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by Slava
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Rococo
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Re: Rococo

It can be used for ornate, over-blown, language, too, no?
by Slava
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Effutiation
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Effutiation

As long as no one has responded to the other one, I'm pretty sure it can be deleted.
by Slava
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ferruminate
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Ferruminate

I'm not sure about the "fer" part, but two minds could easily ruminate together.
by Slava
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ferruminate
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Ferruminate

So, could patches be ferruminated onto clothing? Ironed on, so to say?
by Slava
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Misologist
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Misologist

Hater of reason and reasoning. Good word, I believe. Bad attitude, but great word.
by Slava
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Rummage
Replies: 0
Views: 4014

Rummage

We've had words that mean something like this, but not this one. I hadn't seen it in so long that when I saw it recently it took me a bit to recognize it.
by Slava
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Uliginous
Replies: 1
Views: 8378

Uliginous

swamp-grown, i.e. related to D.C.? :)
by Slava
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Indemnity
Replies: 0
Views: 7379

Indemnity

and its parts, as in indemnify.
by Slava
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bovarism
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

Re: Bovarism

I didn't want to be too obvious, but the thought did flit across my mind.
by Slava
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bovarism
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

Bovarism

An exaggerated opinion of oneself, thinking you are much better than you really are. Think pretty much any politician, or bragging sports star.

Yes, it is from Madame Bovary.
by Slava
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Dolorifuge
Replies: 0
Views: 1924

Dolorifuge

Something that mitigates, or rids one of, grief, like visiting the Agora. :D
by Slava
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Gondola
Replies: 0
Views: 1586

Gondola

One source says the root is unknown, another says it is. That one sounds like it should be related to contour, but looking up contour's roots doesn't show a connection.
by Slava
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Paludal
Replies: 0
Views: 1624

Paludal

Marsh-related. Thus paludism is malaria.
by Slava
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

Re: Europe

And the silly things coming out of said place are europeinanity? :o
by Slava
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hustings & prorogue
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Re: Hustings & prorogue

Welcome to the Agora, Jan! I'd forgotten prorogue, and even tried to pronounce it to rhyme with rogue. It turns out I suggested it once before, in 2006!

Keep on posting! :D

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