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by Slava
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Feculent
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Feculent

full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.

A nice hidden way of insulting someone. Instead of "full of ****", they can simply be feculent.

Not really a great Good Word, but I liked it enough to share.
by Slava
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: fell [adjective]
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

Re: fell [adjective]

Isn't that one swell foop? Or do I have it bass-ackwards?
by Slava
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Egestuous
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: Egestuous

I'd have thought it would have to do with causing to egest.
by Slava
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Marshmallow
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Marshmallow

I only just found out that this is from a mallow plant that grows by a marsh. Fun.

https://www.etymonline.com/word/marshmallow
by Slava
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: mudita
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: mudita

Interesting word. I'd say we could use a bit more of it in our world.

Where does the stress fall, though?
by Slava
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Dapocaginous
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: Dapocaginous

Good one. I can think of several people to apply it to.
by Slava
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Prandicle
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Prandicle

I like this one! It sounds fun to use.
by Slava
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: jaded
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: jaded

Here 'tis: Jade.

I think I'll suggest your not so dreich word, dreich.
by Slava
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Propugnaculum
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Propugnaculum

I suspect this is related to pugnacious.
by Slava
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Nychthemeron
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Nychthemeron

A whole night and a whole day. One nox and a hemeron.

This would also be the last word in the list of words beginning with n in the Agora Dictionary.
by Slava
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mess
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Mess

As in:

At the end of mess, the mess left the mess, leaving a mess.

As it's a verb, too, are the people who put out the mess the messers, and those served the messees?
by Slava
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Crunchy Evidence
Replies: 2
Views: 22892

Re: Crunchy Evidence

Found it:

Sentence: Crunchy evidence on sanctions is hard to come by.

Link: Benefit Sanctions.
by Slava
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Crunchy Evidence
Replies: 2
Views: 22892

Crunchy Evidence

I saw this in an Economist article. A new one to me, but I understood it right off the bat. We crunch numbers and data, so they must be crunchy or crunchable. I like this one and hope I get a chance to use it someday.
by Slava
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Battue
Replies: 0
Views: 940

Battue

Sadly, a very useful word in this part of the world:

undiscriminating slaughter of defenseless or unresisting crowds.

It's not the first definition, but it does fit.
by Slava
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vivacious
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Vivacious

Any thoughts on why men aren't vivacious?

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