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    One of the things I have found that I really love about reading is learning new words. I often read with a dictionary handy. I am always amazed at how many words I still do not know. I also think it is interesting that every time I
    learn a new word that word then has a habit of popping up in more places.

    Recently I have learned the words

    Moribund - being to the point of death

    Obdurate - stubbornly persistent in wrong doing

    Benison - a spoken blessing

    Ordinands - persons being ordained

    Priggish - arrogant or annoying

    What words have you learned?
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    Good word today

    obshchestvennost - educated, politically-aware society
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mong Hu View Post
    Good word today

    obshchestvennost - educated, politically-aware society
    Okay, I don't care what it means as much as I would like to know how to say it...
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    perspicacity - keenness of mental perception and understanding;

    Usage:

    Continued use of the 5A board can result in a greater perspicacity in relation to High School football in Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mong Hu View Post
    One of the things I have found that I really love about reading is learning new words. I often read with a dictionary handy. I am always amazed at how many words I still do not know. I also think it is interesting that every time I
    Earn a new word that word then has a habit of popping up in more places.

    Recently I have learned the words

    Moribund - being to the point of death

    Obdurate - stubbornly persistent in wrong doing

    Benison - a spoken blessing

    Ordinands - persons being ordained

    Priggish - arrogant or annoying

    What words have you learned?
    I also love words and keep a dictionary by me when I read. I especially love my unabridged dictionary! Of your list, benison was the only one that I was not familiar with. Now I didn't say what I knew what they all meant but I was at least familiar with them. Here are some for you:

    BTW, some of these are quite appropriate for some of the posts on this forum.

    polemic: an aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another.

    despiteous: malicious contempt.

    attenuate: reduced especially in thickness, density of force; tapering gradually - usually to a long slender point.

    vituperation: sustained and bitter railing and condemnation

    insouciance: lighthearted unconcern, nonchalance

    circumlocution: the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdragonfan View Post
    perspicacity - keenness of mental perception and understanding;

    Usage:

    Continued use of the 5A board can result in a greater perspicacity in relation to High School football in Texas. and likely a much decreased perspicacity in almost everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mong Hu View Post
    Good word today

    obshchestvennost - educated, politically-aware society
    Hmmmm....sort of. It's pretty hard to translate and conjures up more than education and political awareness. There's an element of activism involved as well as sort of a concept that the obshchestvennost is the bearer of "approved" Soviet public opinion. It's not really a Soviet word, but they adopted it.

    I can't imagine any reason anyone would need to drop this word outside of a very specific discussion about Russian history, society, politics, and culture. It's nigh-on untranslatable, and the concept doesn't really exist outside of Russia.

    Oбщественность-- the root word is simply "society".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird View Post
    Hmmmm....sort of. It's pretty hard to translate and conjures up more than education and political awareness. There's an element of activism involved as well as sort of a concept that the obshchestvennost is the bearer of "approved" Soviet public opinion. It's not really a Soviet word, but they adopted it.

    I can't imagine any reason anyone would need to drop this word outside of a very specific discussion about Russian history, society, politics, and culture. It's nigh-on untranslatable, and the concept doesn't really exist outside of Russia.

    Oбщественность-- the root word is simply "society".
    Well as it turns out I was reading, actually rereading, an article from earlier this weak about the current civil/political unrest in Russia and places the movement in a broader historical context.

    A Russian Awakening

    Another good word from that article was

    shibboleth - a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning
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    concomitant - naturally accompanying or associated
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    obsequious: full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoot2thrill View Post
    obsequious: full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.
    from a steve martin skit
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    supercilious-behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonsdaddy View Post
    from a steve martin skit
    Love Steve Martin and he is one smart dude even though he may sometimes play the fool in movies such as "The Jerk". Love that movie

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    propitious-giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable
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    Three obviously new words to most posters in this forum;

    there - KtCarl is over there..let's get him!

    their - Their patience was at an end for ktCarl.

    they're - If they ever find ktCarl they're gonna kill him!

    Mostly, the meanings seem to be interchangeable.


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    less- a word misused almost exclusively by everyone who didn't have miss skaggs for english.

    fewer- see above.

    we would be hearing her disgust over the phone lines continuously by the improper(read raape of the english language) usage of these words.

    less should be used to describe an amount differential of things that can't be counted and instead must be weighed or measured. example- "i had less flour after i poured 3 cups of it down that dang ktcarls gullet."

    fewer should be used when describing objects that can be countered. example- it took fewer aed shocks to revive ktcarl this time.

    thank you/ewe/u/yew for your /you're patience/patients.
    the harder i work, the luckier i get to pay more taxes so someone unluckier than me doesn't have to work so hard
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    let's get'r done-cs rip
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonsdaddy View Post
    less- a word misused almost exclusively by everyone who didn't have miss skaggs for english.

    fewer- see above.

    we would be hearing her disgust over the phone lines continuously by the improper(read raape of the english language) usage of these words.

    less should be used to describe an amount differential of things that can't be counted and instead must be weighed or measured. example- "i had less flour after i poured 3 cups of it down that dang ktcarls gullet."

    fewer should be used when describing objects that can be countered. example- it took fewer aed shocks to revive ktcarl this time.

    thank you/ewe/u/yew for your /you're patience/patients.
    Their will be less mistakes on hear thanks to you're advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird View Post
    Their will be less mistakes on hear thanks to you're advice.
    your welcome. i have less brain cells every time eye reed the tripe i here on hear, don't yu?
    the harder i work, the luckier i get to pay more taxes so someone unluckier than me doesn't have to work so hard
    No one needs luck or even best wishes when all are pulling in the same direction
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    But mostly, the Cowboys have become the Kardashians of the NFL - with no discernible talent, famous for being famous

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonsdaddy View Post
    your welcome. i have less brain cells every time eye reed the tripe i here on hear, don't yu?
    Me and you is in complete agreement.

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    fecundity - producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile
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