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11/18/12 11:40 P

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Ran into this which is one of my favorite words!

Froward: obstinate, willful, disobedient, fractious, wayward, unmanageable, difficult

Me? (sometimes)



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10/7/12 1:52 A

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Lambent:

running or moving lightly over a surface: lambent tongues of flame.

dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful: lambent wit.

softly bright or radiant: a lambent light.



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10/6/12 3:41 P

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CONSTITUTIONALLY RECIDIVISM

DEFINITION: POLITICIANS THAT CONTINUE TO REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKES

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should relax and get used to the idea.


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10/2/12 1:49 P

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OVERSENTISIZATION

Spell check says that isn't even a word but I read it last night. Apparently this is something that people with OCD, anxiety, and panic attacks all have in common - oversensitized nerves that function at overload level. They have to re-train their nerves. Sounds very difficult to me.

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10/1/12 10:51 P

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I kind of forgot about this thread, which is a pity because there was a ton of great words in The Return of the Native. I do remember this one from earlier:

Numinous: supernatural, mysterious. Filled with a sense of the presence of divinity



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10/1/12 2:08 P

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"Recidivism" was not a new word for me. But I had to double check the definition since the party using it in the book, seemed to be using it wrong. And I was right! Ha!

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9/29/12 4:50 P

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I love new words. Some are made up but they are still great. I love this one:

EXAUSTIPATION - when you are too tired to give a crap!

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7/31/12 10:45 P

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I am really enjoying this thread. I love words too and I really love coming across new words.

This is a person's name and I heard it and was baffled:

Vercingetorix

"Vercingetorix was a Gallic tribal leader who stood up to Caesar's legions."

When I first heard it I was a little confused and did not know it was a person. I used to make long lists of new words because I loved the unusual so much.

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7/27/12 9:57 A

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This book has had a ton of rarer words, more than I have been able to remember, but I got this one because it was used twice:

Recrudescence - to recur or break out again. It is one of those words that just sounds unpleasant!



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7/23/12 10:56 P

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I have accumulated quite a few lately but keep forgetting to post them to get my points!

Triturated - pulverized
Deliquesce - become liquid by absorbing water from the air, melt away
Irenic - tending to promote peace

I know there have been 3-4 more but I need to learn to write them down so I don't forget them!



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7/6/12 12:31 A

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umbra - shade or shadow, but more particularly, the deep part of a shadow where light is cut off complete, as with a full rather than partial eclipse of the sun.

Funny thing is I had heard of "umbral" and "penumbra" but didn't make any association with "umbra" and had to look this one up.





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6/21/12 11:29 P

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Of the four humors, this is the one I can never seem to remember: phlegmatic = relaxed, composed, even sluggish. I just never put the association in my head right, even though I have no trouble remembering sanguine.

Another rarer one today: Puerile, meaning juvenile, childishly foolish. It was clear in context but if I ran into it in a vocab test I'm not sure I would have remembered it. I am going to have to use this one on my husband when he's being silly!



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6/15/12 9:55 A

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This book has had a lot of good words! From yesterday:

Blackbirding - kidnapping

Protean - changeable in shape and form, readily assming different forms or character. A word I always recognize but never seem to remember its exact meaning. Let's hope it stick this time.



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6/15/12 12:21 A

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Oh, I do love collecting interesting words! I forget them, so I get to be enchanted all over again when I look them up. emoticon

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6/13/12 11:20 P

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One of the things I love about reading books is running into words I don't know or can't remember the meaning of, or even those which I just haven't heard in a long time. So I thought I'd make a post where I can post any words I run across that are unusual in a book.

Sometimes it drives me crazy in an audiobook because I have to figure out how to spell it to look it up!

So far today I have had:

cyclopean - context seemed to indicate it meant big, looked it up and it was "gigantic, vast" Kind of a fun words as I always focused on the one-eye feature of the cyclops instead of its size!

recrudescence - breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence. Now this is one I hadn't heard before but I don't think I'll be working this one into conversation!

Sennit - a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships.



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