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Re: Word of the Day

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:21 pm

conspectus
-noun
1. a general or comprehensive view; survey.
2. a digest; summary; résumé.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:00 pm

retinue
-noun
a body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage; suite.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:20 pm

Retinew™
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:01 pm

eidolon
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1. a phantom; apparition.
2. an ideal.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:41 am

eidolon... eidoloff

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:22 pm

American Eidolon
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1. a political ideal never to be realized in human form.
2. a seasonal talent show for political phantoms or apparitions, voted in by the masses under mob mentality.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:07 pm

Eidolonatry
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the worship of a phantom golden calf.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:35 pm

resection
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1. Surveying. a technique of ascertaining the location of a point by taking bearings from the point on two other points of known location.
2. Surgery. the excision of all or part of an organ or tissue.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:40 pm

PKMKII wrote:resection
-noun
1. Surveying. a technique of ascertaining the location of a point by taking bearings from the point on two other points of known location.
2. Surgery. the excision of all or part of an organ or tissue.

3. Going back and cutting a section again because the muppet that did it the first time can't measure properly.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:26 pm

section
-verb (colloq.)
to detain a person in hospital under an emergency detention order, a short term detention order, or a compulsory treatment order under various sections of the Mental Health Act.

resection
-verb (colloq.)
to section someone again.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:12 am

angioedema
-noun
swelling that occurs just beneath the surface of the skin or mucous membranes.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:59 am

Sally O'Deemer
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:41 am

angryodema
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a really infuriating case of fluid retention.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.


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