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    Post Word of the day

    I am always in pursuit of learning and constantly look up words to ensure the correct meaning.
    For decades an enormous tome sat on my desk - The Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary.
    The current edition of 2,264 pages weighs in at almost 4 kilos.

    Once in a while I run across some unusual words and thought it would be nice to share them so we can all learn.
    Purposely the definitions will not be posted - you have to spend to gain.
    Take some time to look them up, and understand the proper usage instead of expecting the internet to do all the work

    Three I've been saving:

    • rubric
    • circumbilivaginate
    • invigilator



    Please post new words you find interesting or under-utilised.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakematic View Post
    circumbilivaginate
    Am I going around in circles, or are you talking about some sort of female genital mutilation?

    Oh, nice touch going metric.....

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    Oh, but seriously, I work in academia. The most over-used word in most accreditation reports is pedagogy, with rubric being a close second.....

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    Jake: I would seriously question your proclivity for learning new words. This madness might be OK for now, but the practice is bound to become problematic in years to come.

    As a man of considerable age, I have to warn you that at some stage, the brain box will become full! Having reached this point some years ago, I can advise that when this happens, the memory process becomes LIFO. That is, to fit-in a new word, you have to lose an old word.

    So my plea to you is this - choose which words that want to learn from the Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary very carefully!!
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    loquacious


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakematic View Post
    loquacious
    bodacious!!
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    discombobulate

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    abstruse ..


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    vicissitude


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakematic View Post
    vicissitude
    Nice word - that's a keeper!

    Mendacity - an old fashion word not much used these days
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