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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'.
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Date:May 4th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what those words are either but if I did I would be glad to tell you.
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Date:May 21st, 2006 10:47 am (UTC)
Hey there.
I just looked them up...
pithy- means something like concise, incisive, laconic(whatever that is)
glib- is something like ready witted, eloquent, articulate

Hope that helped...
have a nice day
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Date:May 29th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
I'm a random person that came by here, and I actually used pithy earlier, as well as knowing what it means and liking its meaning.

Laconic would mean something like austere or brutally sparing or bare in style. It has something to do with Sparta, I think it was their citys plain or something, anyhow that is another word it'd be linked with.
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Date:December 19th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
The Spartan etymology is thus: Sparta was in the region of Laconia. It was very well-defended by mountains and such, and the Spartans didn't really move from the polis (=, roughly, city and surrounding lands) at all. They were very, as it were, Laconic. Ooh.
Date:July 28th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
another word for pithy: succinct
i like this one. or tersely - even better. thanks to my english professor :D
wonderful word in english: wanderlust. one of the better words the english took from german.
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