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Noizchild

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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #120 on: November 10, 2019, 04:09:55 AM »
Atavism: noun 1. reversion to an earlier type; throwback. 2. Biology. a. the reappearance in an individual of characteristics of some remote ancestor that have been absent in intervening generations. b. an individual embodying such a reversion.

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« Reply #121 on: September 17, 2020, 05:58:06 AM »
What's wrong with us? Are we not wordsmiths?


Bloviate - talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.

I'm sure we've all met one or two people who have spoken like this. Not me. I'm always perfect. See what I did there? ;-P
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« Reply #122 on: September 17, 2020, 10:48:13 AM »
Muishond - one of two southern African weasels with white stripes on a black body.  Both emit a foul odour if attacked.  A bit like politicians.

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« Reply #123 on: September 19, 2020, 06:31:12 AM »


Muishond - one of two southern African weasels with white stripes on a black body.  Both emit a foul odour if attacked.  A bit like politicians.
Thanks for the laugh, Jo.

agastopia
Admiring a particular part of someone's body.


I haven't looked into it yet but am wondering if the word,"aghast" stems from this word or vise versa.

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« Reply #124 on: September 19, 2020, 08:58:03 AM »
Cunner - a food fish found on the Atlantic coast of North America.  But doesn't it sound offensive!  If you ever want to insult someone without it being actionable, call them a cunner.

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« Reply #125 on: September 21, 2020, 01:01:34 AM »
Cunner - a food fish found on the Atlantic coast of North America.  But doesn't it sound offensive!  If you ever want to insult someone without it being actionable, call them a cunner.

;D ;D

I might be offended were some one to call me a cunner.  :D


impignorate
PRONUNCIATION:
(im-PIG-nuh-rayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To pledge, pawn, or mortgage.


Not at all what I guessed it meant.
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« Reply #126 on: September 21, 2020, 09:14:48 AM »
Prothalamium - a song to herald a marriage; ie, "Here Comes The Bride".

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« Reply #127 on: September 21, 2020, 09:49:18 AM »
Arachnodactyly -  A condition in which the hands and fingers, and often the feet and toes, are abnormally long and slender; a characteristic of Marfan syndrome, Achard syndrome, MASS syndrome, and related hereditary disorders of connective tissue.

Synonym(s): spider finger

(Comes in very handy - pun totally intended - when playing the piano.)
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The Elven Curse - Kings, priests, elves, and a woman in a wheelchair

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« Reply #128 on: September 22, 2020, 01:58:24 AM »
   
venlighed

Danish word for kindness or friendliness.
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« Reply #129 on: January 09, 2021, 10:58:08 AM »
'Kuchisabishii' is a Japanese word that explains eating mindlessly as a term, which means "lonely mouth."

I can relate to that.
"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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