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    Metanoia - (n) The journey of changing one's

    mind, heart, self, or way of life.
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    My New Words - A, B & C

    I am always coming across new words. Sometimes they are in crossword puzzles. Sometimes I hear them. Other times I just look through the dictionary (yes ladies, I'm single). Here are my first three new words for this group - in alphabetical order.Alphamegamia - The marriage...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2011

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    I've decided I'll go vegan

    after Christmas, this is gonna be so exciting!! Also does anyone know any words that describe beauty? Like aesthetic or guru or something, something that's new and original, not ones obvious
    aestheticweight aestheticweight 13-15, F Dec 19, 2015

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    Play On Words

    HUMOR FOR LEXOPHILES  (LOVERS OF WORDS):   I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.   Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.   Did you hear about the guy whose...
    elle2 elle2 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Sep 7, 2015

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    I'm obsessed with words.

    .. #Logophile
    YoungForever101 YoungForever101 18-21, F Jan 7

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    AGOG - highly excited by eagerness,

    curiosity, anticipation, etc.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2015

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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    Eccedentesiast - Someone

    who hides behind a smile, when really all they want to do is hide.
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2015

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    Bathykolpian

    Despite first impressions, this really has nothing to do with baths or bathing. Of course, once its meaning is known, bathing is what you may wish to do.The word is Greek in origin. The first part, "bathus", means "deep". The second part, "kolpos" is often translated as "cleft...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

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    Double Dog Dare After a dare has been made

    and the daree has refused, the darer can then raise the stakes by double dog daring the daree, meaning that if the dare is carried out by the daree then the darer will also perform the task. Triple dog dare is when a third person wants in on the dare. And so on. I double dog...
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2015

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    Furbelow

    Even though it shouldn't be necessary, I would be remiss if I didn't make the following disclaimer: This word has absolutely nothing to do with female grooming habits (or the lack thereof).Its origin is uncertain, but may be an alteration of the French "falbala" or the Italian...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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    RMgunning RMgunning 16-17, M Feb 8, 2015

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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Aug 12, 2015

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    Beware the FRENEMY; enemy disguised

    as friend who pretends to look after your interests but really loves it when things turn sour for you....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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    Lexical Of or relating to the words

    or vocabulary of a language, especially as distinguished from its grammatical and syntactical aspects.
    TheBeatlesForever TheBeatlesForever 18-21, M Jul 21, 2015

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    HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS

    I love the word HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS which actually means to be honorable.
    Henna Henna 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2007

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    Whangdoodle

    This word arrived to my inbox the other day and I'm not sure if it should fall under the compliment or insult category but I happen to think it's quite lovely. I'd be most pleased to be referred to as a whangdoodle!
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 2 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Cheiloproclitic - Having an attraction to a

    persons's mouth or lips...(not sure why this keeps getting deleted)
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses May 8, 2015

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    Xeno

    Xeno: n. the smallest measurable unit of human connection, typically exchanged between passing strangers - a flirtatious glance, a sympathetic nod, a shared laugh about some odd coincidence - moments that are fleeting and random but still contain powerful emotional nutrients...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2013

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    New Words Needed Words That Don't Exist,

    But Should: 1. AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathroom faucet on and off with your toes. 2. CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2015

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    Percussive Maintenance: Hitting broken

    technology until it still starts working again.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Apr 18, 2015

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    I have taken up the challenge of learning the

    Latin/Scientific names for as many plants, birds, fish, reptiles and mammals as I can recently because I find it very interesting and helpful with both English vocabulary and scientific stuff. :D I'm only up to about 35 Latin names but I'm constantly trying to learn more. I find...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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    YYYYYYYAAAYYYYYY!!!!!

    PTS ... put to sleep... they do that to strays that is beyond medication...sad story... as i have searched for cases of PTS but.... this "PTS" was given to me by the search engine..... :D in comments..
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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    Learning Is Essential In Life....

    learning is essential in life.  learning new words allows you to expand your mind.  When you expand your mind you expand your reach
    candiestore1 candiestore1 31-35, F 2 Responses May 25, 2007

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    “sprezzatura” (noun) An untranslatable

    Italian word, sprezzatura is defined as “a defensive irony.” It is a studied art of concealment, it is a way to mask your true desires, thoughts, and feelings, while secretly wishing and acting upon them inside your soul. Along with the connotations of projecting an outward...
    Steven0419 Steven0419 18-21, M Mar 23, 2015

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    Indefatigable.. having

    or showing a capacity for persistent effort; not tiring or relenting. I decided last year on having had enough of the harassment at work that I was going to be indefatigable against it all. Regardless of what was thrown in my path I was going to succeed no matter what. I'm...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2015

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    Borborygmus...Pronunciation:

    Bor-bo-rig-musDefinition: While not common in every day usage, it is a well know word in the medical community. It refers to a rumbling or gurgling noise made by liquids or gases in the intestines or stomach.Origin: It is from the Greek "borborygmos", which means a rumbling in...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M Sep 8, 2015

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    Novaturient - (adj.) Desiring

    or seeking powerful change in one's life, behavior, or situation.
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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    Horripilation: a bristling of the hair on the

    skin from cold, fear, or etc. When the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up or you get goose bumps that's an horripilation.
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30 10 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    Sonder:
n. The realization

    that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate...
    eqlover eqlover 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Protean: readily assuming different forms

    or characters; extremely variable.
    TheBeatlesForever TheBeatlesForever 18-21, M Aug 30, 2015

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    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Aug 8, 2015

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    Pusillanimous - showing a lack of courage

    or determination; timid. Synonyms: cowardly, faint-hearted, craven, fearful, spineless. When I first saw this word on Dictionary.com I didn't know what it was, but I knew it had something to do with soul/spirit because Animus is Latin for soul/spirit and it closely resembles...
    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2015

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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    Steatopygia ~ Etymology: From the Greek

    "steato" (fat) and "pyge" (rump). Definition: An abnormal accumulation of fat on the buttocks. Use in a sentence: "No one told her that a sedentary lifestyle would encourage the growth of an uncommonly large posterior and, by the time Madge thought of exercising, steatopygia...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    B00B Bro. Apparently my daughter impressed

    some male friends with her knowledge and actual physical skill on the subject of dry walling. One of the guys admitted he could never discuss his job with gals, like he could her. He said she was like a dude...a brother...but with b00bs! A dude with b00bs...a b00b bro! :O
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    Can You Pronounce All These Words Correctly?

    Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare...
    SomebodyActually SomebodyActually 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    Sunday slips tired sleepily awaychill dawn

    greets June's tough bright daydistant drums; steel wheels' hums'frame recollections from our recent playDreams soft memory fanfare blaresshared experience wipes past caresdistant shores, attraction drawselectric friends move through despairsbusy start this brand new daywash past...
    mcconchiea mcconchiea 51-55, M Jun 1, 2015

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    Formication

    I'll bet some of you are thinking you already know this word. Some of you may, but I'm sure some of you are confusing it with another word.This word, although only one letter off from "fornication", is not the same at all. This is a medical term used to describe the sensation of...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 5 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Callipygian

    I thought this would dovetail nicely with my most recent entry in this group. For the benefit of those who were out that day, the word was "bathykolpian". The definition is "deep-bosomed". Today's word is a Latin version of the Greek "kallipygos - referring to the statue of...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    Crapulent

    At first glance, this may seem to be some type of scatological reference. In reality, it is an adjective that means to be sick from gross excess in drinking. "After the annual pub crawl, Madge was left feeling more crapulent than ever."
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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