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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:27 pm

AntanDec
-n. pl.

A kind of pathetic mutant.

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Fast is an antonym of slow.


That's why you make a boat fast to stop it moving, or tie something down using fasteners.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:23 am

Nofliesonym ^

No, but you can see where they've been.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:27 pm

tiffin
-noun
1. lunch.
2. to eat lunch.
-verb
3. to provide lunch for; serve lunch to.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:18 am

Omnishambles

It's officially the Oxford English Dictionary word of the year.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:43 am

tiffinshambles
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an attempt to get lunch at a Little Chef
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:59 pm

matutinal
-adjective
pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.
"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 Roy Hunter on Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:55 pm

Tutunal
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pertaining to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:37 pm

zygapophysis
-noun
one of the four processes of a vertebra, occurring in pairs that interlock each vertebra with the vertebrae above and below.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:23 am

zygapophysis noun

Surely must have been a seminal album from a 70's Prog Rock Group...er Bart Crimson:

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:11 pm

stadia
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1. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs (stadia hairs or stadia wires) mounted in the telescope of a surveying instrument, the rod being placed at one end of the distance to be measured and the surveying instrument at the other.
-adjective
2. pertaining to such a method of surveying.
"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 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:11 pm

prink
-verb (used with object)
1. to deck or dress for show.
-verb (used without object)
2. to deck oneself out.
3. to fuss over one's dress, especially before the mirror.
"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 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:06 pm

Morbillivirus
-noun
A genus of viruses of the family Paramyxoviridae that includes the causative agents of measles.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Morbillivirus
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2. A larger quantity of billivirus
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:38 am

Morbillivirus Better Blues
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1. Disease affecting Trumpet Players
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:06 pm

insouciance
-noun
the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference.
"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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