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[*] posted on 12/26/2013 at 02:41 PM
Word of the Day: _________


So let's start an ongoing thread here of your favorite word of the day. Every day you think about it, try to find or learn a new word--maybe you say it in a book, or read it in a story, or saw it online somewhere, and you liked it. Let's share it here!

My new favorite word of the day: in·im·i·ta·ble adjective, inimitable 1.) so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique.




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[*] posted on 12/26/2013 at 03:23 PM


luxe (lks, lks)
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1. The condition of being elegantly sumptuous.
2. Something luxurious; a luxury.




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[*] posted on 12/26/2013 at 07:55 PM


I'll start with my all time favourite word: serendipity -finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it
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[*] posted on 12/27/2013 at 09:32 AM


I'll have to think about a word, but I'm glad we have this going again. I kind of lost interest on one thread we had because the words were so hard I would never really use them. This kind of word, however, is the kind we know but just don't use because they don't immediately come to mind. I keep a small notebook by my chair as I watch TV and often jot down words that interest me (also interesting names and turns of speech).

My third daughter, Holly, sells lessons on TeacherPayteacher (as gingerrose) and some of her best sellers are vocabulary lessons. These are lessons to broaden the kids usage of our language.

I like a word Judge Judy uses often: kerfuffle. A disturbance or commotion.




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[*] posted on 12/27/2013 at 11:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Wordswork  
I'll start with my all time favourite word: serendipity -finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it


I love this word!




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[*] posted on 12/27/2013 at 11:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Nancy G.  


I like a word Judge Judy uses often: kerfuffle. A disturbance or commotion.


Yes! I've heard her use it. I'd heard it prior to hearing her use it--but I love when she does! She's definitely got some interesting turns of phrase!




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[*] posted on 12/27/2013 at 11:30 AM


This one was popular when I was a teenager in school--I think it had to do with one of the 80s movies out at the time:


co·pa·cet·ic
ˌkōpəˈsetik/
adjective
informal
adjective: copacetic; adjective: copasetic

1.
in excellent order.





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[*] posted on 12/27/2013 at 12:37 PM


co·pa·cet·ic

Ah, high school!

I'll add dis·com·bob·u·late

"To throw into a state of confusion"




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[*] posted on 12/27/2013 at 02:43 PM


I remember copacetic. When I was in high school one of the radio deejays used it all the time. "Everything is copacetic!"



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A word daughter Holly uses a lot, and her students never know (until they get her as a teacher), is 'behoove'. "It would behoove you to read the instructions before you take the test." behoove: be fitting, be appropriate, be your duty.



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[*] posted on 12/27/2013 at 03:03 PM


Great thread!

I love the word halcyon.

As an adjective it means calm, peaceful and prosperous.
The noun is the genus of the kingfisher bird. It's also a fabled bird said to be able to calm the raging sea.


The word is tied into one of my ridiculous life dreams.




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[*] posted on 12/28/2013 at 04:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Nancy G.  
A word daughter Holly uses a lot, and her students never know (until they get her as a teacher), is 'behoove'. "It would behoove you to read the instructions before you take the test." behoove: be fitting, be appropriate, be your duty.



Oh, oh, oh! I use this one with my son all the time... It would bEHOOVE you (with the emphasis) to listen to me....

He laughs every time!




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[*] posted on 12/28/2013 at 04:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Melanie  
Great thread!

I love the word halcyon.

As an adjective it means calm, peaceful and prosperous.
The noun is the genus of the kingfisher bird. It's also a fabled bird said to be able to calm the raging sea.


The word is tied into one of my ridiculous life dreams.


I love the word... and the time I recall it the most was a book called Halcyon Dreams....

BUT... for some reason, I see halcyon and think halogen--and those are two very different things! LOL




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Conflagration.

:flaming:

I don't know why I like it. I just do. :smilegrin:





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[*] posted on 12/28/2013 at 08:27 PM


Also, loquacious. Loquacious, loquacious, loquacious. Hee!

Gotta love it. Well, you don't have to love it, but I do.





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[*] posted on 12/28/2013 at 09:39 PM


This is one of my favorite obscure words:

Cruciverbalist: Someone who makes or enjoys crossword puzzles.




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[*] posted on 12/28/2013 at 09:53 PM


Okay, these are awesome words! I need to start looking for another one I like... yes, I love this thread!
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I like 'balderdash'. Makes an excellent curse word. Balderdash!



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[*] posted on 12/29/2013 at 08:20 AM


And 'cornucopia'. Not as in the actual item that we see in pictures around Thanksgiving, but the general use of the word, meaning abundance.



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[*] posted on 12/29/2013 at 10:16 AM


Myriad

noun - a large number of things, originally 10 thousand


I've heard people argue that it's only an adjective, but I looked it up and the noun form is actually older.

"A myriad of things" instead of "myriad things." I think it sounds better as a noun anyway.




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