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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:02 am

I liked today's word because the two potential meanings are relatively dissimilar:

caducity \kuh-DOO-suh-tee\ noun
1 : senility
2 : the quality of being transitory or perishable
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby AdvRider » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:28 am

Just bringing up the rear ... :-?:

callipygian (adj.)
having well-shaped buttocks.

steatopygous (adj.)
concerning extreme accumulation of fat on and about the buttocks, esp. of women.
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:22 am

This one's really cool!

quisling \KWIZ-ling\ noun
: one who commits treason : collaborator
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:36 am

StlSluggers wrote:This one's really cool!

quisling \KWIZ-ling\ noun
: one who commits treason : collaborator



I'm not sure that's really a word. He was a real person. The President of Norway who capitulated and collaborated with the Nazis. Persecuted tons of his own people for the Nazis. He was worse than Petain in France.
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:45 am

Mookie4ever wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:This one's really cool!

quisling \KWIZ-ling\ noun
: one who commits treason : collaborator



I'm not sure that's really a word. He was a real person. The President of Norway who capitulated and collaborated with the Nazis. Persecuted tons of his own people for the Nazis. He was worse than Petain in France.

Merriam-Webster says it's a word. :-?
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby AdvRider » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:30 pm

Wow, who knew there were so many sesquipedalians on this board …. !? ;-)
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:51 am

deliquesce \del-ih-KWESS\ verb

1 : to dissolve or melt away
2 : to become soft or liquid with age or maturity — used of some fungal structures (as the gills of a mushroom)

"Deliquesce" derives from the prefix "de-" ("completely, away") and a form of the Latin verb "liquēre," meaning "to be fluid." Things that deliquesce, it could be said, turn to mush in more ways than one. In scientific contexts, a substance that deliquesces absorbs moisture from the atmosphere until it dissolves in the absorbed water and forms a solution. When plants and fungi deliquesce, they lose rigidity as they age. When "deliquesce" is used in non-scientific contexts, it is often in a figurative or humorous way to suggest the act of "melting away" under exhaustion, heat, or idleness, as in "teenagers deliquescing in 90-degree temperatures."
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby AdvRider » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:23 pm

Since this is the Fantasy Baseball Café… O:-)

The fantasy manager admitted to a bit of schadenfreude when Chase Utley, owned by his closest rival, went down for 4 to 6 weeks with a broken hand.


For weeks after missing Mookie’s grounder in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Bill Buckner emitted a distinctly hircine odor.
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:31 am

salubrious \suh-LOO-bree-us\ adjective

: favorable to or promoting health or well-being
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Re: Your Word of the Day

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:17 am

For the people playing Mafia...

exculpatory \ek-SKUL-puh-tor-ee\ adjective

: tending or serving to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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