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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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    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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    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

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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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    Lexical Of or relating to the words

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

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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

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    RMgunning RMgunning 13-15, M Feb 8

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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 24

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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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    Percussive Maintenance: Hitting broken

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

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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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    travellerzion travellerzion 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    TheSundanceGal TheSundanceGal 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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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

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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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F Aug 8

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    1. Coterminous - having the same boundaries

    or extent in space, time, or meaning.
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M Jun 27

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    Protean: readily assuming different forms

    or characters; extremely variable.
    MentalDarkness MentalDarkness 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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

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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Aug 12

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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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    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

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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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    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...
    MSeigler MSeigler 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 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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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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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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    Mamihlapinatapei “The wordless,

    yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start"
    herethereandeverywhere herethereandeverywhere 22-25, F Mar 22

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    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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

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    AGOG - highly excited by eagerness,

    curiosity, anticipation, etc.
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Nementia

    nementia: n. the post-distraction effort to recall the reason why you're feeling particularly anxious or angry or excited, in which you retrace your sequence of thoughts like a kid wandering across the neighborhood gathering the string of a downed kite, which was likely lost in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 6, 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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    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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    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.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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

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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 11 Responses Nov 13, 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...
    sayedhadhood sayedhadhood 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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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...
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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