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Anagapesis Mar. 16th, 2007 @ 11:28 am
donogoblin
an uh gap EE sis/n
A loss of feelings for one formerly loved.

This is a terrible yet useful word. For all those who at one time or another have clumsily and ineffectually struggled to say it, "I don't love you anymore," without having to actually say it, don't be fooled: "I love you, i'm just not IN love with you" is a horrible thing to tell somebody. To avoid this and other cliches, it is better to tell one's ex-to-be that one has been stricken with ANAGAPESIS-then get the hell out of there before he or she reaches for the dictionary.

-Depraved and insulting english
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Monkey Business Jan. 14th, 2006 @ 01:05 pm
rwillmsen

It's just struck me that, for all the time and effort that I put into learning to understand and to use new words in other languages, with lots of words that I just can't seem to understand and to use, there are lots of words in English that I hear people using, but don't understand and therefore don't use.

Two of them are 'pithy' and 'glib'.

Idolatry Dec. 27th, 2005 @ 05:43 pm
robotzz_
Idolatry

--Blind or excessive devotion to something
(dictionary.com)

corvine Dec. 17th, 2005 @ 01:00 am
petticoatlane
corvine     pron. korvin
adj.

Of or like a raven or crow, especially in colour.

— ORIGIN from Latin corvus ‘raven’.

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thrall Dec. 12th, 2005 @ 11:36 pm
petticoatlane
thrall     pron. thrôl (thrawl)
n.

1.
  a. One, such as a slave or serf, who is held in bondage.
  b. One who is intellectually or morally enslaved.

2. Servitude; bondage: “a people in thrall to the miracles of commerce” (Lewis H. Lapham).

tr.v. Archaic thralled, thrall·ing, thralls

To enslave.


— DERIVATIVES thrall'dom or thral'dom n.

— ORIGIN Old Norse, slave.


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Other entries
» morbific
mor·bif·ic
adj.

Relating to or causing disease; pathogenic.

The immune system protects the body against morbific agents.

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» lambent
lam·bent
adj.

1. Flickering lightly over or on a surface: lambent moonlight.
2. Effortlessly light or brilliant: lambent wit.
3. Having a gentle glow; luminous.

— ORIGIN from Latin lambere ‘to lick’.

lamben·cy n.
lambent·ly adv.

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» [deleterious]
[deleterious]
\del-ih-TIR-ee-us\,
adjective:
Hurtful; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example.

I´ve been encountering some deleterious people lately. It seems like a curse.
» Bellicose
adj.- 1. Fearsome and Warlike.
2. Extremely aggresive; intimidating
3. Built for war
» Tocsin
TOCK-sin
noun

1) An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm
2)a warning

Tocsin derives from Medieval French touquesain, from Old
Provençal tocasenh, from tocar, "to touch, to strike, to ring
a bell" + senh, "church bell," ultimately from Latin signum,
"sign, signal."

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Every day there's a tocsin that what I want to be true isn't and it'll break my heat.
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