saturnine

Mar. 18th, 2011 09:07 am
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[sat-er-nahyn]

–adjective
1. sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
2. suffering from lead poisoning, as a person.
3. due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders.

somnolent

Feb. 27th, 2011 08:27 pm
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som·no·lent 


[som-nuh-luhnt]

–adjective
1. sleepy; drowsy.
2. tending to cause sleep.

senescent

Feb. 9th, 2011 12:54 pm
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se·nes·cent

   
[si-nes-uhnt]

–adjective
growing old; aging

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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!

stridulate

Jan. 8th, 2011 10:31 pm
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strid·u·late

   
[strij-uh-leyt]

–verb (used without object), -lat·ed, -lat·ing.
to produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket does, by rubbing together certain parts of the body; shrill.

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

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!

syllogism

Nov. 16th, 2010 10:02 am
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syllogism


–noun
1. Logic A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion; for example, All humans are mortal, the major premise, I am a human, the minor premise, therefore, I am mortal, the conclusion.
2. Reasoning from the general to the specific; deduction.
3. A subtle or specious piece of reasoning.

sententious

Nov. 4th, 2010 10:14 pm
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sen·ten·tious

   
[sen-ten-shuhs]

–adjective
1. abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: a sententious book.
2. given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
3. given to or using pithy sayings or maxims: a sententious poet.
4. of the nature of a maxim; pithy.



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