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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:30 am

equanimity
-noun
mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
"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

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:36 am

equinimity
-noun
a calm, composed and emotionally stable horse.
"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 pieces o'nine on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:01 pm

equienmity
-noun
Getting along horribly with everyone, really.
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
~Charles "Darwin" Dickens
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:56 am

censer
-noun
a container, usually covered, in which incense is burned, especially during religious services; thurible.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:28 am

atavistic adj

1. reverting to or suggesting the characteristics of a remote ancestor or primitive type
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:28 pm

atavistic
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2. Describes a person who would call a censer a thurible.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:56 pm

That's a thurible thing to say David! I hope one of the mods censers your remarks...
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"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 DavidH on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:07 pm

:moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:33 am

Afroasiatic
-adjective
1. of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic.
-noun
2. Also called Hamito-Semitic. a family of languages including as subfamilies Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:48 pm

Afroasiadesiac
noun
A person of African/Asian ancestry who causes an increase in sexual prowess when ground up and made into pills and ingested.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:22 am

PKMKII wrote:prorate
-verb (used without object)
1. to make an arrangement on a basis of proportional distribution.
-verb (used with object)
2. to divide, distribute, or calculate proportionately.

prorate
noun
The hourly fee charged for tennis or golf lessons at the club.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:18 am

peduncle
-noun
1. Botany.
a. a flower stalk, supporting either a cluster or a solitary flower.
b. the stalk bearing the fruiting body in fungi.
2. Zoology. a stalk or stem; a stalklike part or structure.
3. Anatomy.
a. a stalklike structure composed of white matter, connecting various regions of the brain.
b. an attachment process, as in the brachiopods.
"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 Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:28 am

peduncle
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what the nieces and nephews of Jimmy Savile had.
"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 black bart on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:05 am

^ :haha:

Man from Uncle noun

1. You have be Napoleon and you have to be Solo
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:37 pm

peduncle
-verb
To kick one's father's brother.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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