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  1. Loki

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    Expand your vocabulary! Post your word of the day, with a dictionary defintion. Remember, this is NOT TBS, so keep it sister friendly. And there can be multiple words of the day, and anyone can post one. Post-whore-count away!!

    As a bonus, you'll get a Bears Buck for every post that contains the daily word. Of course, you'll get a Bears Buck for every post anyway!

    Today's word, since I've already put it out there is....

    Verklempt

    Overcome with emotion; clenched; also written ferklempt
    Etymology: Yiddish
     
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    UHTCEARE
    (n.) Pronounced- oot-key-are-a
    An Old English word meaning
    ‘lying awake before dawn and worrying’

    we've all been there at one point.
     
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    and one of my faves....

    de·fen·es·tra·tion

    noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌfe-nə-ˈstrā-shən\



    Definition of DEFENESTRATION

    1
    : a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
    2
    : a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)




    Apparently there was a time in Europe when it was fashionable for heated political arguments to be ended by a decisive act of defenestration. Normally the other guy's sorry ass.
     
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    You can't say that any better!
     
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    Ok I don't know where he picked it up but my little man's been walking around lately saying :

    [​IMG]
    I told him to use it sparingly .
     
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    Ok, this one is German, but boy do we need it in the English language

    Backpfeifengesicht (German)

    it's pronounced

    back-fife-en-ger-sickht

    basically it means 'a face badly in need of a punch'! You know when you see that dude and you get an overwhelming desire to just pummel him? (maybe thats just me and I'm psychotic, entirely plausible, even probable) but seriously, I bet there's a few who know what I mean!? some people just LOOK like they need a slap! Great word!
     
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    Petrichor, noun

    the pleasing smell of the first rain on the ground after a period of prolonged drought.




    poetically, it comes from the greek words petros (stone / earth) and ichor - 'a fluid that flows in the veins of the gods' apparently
     
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    "Disproportionate"

    Term used by old hippies as the sole rebuttal to every other point offered, regardless of how relevant it is.
     
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    Since the last two words are related to smells (old hippies are known for their disproportionate amount of odor - what do you think patchouli is for), here's another one...
    EFFLUVIUM

    ef·flu·vi·um


    noun \e-ˈflü-vē-əm\
    plural ef·flu·via also ef·flu·vi·ums

    Definition

    1: an invisible emanation; especially : an offensive exhalation or smell
    2: a by-product especially in the form of waste


    I first learned this word in high school. In English class after learning all the rules, we had to write an essay breaking as many rules as we could. I won the best of class award for being the worst. So why did I use effluvium? I took the old Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road song and turned it into a really badly written story.
     
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    Catamite

    noun

    A boy kept for the purposes of sexual pleasure.


    not PC I appreciate but at least you'll know to chin someone if they ever call you one!
     
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