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by Dr. Goodword
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fuddle
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Fuddle

• fuddle • Pronunciation: fêd -êl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. To confuse, disorient, stupefy, befuddle. 2. [Intransitive] To tipple, to booze, to become intoxicated. 3. [Transitive] To make drunk, to intoxicate. Notes: Another word for boozing—just what we need. Well, though this on...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Onus
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Onus

• onus • Pronunciation: o -nês • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: An unpleasant or unfortunate duty or obligation, the burden of responsibility. Notes: Today's Good Word appears in the legal term onus probandi "burden of proof". We may mix the English and Latin to say, "onus of...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effete
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Effete

• effete • Pronunciation: i- feet • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Wimpy, ineffective, sapped of strength, vitality or efficacy, exhausted. 2. Overly refined, too civil, effeminate. 3. Infertile, incapable of reproducing. Notes: The most famous usage of this word in the US was forme...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Virosphere
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Virosphere

• virosphere • Pronunciation: vai -rê-sfeer • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass (no plural) Meaning: The world of viruses, all the environments that host viruses. Notes: Today's Good Word is slowly creeping into the general language from the medical one. I just googled it and received 17,200 resu...
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clickbait
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Clickbait

• clickbait • Pronunciation: klik -bayt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass (no plural) Meaning: A web-page link designed to entice users to go to a certain web page that is often not what the link advertises. Notes: This word is so new it has not had time to generate a family. We can easily imag...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Reckon
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Reckon

• reckon • Pronunciation: re -kên • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. (with the preposition at) To estimate by counting, total up estimating, think to be some number, 'debt reckoned at $1 trillion'. 2. To think or consider possible, as 'I reckon I can do that'. 3. (with the preposition on) ...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Defibrilator
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Defibrilator

• defibrillator • Pronunciation: dee- fib -bri-layt-êr • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: An electric shock machine that stops fibrillation, the rapid, random twitching of the fibers of the heart that prevents proper beating. Notes: Today's word comes from the world of medicine with a large f...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: We are on the new e-mail server
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: We are on the new e-mail server

You're still receiving HTML?

--RB
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: New Phobia
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: New Phobia

Love it.
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: We are on the new e-mail server
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: We are on the new e-mail server

Any more? We'd like to hear from some more, especially if you are NOT receiving Good Words.

--RB
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dactylography
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Dactylography

• dactylography • Pronunciation: dæk-ti- lah -grê-fee • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass (no plural) Meaning: Fingerprinting or the study thereof. http://www.alphadictionary.com/images/fingerprint.gif Notes: Fingerprinting has become a highly sophisticated science within law enforcement, so it i...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: We are on the new e-mail server
Replies: 11
Views: 912

We are on the new e-mail server

We have moved to the new server and are currently adjusting it. In the first bulk mailing, we accidentally sent HTML versions to those signed up for text versions. That mistake has been corrected and everyone should be receiving the Good Word in the correct form from now on. Anyone signed up for the...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coterie
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Coterie

• coterie • Pronunciation: kot-ê- ree or kot -ê-ree• Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: A clique or cabal, an exclusive group of people with a shared interest. Notes: Today's Good Word is a lexical orphan with no known relatives or associates. Although borrowed from French, it has been in use in...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clerihew
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Clerihew

• clerihew • Pronunciation: kle -rê-hju • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning : A humorous quatrain (poem of four lines) about a famous person that rhymes AABB. Meter doesn't matter, so the lines are often of odd lengths for humorous effect. Here is an example by the inventor himself, E. C. Bentl...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bibelot
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Bibelot

• bibelot • Pronunciation: beeb -ê-lo, beeb- lo • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A trinket or curio, a small ornament or decoration. 2. A small, decorative book, especially if finely handcrafted. Notes: Today's is another word borrowed from French so recently that the French pronunciatio...

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