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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by masterazn, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. masterazn

    masterazn Banned

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    Vocab Words

    Hi, this is the thread for cool, useful vocab words. Basically just post vocabulary words, that more or less meet the following criteria:

    -English
    -Common enough to be seen in an adult reading level novel
    -Uncommon enough to not be seen in every day life (not including reading adult reading level novels)
    -Useful, in the sense that you can easily use in in everyday life to impress girls.
     
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    Drosselmeier Diabloii.Net Member

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    Loquacity. Great word. One of my favourite english words. I don't know why exactly. It's just cool.
     
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    Too many words; they are my playthings. But let's see...

    Venerable.

    Always makes me think of a wise, honorable old Native American, or an ancient guru-dude high on a mountaintop, or a Gandalf-ish type wizardly fellow.
     
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    callow *(immature/inexperienced)*
    & verily *(truly/certainly)*

    i wrote poetry for many years and those are two of many words that came in handy quiite a bit to sub for more common words.

    :D
     
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    I wonder where azn got the idea for this one.





    I just learned a cool word last night. "Feral" it means basically the same thing as wild. In the "not tame" sense.
     
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    we use that word alot around here, in the rural areas anyway, to refer to wild cats. "feral cats" :p generally it is a cat that USED TO BE a pet and was dropped off in the woods or such and basically became wild again. or just plain wild cat to begin with. *(but, really! did they not all used to be wild anyway? go figure huh!!) :cool:
     
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    Esoteric. Not everyone knows this word, and some will say "as in esoteric drink?" :lol:

    I'd recommend Dictionary.com Word of the Day for daily serving of new words. Good stuff.
     
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    callow makes me think of that Mallrats line. "It means shallow and weak willed. Really? I thought that was the only complimentary part of the letter." hah.

    Anyway, some of my favorites are: Surreptitious, entrenched, engendered, and meritorious.
     
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    incipient (begining to appear)
    insipid (bland or tastless)
    tepid (lukewarm, like right at that point where water isn't good for anything)
     
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    all these words are accepted in yahoo literati (without challenge mode enabled):

    For those who also play literati, here is a useful site:
    http://www.geocities.com/literati_addicts/

    Also I have an anagrammer I programmed myself if anyone is interested pm me.

    vizslas - plural of vizsla, a breed of dog
    zemsvos - plural of zemsvo, a russian aristocrat
    astatines - radioactive halogen formed by bismuth
    jagra - fight (archaic)
    jagua - orange-like fruit found in india
    sextain - stanza of 6 lines, also called sestine
    otitides - plural of otitide, an inflammation of the ear
    trapballs - the name of the ball used in the arachaic game of ball
    oolites - plural of oolite, a tiny whirlpool
    eupnoeas - normal breathing
    aleurone - cereal protein
    pht - an interjection indicating uninterest
    lorikeet - type of bird much alike the parakeet
    endermic - a chemical that can be absorbed through the skin
    bibb - a bibcock (a part of a ship)
    loblolly - a thick gruel
    brunizem - any of various dark-brown praire soils
    zyzzyva - any of various tropical American weevils (a type of beetle)
    syzygy - an alignment of celestrial bodies
    qintar - basic monetary unit of Albania, equivalent to 1/100 of a lek
    effete - sterile
     
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    bombastic (overly pompous in the use of words)
     
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    esoteric - known by very few

    (it was also mentioned in an episode of Family Guy if u were sharp enough to catch it)
     
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    verisimilitude
    1. The quality of appearing to be true or real. See Synonyms at truth.
    2. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
     
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    Here's a great one, too new to be in the dictionaries. It's been making the academic journal rounds for a couple years now, though. I've even used it in my own writing a few times.

    historiosophy: system of rules or suppositions about how human history advances, and to what end. i.e. one's philosophy of history.

    example: His Marxist historiosophy was the backbone of his strong belief in human progress.
     
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    Massive, Throbbing, Pulsating or am I reading the wrong adult novels :rolleyes:
     
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    pedantic: know-it-all
    erudite: wise
    dilettante: amateur, wannabe
    august: noble
    neophyte: novice
    tacit: implied
     
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    juxtapose
    sophomoric
    asphyxiation
     
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    Quixotic-Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality.
     
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    Ubiquitous - common
    Lugubrious - dismal
    Miasma - a noxious atmosphere
    Anathema - a curse

    I officially hate Mixed for taking my word.

    Revenge shall be mine! Served on a bed of lettuce with a light, tasty sauce. Run from Lettuce and vinagrette, Mixed! Run!
     
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    "Quixotic" as in (don) quixote?? sweet play on words huh, kinda says alot about the english language when we create new words based on fictional characters. :D i dont think i ever read that novel, but the definition looks like it is derived from "quixote". was he nuts or what?
     

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