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Word of the Day!

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by GlassesBlu, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu :alive:

    A fun word in part brought to my attention via The Good Place episode title, and one of the many cool words i see when I was hunting for synonyms for my fanfic

    Pandemonium

    It feels quite poetic
     
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  2. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    rallentando if musical terms count

    one of the various terms to mean "slow down"

    rall ən TAN do......u gotta gently put the brakes on ur oboe etc
     
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  3. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu :alive:

    Phantasm!
     
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  4. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    ooh, yes! and similar derivatives, like phantasmagorical!
     
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  5. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu :alive:

    Fun words in this phrase
    - rend a heart in twain

    (From a amazing world of gumball episode, said by smart blue egg boy)
     
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  6. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    axolotl.

    axolotl.jpg
     
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  7. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu :alive:

    Ephemeral
     
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  8. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    siphonophore!
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    Homoscedasticity/Heteroscedasticity
    (hō-mō-si-ˌda-ˈsti-sə-tē) / (hedərō-si-ˌda-ˈsti-sə-tē)
    I recognize that technically the c is silent but I like the words better when you pronounce the c as a hard c.
     
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  10. Deresto

    Deresto Large and Never in Charge

    Eureka!
     
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  11. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu :alive:

    Babie <- spelled like that

    Ruminate
     
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  12. Deresto

    Deresto Large and Never in Charge

    Jaa'm
     
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  13. Acey

    Acey cicadas taking cover while we stomp around

    Periphrasis is a cool word; it’s the use of multiple words when a single word could just as correctly suffice (for instance, saying “more happy” instead of “happier” would be a mild example of periphrasis). It’s just fun to say in my head!

    Also, another word that fits its meaning perfectly: whisper. I think it sounds just right if you...well, whisper it.
     
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  14. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Purr!
     
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  15. Acey

    Acey cicadas taking cover while we stomp around

    Also: cephalophore. Sounds like a scientific term of some sort, at least to me—but it actually refers to art of saints martyred by beheading, in which the saint in question is portrayed carrying their own severed head.
     
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  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    whoa. yeah, i would've thought it was a sea creature, possibly those thingies that eat whale fall. but when you think about it -- 'head bearing', right?
     
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  17. Acey

    Acey cicadas taking cover while we stomp around

    Yup, I’m pretty sure it literally translates to “head bearer!” I first heard it in a TMBG song and thought it was a creature of some sort, and then I looked it up and...it wasn’t, but it does make perfect linguistic sense! (And I’m right-brained enough to be a bit more fascinated by art than by science, admittedly...)
     
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  18. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu :alive:

    Eschew
     
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  19. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu :alive:

    Toothsome, Boyful
     
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  20. Deresto

    Deresto Large and Never in Charge

    Some words that are Nice To Say:

    Calamity! Also jötunheimr, mastodon, and mystery
     
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