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Dobie
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The Word of the Day for August 7 is:

epigram \EH-puh-gram\ (noun)
1 : a concise, often satirical poem
2 : a terse, sage, or witty saying

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I'll begin to add these words to my screensaver.
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Due to the curse of email forwarding, the epigrams of our day become ubiquitous in a matter of minutes.
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I once heard Orson Scott Card refer to a house fly as "ubiquitous."

[This message has been edited by JohnKeats (edited August 07, 2001).]


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The Word of the Day for August 8 is:

prognosticate \prahg-NAHSS-tuh-kayt\ (verb)
1 : to foretell from signs and symptoms : predict
2 : presage


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The Word of the Day for August 9 is:

penury \PEN-yuh-ree\ (noun)
1 : a cramping and oppressive lack of resources (as money)
:especially, severe poverty
2 : extreme frugality

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I prognosticate that when sufficient Hatrackers join, the current amount of server space will be penury.
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I live in penury..... so hungry....

::smacks the pod descending on his wallet::


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Dobie
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The Word of the Day for August 10 is:

toothsome \TOOTH-sum\ (adjective)
1 : agreeable, attractive
2 : of palatable flavor and pleasing texture : delicious

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The Word of the Day for August 11 is:

war story \WOR-STOR-ee\ (noun)
: a story of a memorable personal experience typically involving an element of danger, hardship, or adventure

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The Word of the Day for August 12 is:

pleonasm \PLEE-uh-naz-um\ (noun)
1 : the use of more words than those necessary to denote mere sense : redundancy
2 : an instance or example of pleonasm

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We have had some toothsome dishes, interesting war stories (so to speak), and many instances of pleonasm here at Hatrack.
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The Word of the Day for August 13 is:

fealty \FEEL-tee\ (noun)
1 a : the fidelity of a vassal or feudal tenant to his lord b : the obligation of such fidelity
2 : intense fidelity

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The Word of the Day for August 14 is:

miasma \mye-AZ-muh or mee-AZ-muh\ (noun)
1 : a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also
: a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere
2 : an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt; also
: an atmosphere that obscures
: fog

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The Word of the Day for August 15 is:

Sisyphean \sih-suh-FEE-un\ (adjective)
: of, relating to, or suggestive of the labors of Sisyphus; specifically : requiring continual and often ineffective effort

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The Word of the Day for August 16 is:

benedict \BEH-nuh-dikt\ (noun)
: a newly married man who has long been a bachelor

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The Word of the Day for August 17 is:

wooden \WOO-dun (WOO as in "wood")\ (adjective)
1 : made or consisting of wood
2 : lacking ease or flexibility
: awkwardly stiff

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The Word of the Day for August 18 is:

cosmeticize \kahz-MEH-tuh-size\ (verb)
: to make (something unpleasant or ugly) superficially attractive

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What is up with the last three words of the day? I mean, benedict? Wooden? Cosmetize? I think I'm going to cosmetize you now. When are you ever going to use that word?


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The Word of the Day for August 19 is:

Brigadoon \brih-guh-DOON\ (noun)
: a place that is idyllic, unaffected by : time, or remote from reality

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The Word of the Day for August 20 is:

factitious \fak-TIH-shuss\ (adjective)
1 : produced by humans rather than by natural forces
2 a : formed by or adapted to an artificial or conventional standard b : produced by special effort
: sham

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My factitious reply was found to be quite erroneous in content (thatís my favorite word!!! ).

-CJ


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The Word of the Day for August 21 is:

sounding board \SOWND-ing-BORD\ (noun)
1 : a structure behind or over a pulpit, rostrum, or platform to give distinctness and sonority to sound
2 : a device or agency that helps propagate opinions or utterances
3 : a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating it

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The Word of the Day for August 22 is:

engender \in-JEN-der or en-JEN-der\ (verb)
1 : beget, procreate
2 : to cause to exist or to develop : produce
3 : to assume form : originate

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This thread has engendered more trite comments than any other.
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The Word of the Day for August 23 is:

whelm \HWELM or WELM\ (verb)
1 : to turn (as a dish or vessel) upside down usually to cover something
: cover or engulf completely with usually disastrous effect
2 : overwhelm
3 : to pass or go over something so as to bury or submerge it

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The Word of the Day for August 24 is:

tome \TOHM\ (noun)
1 : a volume forming part of a larger work
2 : book; especially : a large or scholarly book

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This thread is starting to turn into a tome.
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Tohmany words to remember...
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The Word of the Day for August 25 is:

prestigious \preh-STIH-juss or preh-STEE-juss\ (adjective)
: having an illustrious name or reputation : esteemed in general opinion

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The Word of the Day for August 26 is:

crepuscular \krih-PUSS-kyuh-ler\ (adjective)
1 : of, relating to, or resembling twilight : dim
2 : active in the twilight

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The Word of the Day for August 27 is:

kangaroo court \kang-guh-ROO-KORT\ (noun)
1 : a mock court in which principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted
2 : a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular status or procedures

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The Word of the Day for August 28 is:

devolve \dih-VAHLV or dee-VAHLV\ (verb)
1 : to pass (as rights or responsibility) by transmission or succession
2 : to come by or as if by flowing down
3 : to degenerate through a gradual change or evolution

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Dobie, your toothsome fealty to pleonasm could never be classed as Sisyphean because, if other cosmeticized threads were allowed to whelm this factitious Brigadoon, it would engender a devolution of our prestigious Hatrack, turning it into a miasmal kangaroo court of crepuscular eloquence.

(edited for embarrassing misspilling
signed, Mrs. Malaprop.)

[This message has been edited by Al (edited August 28, 2001).]


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The Word of the Day for August 29 is:

visceral \VIH-suh-rul or VISS-rul\ (adjective)
1 : felt in or as if in the viscera
2 : not intellectual : instinctive
3 : of or relating to the viscera

[This message has been edited by Dobie (edited August 29, 2001).]


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The Word of the Day for August 30 is:

diminution \dih-muh-NOO-shun or dih-muh-NYOO-shun\ (noun)
: the act, process, or an instance of diminishing
: decrease

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I have a visceral feeling that we'll never see a diminution of this thread.
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The Word of the Day for August 31 is:

supersede \soo-per-SEED\ (verb)
1 : to cause to be set aside
2 : to take the place, room, or position of
3 : to displace in favor of another

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The Word of the Day for September 1 is:

soiree \swah-RAY\ (noun)
: a party or reception held in the evening

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The Word of the Day for September 2 is:

asperse \uh-SPERSS\ (verb)
1 : to sprinkle; especially : to sprinkle with holy water
2 : to attack with evil reports or false or injurious charges

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The Word of the Day for September 3 is:

fastidious \fas-TIH-dee-uss\ (adjective)
1 : having high and often unpredictable standards
2 : showing a meticulous or demanding attitude

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The Word of the Day for September 4 is:

sophistry \SAH-fuh-stree\ (noun)
1 : subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation
2 : an argument apparently correct in form but actually invalid;
: especially such an argument used to deceive

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I was going to come up with something long and involved, using at least five of the last six WOTD's. But then I decided I've had enough of sophistry.
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The Word of the Day for September 5 is:

stellar \STEH-ler\ (adjective)
1 a : of or relating to the stars : astral
b : composed of stars
2 : of or relating to a theatrical or film star
3 a : principal, leading
b : outstanding


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Stellar

4a what the lead actor in a Cockney production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" yells out in one of the plays most climatic scenes.


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The Word of the Day for September 6 is:

perspicuous \per-SPIH-kyuh-wus\ (adjective)
: plain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation

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The Word of the Day for September 7 is:

lampoon \lam-POON\ (verb)
: to make the subject of a lampoon
: ridicule

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The Word of the Day for September 8 is:

verbiage \VER-bee-ij\ (noun)
1 : a profusion of words usually of little or obscure content
2 : manner of expressing oneself in words : diction

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The Word of the Day for September 9 is:

inexorable \ih-NEKS-ruh-bul or ih-NEK-suh-ruh-bul\ (adjective)
: not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty
: relentless

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There is too much verbiage in this thread.
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