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by Dr. Goodword
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Buxom
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Buxom

• buxom • Pronunciation: bêk -sêm • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: Pleasingly plump and jolly, zaftig, chubbily curvaceous and good-humored. Notes: Today's Good Word is often mistaken to mean "full bosomed", probably because of its similarity to the word bosom . Its most wide...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Anxious
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Anxious

• anxious • Pronunciation: ængk -shês • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Tensely worried, nervously troubled, disturbed by fear of impending failure or danger. 2. Eager, excitedly anticipating or looking forward to something. Notes: Today's Good Word may be used as an adverb if we pla...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Feck
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Feck

• feck • Pronunciation: fek • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A large number of something, the bulk, the majority, as 'the feck of the town council'. 2. Value, worth, good (result), effect, efficacy, as 'no feck will come of it'. 3. Part, portion, as 'took the best feck of the puppies'. 4...
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Agonistic
Replies: 2
Views: 300

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by Dr. Goodword
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rococo
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Rococo

• rococo • Pronunciation: rê- ko -ko • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective, noun Meaning: 1. The excessively ornate late baroque style of architecture and furniture of Continental Europe of the 18th century, characterized by a profusion of curly scrolls, foliage, and animal forms (see illustration)....
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ferruminate
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Ferruminate

• ferruminate • Pronunciation: fêr- ru -mê-nayt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. To bond, especially with solder. 2. To put together, to unite, to connect solidly. Notes: In case you need more syllables or more erudition than solder (pronounced [ sah -dêr] in the US) can bring to your co...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Agonistic
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Agonistic

• agonistic • Pronunciation: æ-gê- nis -tik • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Confrontational, combative, competitive, conflictive, related to a struggle between two opposing forces. 2. Related to ancient Greek athletic competitions. 3. Argumentative, polemical. Notes: This adjective...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Agnostic
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Agnostic

• agnostic • Pronunciation: æg- nah -stik • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective, noun Meaning: 1. Of the opinion it is not possible to know whether God exists, unconcerned about the existence of God, neither believing or disbelieving. 2. Not having an opinion about something, not caring one way or t...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Homily
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Homily

• homily • Pronunciation: hah -mê-li • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A morally edifying sermon to inspire a congregation, as opposed to a more philosophical message on theological doctrine. 2. A platitude, a short expression of an uplifting nature. 3. A tedious and probably insincere ti...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mufti
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Mufti

• mufti • Pronunciation: mêf -tee • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A Muslim legal advisor who writes fatwas, legal interpretations of the shari'a, the Islamic law. Fatwas are written for private clients and are generally binding in civil law but not in criminal cases. 2. Civilian clothes...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Offal
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Offal

• offal • Pronunciation: o -fêl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass Meaning: 1. Entrails, viscera, the innards of animals. 2. Waste product from any process, leftover waste, garbage, rubbish. Notes: Today's Good Word pushes the definition of good about as far as it will go—maybe farther. My first...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Phalanx

• phalanx • Pronunciation: fay -længks (US), fæ -lænks (UK) • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. An ancient Macedonian battle formation of spear-wielding foot soldiers operating behind a wall of overlapping shields 2. A compact body of first-responders or troops standing or moving in close f...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Desist
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Desist

• desist • Pronunciation: di- sist , di- zist • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb, intransitive (no objects) Meaning: To cease, stop, abstain, refrain. Notes: This intransitive verb can take a semantic object by adding from, 'to desist from' means "to cease", as 'to desist from protesting' &q...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tureen
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Tureen

• tureen • Pronunciation: tê- reen • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A deep covered serving dish for soup. 2. A smaller vessel of the same general description for gravy or sauce. Notes: Here is a word that is going out of style because the object it refers to is going out of style. It is ...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nonpareil
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Nonpareil

• nonpareil • Pronunciation: nahn-pê- rel • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Peerless, having no equal, unrivaled, incomparable, matchless 2. (US only) A flat round chocolate candy covered with colored sugar sprinkles. Notes: This adjective is frequently used as a postmodifier, 'a voc...

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