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[*] posted on 12/29/2013 at 12:29 PM


In fact, some style guides state that it is incorrect to use 'myriad' as an adjective, and that the 'of' is required. I only use it as a noun--I will never use it as an adjective, and fortunately, the style guides support that!




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[*] posted on 12/29/2013 at 01:20 PM


pontificate

1. To express opinions or judgments in a dogmatic way.

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I have used this one in my most recent work... love this word!




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[*] posted on 12/29/2013 at 02:31 PM


deserts

The "desert" from the phrase "just deserts" is not the dry and sandy kind, nor the sweet post-dinner kind. It comes from an Old French word for "deserve," and it was used in English from the 13th century to mean "that which is deserved." When you get your just deserts, you get your due. In some cases, that may mean you also get dessert, a word that comes from a later French borrowing.

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[*] posted on 12/29/2013 at 08:54 PM


scurrilous - making or spreading scandalous claims about someone/ containing obscenities, abuse, or slander. The word itself just sounds so ... scurrilous.
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Mosaic.

I love this word because it fills my head with colors. :)





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Pendulous.

It even sounds like something heavy swaying back and forth.




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Capricious.

Love the spelling and the sound of it...a little delicious and a little naughty, and too much fun.






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Obfuscate.

How fun is that? Personally, I like having a foggy brain sometimes. :)






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sol·e·cism
ˈsäləˌsizəm,ˈsō-/
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noun: solecism; plural noun: solecisms

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a grammatical mistake in speech or writing.




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flibbertigibbet!

My mother used to call my sisters and I this when we would chatter a mile a minute.




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flib·ber·ti·gib·bet
ˈflibərtēˌjibit/
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noun: flibbertigibbet; plural noun: flibbertigibbets

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a frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person.

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Gallivanting.

My body can't do any of that lately, but at least my mind can go all over the place. Ha!






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Quote: Originally posted by Sadie  

Gallivanting.

My body can't do any of that lately, but at least my mind can go all over the place. Ha!




My mom uses this one a lot--you've been out gallivanting all over the place! She says it just like that...lol




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[*] posted on 1/18/2014 at 04:04 PM


Got this one from the medical tests I just had:

loc·u·lar (lky-lr) also loc·u·late (-lt, -lt) or loc·u·lat·ed (-ltd)
adj.
Having, formed of, or divided into small cavities or compartments.

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I had loculated pleural effusions, and I had to look the word up.





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litigious
\ li-TIJ-uhs \ , adjective;
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inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
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of or pertaining to litigation.
3.
excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person .




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bosky \BOS-kee\, adjective:

1. covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody.
2. shady.

It was cradled in the bosky foothills of the coastal ranges.
-- Cecilia Dart-Thornton, The Well of Tears, 2005

It stood in a hollow of a bosky park, crowded to a degree that surprised and even displeased me, with huge timber and dense shrubberies of laurel and rhododendron.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, South Sea Tales, 1893

Bosky comes from the Middle English word bosk which referred to a bush.




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Rapscallion.

Definitely one of my top ten favorite words, along with Sisyphean and ragamuffin.





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chat·tel
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noun: chattel; plural noun: chattels

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(in general use) a personal possession.




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williwaw \WIL-ee-waw\, noun:

a violent squall that blows in near-polar latitudes, as in the Strait of Magellan, Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands.

Outside, a new note has crept into the wind, a black williwaw sound straight from the terrible wastes to the north.
-- Walker Percy, The Moviegoer, 1961

There was a big williwaw blowing and nothing was moving on the island. So I was a couple of days late in leaving…
-- Edited by Fern Chandonnet, Alaska at War, 1941-1945: The Forgotten War Remembered, 2007

Williwaw entered English in the 1830s. It is of unknown origin.




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[*] posted on 1/21/2014 at 02:05 PM


I can't think that I'd ever use that one, Derek, but it has an interesting sound to it.



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