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by Dr. Goodword
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pregnant
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Pregnant

• pregnant • Pronunciation: preg -nênt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Carrying a developing offspring in the body, gravid. 2. Filled with, fraught with, containing a profusion, abounding in. 3. Filled with anticipation, as 'a pregnant pause'. Notes: Today's Good Word has only rece...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Petulant
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Petulant

• petulant • Pronunciation: pe -chê-lênt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: Irascible, hot-headed, easily or too quickly angered by petty annoyances. Notes: Today's Good Word comes with a substantial family of derivatives: an adverb, petulantly , and a choice of two nouns, petulance or p...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rupestrine
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Rupestrine

• rupestrine • Pronunciation: ru- pes -treen • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: Growing on rocks (plants), living among rocks (animals), appearing on rocks (everything else). Notes: The meaning above so rarely leads to an adjective that several similar adjectives have arisen. Alongside t...
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Recoup
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Recoup

• recoup • Pronunciation: ree- kup • Hear it! Part of Speech : Verb, transitive Meaning: 1. To regain, recover, to get back something lost or its equivalent, its fungible. 2. To compensate, repay, as to recoup veterans for the sacrifices they make. Notes: Here is another 'curve' word in the same se...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Aggrieve
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Aggrieve

• aggrieve • Pronunciation: ê- greev • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. To cause harm, to wrong, to cause anxiety, suffering, or pain unjustly. 2. To feel resentment at being treated unfairly, as the aggrieved party in a civil court case. Notes: This verb offers two choices for a derived n...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Reticule
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Reticule

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by Dr. Goodword
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Battue
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Battue

• battue • Pronunciation: bæ- tu • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A hunt with beaters chasing game in the direction of the hunters. 2. This method of hunting. 3. Mass slaughter of a defenseless crowd. Notes: The metaphorical sense of today's Good Word is unfortunately convenient for all ...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maladroit
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Maladroit

• maladroit • Pronunciation: mæl-ê- droyt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: Inept, clumsy, awkward, bungling. Notes: Today's word has a purely English adverb, maladroitly , and an English noun, maladroitness . Mal - is a pretty active prefix in English, as indicated by maladjusted , mal...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: 3000th Good Word
Replies: 0
Views: 4015

3000th Good Word

Maladroit is the 2982nd unique word in the Good Word series. We a coming up on our 3000th Good Word and I would like it to be something special. If you know a really cool word, cool for any reason, please recommend it in the Good Word Suggestion shop of the Agora.
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tantalize
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Tantalize

• tantalize • Pronunciation: tænt -êl-aiz • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb, transitive Meaning: To tease by offering something that is kept just out of reach of the one it is offered to. http://www.alphadictionary.com/images/tantalus.gif Notes: This Good Word comes from a large and happy family. The...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Temperament
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Temperament

• temperament • Pronunciation: tem -pê-rê-mênt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. The basic nature or personality of man or animal as revealed in behavior, range of emotion. 2. The dominant physical and mental characteristics of humans according to the medieval theory of humors. Notes: Thi...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Explicate
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Explicate

• explicate • Pronunciation: ek -splê-kayt • Hear it ! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. To give a detailed analysis of something, explain at length. 2. Analyze logically in depth, develop the implications of. Notes: We often use explicate as a fancy synonym of explain. The meaning of today's Good W...
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Agenda

• agenda • Pronunciation: ê- jen -dê • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A list of items scheduled for discussion at a meeting. 2. A mental list of tasks someone intends to undertake. 3. Underlying secret intentions. Notes: Unlike data and media , this Latin plural has been completely assim...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: Donations2
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

Donations2

http://www.alphadictionary.com/images/logosm.gif Those of you who contributed to our endeavors, thank you very much for your generosity. We have enough in donations to carry the Website and Good Words through November. If only 100 of the 17,338 active Good Word subscribers or the 90,000 visitors to...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Jostle
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Jostle

• jostle • Pronunciation: jah -sêl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: 1. To shake by bumping, to stir up. 2. To compete for position, to vie for advantage. 3. (Intransitive) To move through a crowd by pushing and elbowing. Notes: We have a little-used noun, jostlement , that comes with this v...

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