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by Dr. Goodword
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Calendar

• calendar • Pronunciation: kæ -lin-dêr • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. The division of time based on days, defining years. 2. A physical table or electronic program showing such a division. 3. A schedule of events, such as 'a legislative calendar'. 4. (UK) University catalog. Notes: Th...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Further
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Further

• further • Pronunciation: fêr -thêr • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective, adverb (comparative), verb Meaning: 1. More distant in degree, time, or space, beyond, as 'the further gas station'. 2. Additional, as 'a further delay'. 3. (Verb) To advance, move forward, facilitate. Notes: Further and far...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Freshet
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Freshet

• freshet • Pronunciation: fresh -it • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: A flash flood, the overflow of streams and rivers caused by heavy rains. Notes: Here is a word that we should be using more as global warming brings more rains across the world. The word fresh was at one time used as a no...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Privy
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Privy

• privy • Pronunciation: pri -vee • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun Meaning: 1. [Adjective] Having access to confidential information (privy to plans of war). 2. [Adjective] Private, confidential, as a privy council, a council that advises a head of state on the most secret and confidentia...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lithe
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Lithe

• lithe • Pronunciation: laidh • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Gracefully slender; supple, flexible, easily bent or flexed, as a lithe willow withe. 2. Graceful, moving and bending supply and gracefully, as a lithe dancer. https://www.alphadictionary.com/images/willow.gif Notes: Pe...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Husbandry
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Husbandry

• husbandry • Pronunciation: hêz -bên-dri • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass (no plural) Meaning: 1 . Conservation, the careful management of money or other resources. 2. Scientific farm management, especially the management of farm animals. Notes: Women are probably surprised to discover that t...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Govern
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Govern

• govern • Pronunciation: gê -vêrn • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. To administer or manage an organization. 2. To operate as chief administrator of an organization, as 'to govern a state'. 3. To control or regulate, as 'to govern your emotions' or as a mechanical governor regulates the ...
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Remand
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Remand

• remand • Pronunciation: ri- mænd • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. (Law) Send, transfer (from one legal situation to another), as 'to remand on bail'. 2. Return a case to a lower court, as 'to remand a case back to circuit court'. Notes: This word isn't used outside the judicial system,...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Celerity
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Celerity

• celerity • Pronunciation: sê- ler -rê-ti • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: No, this word does not refer to the character or flavor of celery. It does mean 1. swiftness of movement or action, or simply 2. speed of any sort. Notes: According to the American Heritage Dictionary the antonym of...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Honcho
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Honcho

• honcho • Pronunciation: hahn -cho • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. (Slang) Person in charge, boss, manager, leader, usually implying someone assertive. 2. (Derogatory) Big wheel, big cheese, muckety-muck, someone of great importance. Notes: This word is heard in the US in the redundant...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Roundelay
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Roundelay

• roundelay • Pronunciation: ræwn -dê-lay • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A simple song with a recurring refrain. 2. A slow, medieval dance performed in a circle. Notes: Roundelay is a derivative of roundel , which may refer to almost anything round, as well as a roundelay. It may be sp...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fancy
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Fancy

• fancy • Pronunciation: fæn -see • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb, Noun, Adjective Meaning: 1. [Verb] To imagine, to believe something outlandish, as 'to fancy oneself a mover and a shaker'. 2. [Verb] To like, to want, as 'to fancy chocolates'. 3. [Noun] A liking or desire for, as 'to have a fancy ...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Foist
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Foist

• foist • Pronunciation: foyst • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb, transitive Meaning: 1. To pass or palm off something phony. 2. To force or impose something unwanted on someone. 3. (Obsolete) To palm (dice). This led to foist being used as a noun referring to a cheat or scoundrel, an association tha...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Antinomianism
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Antinomianism

• antinomianism • Pronunciation: æn-ti- no -mi-ên-iz-êm • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: (Christianity) The position that belief in the Gospel frees Christians from obedience to any law—civil, criminal or religious—and that salvation is attained solely through divine grace. Notes: This...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Existential
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Existential

• existential • Pronunciation: eg-zi- sten -shêl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Related in some way to (human) existence, threatening existence. 2. Defined by existentialism (see Notes). 3. Derived from experience. Notes: Today's Good Word seems to have entered the vocabularies of...

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