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by MTC
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Philopatry
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Philopatry

Philopatry has no antonym, at least that I can find. What about the species that leave home never to return?
by MTC
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Anthropocene
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: Anthropocene

...and looking ahead to a bright future with a hop, skip,and a geological jump we land on the Post Anthropocene. Whoops! Nobody home.
by MTC
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Verily
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Re: Verily

Mr. Hudson:

So sorry to learn of Perry’s passing. You could feel his warmth
through cyberspace. He added a great deal to our discussions,
and he will be missed.

MTC
by MTC
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Verily
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Re: Verily

According to a quick online search, “verily” is used in 113 Verses in 22 Books of the Bible. Not surprising, given that the Bible is supposed to be the word of God. I know there are or at least have been (Perry, in particular) some Biblical scholars who frequent this site. Perhaps one among them wou...
by MTC
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misology
Replies: 6
Views: 1778

Re: Misology

And there on Mount Rushmore, beaming back at us in freshly :D chiseled granite, our very own Misologist in Chief!
by MTC
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pagan
Replies: 9
Views: 5810

Re: Pagan

“(H)eathen [refers] to uncivilized idolaters, such as African tribes.”

Channel Kipling much?
by MTC
Tue May 09, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Acuminate
Replies: 6
Views: 4351

Re: Acuminate

In the morphology of leaves, "acuminate" is less pointed than "acicular" which means needle-like. For a complete list of leaf (or leaflet) shapes including acuminate and acicular see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_leaf_morphology#List_of_leaf_.28or_leaflet.29_shapes Beginning to get a ...
by MTC
Tue May 09, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Acuminate
Replies: 6
Views: 4351

Re: Acuminate

Like the head of a certain American president... :D
by MTC
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Recrudescence
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

Re: Recrudescence

Recrudescence of a revenant?
by MTC
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Recuse
Replies: 2
Views: 2377

Re: Recuse

Judges aren't the only ones who recuse themselves because of conflicts of interest. Members of the Executive Branch do too. It has been suggested (only half seriously) that Trump recuse himself from the presidency because of the many conflicts of interest his global business interests create. Trump'...
by MTC
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stylites
Replies: 3
Views: 2719

Re: Stylites

"We are happy that Monroe Thomas Clewis suggested this bizarre item...."

Thanks. I specialize in bizarre items. I've been in deep space for some time now, but my eccentric orbit has finally swung me back toward Planet Good Word.

MTC
by MTC
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Factitious
Replies: 4
Views: 3791

Re: Factitious

"Factitious" has found its way into the psychiatric vocabulary. According to the Cleveland Clinic, "Factitious Disorder is a mental disorder in which a person acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when, in fact, he or she has consciously created their symptoms. The name factitious co...
by MTC
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Jesuitical
Replies: 7
Views: 5194

Re: Jesuitical

No discussion of "Jesuitical" would be complete without a discussion of "casuistry" because it was the alleged misapplication of casuistry by the Jesuits which brought about the pejorative "Jesuitical." Cause and effect. According to Wikipedia (consistent with other sources), "In Provincial Letters ...
by MTC
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Curtilage
Replies: 3
Views: 3406

Re: Curtilage

"Within the curtilage" is a legal expression. According to the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School: Curtilage includes the area immediately surrounding a dwelling, and it counts as part of the home for many legal purposes, including searches and many self-defense laws. When ...
by MTC
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Egregious
Replies: 6
Views: 4973

Re: Egregious

Having nothing to do with egregious, but of interest to word lovers, color-coded maps tracing word origins in Europe:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fascinati ... 10187.html

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