Learn a word every day

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Re: Learn a word every day
« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2015, 07:42:46 PM »
Bigot

 (n.) a person who stubbornly partial towards their own opinion or harbor prejudice regarding groups, politics, race or religion.

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« Reply #106 on: November 22, 2015, 02:33:16 PM »
 phylactery:
   
Definition:    (noun) Either of two small leather boxes, each containing strips of parchment inscribed with quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures, one of which is strapped to the forehead and the other to the left arm; traditionally worn by Jewish men during morning worship, except on the Sabbath and holidays.

Synonyms:   tefillin
Usage:   Just before his bar mitzvah, David got a brand new set of phylacteries.



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« Reply #107 on: November 25, 2015, 10:01:46 AM »
recluse: a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people

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« Reply #108 on: November 25, 2015, 02:02:41 PM »
Mayhem: Violent or extreme disorder; chaos

Synonyms: confusion, havoc, bedlam, tumult,turmoil

Law:

The crime of maliciously injuring or maiming someone, originally so as to render them defenseless.

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« Reply #109 on: November 25, 2015, 02:08:13 PM »
Meandering: (Noun) An act of following a winding course

Example: "Ox-bow lagoons left by the river's meanderings"

Synonyms: Zigzag, serpentine, windy, twisty, tortuous

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« Reply #110 on: November 25, 2015, 04:32:28 PM »
Dench

Extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive, etc
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« Reply #111 on: November 25, 2015, 04:33:19 PM »
Frenemy

An enemy who pretends to be your friend.
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« Reply #112 on: November 29, 2015, 11:11:14 AM »
Antara, I loved the word 'frenemy'! Here's one entry from me:

Nocturne (noun)
a music piece appropriate to the night or evening
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« Reply #113 on: January 26, 2016, 01:38:58 PM »
Billheads:
A sheet of paper with a business name and address printed at the top, used for billing costs or charges.

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« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2016, 01:44:54 PM »
Ditch:To leave a person, place, or group of people suddenly and unexpectedly to hang out with someone else, somewhere else, or to go to another large gathering.

Example:  Jen: "YOU DITCHED ME!!"
Matt: "huh? when?!"
Jen: "YOU LEFT ME YESTERDAY AND DIDNT SAY A WORD TO ME ALL DAY."
Mett: "ermm... uhh...."   

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« Reply #115 on: January 31, 2016, 12:55:49 PM »
Squeamish : easily made to feel sick, faint, or disgusted, especially by unpleasant images, such as the sight of blood.

Example: At that age I was not squeamish about killing animals. ( 'Shooting an Elephant' by George Orwell)

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« Reply #116 on: February 03, 2016, 01:52:47 PM »
 
Cochineal: a scarlet dye used chiefly for coloring food.

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« Reply #117 on: February 10, 2016, 01:05:20 PM »
Good job,.

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« Reply #118 on: February 16, 2016, 01:57:22 PM »
Chanticleer:a name given to a rooster, especially in fairy tales

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« Reply #119 on: February 17, 2016, 11:37:15 AM »
I believe other than using in practical writing it's hard to remember all these new words!




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