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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Sabina » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:27 pm

I nominate this as the Word of the Day!

osculate
–verb (used without object)
    1. to come into close contact or union.
    2. Geometry . (of a curve) to touch another curve or another part of the same curve so as to have the same tangent and curvature at the point of contact.

–verb (used with object)
    3. to bring into close contact or union.
    4. Geometry . (of a curve) to touch (another curve or another part of the same curve) in osculation.
    5. to kiss.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin ōsculātus (past participle of ōsculārī to kiss), equivalent to ōscul ( um ) kiss, literally, little mouth
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rachel » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:59 pm

Lovely word Sabina =0) It sounds like its meaning.

I choose

coalesce

co·a·lesce   /ˌkoʊəˈlɛs/
[koh-uh-les]
verb, -lesced, -lesc·ing.
–verb (used without object)
1. to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one.
2. to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
3. to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory.
–verb (used with object)
4. to cause to unite in one body or mass.



Origin:
1535–45; < Latin coalēscere, equivalent to co- co- + al- (stem of alere to nourish, make grow) + -ēscere -esce
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Sabina » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:19 pm

Chessa, that's the perfect word to follow osculation! ;0)
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rachel » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:21 pm

I know, right?! Hahaha we're too kool for skool B0)
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Sabina » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:26 pm

flibbertigibbet -noun
    1. A flighty person; someone regarded as silly, irresponsible, or scatterbrained, especially someone who chatters or gossips
    2. An offbeat, skittish person.
    3. An imp, a fiend.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Jade » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:36 pm

lugubrious
"mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love. "

I suspect flibbertigibbets can cause lugubriousness.
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