Word Thread

Ninva

Анна Ахматова
I want to build up my vocabulary, so I want to read a thread that will have updated words everyday. I'll post a few words I read everyday or so, and I'll try to relearn them so I can impress myself and others with my amazing intelligence. This is for my own education, but you may join a long as well. Here is the list that I'll update when I have time.

Word List:
Apathy: (n)
1. lack of interest in anything, or the absence of any wish to do anything
2. inability to feel normal or passionate human feelings or to respond emotionally

Essence (n)
1. the quality or nature of something that identifies it or makes it what it is
2. the most important element or feature of something
3. the perfect or idealized form of something, especially when embodied in a person
4. a purified plant extract
5. a concentrated plant extract containing its unique flavor and fragrance

Labyrinthine (adj)
1. consisting of or resembling a labyrinth of passages or paths
2. extremely complicated and therefore difficult to understand

Welkin (n)
1. the sky, heaven, or the upper air
 

Knight7770

Hippopotomonstrosesquiped aliophobia
I love words. They are the essence of life itself (or not). Am I allowed to add to this?

Welkin
n. Archaic 1. The vault of heaven; the sky.
2. The upper air.
[Middle English welken, from Old English wolcen, weolcen, cloud.]
 

thewrongvine

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lolamafagotroflcopterlmaodozer.
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ditto
noun 1. the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition). Abbreviation: do. Symbol: ″. Compare ditto mark.
2. another of the same.
3. Informal. a duplicate; copy.
–adverb 4. as already stated; likewise.
–verb (used with object) 5. to make a copy of, using a Ditto machine.
6. to duplicate or repeat the action or statement of (another person).

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Halahan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
labyrinthine
having the characteristics of a labyrinth, maze, etc.
ex. (albeit a bad one) "This labyrinthine case had led her across four continents for sixteen years."
 

Knight7770

Hippopotomonstrosesquiped aliophobia
Labyrinthine
Is that pronounced as if it were a Greek word?
An example of Greek word ending in 'e:'
  1. Arachne
Or, is it pronounced like this: lab-irihn-thain?
 

Fatmankev

Chef, Writer, and Midnight Toker
Harangue:

Noun
1. A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering. 2. A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
Verb
Inflected forms: ha·rangued, ha·rangu·ing, ha·rangues
Verb
tr. To deliver a harangue to.
 

Seb!

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alexithymia
(ah-lek-sah-THI-mee-ah) — inability to describe emotions in a verbal manner.
 

DM Cross

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le·thar·gic
–adjective
  1. of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish.
  2. producing lethargy.
Also, le·thar·gi·cal.

—Related forms
le·thar·gi·cal·ly, adverb
—Synonyms 1. lazy, indolent, torpid.
 

Seb!

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avuncular (ah-VUNG-kyah-ler) — 1. of or having to do with an uncle. 2. regarded as characteristic of an uncle, especially in benevolence or tolerance

omphaloskepsis (om-fah-loh-SKEP-sis) — contemplation of one's navel

yesternight (YES-ter-nite) — last night
 

sjakie

Cookie Be Awesome!
Cookie: (KOOK - ie) a small cake made from stiff, sweet dough rolled and sliced or dropped by spoonfuls on a large, flat pan and baked.









Couldnt resist. Sorry....but you could have seen this one coming :D
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
I know a word, but it's too long to post. So these will have to suffice.

Antidisestablishmentarianism - political position to be against the seperation of church and state.
abdicate v. - To give up (royal power or the like).
contumacious adj. - Rebellious
demulcent n. - Any application soothing to an irritable surface
expostulate v. - To discuss.
facsimile n. - An exact copy or reproduction.
precarious adj. - Perilous.
 

Daskunk

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Ninny >noun (pl. ninnies) informal a foolish and weak person
I use Ninny alot. Its a fun word to use.
scuffle >noun a short, confused fight or struggle. >verb 1 engage in a scuffle. 2 move in a hurried, confused, or shuffling way.
Use this one often too.
 

Syndrome

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Ambivalent:
1. uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.

2. Psychology. the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
 

Fatmankev

Chef, Writer, and Midnight Toker
Hey. Where's my daily update, huh?

vin·dic·tive /vɪnˈdɪktɪv/ [vin-dik-tiv] –adjective
1. disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful: a vindictive person.
2. proceeding from or showing a revengeful spirit: vindictive rumors.

Prociduous

Pro*cid"u*ous\, a. [ L. prociduus.] Falling from its proper place.
 

thewrongvine

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HEY! Vindictive was a word on my test, lol.

countenance [kaun' t(upside-down e) n(upside-down e)ns]

(n.)a face, facial expression
(v.) to tolerate or approve

Synonyms: (v.) support, condone
Antonyms: (v.) dissaprove of

pall [p(^ on top of o)l]

(v.) 1. to lose in interest, attaction, or effectiveness
2. to become tiresome
(n.) a dark covering, something that conceals

Synonyms: (v.) bore, weary (n.) gloom, shadow
Antonyms: (v.) intrigue, fascinate (n.) light, brightness

stodgy [staj e]
(adj.) 1.dull, boring
2. old-fashioned, hidebound
3. lumpy, thick

Synonyms: stuffy, tiresome, blah
Antonyms: foward-looking, avant-garde, progressive
 

Knight7770

Hippopotomonstrosesquiped aliophobia
Honorificabilitudinitatibus-
Which can be translated as "the state of being able to achieve honours."
Shakespearian word :thup:

Massive Word Bump!

picturesque: adj 1. Of or suggesting a picture; suitable for a picture. 2. Striking or interesting in an usual way; irregularly or quaintly attractive; charming. 3. Strikingly expressive or vivid

picul: n Any of various units of weight used in the Far East; especially, a Chinese unit equal to 133.33 pounds.

piddle: v To use triflingly; squander. Usually used with away. 1. To spend time aimlessly; diddle. 2. Informal To urinate.

piddock: n Any of various marine bivalve mollusks of the family Pholadidae, capable of boring into wood, rock, and other materials

pidgin: n A simplified form of speech, usually a mixture of two or more languages, that has a rudimentary grammar and vocabulary and is used for communication between groups speaking different languages.

pie: n 1. A baked food composed of a shell of pastry that is filled with fruit, meat, cheese, or other ingredients, and usually covered with a pastry crust. 2. A layer cake having cream, custard, or jelly filling

pie: n A bird, the magpie

pie: n A former monetary unit of India and Pakistan

pie: n An almanac of services used in the English church before the Reformation.

piebald: adj Spotted or patched, especially in black and white.

piece: n 1. A thing considered as a unit or element of a larger quantity or class; portion 2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole 3. An object that is one member of a group or class 4. An artistic, musical, or literary work or composition. 5. An instance; specimen 6. One's fully expressed opinion; one's mind 7. A coin or counter 8. In various board games, one of the counters or men used in playing. 9. In chess, Any of the figures other than a pawn 10. A firearm, especially a rifle 11. A short or manageable distance 12. Vulgar slang A woman regarded as the object of coitus.
 

Exfyre

hmm...
i like metal's word. It's very useful for all occasions.
EDIT: forgot to put my word
quid·nunc
[kwid-nuhngk]
–noun
a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.
 
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