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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2015 10:49 am
Wonder if I'm alone in my attempt to learn a new word from time to time. Surely somebody in a2k...

Been working at it for years


http://able2know.org/topic/281393-1

Surely amongst some 300,000 present and sometimes participants I can't be gthe only one hobbling so.... All right,


A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

stygian

PRONUNCIATION:
(STIJ-ee-uhn)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Dark or gloomy.
2. Hellish.
3. Unbreakable or completely binding (said of an oath).
4. Relating to the river Styx.

How about it
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2015 12:26 pm
@dalehileman,
Utricularia stygia, the arctic bladderwort or Northern bladderwort,
There you have the word stygia.
In Swedish stygg means nasty, hard, cruel.
Wonder how that would be related to Styx or if it is a independent Scandinavian word.

Besides that ... one learns new words every day. Just think about all that is used within IT, pollution, enviroment, TV, technical expressions which we did not use or even know about 20 years ago.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2015 12:33 pm
@saab,
Thanks Saab!

http://onelook.com/?w=Styx&ls=a

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Besides that ... one learns new words every day
Not me, God knows
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2015 01:21 pm
@dalehileman,
What, still nobody else
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timur
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2015 01:36 pm
Today I learned "pantay" and "pantay-pantay".

Tell me if you need an ecphasis...
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jul, 2015 10:39 am
@timur,
Thanks Tim, it's not everyday....
http://onelook.com/?w=ecphasis&ls=a&loc=home_ac_ecphasis

But how to remember it....

Yet,
http://onelook.com/?w=pantay&ls=a

Still,
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=pantay
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2015 09:35 am
@timur,
I think of Mickey Mouse standing there peeing

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micturate

PRONUNCIATION:
(MIK-chuh-rayt, MIK-tuh-)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To urinate.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin micturire (to want to urinate), from meiere (to urinate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meigh- (to urinate), which also gave us mist, thrush, and mistletoe. Earliest documented use: 1842.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2015 09:40 am
@timur,
Quote:
Today I learned "pantay" and "pantay-pantay".
Tim it's not everyday....
So it meansd "flat." Need memcr

Quote:
Tell me if you need an ecphasis...
Ditto

http://onelook.com/?w=ecphasis&ls=a
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timur
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2015 12:14 pm
I was reading an article about kephalonomancy.

Suddenly I realized I was craving for a caballine trip..
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2015 01:09 pm
@timur,
kephalonomancy: divination using a baked ass's head

oömancy
DefineRelateListDiscussSeeHearLove
Definitions
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. Same as oöscopy.

Oöscopy: Divination by observing the pattern of eggs that have been burst in a fire

So memcr: Kept Hal on divination using eggs discharged from one's ass as the result of a fire
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 13 Aug, 2015 10:22 am
@dalehileman,
Ciguatera

http://health.howstuffworks.com/food-nutrition/10-foodborne-illnesses-that-will-make-you-wish-you-were-dead.htm?mkcpgn=em16&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hswnewsletter#page=3

A salmon, attempting to smoke a cigarette (Cig) under water (auter) experiences terror (tera)
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Aug, 2015 12:17 pm
@dalehileman,
What, nobody else uses 'em
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Aug, 2015 01:06 pm
@dalehileman,

venery

PRONUNCIATION:
(VEN-uh-ree)

MEANING:
noun:
1. The practice or pursuit of sexual pleasure.
2. Hunting.

Easy to remember the first
But hunting??
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timur
 
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Reply Sun 16 Aug, 2015 01:42 pm
Well, it comes from the Latin venare, through the French vénerie, which means hunting.

dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Aug, 2015 04:13 pm
@timur,
Vhen are ve going hunting
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2015 10:57 am
@dalehileman,
inter alia

PRONUNCIATION:
(IN-tuhr AY-lee-uh, AH-)

MEANING:
adverb: Among other things.


Inter (bury) all a'ya. Imagine Joe being lowered into his grave, opens his eyes and addresses the crowd that had accrued for his funeral
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