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Expand Your Vocabulary

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ctrl+alt+del, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    12ozers should learn more words! after all, we are "writers", true?

    I have created a lesson plan that will teach you a new word, while your having fun! And dont worry! If you miss a day, you can go to http://dictionary.com/wordoftheday/ to see what the word of the day was, and what it means!

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    Todays word is :

    Rara Avis
    RARE-uh-AY-vis, noun
    plural rara avises RARE-uh-AY-vuh-suhz or rarae aves RARE-ee-AY-veez

    Definition:
    A rare or unique person or thing

    Example:
    Makros is a rara avis among 12 ozer's, in that he is not really a person, but a bot programmed to reply to our threads with various pictures from his cache.
     
  2. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    hmm theres an idea
    doubt ill remember any of them
    but an idea none the less
     
  3. sneak

    sneak Guest

    psshhhhhh, who needs more vocabualer.....vcoabb......voclaub.....words neways?
     
  4. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    Diffident
    DIF-uh-dunt; -dent, adjective
    1. Lacking self-confidence; distrustful of one's own powers; timid; bashful.
    2. Characterized by modest reserve; unassertive.

    Mary Kate Olsen was too delicate and diffident to ask ctrl+alt to do her missionary, so she wrote it on the napkin.
     
  5. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    pragmatic is a word i like to use to make myself sound smart.
     
  6. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Antidisestablishmentarianism.....
     
  7. platapie

    platapie Guest

    makros has been talkign alot as of late tho. im not very happy about it but i guess i will learn to liek it.
     
  8. Dyptheria

    Dyptheria Guest

    For the record:
    This word is long, but not new to most peoples vocabulary by any means.
    The root word is establishment, something we're all familiar with by the time we're fourteen, and then the word has two prefixes and two suffixes added to the root word.

    This thread is about expanding vocabulary. that is not a vocabluary expansion, because we are all familiar with the word and its methods of conjugation....

    My contribution: Acquiesce

    Definition: To unwillingly agree to do what someone wants, or to let them do what they want, without arguing or complaining.

    This word is often in text, but i've never used it in speech. I had a girlfriend once who was a genius and she would use this word and it would drive me nuts because it sounded do damn silly to use such non-colloquial terms.

    I use a larger vocab to speak with the people i work for, to impress them, but fuck people who try to use it in casual circumstances, you just sound like you're trying to be posh or something
     
  9. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    akimbo

    to have your hands on your hips


    "smaking on your lips with ya hands on ya hips"

    "smaking on your lips akimbo":idea:
     
  10. Dyptheria

    Dyptheria Guest

    Bamboocha: large, grand in size. Use it yo impress your bosses, professors, and you girlfriends parents...
     
  11. I've been subscribed to that shit for a couple of months now. Shit's ill. Beer,

    El Mamerro
     
  12. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    cockaroach = to steal

    eh! somebody when cockaroach my slippahs!
     
  13. Dyptheria

    Dyptheria Guest

    Shoots: (very formal, ususlly used by the british upper class)

    1) Good bye; I'll talk to you later; See you later.

    2) A confirmation; It is used to let someone know that you will agree to something.

    -Would you like to come to the store with me?

    -shoots
     
  14. pukey1

    pukey1 Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 10, 2001 Messages: 2,996 Likes Received: 0
    $.02

    ive boticed it helps to remember words when you somehow use use them in a sentence that you'll remember. example.
    "your corpulence is downright brobdingnagian"
    means.
    "your fat"
    if you read comics you'll know which one i got it from...
     
  15. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,066 Likes Received: 24
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