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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2018, 07:55:17 AM »
quasiparticle



Any of various discrete physical phenomena, such as phonons, that can be modelled as particles and can be induced by the interaction of conventional particles.
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2018, 08:18:34 AM »

Snicket -A narrow passage between houses; an alleyway.

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2018, 09:09:41 AM »
Ginnel - the same as snicket.

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2018, 03:52:16 AM »
Aceldama: a place of bloodshed

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2018, 03:38:19 PM »
Bruit or bruited

verb
past tense: bruited; past participle: bruited
spread (a report or rumour) widely.
"I didn't want to have our relationship bruited about the office."

I can remember hearing this quite often as a child, but not for a long time now.

Derived from an old french word meaning noise or sound.  I can also remember people talking about a story being 'noised abroad', not necessarily meaning to foreign parts, which sounds almost Shakespearean.

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2018, 02:38:40 AM »
Fane: a place of worship

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2018, 04:04:09 AM »
absquatulate

to leave somewhere abruptly

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2018, 04:22:31 AM »
Earworm: a tune or part of a song that repeats in one’s mind.

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2018, 02:31:27 PM »
impignorate

v. – to pawn or mortgage something

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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2018, 04:50:17 AM »
Bluebeard: a man who marries and kills one wife after another

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« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2018, 03:26:29 AM »
zoanthropy

n. – delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal

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« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2018, 05:18:22 AM »
Schadenfreude: pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2018, 01:32:58 AM »
erinaceous

adj. – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog

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« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2018, 02:32:18 AM »
Apricity: Warmth of the sun; basking in the sun

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2018, 04:55:06 AM »
ziggurat


Rats good at running mazes.