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[*] posted on 1/21/2014 at 04:48 PM


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litigious
\ li-TIJ-uhs \ , adjective;
1.
inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
2.
of or pertaining to litigation.
3.
excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person .


I use this one all the time--it sounds cool!




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[*] posted on 1/21/2014 at 04:50 PM


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


I'd probably never use it--BUT I could see a character who might use it. Maybe someone who was into using weird words or channeling someone from a long time ago who used weird words..... it could be characterization, I suppose, to have someone use unusual words like that.




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[*] posted on 1/21/2014 at 06:27 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by Nancy G.  
I can't think that I'd ever use that one, Derek, but it has an interesting sound to it.


I'd probably never use it--BUT I could see a character who might use it. Maybe someone who was into using weird words or channeling someone from a long time ago who used weird words..... it could be characterization, I suppose, to have someone use unusual words like that.



Right!

While I’m not ‘that author’--you know, the type who has a wonderfully advanced vocabulary and insists on using every tough word in the universe--I do like sending readers to the ole dictionary once in a while. I find it’s one of the joys of reading, myself, so I incorporate it into my writing here and there.




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[*] posted on 1/22/2014 at 10:49 AM


idem \AHY-dem, ID-em\, pronoun:

the same as previously given or mentioned.

Moreover, the EU presents a governance system where the authority of government is dispersed into multiple levels and institutions (idem, p. 20).
-- Giovanni Moro, Citizens in Europe, 2011

Indeed, if narrative identity is the identity of the characters associated with this leisure life-world, it is also the identity which links ipse and idem.
-- Tony Blackshaw, Leisure Life, 2003




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Quixotic.

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Quote: Originally posted by Sadie  

Quixotic.

Story of my life... :smilegrin:




I love this word!




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[*] posted on 1/24/2014 at 02:00 AM


rig·ma·role
ˈrig(ə;)məˌrōl/
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noun: rigmarole; plural noun: rigmaroles

1.
a lengthy and complicated procedure.




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Perseverate. Perseverating. Perseveration.

Interesting, yes? Thank you again, Latin. :)





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Acyrologia: An incorrect use of words- particulately replacing one word with another word that sounds similar but has a diffident meaning - possibly fuelled by a deep-seeded desire to sound more educated, witch results in an attempt to pawn off an incorrect word in place of a correct one. In academia, such flaunting of common social morays is seen as almost sorted and might result in the offender becoming a piranha, in the Monday world, after all is set and done, such a miner era will often leave normal people unphased. This is just as well sense people of that elk are unlikely to tow the line irregardless of any attempt to better educate them. A small percentage, however, suffer from severe acrologiaphobia, and it is their upmost desire to see English used properly. Exposure may cause them symptoms that may resemble post-dramatic stress disorder and, eventually, descend into whole-scale outrage as they go star-craving mad. Eventually, they will succumb to the stings and arrows of such a barrage, and suffer a complete metal breakdown, leaving them curled up in the feeble position.
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pettifogging \PET-ee-fog-ing, -faw-ging\, adjective:

1. insignificant; petty: pettifogging details.
2. dishonest or unethical in insignificant matters; meanly petty.

The state legislature at this time was ruled over by a small group of wire-pulling, pettifogging, corporation-controlled individuals who came up from the respective towns, counties, and cities of the state, but who bore the same relation to the communities which they represented and to their superiors and equals in and out of the legislative halls at Springfield that men do to such allies anywhere in any given field.
-- Theodore Dreiser, The Titan, 1914

…since she was habitually absorbed in worsted work, and it was probably from her that Telemachus got his mean, pettifogging disposition, always anxious about the property and the daily consumption of meat, no inference can be drawn from this already dubious scandal as to the relation between companionship and constancy.
-- George Eliot, Daniel Deronda, 1876

Pettifogging comes from a combination of the word petty and the Middle Dutch word voger meaning "one who arranges things." The verb pettifog is a backformation of this term.




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Quote: Originally posted by Wordswork  
Acyrologia: An incorrect use of words- particulately replacing one word with another word that sounds similar but has a diffident meaning - possibly fuelled by a deep-seeded desire to sound more educated, witch results in an attempt to pawn off an incorrect word in place of a correct one. In academia, such flaunting of common social morays is seen as almost sorted and might result in the offender becoming a piranha, in the Monday world, after all is set and done, such a miner era will often leave normal people unphased. This is just as well sense people of that elk are unlikely to tow the line irregardless of any attempt to better educate them. A small percentage, however, suffer from severe acrologiaphobia, and it is their upmost desire to see English used properly. Exposure may cause them symptoms that may resemble post-dramatic stress disorder and, eventually, descend into whole-scale outrage as they go star-craving mad. Eventually, they will succumb to the stings and arrows of such a barrage, and suffer a complete metal breakdown, leaving them curled up in the feeble position.



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Tangelo.


I know, it's only fruit that rolls, but I like it, like it, yes I do! :smilegrin:





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Quote: Originally posted by Sadie  

Tangelo.


I know, it's only fruit that rolls, but I like it, like it, yes I do! :smilegrin:



We bought 38 pounds of tangelos from Bountiful Baskets a couple of weeks ago for only 13 bucks! We made tangelo juice and ate it whole and cooked with it--yummy!




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Sooooo tasty, right? Plus, the word itself is smooth and fun and lovely.





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riposte \ri-POHST\, noun:

1. a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult.
2. Fencing. a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.

verb:
1. to make a riposte.
2. to reply or retaliate.

He remembered von Neumann's sly riposte to Oppenheimer's famous words quoted from the Bhagavad Gita after the Trinity implosion was heard around the world on July 16, 1945.
-- Bradford Morrow, Ariel's Crossing, 2002

Bantering, smart but tentative as shy circling children, both of us checking covertly after each riposte to make sure we hadn't crossed any line or hurt any feelings.
-- Tana French, In the Woods, 2007

Riposte comes from the French word of the same spelling which means "a prompt answer."




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[*] posted on 1/31/2014 at 10:15 PM


Potagerie.

For those of you who want to talk about your "kitchen garden" bunch of herbs and veggies.

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Quote: Originally posted by Sadie  
Potagerie.

For those of you who want to talk about your "kitchen garden" bunch of herbs and veggies.

:229x:



I did not know this word! Neat word!




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[*] posted on 2/5/2014 at 12:07 PM


di·aph·a·nous
dīˈafənəs/
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adjective: diaphanous

1.
(esp. of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.
"a diaphanous dress of pale gold"




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