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#1 THE KID

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:44 AM

:) I have a Dog page a day calendar and it's always fun to look and read it each day and see the cool pictures. I also have an online page a day calendar with words. It was just a thought and if you'd like to add a word, define it, and why you like it please feel free to do so. No naughty words or the moderators will do something. :D

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\'tes-t-'m-n-l\ n 1: evidence or testimony *2: a statement touting one?s benefits or positive characteristics 3: an expression of appreciation : tribute

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:37 AM

rancid
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1. Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank. 2. Repugnant; nasty: rancid remarks.

[Latin rancidus, from rancre, to stink, be rotten.]
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:03 AM

decamp

[ definitions on this forum may vary, wildly...?? ;)..:D ]

[ I like it because it reminds me of my teen frolics when we went camping in the deep woods...and a big bear would shove it's head in my tent and gently lick me awake every morning... well, they told me it was a bear... ]
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:13 PM

decamp

[ definitions on this forum may vary, wildly...?? ;)..:D ]

[ I like it because it reminds me of my teen frolics when we went camping in the deep woods...and a big bear would shove it's head in my tent and gently lick me awake every morning... well, they told me it was a bear... ]
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intr.v. de·camped, de·camp·ing, de·camps 1. To depart secretly or suddenly.2. To depart from a camp or camping ground.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:51 AM

Here is one Lovecraft used often. I believe Howard may have used it a time or two also.

Cyclopean

(sy-kluh-PEE-uhn, si-KLOP-ee-uhn)

adjective
1. Of or suggestive of Cyclops; one-eyed.
2. Huge.
3. Formed with large, irregular stones closely fitted without the use of mortar.

Spell check doesn't seem to think it is a word...

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 08:00 AM

Spell check doesn't seem to think it is a word...


Wikipedia does though - "The term comes from the classical Greeks' belief that only the mythical Cyclopes had the strength to move the enormous boulders that made up the walls of Mycenae and Tiryns. Pliny's Natural History reported the tradition attributed to Aristotle, that the Cyclopes were the inventors of masonry towers, giving rise to the designation Cyclopean."


http://en.wikipedia....clopean_masonry

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:33 PM

Moist. Requires no explanation.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:57 PM

suspension

[ I like a lot of things that use good, comfortable suspension:
cars, clothing, couches, beds, swings, etc...

and
I adore and marvel at huge suspension bridges.

and
I like to try suspend my disbelief when reading tall tales...

Suspension-clothing items are a woman's best friend, and a man's favourite views...:D ]

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:17 AM

suspension

[ I like a lot of things that use good, comfortable suspension:
cars, clothing, couches, beds, swings, etc...

and
I adore and marvel at huge suspension bridges.

and
I like to try suspend my disbelief when reading tall tales...

Suspension-clothing items are a woman's best friend, and a man's favourite views...:D ]


There's also a sense used among the body-modification crowd, usually prefixed with the word "body". Google with caution. ;)

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:19 AM

thrust

[ being in a modern aircraft with all that jet-powered thrust behind you on take off...blasting you strapped in your comfy seat up into the clouds of the gods...
I still love it, every time I fly.

and
my fave sword stroke: never mind waving it about, and hacking, slashing; give it a quick thrust and surprise your target...

and
I might like the thrust of your argument...?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:03 AM

Purist
A purist is one who desires that an item remain true to its essence and free from adulterating or diluting influences. The term may be used in almost any field, and can be applied either to the self or to others. Use of the term may be either pejorative or complimentary, depending on context. Because the appellation depends on subjective notions of what is "pure" as opposed to "adulterating" as applied to any particular item, conflict can arise both as to whether a person so labeled is actually a purist and as to whether that is desirable. In entertainment, a purist is a person, gamer, or audience member who considers modifications to a particular entertainment item unnecessary or even offensive, vehemently so if against the specific wishes of the item's creator.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:44 PM


suspension

[ I like a lot of things that use good, comfortable suspension:
cars, clothing, couches, beds, swings, etc...

and
I adore and marvel at huge suspension bridges.

and
I like to try suspend my disbelief when reading tall tales...

Suspension-clothing items are a woman's best friend, and a man's favourite views...:D ]


There's also a sense used among the body-modification crowd, usually prefixed with the word "body". Google with caution. ;)





I met a guy that is really big into that stuff and very well known in that crowd.
I talked with him about that and heavy body mod. stuff. Very smart guy.He said I could go and watch them suspend some folks.Just dont know that I really want to. Almost want to see it done...just to see it.They like to do it with what looks like big fish hooks. :o


Skewered
. 1. A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit. 2. Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:08 AM

BANJAX

Awesome term. MUCH more elegant than "monkey-f**ked". :)




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Posted 07 May 2011 - 01:43 PM

:lol: flapdoodle

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

:lol: flapdoodle

?And you ask me to devote a whole day to discussing that sort of flapdoodle with you.??GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, COLLECTED LETTERS

'flapdoodle'

sounds like Flanders in a panic...?? :D
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:39 AM

Crepuscular.

Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight, that is during dawn and dusk. The word is derived from the Latin word crepusculum, meaning "twilight." Crepuscular is, thus, in contrast with diurnal and nocturnal behavior. Crepuscular animals may also be active on a bright moonlit night. Many animals that are casually described as nocturnal are in fact crepuscular.



There is also an atmospheric optical effect, crepuscular rays.
http://en.wikipedia....tra_tower03.jpg

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:30 PM

Crepuscular.

Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight, that is during dawn and dusk. The word is derived from the Latin word crepusculum, meaning "twilight." Crepuscular is, thus, in contrast with diurnal and nocturnal behavior. Crepuscular animals may also be active on a bright moonlit night. Many animals that are casually described as nocturnal are in fact crepuscular.



There is also an atmospheric optical effect, crepuscular rays.
http://en.wikipedia....tra_tower03.jpg


Many animals that are normally diurnal (active during the day) become in fact crepuscular when human activity (esp. hunting) disrupts their routine.



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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:00 AM

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weird: strangely ghostly and unearthly ( literary )
[ Early 16th century. Origin ? ]



Just cause ive been reading Lovecraft lately haha

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:57 PM

risible
adjective /ˈrizəbəl/ 
Such as to provoke laughter - a risible scene of lovemaking in a tent
(of a person) Having the faculty or power of laughing; inclined to laugh

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:55 PM

teeming
present participle of teem (verb):
1.Be full of or swarming with: "every garden is teeming with wildlife".
2.(of water, esp. rain) Pour down; fall heavily: "rain teeming down at the manor".
(As opposed to "teaming")