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

–adjective
pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.
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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!

reniform

Jan. 30th, 2011 06:45 pm
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ren·i·form

   
[ren-uh-fawrm, ree-nuh-]

–adjective
kidney-shaped

dirigible

Jan. 29th, 2011 09:16 pm
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dir·i·gi·ble

   
[dir-i-juh-buhl, dih-rij-uh-]

–noun
1. an airship.

–adjective
2. designed for or capable of being directed, controlled, or steered.

yeasty

Jan. 27th, 2011 02:09 pm
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[yee-stee]

–adjective, yeast·i·er, yeast·i·est.
1. of, containing, or resembling yeast
2. frothy; foamy
3. youthful; exuberant; ebullient
4. trifling; frivolous
5. characterized by agitation, excitement, change, etc.: the yeasty years immediately following college

*Thanks SO MUCH to [personal profile] isleodreams and [personal profile] stultiloquentia for word/word-finding suggestions.

fribble

Jan. 19th, 2011 06:27 pm
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frib·ble

   
[frib-uhl]

-verb, -bled, -bling, (used without object)
1. to act in a foolish or frivolous manner; trifle.

–verb (used with object)
2. to waste foolishly (often fol. by away ): He fribbled away one opportunity after another.

–noun
3. a foolish or frivolous person; trifler.
4. anything trifling or frivolous.
5. frivolousness.

–adjective
6. frivolous; foolish; trifling.

*here we have a word that is a noun, adjective, intransitive and transitive verb. Why it didn't spring for adverb is beyond me

purulent

Jan. 14th, 2011 10:56 pm
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pu·ru·lent

   
[pyoor-uh-luhnt, pyoor-yuh-]

–adjective
1. full of, containing, forming, or discharging pus; suppurating: a purulent sore.
2. attended with suppuration: purulent appendicitis.
3. of the nature of or like pus: purulent matter.

*this is what comes of asking your brother for a word of the day

uxorious

Jan. 13th, 2011 12:35 pm
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ux·o·ri·ous

   
[uhk-sawr-ee-uhs, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-]

–adjective
doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.

orotund

Jan. 5th, 2011 12:05 pm
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o·ro·tund 


[awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr-]

–adjective
1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness
2. (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic

sidereal

Dec. 30th, 2010 08:57 pm
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Si · de · re · al.

\sī-ˈdir-ē-əl, sə-\

adj: of, relating to, or expressed in relation to stars or constellations : astral

Origin of SIDEREAL
Latin sidereus, from sider-, sidus star, constellation
First Known Use: 1647

vespertine

Dec. 24th, 2010 10:56 am
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ves·per·tine 


[ves-per-tin, -tahyn]

–adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening: vespertine stillness
2. Botany . opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers
3. Zoology . appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular

sottish

Dec. 22nd, 2010 09:01 pm
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sot·tish

   
[sot-ish]

–adjective
1. stupefied with or as if with drink; drunken
2. given to excessive drinking
3. pertaining to or befitting a sot

I just didn't know it could be adjectived!

variorum

Dec. 15th, 2010 10:32 pm
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var·i·o·rum

   
[vair-ee-awr-uhm, -ohr-]

–adjective
1. containing different versions of the text by various editors, e.g. a variorum edition of Shakespeare
2. containing many notes and commentaries by a number of scholars or critics, e.g. a variorum text of Cicero

–noun
3. a variorum edition or text

insouciant

Dec. 8th, 2010 11:45 am
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in·sou·ci·ant

   
[in-soo-see-uhnt; Fr. an-soo-syahn]

–adjective
free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant

peccant

Dec. 6th, 2010 07:55 pm
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pec·cant

   
[pek-uhnt]

–adjective
1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
2. violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.

—Related forms
pec·can·cy, pec·cant·ness, noun
pec·cant·ly, adverb

dyspeptic

Dec. 6th, 2010 12:01 am
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dys·pep·tic

   
[dis-pep-tik]

–adjective Also, dys·pep·ti·cal.
1. pertaining to, subject to, or suffering from dyspepsia (dyspepsia: deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion)
2. gloomy, pessimistic, and irritable

–noun
3. a person subject to or suffering from dyspepsia

yare

Dec. 4th, 2010 10:10 am
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yare

   
[yair or, especially for 1, 2, yahr]

–adjective, yar·er, yar·est.
1. quick; agile; lively.
2. (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
3. Archaic:
a.ready; prepared.
b.nimble; quick.

Also, yar

—Related forms
yarely, adverb

My prompt for you today is:

glabrous

Dec. 3rd, 2010 09:19 am
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gla·brous   
[gley-bruhs]

–adjective (Zoology, Botany)
having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence

Prompts:


rimose

Nov. 30th, 2010 10:27 pm
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ri·mose

   
[rahy-mohs, rahy-mohs]

–adjective
full of crevices, chinks, or cracks.

(Also, ri·mous  
[rahy-muhs])

—Related forms
ri·mose·ly, adverb

ri·mos·i·ty noun
[rahy-mos-i-tee]

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