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What Interesting New Words Did You Learn Today? :D

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"Prognosticate": to foretell or prophesy a future event.

"Vapid": offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging, bland.

"Curmudgeon": a bad-tempered person, especially an old one.

"Opprobrium": harsh criticism or censure.

 

Brought to you by my new "Word of the Day" app which has been complete life-changer for me! :)

 

What new words have you been discovering?

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affined (adj) 

1. Linked by a close relationship

2. Beholden to another; bound

 

I was looking for an adjective to describe 'affinity' and came across 'affined'. Oxford says it is archaic, but American Heritage does not. 

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Fascicle: a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes, a small bundle, tight cluster, or the like, Botany. a close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.

Anatomy. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.

 

And no, that's not fas-sicle. it's fas-i-kuhl. ;)

 

 

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11 hours ago, lynnmosher said:

And no, that's not fas-sicle. it's fas-i-kuhl. ;)

 

 

I was going to say it sounds like popsicle! :D

10 hours ago, suspensewriter said:

I learned quotidian- which means commonplace or ordinary.

I think I've heard this one before, but not too often.

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On 8/9/2019 at 8:30 AM, lynnmosher said:

[It's] not fas-sicle. it's fas-i-kuhl. ;)

 

 

Reminds me of the oral report I gave on Pilgrim's Progress. "It's not uh-LEG-oh-ree. It's AL-uh-go-ree." 

 

"Geeze, Mr. Wyckoff. I read it when I was eight! I didn't look up the words from the foreword because I guessed it from the context!"

 

" Maybe you should try re-reading a book before you do a presentation."

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