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by Slava
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: brim
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: brim

If you can convert it to plain text, you can post it directly as such. You could also make it a jpeg, then all you have to worry about is file size.
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cachexia
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Cachexia

Subscribers to the Doctor's Word of the Day at αlphaDictionary and the regulars at the αgora need not worry about mental cachexia. :)
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Happenstance
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: Happenstance

Happenstance and serendipity are pretty much synonyms, then.

As to happy, I like to say that happiness happens. It's not something that can be maintained. Which is why we have the pursuit of happiness, not the perpetual state of such.
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pupil
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: pupil

Much to my wonder, they are related.

I also found the term for the quality of being the class clown: pupillarity. :D Not really.
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Orange

Hobart College (Geneva, NY) and Syracuse University (also NY) both use the color orange in their uniforms, and are thus called the Orangemen. Though where the names of colors comes from is a difficult question, I'd love to know if we have any idea of where the Dravidians came up with their word. Was...
by Slava
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Entresalue
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

Re: Entresalue

A minor addition and you can have a fancy title for a Walmart worker: the entresaluter, aka greeter. Even fancier, perhaps for an upscale-ish Walmart, would be entresalutarian. Or is that the welcoming speech to first-year students at college?
by Slava
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: govern, government, ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

Re: govern, government, ...

Taken up and treated here.
by Slava
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: Euphemisms and Hidden Words
Replies: 1
Views: 7862

Re: Euphemisms and Hidden Words

Here is a direct link to the euphemisms page: https://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/crazy.html

For the life of me, I can't figure out where the hidden words one is. Hidden well, that one is. :-(
by Slava
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ablaqueate
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Ablaqueate

I'm guessing this is the word we need to speak of the mangrove tree:

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by Slava
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Trichotillomania
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Re: Trichotillomania

I expect this one's a good one to dig up for this day and age, the age of covidiocy and the resultant feelings of frustration most are experiencing. Then again, anyone dealing with any official redtape or bureaucratic nonsense also knows the feeling.
by Slava
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Somnambulate
Replies: 1
Views: 6628

Re: Somnambulate

"The emergency crews took so long to arrive, I thought we were waiting for a somnambulance!"

I like the name Dustin Moppet, too.
by Slava
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pomace
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Re: Pomace

I pronounce pumice with a 'puhm-', and pomace 'pom-.' Anyone else?
by Slava
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paramour
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Paramour

I guess illegality or illicitness would depend on the point of view of the religion, the country, and the 'other half'. Since infidelity is considered cause for divorce, a paramour would be illicit in most cases. Perhaps, if it's okay with the spouse, such a lover would be called something else. A l...
by Slava
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paramour
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Paramour

Well, in current usage, paramour is only for an illicit lover, but get this: Originally a term for Christ (by women) or the Virgin Mary (by men), it came to mean "darling, sweetheart" (mid-14c.) and "wife, husband,"....(https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=paramour) Quite the trip from Christ to illi...
by Slava
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paramour
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Paramour

I have a question about this one; is an inamorato or inamorata by definition illicit? Don't they mean something along the lines of 'one who is loved'?

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