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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:34 am

effulgence
-noun
a brilliant radiance; a shining forth.
"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 on Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:03 am

efflugence [n]

a once brilliant radiance now dull and covered with sh!te.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:32 am

diflugence
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an unpleasant medical condition of the rectal area.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:41 am

pungent effulgent
-noun
a trip back to the days of long hair and disco biscuits.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:36 am

effingulgence
-noun
an emphatically brilliant radiance.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:07 am

elvingents
Shining, radiant Tolkein characters.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:59 am

theophany
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a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:51 am

theophony
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he's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:48 am

Two really excellent ones from yesterday's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue on BBC radio:

bumbling - anal jewellery

lacksadaisical - a bicycle made for one.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:17 am

DavidH wrote:bumbling - anal jewellery

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:18 pm

physic
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1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative.
2. any medicine; a drug or medicament.
3. Archaic. the medical art or profession.
4. Obsolete. natural science.
-verb
5. to treat with or act upon as a physic or medicine.
6. to work upon as a medicine does; relieve or cure.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:24 pm

physics
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the proper name for the US bastardisation 'physic'. cf math and maths.
"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:26 pm

fizz-iks
carbonated beverages
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:06 am

fizz sicks
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vomiting induced by ingestion of the above,
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:59 pm

acacia
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1. a small tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia, of the mimosa family, having clusters of small yellow flowers.
2. any of several other plants, as the locust tree.
3. gum arabic.
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