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    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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    I love learning new words!

    It makes me feel and seem smarter lol and I just like to have a word for something I wouldn't normally know what to say about or describe, if that makes sense...
    FlipFlap98 FlipFlap98 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2014

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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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    Dysania is the feeling of not wanting to get

    out of bed or waking up tired or lazy. (Dis-on-E-ah) #gmm
    Aishashishi Aishashishi 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Some words disappear,

    and others endure. One thing is sure: The persistence of slang doesn’t mean that English is Fubar. In fact, it’s swag, bae. New York Times editorial http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/opinion/slang-for-the-ages.html
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Try To Learn Dear friends I beg you to pay

    attention to read these lovely wise words went to me from a good friend. Real I;m so grateful to him and all of you. Greetings. The don|ts to remember: Don’t wait for time make it. Don’t wait for love, feel it. Don’t wait for money, earn it. Don’t wait for path, find...
    sayedhadhood20 sayedhadhood20 51-55, M Mar 3, 2014

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    Defenestration

    "The board of directors needs to defenestrate the CEO." It means to get rid of, or literally, "throw out the window,"  Which if you're a CEO is a little harsher than just being asked to clean out your desk.  (Anyone got a box?)      
    Mary1283 Mary1283 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    Recopied from my love-The love of my life,

    Sayed.He will always be my dearest, truest most adored man of my life. He is the most romantic and loving man I know and can express himself in words most women could only hope to find, and is such a hopeless romantic.I Like Learning New WordsTry To LearnDear friendsI beg you to...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617 61-65, F Sep 2, 2014

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    A new word can open up a whole new belief,

    it can clarify a feeling you can't pin down, it can unite people. The most recent word I've discovered is "defensive listening"
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Oct 20, 2014

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    Tumultuary - Confused; haphazard.

    "Those who were less interested, rushed into a tumultuary discussion of chances and possibilities. Each gave his opinion, and each alternately swayed by that of the others." - Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering, 1815.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Dec 13, 2014

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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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    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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    Dyslogistic, an adverb: conveying disapproval

    or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic This _seems_ to be a common practice on the interwebs.
    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F Jul 4, 2014

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    SPATIAL !! Can someone please explain to me

    what this word means ? Like in my textbook is says " the second is the spatial extent of something." I looked up the deff on google, but it still doesn't make sense to me :/
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    A synonym for "beautiful"?

    Pulchritudinous
    merryofsoul merryofsoul 22-25, F Nov 22, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    I just learned this word today.

    I think its cool because its something we do every day and its the only word in the English language that begins with the letters TM. Tmesis is the insertion of one or more words between the words that make up a compound phrase or a whole word. Examples: Fan-freaking-fastic...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F Nov 1, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    Docking: The act of placing the head of ones'

    penis inside the foreskin of another's penis. You're welcome.
    teadaze teadaze 26-30, F 3 Responses May 14, 2014

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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, F 12 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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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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    Apodyopsis - the act of mentally undressing

    someone. ...you're welcome.
    teadaze teadaze 26-30, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    I always thought a good vocabulary can make you

    sound much smarter and makes you feel good too. Someone just taught me this word- serendipity it apparently means a pleasant surprise it sounds so fun and care free :) If you have any words you think are interesting please post them here in the comments Thanks
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    I Might Be Feeling Concupiscent

    concupiscence kon-kyoo-pi-suh-nsNoun: A strong, eager desire, especially sexual desire; ardent, usually sensual, longing; lust.Origin: 1300-50 Middle English, from Church Latin concupiscentia, and from Latin concupiscere to covet ardently, to wish, desire strongly and...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Sonder

    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    RMgunning RMgunning 13-15, M Feb 8

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    Try To Learn

    Dear friends I beg you to pay attention to read these lovely wise words went to me from a good friend. Real I;m so grateful to him and all of you. Greetings. The don|ts to remember: Don’t wait for time make it. Don’t wait for love, feel it. Don’t wait for money, earn it...
    sayedhadhood sayedhadhood 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    Perfect1mperfection Perfect1mperfection 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    Ersatz - (of a product) made

    or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else. Although sometimes it's even better to learn the REAL meaning of a word whose meaning you weren't quite sure of. I suppose the word "ersatz" is an ersatz substitute for 'fake', although it will earn you lot...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 18, 2014

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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

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    I Think I May Be Afflicted

    Basorexia (noun): 1. an overwhelming urge to neck or kiss 2. a strong craving or hunger for kissing Example: I'm overwhelmed with basorexia everytime I'm around you!
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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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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    Abscond- to depart in a sudden

    and secret manner.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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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 7 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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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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    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Seriously. Why does auto-correct give you the

    wrong words??? ESP when you've hit "send"...lol...😁
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Ineptocracy Definition- a system of government

    where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. But I...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 13, 2014

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    my favorite thing is to learn about words

    that mean 2 different things. like in England pissed is drunk but in America it's angry.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I Adore Hypocorisms

    hy·poc·o·rism [hahy-pok-uh-riz-uhm] noun: 1. a pet name, term of endearment. 2. the practice of using a pet name. From what I understand it is similar in nature to a nickname, with the biggest difference being that it is not generally humorous in nature or pointed in any way...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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