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by Cacasenno
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Chutzpah/hutzpah
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

Chutzpah/hutzpah

chutzpah n. (Yiddish) nerve, gall, audacity, guts, boldness; self-confidence, courage, spunk ©Babylon English Dictionary Example: while being condemned for killing his parents, the defendant's plea for extenuating circumstances being an orphan. Run up against it trying to understand the German word...
by Cacasenno
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: gluttony
Replies: 2
Views: 2448

gluttony

Xmas and New Year. With this two holidays we have to be particularly careful not to indulge in one of the capital/deadly/cardinal sins: gluttony. English does not seem to be too inclined in distinguishing between gluttony and other pleasures associated with taste; I will thous use French to recommen...
by Cacasenno
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Words Derived From Names
Replies: 23
Views: 16579

Modi wrote: A machiavellian man is not to be trusted completely, though we should wonder wether Machiavelli was a machivellian.
This is what we might classify as a machiavellian thought :wink: :lol:
by Cacasenno
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Words Derived From Names
Replies: 23
Views: 16579

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....... "guillotine," ....... A rather rapid transition ......[/quote]
by Cacasenno
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Words Derived From Names
Replies: 23
Views: 16579

Re: Eponyms

Slava wrote:
There are many, many others, but I can't dredge any up at the moment.
How about Stakhanovite? :lol: :wink:
by Cacasenno
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PONZI
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Stargzer wrote: As far as the Post Office goes, my I wonder if the Ancient Egyptians has a Postal Service when they were building real pyramids? :?:

That would explain the wretched conditions of all these skeletons found around the pyramids: they were all delivery postmen. :wink:
by Cacasenno
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Rend
Replies: 7
Views: 4136

Apparently no connection between 'rend' and 'rendering' in any of the latter's definitions. rendering SYLLABICATION: ren·der·ing PRONUNCIATION: rndr-ng NOUN: 1. A depiction or interpretation, as in painting or music. 2. A drawing in perspective of a proposed structure. 3. A translation: a rendering ...
by Cacasenno
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: asunder
Replies: 2
Views: 2067

Asunder has long been one of my favorites, now that I'm reminded of it. It's a nice strong word. It goes well with "rent," as in torn. Somehow, using it to speak of curtains, while I understand the usage, seems wrong. Curtains lack a certain gravitas that this word implies for me. Agree. To me too ...
by Cacasenno
Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Access to Suggested Good Words
Replies: 3
Views: 10338

Access to Suggested Good Words

Would it not be possible to have access to Suggested Good Words in alpha and chrono sequence listings?
by Cacasenno
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: asunder
Replies: 2
Views: 2067

asunder

asunder SYLLABICATION: a·sun·der PRONUNCIATION: -sndr ADVERB: 1. Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder. 2. Apart from each other either in position or in direction: The curtains had been drawn asunder. ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, from Old English on sundran : on, on; see on + sundran, separa...
by Cacasenno
Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: INFLAMMABLE
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Searching for new avatar for a stressed person?

:lol:

see the "kick off your shoes and cool down" frame
by Cacasenno
Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: protocol
Replies: 1
Views: 2226

protocol

protocol SYLLABICATION: pro·to·col PRONUNCIATION: prt-kôl, -kl, -kl NOUN: 1a. The forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state. b. A code of correct conduct: safety protocols; academic protocol. 2. The first copy of a treaty or other such document before its ratification...
by Cacasenno
Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: 'like' and 'as'
Replies: 32
Views: 35238

No fjord Nor way to contact Kathleen
by Cacasenno
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: vocabulary (dictionary)
Replies: 3
Views: 2786

vocabulary (dictionary)

vocabulary SYLLABICATION: vo·cab·u·lar·y PRONUNCIATION: v-kby-lr NOUN: Inflected forms: pl. vo·cab·u·lar·ies 1. All the words of a language. 2. The sum of words used by, understood by, or at the command of a particular person or group. 3. A list of words and often phrases, usually arranged alphabet...
by Cacasenno
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: boeotian
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Slava wrote:
Cacasenno wrote:The burden of writing history rests with the winner.
Some might argue that it's "the privilege."
They have an argument there :wink:

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