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    “Words are the dress of thoughts;

    which should no more be presented in rags, tatters, and dirt than your person should.” ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th Earl of Chesterfield)
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Antepenultimate Sometimes you need to refer

    to the last thing in a series, and we all feel fairly comfortable in what we call that thing (the last). Sometimes you need to refer to the second to last thing in a series, and you have a need to sound pedantic while doing so; in such cases you may refer to the penultimate. But...
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    "If hedonic happiness is the happiness of the

    senses, then eudaemonic happiness is the happiness of the soul." – Craig and Marc Kielburger, Me to We: Finding Happiness in a Material World, 2008 so this i sthe first time that I've encountered hedonic and eudaemonic.... sweeeshhh..... i love them! Eudaemonic means...
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss 31-35, F Nov 24, 2015

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    English is not my native language

    and I am always trying to improve by reading what native speakers write. While words come naturally to some, I find myself deliberating a lot before putting them down, thinking if it is the right word to express how I feel. I am amazed that in certain languages there are words...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    “Words have a taste,

    sweet but subtle, like dark chocolate; the scent of old bookshops; a flamenco rhythm; the feeling of the rain on your face on sunny days. Words are cruel and spiteful sometimes, wise and loving at others.” ~ Chloe Thurlow,
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Position Vacant

    Don't want to be a friend with benefits. Don't want a father for my child. Don't need a man to provide. Don't need you to be my life. Not too concerned about being your wife. Now a partner, that, I can entertain. I want depth, I want devotion. I want passion, up against the wall...
    reusha reusha 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    Litost-this Czech term means 'a state of agony

    and torment created by the sudden sight of one?s own misery'.
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Synonym... “A synonym is a word you use

    when you can't spell the other one.” ~ Baltasar Gracián
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    I never knew this: Technically,

    the first person ever to mesmerise anyone - that is, to leave someone so spellbound at what they have seen or heard - was Dr Franz Anton Mesmer (1734 - 1815), a leading Austrian physician who ruffled a few feathers in the medical establishment by using hypnotism as a way of...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2015

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    Unfuckwithable - when you're truly at peace &

    in touch with yourself nothing anyone says or does bothers you & no negativity can touch you.
    AliAlien AliAlien 22-25 1 Response Jan 31

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    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2015

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    Funny Words...

    Words are funny things.  They can hurt like the dickens. They can heal... be a balm after a brouhaha. They can paint pictures in your mind of pirates with their trusty blunderbuss...or that Friday night hootenanny...or that time you escaped the cops and hoosegow.  I’ve...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Synchronicity is my favorite one lately.

    I feel very lucky to be able to comunicate with words... my heart's tool.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Aug 8, 2015

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    Word On The Ep Streets .......

    I have noticed how lazy my vocabulary has become. It is evident in my answers to questions, personal messages, etc. I would grimace to know how many times I have used the word " nice!" Its odd....because I LOVE words. Many years ago, at least ten, in noticing my lackluster vocab...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 8 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Word-Smithing

    Words! I am hungry for them, I am in love with them, I cherish them, I use them, I need them, I want them, I dream of them, really I do! Words run through my blood! Without them~ I am lost, I cannot sing or write, I cannot speak of love or magic or tell you who I am or what I...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 5 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    The Right Word

    "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. It's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." - Mark Twain
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    alexithymia : (n) difficulty in experiencing,

    expressing, and describing emotional responses. (One of my favorite words)
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    People often say I talk to much

    or use too many words. That's because I'm a word girl. I LOVE WORDS! I think only people who love words can understand this concept. To limit my words is to limit who I am. So many words in my head dying to get out. It's time to start my novel today!!!
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Toska - noun- Russian word roughly translated

    as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness. "No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    She was fascinated with words.

    To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells. -Dean Koontz-
    TesstheMess TesstheMess 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2014

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    Askholes = People who continuously asks

    for advices, yet does the opposite of what you told them
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    Who created the word,

    word? Have you ever thought about that? Discuss amongst yourselves.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Jun 24, 2015

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    The past, the present,

    and the future, walked into a bar.... It was tense.................. 😊
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M May 21, 2015

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    Long long back ago...

    ..I use to write a lot, words were the life that I can't live without and the friend that I can't stay away from. I use to wait for the moment that I will have my diary on my hand, to tell anything and everything in my heart. Time passed....and I lost it by comparing my words...
    flourale flourale 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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    “The words.Why did they have to exist?

    Without them, there wouldn't be any of this.Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Jun 30, 2015

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    Word Offerings-my Gifts To You

    May I challenge you with my words? May I motivate you in kind? Do I help you to deftly cope? Move you beyond the daily grind? May I offer you a new perspective? Gift you some magic oh so rare? May I offer you some love of mine? Show you how much I truly care? May I dance with...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses May 30, 2013

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    I make sure to learn at least one new word a

    day on my dictionary.com app.
    PrettiestPirate PrettiestPirate 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

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    Make Love To Me With Your Words....

    Your words blanket me and draw me into your world of fantasy. The mist descends and everything around us disappears... I watch your mouth move with sensual syllables, and your eyes alight with passionate fire. My soul submerges deeply into you as you weave a story of passionate...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    Kawaakari(n) the gleam of last light on a

    river's surface at dusk; the glow of a river in the darkness.
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    ManicDiva85 ManicDiva85 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    trellient 1 The ability to keep composure

    when intoxicated. 2 Able to talk to authorities or people of power with a sober face. Example Dude, I cannot believe you were able to talk to Public Safety last night, as drunk as you were! What can I say man? I'm just a trellient person. Yeah, but you know who wasn't...
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Jun 23, 2015

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    Do You Know

    How many times the word ********* is used in the book The Prince and the Pauper??? Of course they are using it as meaning to spit out, or put forth. The language is old English and I'm having to read it with my daughter. Wth?? LOL it's exhausting. But I do crack up when I read...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Vagitus...I know what some of you are probably

    thinking. This word obviously has something to do with female anatomy. It actually doesn't.Definition: The crying or wailing of a newborn baby.Etymology: From the Latin vagitus (crying, wailing); from vagio (cry, wail).I assume you could have some fun with a new mother. As the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    Word Definitions - Male And Female

    1. THINGY (thing-ee) n. a. female...Any part under a car's hood. b. male...The strap fastener on a woman's bra. 2. VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj. a. female...Fully opening up one's self emotionally to another. b. male...Playing any sport without a "cup." 3. COMMUNICATION (ko...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    DutchMattieOffLine DutchMattieOffLine 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    floccinaucinihilipication.

    ...one of the two longest words in the English language.
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    Words With Me

    The largest number of stories I've posted on EP deal with the individual words I love and with quotes I carry in my mind and heart. I began collecting quotes at about age 30, and I have several hundred that I've committed to memory.  Most are attributed; some are contested or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Okay, Im still reading through The Prince

    and the Pauper with daughter. You may remember my last post about how many times ********* appears in the book. WELL get this!!! Today we were reading and she was going along nicely when she looked at this words and tried to pronounce it, and looked at me like, is that right? I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Stop abusing words. Cease being absurd.

    Absolutely abating are my ways of debating and concise is my belated refined consignation.
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 Jan 22

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    Epeolatry

    I could just as easily have posted this in the "I Like Learning New Words" group. Given its meaning, however, I thought this to be the more appropriate location.It is from the Greek "epos" (word) and "-latry (worship). As can be seen from the etymology, the definition is "the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2013

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    Stay with me forever I wanted to whisper Your

    lips quivered to say something holding your hand i uttered stay with me for sometime more..you looked into my eyes helpless ,your dilemma i could read ..with a chuckle i whispered enjoy with your beloved shower her with love in abundance closing the windows of your soul so that...
    cynzia cynzia 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    Every night I have a session of soliloquy.

    Now it has become like an agenda. The chitter chatter inside my mind fuels my imaginations. After a hard day this is my relaxation. You might think how crazy it is. Yes right its damn crazy when I meet myself in my room alone and all sorts of questions come in rapid succession...
    winterfall winterfall 41-45 1 Response Sep 27, 2015

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    Vocabulary Veritas

    “A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer and more copious one's vocabulary and the greater one's awareness of fine distinctions and subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely to be one's thinking. Knowledge of...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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