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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:06 am

asymptote
-noun
a straight line approached by a given curve as one of the variables in the equation of the curve approaches infinity.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:19 am

asymptote
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2. A small hairy creature of the genus grophulae. It has sharp fangs and is extremely vicious.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:26 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Luxorious
adjective
Every bit as nice as a city in ancient Egypt.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:58 pm

assymptote
-n.
Plumber's crack.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 pm

montane
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1. pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.
-noun
2. the lower vegetation belt on mountains.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:18 pm

plain
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like montane only lower down

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:19 pm

montane
-adjective
1. pertaining to, growing in, or inhabiting mountainous regions.
-noun
2. the lower vegetation belt on mountains.
3. a tane belonging to a French man
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:01 am

inveigh
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to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against): to inveigh against isolationism.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:14 am

exveigh
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opposite of inveigh.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:52 am

ixnay [v]

present tense of the verb "not to do"
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:27 pm

^ :lol: ixnay on the oyveigh
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:02 pm

apocalypstick
noun
Lipstick used to deliver the kiss of death.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:47 pm

^ :lol:

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:01 pm

heortology
-noun
the study of the history and significance of the feasts and seasons in the ecclesiastical calendar.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:40 pm

heartology
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The proper name for cardiology.
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