. Changing in color; iridescent.

    example sentence: "The St. Lucia parrot, with the apt scientific name Amazona versicolor, sports a cobalt blue face, emerald wings and splashes of scarlet across its throat and breast." Blake Edgar, Fighting For A Rare Bird, International Wildlife, 1 Mar 1999.

    I found this at wordsmith dot org
  13. Amanda Coyle

    Amanda Coyle New Member

    propitious, adjective meaning 1. Presenting favorable conditions. 2. Favorably inclined; kindly.

    example usage: ""[Foreign] aid had a propitious effect on growth in poorer developing countries in the 1960s and on middle-income countries in the 1970s." Girish P Pant; Aid and Growth; Kathmandu Post (Nepal); Jul 15, 2005."

    again, from wordsmith . org
  14. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

  15. Amanda Coyle

    Amanda Coyle New Member

    bedizen, verb meaning to dress or decorate in a showy or gaudy manner.

    example usages:

    "When Daisy wants to bedizen herself to impress tout San Francisco, she has her servants add the crowning touch by dusting her with gold." Dennis Drabelle; Frisco Business; The Washington Post; Jan 24, 1992.

    "It was still basically 'Krausmeyer's Alley,' but it was a 'Krausmeyer's Alley' adorned and bedizened with reminiscences of every other burlesque-show curtain raiser and afterpiece in the repertory.' H.L. Mencken; Stare Decisis (later renamed A Bum's Christmas); New Yorker; Dec 30, 1944.

    credit goes to wordsmith . org
  16. Kits

    Kits New Member

  17. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

  18. Kits

    Kits New Member

    hehe even the sound of it makes me laugh :p
  19. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

  20. Amanda Coyle

    Amanda Coyle New Member

    canonical, adjective meaning:
    1. Authorized; recognized.
    2. Religion: Relating to canon law.
    3. Art: Relating to a particular artist's works established as authentic and complete.
    4. Literature: Relating to a list of literary works permanently established as having highest merit.
    5. Math: In simplest or standard form.
    6. Music: Relating to a piece of music in which a melody is played by different overlapping voices. Example: Pachelbel's Canon.


    "Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen, and heaven knows what other canonical heavyweights one might care to name?"
    Matt Wolf; Newcomers Who Stole the Show; The New York Times; Dec 29, 2009.

    "Watching John Mighton's play [Half Life] a second time, I found myself wondering how many drafts it must have gone through before reaching its canonical form."
    Robert Cushman; Welcome Back to T.O.; Financial Post (Canada); Jan 20, 2007.

    I got this from wordsmith dot org

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