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Word of the Day!

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

  1. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    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 I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    Phantasm!
     
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  4. hyrax

    hyrax had a handle on my life, but i broke it

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

    GlassesBlu I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    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 absentee sperglord

    axolotl.

    axolotl.jpg
     
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  7. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    Ephemeral
     
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  8. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    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 Your Friendly Neighborhood Hypocrite

    Eureka!
     
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  11. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    Babie <- spelled like that

    Ruminate
     
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  12. Deresto

    Deresto Your Friendly Neighborhood Hypocrite

    Jaa'm
     
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  13. Acey

    Acey declaring us the nicest of the damned

    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 declaring us the nicest of the damned

    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 absentee sperglord

    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 declaring us the nicest of the damned

    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 I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    Eschew
     
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  19. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    Toothsome, Boyful
     
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  20. Deresto

    Deresto Your Friendly Neighborhood Hypocrite

    Some words that are Nice To Say:

    Calamity! Also jötunheimr, mastodon, and mystery
     
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