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« Reply #105 on: September 15, 2019, 04:44:28 AM »
Canonical: adjective:
1. Authorized; recognized.
2. Religion: Relating to canon law.
3. Art: Relating to a particular artist's works established as authentic and complete.
4. Literature: Relating to a list of literary works permanently established as having highest merit.
5. Math: In simplest or standard form.
6. Music: Relating to a piece of music in which a melody is played by different overlapping voices. Example: Pachelbel's Canon.

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« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2019, 12:39:20 AM »
Canonical: adjective:
1. Authorized; recognized.
2. Religion: Relating to canon law.
3. Art: Relating to a particular artist's works established as authentic and complete.
4. Literature: Relating to a list of literary works permanently established as having highest merit.
5. Math: In simplest or standard form.
6. Music: Relating to a piece of music in which a melody is played by different overlapping voices. Example: Pachelbel's Canon.

Dang! That's a lot of meaning in one word.

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Lagom is a Swedish word meaning "just the right amount".
The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as "enough, sufficient, adequate, just right".\
 Lagom is also widely translated as "in moderation", "in balance", "perfect-simple", and "suitable". ~ ~Wikipedia
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« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2019, 05:25:25 AM »
Fortean: adjective: Relating to paranormal phenomena.

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« Reply #108 on: October 06, 2019, 08:21:01 AM »
For you history and fantasy writers out there, HALFPACE.

From Meriam Webster,

"Definition of halfpace
1: a raised floor or dais or a platform or footpace at the top of steps (as for a throne or an altar)
2: a landing of a staircase like a broad step between two half flights
— compare QUARTERPACE"
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« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2019, 05:59:24 AM »
Prosopography: noun: A study of people in a group, identifying patterns, connections, etc.: a collective biography.

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« Reply #110 on: November 03, 2019, 05:10:33 AM »


Orthography  Definition of orthography by Merriam-Webster Dictionary
noun
"1a:    the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage
  b:    the representation of the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
2a:    part of language study that deals with letters and spelling
                                     A student of orthography is likely to be a good speller."
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« Reply #111 on: November 04, 2019, 03:51:37 AM »
Red Queen Hypothesis: noun: The hypothesis that organisms must constantly adapt and evolve in order to survive in an evolutionary arms race.

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« Reply #112 on: November 05, 2019, 05:29:26 AM »
Pot-valor - Definition: boldness or courage resulting from alcoholic drink

The fancy way of saying liquid courage, pot-valor is the perfect word to describe how imbibing a few ounces of something can make a very bad idea seem like something you should definitely do right now.
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« Reply #113 on: November 05, 2019, 06:09:42 AM »
Girl Friday: noun: A female assistant, especially in an office, who does a wide variety of duties.

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« Reply #114 on: November 08, 2019, 04:33:54 AM »
obsequious - marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness


This is an interesting word that many people use incorrectly.

I actually heard a woman say, "That is an obsequious brownie."

I wonder who the brownie was fawning over. I laughed in my head.  ;D
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« Reply #115 on: November 08, 2019, 04:59:43 AM »
Ad Absurdum: adverb 1. to the point of absurdity.

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« Reply #116 on: November 08, 2019, 05:34:04 AM »

dithyramb - any wildly enthusiastic speech or writing.
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« Reply #117 on: November 08, 2019, 05:36:27 AM »
We've seen a few of them on here over the years ;-)

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« Reply #118 on: November 09, 2019, 05:57:04 AM »
Akimbo: adjective, adverb 1. with hand on hip and elbow bent outward: to stand with arms akimbo. 2. (of limbs) splayed out in an awkward or ungainly manner: After the strenuous hike, she sat on the floor with her legs akimbo.

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« Reply #119 on: November 09, 2019, 08:43:26 PM »
We've seen a few of them on here over the years ;-)
I think I'm guilty of one or two of those myself. That is if one can be considered guilty of such a thing.  :D

logorrhea log-uh-RI-uh, n an excessive flow of words

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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. -Chinese proverb

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