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Dobie
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In honor of page 15 we have two special supplemental words for today.

The first Supplemental Word of the Day for March 12 is

bob /'bäb/ (verb)

transitive senses
1 : to strike with a quick light blow
: rap
2 : to move up and down in a short quick movement
3 : to polish with a bob
: buff
intransitive senses
1 a : to move up and down briefly or repeatedly
1 b : to emerge, arise, or appear suddenly or unexpectedly
2 : to nod or curtsy briefly
3 : to try to seize a suspended or floating object with the teeth


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Dobie
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The second Supplemental Word of the Day for March 12 is

scopate \Sco"pate\ (adj.)
having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.

I had to go to dictionary.com for this one.


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The Word of the Day for March 13 is:

impetuous \im-PECH-wuss or im-PEH-chuh-wuss\ (adjective)
1 : marked by impulsive vehemence or passion
2 : marked by force and violence of movement or action


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The scopate body bobbed gently in the impetuous surf.

Dobie rules.


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My previous post was much to impetuous. The master has returned.
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Thought my posting of the word of the day may have seemed impetuous, I ment no harm by it.
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The Word of the Day for March 14 is:

lambent \LAM-bunt\ (adjective)
1 : playing lightly on or over a surface
: flickering
2 : softly bright or radiant
3 : marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression


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Ron Lambert
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Lambent + Earth = Lambert. That's my name! Bright land!

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Sorry Ron, but I don't think that counts as a sentence. Try again.
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It was a lambent sentence, touching only lightly on the rules of English grammar.

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The lambent sunlight gently lit the waves as they rolled into the shore.
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Dobie
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quote:

That's my name!


It has a subject and a predicate, so it is a sentence.

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Ron Lambert
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To quote Winston Churchill: "This is the kind of academic pedantry up with which I must put."

Ron Lambert


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Dobie
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The Word of the Day for March 15 is:

shenanigan \shuh-NAN-ih-gun\ (noun)
1 : a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose
2 a : tricky or questionable practices or conduct
2 b : high-spirited or mischievous activity


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Some viewed his behavior as youthful shenanigans, while others were of the opinion that they rose to the level of criminal acts.

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The U.S. Justice Department charged Arthur Andersen with obstruction of justice Thursday for his shenanigans involving the shredding of tons of Enron Corp. documents.

"But I told my secretary over my cell phone to 'Ship the Enron documents to the Feds.' The words she thought she heard were 'Rip the Enron documents to shreds.' You see–it was all a case of bad cellular!" (Adapted from a recent humorous takeoff on Sprint Cellular ads.)

Ron Lambert


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The Word of the Day for March 16 is:

spavined \SPAV-und\ (adjective)
1 : affected with spavin
2 : old and decrepit
: over-the-hill

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Hmm, why do I detect a subtle dig, here...?

I am not spavined!

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The Word of the Day for March 17 is:

cohort \KOH-hort\ (noun)
1 : a group of warriors or followers
2 : companion, colleague


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The spavined cohort rode over the wide prarie, the fumes from their RVs spawning dust devils in their wake.

[This message has been edited by Bob_Scopatz (edited March 18, 2002).]


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Dobie
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The Word of the Day for March 18 is:

erumpent \ih-RUM-punt\ (adjective)
: bursting forth


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There was a great erumpent of laughter when our teacher walked in this morning. (She was wearing her slippers.)
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The joyous high school senior emitted erumpent exclamations and whoops of joy the first time she was accepted into a university.
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The trumpet was erumpent.
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The Word of the Day for March 19 is:

detoxify \dee-TAHK-suh-fye\ (verb)
1 : to remove a poison or toxin or the effect of such from
2 : to free (as a drug user) from an intoxicating or addictive substance or from dependence on it
3 : neutralize


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Many have tried to detoxify the various Christianity and homosexuality threads on Hatrack. Many have failed.

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The Word of the Day for March 20 is:

impeccable \im-PEH-kuh-bul\ (adjective)
1 : not capable of sinning or liable to sin
2 : free from fault or blame : flawless

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Ron Lambert
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The rooster broke his beak on a rock, and now he's impeccable....

Ron Lambert


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That pun was impeccable.

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Will Dobie be attending Endercon?
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The Word of the Day for March 21 is:

parochial \puh-ROH-kee-ul\ (adjective)
1 : of or relating to a church parish
2 : of or relating to a parish as a unit of local government
3 : confined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish
: limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region)
: provincial, narrow


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During elementary school I was not allowed to leave the parochial grounds.
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His parochial wit displayed his catholic thought patterns.


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It had nothing to do with catholic thought patterns, I was enrolled in a parochial prision camp.
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The Word of the Day for March 22 is:

wisenheimer \WYE-zun-hye-mer\ (noun)
: smart aleck


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Col. Graff is a wisenheimer.

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The Word of the Day for March 23 is:

stygian \STIH-jee-un or STIH-jun\ (adjective, often capitalized)
1 : of or relating to the river Styx
2 : extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding


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All was darkness and foreboding, until I heard that Stygian refrain:

"Lady, when you're with me I'm smiling..."


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....Accompanied by the skirl of bag pipes, floating eerily over the night-blackened, fetid moors, where lay the bloated bodies of warriors, defeated when last the sun shone. Thus sounded the stygian lovesong, as a final triumph over the slayers of Braveheart.

Ron Lambert


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The Word of the Day for March 24 is:

domicile \DAH-muh-syle or DOH-muh-syle\ (noun)
: a dwelling place : place of residence
: home


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My domecile is extremely stygian, not at all impeccable.
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The dromedary's domicile smelled of wet fur and dung.


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My domicile looks like a tornado ran through it.
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The other day, while surfing the inter-net from my computer in my domicile, I was accosted by an annoying spam regarding Entropia.
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The Word of the Day for March 25 is:

exemplary \ig-ZEM-pluh-ree\ (adjective)
1 a : serving as a pattern
1 b : deserving imitation
: commendable
: also, deserving imitation because of excellence
2 : serving as a warning
: monitory
3 : serving as an example, instance, or illustration

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Sidney Poitier was awarded an Oscar last night for his exlemplary accomplishments throughout his career as an actor and film-maker.
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The Word of the Day for March 26 is:

tenacious \tuh-NAY-shuss\ (adjective)
1 a : not easily pulled apart
: cohesive
1 b : tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance
2 a : persistent in maintaining or adhering to something valued or habitual
2 b : retentive

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The star fish was tenacious in it's hold on the scuba diver's face mask.


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Bob_Scopatz is tenacious in his desire to contribute to the word of the day.
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Doug's tenacious arguments have defeated may a foe.
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