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by magi
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Invincible ignorance
Replies: 4
Views: 4784

Invincible ignorance

invincible ignorance

(Theol.) ignorance beyond the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is not responsible before God.
by magi
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: neoteny
Replies: 3
Views: 2627

neoteny

neoteny
n.

1. Retention of juvenile characteristics in the adults of a species, as among certain amphibians.

2. The attainment of sexual maturity by an organism still in its larval stage.
by magi
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: haptic
Replies: 8
Views: 5648

haptic

haptic
adj.

Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.
by magi
Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: dun
Replies: 12
Views: 5855

dun

dun.
tr. v.
To importune (a debtor) for payment: a dunning letter.


n.
adj.

An almost neutral brownish gray to dull grayish brown.
by magi
Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: clairaudience
Replies: 4
Views: 3436

clairaudience

clairaudience
n.

The supposed power to hear things outside the range of normal perception.
by magi
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: elan
Replies: 3
Views: 2919

elan

elan
n.

1. Enthusiastic vigor and liveliness.
2. Distinctive style or flair.
by magi
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: militate
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

militate

militate
intr. v.

To have force or influence; bring about an effect or a change:

“All these factors militated to a different targeting priority” (Tom Clancy). “The chaste banality of his prose... militates against the stories' becoming literature” (Anthony Burgess).
by magi
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pons asinorum
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

pons asinorum

pons asinorum
n.

A problem that severely tests the ability of an inexperienced person.
by magi
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: thew
Replies: 1
Views: 2451

thew

thew
n.

1. A well-developed sinew or muscle.
2. Muscular power or strength. Often used in the plural.
by magi
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: athrepsia
Replies: 1
Views: 2295

athrepsia

athrepsia

Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings.
by magi
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: proffer
Replies: 1
Views: 2474

proffer

proffer
v.
To offer for acceptance; tender.

n.
a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
by magi
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: decant
Replies: 1
Views: 2500

decant

decant
v.

1. To pour off (wine, for example) without disturbing the sediment.
2. To pour (a liquid) from one container into another.
by magi
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Attic
Replies: 1
Views: 1879

Attic

Attic
adj.

1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Attica, Athens, or the Athenians.

2. Characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit: Attic prose.
by magi
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: untrammeled
Replies: 1
Views: 2220

untrammeled

untrammeled
adj.

Not limited or restricted; unrestrained.
by magi
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: toggery
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

toggery

toggery
n.

1. Clothing; togs.
2. A clothing store.

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