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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.

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hmm theres an idea

doubt ill remember any of them

but an idea none the less

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Guest sneak

psshhhhhh, who needs more vocabualer.....vcoabb......voclaub.....words neways?

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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.

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Guest platapie

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

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Guest Dyptheria
Originally posted by Dr. Dazzle

Antidisestablishmentarianism.....

 

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

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Guest uncle-boy

akimbo

 

to have your hands on your hips

 

 

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

 

"smaking on your lips akimbo":idea:

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Guest Dyptheria

Bamboocha: large, grand in size. Use it yo impress your bosses, professors, and you girlfriends parents...

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I've been subscribed to that shit for a couple of months now. Shit's ill. Beer,

 

El Mamerro

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Guest uncle-boy

cockaroach = to steal

 

eh! somebody when cockaroach my slippahs!

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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

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$.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...

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Originally posted by Dyptheria

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....

 

I know. I just wanted to post it because it's a long word......

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posting from the laptop while the cdrw is being installed

Lesson 3

Persiflage

PUR-suh-flahzh, noun:

Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery.

 

Example:

when i am in the company of fine females, i find myself mesmerized by their persiflage, not to mention their oh so yummy cleavage.

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Persiflage comes from French, from persifler, "to banter," from per-, "thoroughly" (from Latin) + siffler, "to hiss, to whistle," ultimately from Latin sibilare, "to hiss (at), to whistle."

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These arnt lessons, just a few words i found that, in my opinion are very interesting.

flibbertigibbet: a silly, flighty, or excessively talkative person

bon ton: the height of the fashion; fashionable society.

fungible: interchangeable

nescience: lack of knowledge.

gewgaw: a showy trifle; a pretty but worthless bauble

 

i swear to everything i hold holy (briana banks) that these are real words

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Fuck Pronunciation Key (fk) Vulgar Slang

v. fucked, fuck·ing, fucks

v. tr.

To have sexual intercourse with.

To take advantage of, betray, or cheat; victimize.

Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.

 

v. intr.

To engage in sexual intercourse.

To act wastefully or foolishly.

To interfere; meddle. Often used with with.

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tyler, i beleive the word was capricious. you used it in regard to females.

 

Definition of Capricious:

Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable.

ill be back with lesson 4 tonight.

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moribund

MOR-uh-bund, adjective:

1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.

2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.

 

Example:

Has anyone seen any those silly amish lately? If they are still alive, they must certainly be moribund.

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Moribund is from Latin moribundus, from mori, "to die."

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