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[aberrant] Oct. 17th, 2005 @ 06:53 pm
redxmidnight
[a-BERR-unt]
[Markedly different from an accepted norm; Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; abnormal.]
[dictionary.com]
The book The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time was aberrant because it was from the point of view of an autistic child and it made me feel lackadaisical.

- RXM
Current Music: It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Deathwise//MCR

lackadaisical Oct. 17th, 2005 @ 06:47 pm
redxmidnight
[lack-uh-DAY-zi-kuhl]
[Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest; languid:]

[dictionary.com]

I was feeling lackadasisical today so I didn't go to outdoor program after school, even though I should've.

- RXM
Current Music: It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Deathwise//MCR

weird Oct. 3rd, 2005 @ 10:12 pm
lena_human
SCRUMBLING!
There are words "scrambling" (means fight) and "scrum" (has reference to regby, also means fight).
So "scrumbling" is just more violent scrambling.
This word appeared in my weird Russian usage of English and was approved by native speaker who liked the nice effect of the meaning's mix.
Current Mood: creativecreative

Absence of sense Sep. 15th, 2005 @ 08:51 am
prettygoodword
petrichor (PEH-tri-kohr) - n., the smell of rain on dry ground.


Here's a good explanation. The word is not me now, but what I'm missing: the summer monsoon rains have ended in the American southwest, which means no more petrichor for a few months. In some parts of the southwest, the petrichor is dusty sage, but here, the first few thick, fat drops from a thunderstorm make the air redolent with can only be described as "wet creosote." Very evocative. The winter rains can bring out petrichor, but the best is the first thunderstorm of June, spattering soil that's been baked for months.

---L.

obnubilate Aug. 10th, 2005 @ 06:02 pm
rastnim
obnubilate
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[ob-NYOO-bi-layt] to darken, dim, or obscure something. The word comes from the Latin verb obnubilare, meaning 'to cover something with clouds or fog'.

I have SO many words I want to share!!! Why only one a day :P Come on people, keep this thing going!!!
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» Mynheer
I was on ISC playing a bot this morning and he laid this one one me!

Mynheer
Main Entry: myn·heer
Pronunciation: m&-'ner
Function: noun
Etymology: Dutch mijnheer, from mijn my + heer master, sir
: a male Netherlander -- used as a title equivalent to Mr.


2B for 86 points. Yes, Mynheer!


» Rubric
I haven't posted here in awhile.

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n 1: an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure 2: an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text [syn: gloss] 3: directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book) 4: a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with; "Title 8 provided federal help for schools" [syn: title, statute title] 5: a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type 6: category name; "it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'" v : adorn with ruby red color

source: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=rubric

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I have been reading this all over the place recently. It must be my recent area of study. :-)
» eviscerate
from www.dictionary.com

e·vis·cer·ate
v. e·vis·cer·at·ed, e·vis·cer·at·ing, e·vis·cer·ates
v. tr.
To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
To take away a vital or essential part of: a compromise that eviscerated the proposed bill.
Medicine.
To remove the contents of (an organ).
To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).

v. intr. Medicine
To protrude through a wound or surgical incision.

Main Entry: evis·cer·ate
Pronunciation: i-'vis-&-"rAt
Function: verb
Inflected Forms: -at·ed; -at·ing
transitive senses
1 : to remove the viscera of
2 : to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ) eviscerate intransitive senses
: to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision
» irregardless
Second try. I did not do it right the first time. I will try again. If this is not right let me know.
I picked this word, because it drives me crazy when people use it. I am old enough to remember when it was not even in the dictionary.
I have a teacher in nursing school who is 60 years old, supposedly very well educated, and yet she uses this term a lot. It drives me crazy (short drive, but a drive just the same). When I was growing up (and I am several years younger than her), we were taught not to use this word, because it was not a word at the time. However, many people have used the word and it now appears in the dictionary. The info below is from www.dictionary.com.

irregardless (r-gärdls)
adv. Nonstandard
Regardless.


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[Probably blend of irrespective, and regardless.]
Usage Note: Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical absurdity of combining the negative ir- prefix and -less suffix in a single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so.
adv : regardless; a combination of irrespective and regardless sometimes used humorously
» Transcendent
(trn-sndnt)
1 a : exceeding usual limits : SURPASSING b : extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience

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