declivity

Feb. 19th, 2011 07:28 pm
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de·cliv·i·ty

   
[dih-kliv-i-tee]

–noun, plural: -ties.
a downward slope, as of ground (opposed to acclivity)

apothegm

Feb. 18th, 2011 06:13 pm
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ap·o·thegm

   
[ap-uh-them]

–noun
a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism

gimcrack

Feb. 17th, 2011 12:12 pm
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[jim-krak]

–noun
1. a showy, useless trifle; gewgaw.

–adjective
2. showy but useless.
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cachinnation


[kækɪˈneɪʃən]

-noun
1. raucous laughter
2. psychiatry: inappropriate laughter, sometimes found in schizophrenia

according to the free dictionary: To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.

*this word is in honor of [personal profile] stultiloquentia and Christopher Fry

lexiphanic

Feb. 14th, 2011 07:56 pm
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-adjective
Using, or interlarded with, pretentious words; bombastic; as, a lexiphanic writer or speaker; lexiphanic writing.

nutation

Feb. 13th, 2011 11:58 pm
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nu·ta·tion 


[noo-tey-shuhn, nyoo-]

–noun
1. an act or instance of nodding one's head, especially involuntarily or spasmodically.
2. Botany: spontaneous movements of plant parts during growth.
3. Astronomy: the periodic oscillation observed in the precession of the earth's axis and the precession of the equinoxes.

velutinous

Feb. 12th, 2011 05:22 pm
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ve·lu·ti·nous   


[vuh-loot-n-uhs]

–adjective
having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants

blowzy

Feb. 11th, 2011 01:13 pm
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blowz·y

   
[blou-zee]

–adjective, blowz·i·er, blowz·i·est.
1. having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
2. disheveled in appearance; unkempt.

Also, blowsy, blowzed, blowsed
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pan·dic·u·la·tion 


[pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuhn]

–noun
the act of stretching oneself

*submitted by [personal profile] isleodreams--thanks again!

senescent

Feb. 9th, 2011 12:54 pm
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se·nes·cent

   
[si-nes-uhnt]

–adjective
growing old; aging

*submitted by [personal profile] isleodreams--thanks again!

loggia

Feb. 8th, 2011 05:20 pm
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log·gia

   
[loj-uh, loh-jee-uh; Italian: lawd-jah]

–noun, plural -gias, Italian -gie  [-je]

1. a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
2. a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.

gaposis

Feb. 7th, 2011 05:34 pm
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gap·o·sis

   
[gap-oh-sis]

–noun
a noticeable gap or series of gaps, as between the fastened buttons or snaps on an overly tight garment.

immanent

Feb. 6th, 2011 07:30 pm
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im·ma·nent

   
[im-uh-nuhnt]

–adjective
1. remaining within; indwelling; inherent.
2. Philosophy (of a mental act): taking place within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it (Compare transeunt)
3. Theology (of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc. (Compare transcendent)

marmoreal

Feb. 5th, 2011 06:26 pm
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mar·mo·re·al   


[mahr-mawr-ee-uhl, -mohr-]

–adjective
of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.

febrile

Feb. 4th, 2011 11:26 pm
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fe·brile   


[fee-bruhl, feb-ruhl or, especially Brit., fee-brahyl]

–adjective
pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.

querist

Feb. 3rd, 2011 08:21 am
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que·rist

   
[kweer-ist]

–noun
a person who inquires or questions.
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el·ee·mos·y·nar·y   


[el-uh-mos-uh-ner-ee, -moz-, el-ee-uh-]

–adjective
1. of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable
2. derived from or provided by charity
3. dependent on or supported by charity, e.g. an eleemosynary educational institution

*Also submitted by [personal profile] isleodreams. Thanks again!

sough

Feb. 1st, 2011 07:18 pm
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sough

   
[sou, suhf]

–verb (used without object)
1. to make a rushing, rustling, or murmuring sound: the wind soughing in the meadow.
2. Scot. and North England: to speak, esp. to preach, in a whining, singsong voice.

–noun
3. a sighing, rustling, or murmuring sound.
4. Scot. and North England
a. a sigh or deep breath.
b. a whining, singsong manner of speaking.
c. a rumor; unconfirmed report.


*word courtesy [personal profile] isleodreams! Thanks!

wamble

Jan. 31st, 2011 06:26 pm
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wam·ble

   
[wom-buhl, -uhl, wam-]

-verb, -bled, -bling (used without object)
1. to move unsteadily.
2. to feel nausea.
3. (of the stomach) to rumble; growl.

–noun
4. an unsteady or rolling movement.
5. a feeling of nausea.

reniform

Jan. 30th, 2011 06:45 pm
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ren·i·form

   
[ren-uh-fawrm, ree-nuh-]

–adjective
kidney-shaped

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