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by Dr. Goodword
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lycanthropy
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Lycanthropy

• lycanthropy • Pronunciation: lai- kæn -thrê-pi • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. The supposed power of certain human beings to convert themselves into wolves or the belief in such a power. According to the Century Unabridged Dictionary, "This belief is still common among savage rac...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Halloween

• Halloween • Pronunciation: hæ -lê-ween • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, proper Meaning: The night before All Saints Day, when English-speaking children run about (if not amok ) in scary costumes representing the menacing spirits of the dead. It is the tradition to play pranks on neighbors or offe...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Jack-o'-lantern
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Jack-o'-lantern

• jack-o'-lantern • Pronunciation: jæk -ê-læn-têrn • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin with openings representing eyes, nose, and mouth to make it look like a face—a symbol of Halloween. 2. The light of burning marsh gas. http://www.alphadictionary...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Another Good Word suggestion for #3000
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Re: Another Good Word suggestion for #3000

An equally good idea. It, too, is on the list.
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Good Word Suggestion for word #3000
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Good Word Suggestion for word #3000

A good one. But it would never fit on an iPhone.
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Postulate
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Postulate

• postulate • Pronunciation: pahs -chê-lêt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. (Noun) A position presented as a basis for further reasoning. 2. (Noun) A candidate for high ecclesiastical office awaiting papal approval. Notes: Today's Good word may be used as a verb if we adjust the pronunci...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maverick
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Maverick

• maverick • Pronunciation: mæ -vêr-ik • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A calf or other animal that has left the herd and has not been branded, so that anyone who brands it can claim ownership. 2. It can also be a garrulous individualist, an iconoclast who lives by his or her own rules, ...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ineluctable
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Ineluctable

• ineluctable • Pronunciation: in-ê- lêk -tê-bêl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Inescapable, unavoidable, inevitable. 2. Irresistible. Notes: Today's Good Word has recently become an orphan negative , a negated adjective with no positive partner. It now stands alongside such stalw...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Exuvia
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Exuvia

• exuvia • Pronunciation: eg- zu -vee-ê • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: Slough ([sluff]), a piece of molted or sloughed-off debris, such as a molted feather, or an outgrown crab shell or snake skin. Notes: Today's is a almost a sniglet, a word we need but is hard to find in the dictionary....
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bruit
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Bruit

• bruit • Pronunciation: bru -it • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: To spread, broadcast, pass on (information, stories, rumors). Notes: Though today's word is widely used, it is a rarity not only for its beauty but for the fact that it is pronounced exactly as spelled. This verb entered Engl...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bootleg
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Bootleg

[goodword'• bootleg •[/goodword] Pronunciation: but -leg • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: Illegally produced and sold, as bootleg liquor or bootleg videos. Notes: In the era of a world economy, it is difficult for a company to control the production and sale of its products in other cou...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Anhedonia

• anhedonia • Pronunciation: æn-hee- don -ee-yê • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass (no plural) Meaning: 1. The absence of pleasure. 2. The inability to enjoy pleasure. (In medicine this is a core symptom of depression.) Notes: Today's Good Word is the antonym of hedonism "overindulgence in ...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lucid
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Lucid

• lucid • Pronunciation: lu -sid • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Clear, transparent or at least translucent, as 'lucid water'. 2. Bright, luminous, as 'a lucid moon'. 3. Clearly expressed, intelligible, easily comprehended, as 'a lucid analysis'. Notes: This word means "clear&...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wanton
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Wanton

• wanton • Pronunciation: wawn -tên • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective (Noun, Verb) Meaning: 1. Playful, sportive, frolicsome, as 'a wanton kitten in the grass'. 2. Undisciplined, unruly, wild, as 'the errors of wanton youth'. 3. Rich and luxuriant, as 'wanton undergrowth'. 4. Lewd, lascivious, h...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Kindle

• kindle • Pronunciation: kin -dêl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. (Transitive) To ignite an actual or emotional fire; to light up as though on fire, as the sun might kindle a resplendent dawn across the horizon. 2. (Intransitive) To become ignited or aroused. Notes: Exactly what motiva...

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