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
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.)
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
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
....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.
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 Posts: 1127 | Registered: Aug 2000
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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 Posts: 1127 | Registered: Aug 2000
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