jwjarvis has looked up 4644 words, created 33 lists, listed 878 words, written 249 comments, added 48 tags, and loved 1383 words.

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  • 12 wheeled chevy cobalt = B12, cobalamin

    February 11, 2014

  • Nine is Fine = Folic acid

    February 11, 2014

  • bioTin….bioSin….7 deadly sins

    February 11, 2014

  • thrice is nice = niacin

    February 11, 2014

  • Flavor Flave: 2 F's = B2 = Riboflavin

    February 11, 2014

  • carotene supplementation is not recommended because it prevents the uptake of other beneficial carotenoids e.g. lutein and zeanxanthin

    February 11, 2014

  • other means than his perfidy would have operated

    February 11, 2014

  • insensate tool

    February 11, 2014

  • Iscariot was in the least degree deprived of freedom or agency in the course he followed to so execrable an end.

    February 11, 2014

  • Why can't we add words to the synonyms or related section????

    May 10, 2012

  • I want to make a mind map of the entire book but it's frustrating since I can't make multiple starting points in one mind map. still learning

    May 10, 2012

  • What's your favorite mind mapping software?

    May 10, 2012

  • treated him without deference, although they said nothing offensive.

    August 25, 2011

  • its penetrating ammonia scent held us in thrall

    August 25, 2011

  • Jim has asked for only a small, token concession

    August 23, 2011

  • but he has kept his hand in as an epistolary politician.

    August 23, 2011

  • ...but let him get on a subject that truly engages him, like a coming election, and he becomes positively garrulous

    August 23, 2011

  • In conversation he tends to curtness

    August 23, 2011

  • disseminate

    July 18, 2011

  • One of the tragicomedies of American education is the tenure system.

    April 2, 2011

  • "Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do." Mark Twain

    March 31, 2011

  • "to bind"
    deligate
    colligate
    ligand
    ligament
    obligate
    profligate

    March 29, 2011

  • "ut dictum", as directed

    March 28, 2011

  • from "ter in die", 3 times a day

    March 28, 2011

  • quaque", every and the "h" indicating the number of hours

    March 28, 2011

  • "quater in die", 4 times a day

    March 28, 2011

  • "quaque die", once a day

    March 28, 2011

  • "pro re nata", for an occasion that has arisen, as circumstances require, as needed

    March 28, 2011

  • "post cibum", after meals

    March 28, 2011

  • "guttae", drops

    March 28, 2011

  • "bis in die", twice a day

    March 28, 2011

  • "ante cibum", before meals

    March 28, 2011

  • Melons, including honey dew, casaba and cantaloupe, contain the SOD enzyme. Wheat, corn and soy sprouts also have high concentrations of SOD. However, stomach acids and digestive enzymes easily destroy the SOD molecule, leaving effectively no SOD to enter the bloodstream.

    March 28, 2011

  • hydrophilic:
    L-ascrobic acid, L-ascorbic acid 6-palmitate, glutathione (reduced form), (+)-catechin, and (-)-epicatechin showed effective SOD-like activity.

    lipophilic:
    Cinnamon oil, gamma-oryzanol, extract of rosemary leaf, L-alpha-lecithin, and L-alpha-cephalin

    March 28, 2011

  • Am I mentally deficient or can we still not put 'tags' on lists and not search for lists with particular tags?

    March 27, 2011

  • not seeting the zeitgeist page makes me sad. I like clicking on "Zeitgeist" more so than boring "Community"

    March 27, 2011

  • I like searching the corpus.
    http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/

    March 27, 2011

  • http://wordcount.org/main.php
    maybe my vocabulary is larger than I thought.

    conquistador is the least commonly used word in English?

    March 27, 2011

  • The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is used as part of a treatment program to treat ADHD, narcolepsy. It's a central nervous system stimulant and can be habit-forming

    March 27, 2011

  • Diazepam is used to relieve anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal.

    March 27, 2011

  • Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.

    March 27, 2011

  • The corticospinal or pyramidal tract is a collection of axons that travel between the cerebral cortex of the brain and the spinal cord.
    ....mostly motor axons

    March 21, 2011

  • acridine derivative. e.g. tacrine, cholinesterase inhibitor (also used to treat Alzheimer's)

    March 21, 2011

  • I'm looking for a catchy word that is synonymous with track or monitor or something that leaves a trail. Any ideas? It can also be in a different language or an invented word.

    March 11, 2011

  • privy to campaign strategy

    March 10, 2011

  • She exuded unwavering poise

    March 10, 2011

  • Peter dismissed all the agita about his brother's apparent distancing

    March 10, 2011

  • have a strong religious aversion

    March 10, 2011

  • kind of reduce its salience for a group of folks who aren't persuadable

    March 10, 2011

  • At least one prefers hedonistic pleasures of gustatory stimulation over scientific fact and logical conclusions based on science

    March 10, 2011

  • Mary Poppins: Of course you can say it backwards, which is Suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus!

    February 19, 2011

  • would it be possible in the future to see examples of all forms of a word instead of having to search each variant individually?

    February 19, 2011

  • salaries of job incumbents in his or her company

    February 18, 2011

  • are enzymes that differ in amino acid sequence but catalyze the same chemical reaction

    February 18, 2011

  • ate 14c., "soda ash," from M.L. alkali, from Arabic al-qili "the ashes" (of saltwort, a plant growing in alkaline soils), from qala "to roast in a pan." The modern chemistry sense is from 1813

    February 17, 2011

  • The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in pied (multicolored) clothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats

    February 17, 2011

  • are drugs that act as central nervous system depressants, and, by virtue of this, they produce a wide spectrum of effects, from mild sedation to total anesthesia.

    February 16, 2011

  • We tend to think of the word despise as being synonymous with hate rather than as an attitude in which something is regarded as of negligible importance. Moreover, to despise also means to hold oneself above that which is unworthy.

    February 16, 2011

  • predicate device

    February 15, 2011

  • hacker tropisms for science fiction, music.

    February 11, 2011

  • The rate at which customers terminate their relationships with a company over a given period of time.

    February 8, 2011

  • architectural impetus

    February 8, 2011

  • bequeath to later generations

    January 26, 2011

  • But on the one subject on which he has a thirst for
    knowledge, a veritable passion for guidance and help - nothing!

    January 25, 2011

  • the skeleton within a skeleton is out of plumb

    January 25, 2011

  • 1928 Alexander Fleming, from random mold that flew in dish. Later cultured from green mold on grapefruit. not discovered from a lead compound, it is the lead compound.

    January 21, 2011

  • word root, from Latin fervere: to boil. Examples: effervescent, fervor

    January 20, 2011

  • from gradi (Latin) = to go

    January 20, 2011

  • wouldn't it be cool if we could "like" examples?

    January 14, 2011

  • Oklahoma colors

    January 14, 2011

  • ”Understanding how words and images and colors and meanings mix is at the heart of understanding interpretation.” Colors carry meaning. While some have written songs about colors, gangs have killed over them. Sports fans find meanings and connections through rooting for their team. Wearing the colors, logos, and apparel of that team makes them part of a community.

    January 14, 2011

  • will often come up to him and regale him with stories not of his actual football feats

    January 11, 2011

  • "Bo Knows" which envisioned Jackson attempting to take up a litany of other sports

    January 11, 2011

  • More invidiously, it involves being judged by share-price performance to the exclusion of almost everything else.

    January 6, 2011

  • But Mr. Lauren, the indefatigable fashion icon, re-upped through March 2013

    January 6, 2011

  • Mr. Zuckerberg felt that gaining the imprimatur of a major investor at such lofty levels would validate Facebook

    January 6, 2011

  • position of pitting one's knowledge and learning against...

    January 2, 2011

  • licentious living

    January 2, 2011

  • It is the ability, first, to make a choice, to evaluate the consequences of that chosen course of action, and to prize the outcomes, and then it is the capacity to marshal one’s energy in effective pursuit of the consequences or goals subtended by that choice.

    December 31, 2010

  • It is the ability, first, to make a choice, to evaluate the consequences of that chosen course of action, and to prize the outcomes, and then it is the capacity to marshal one’s energy in effective pursuit of the consequences or goals subtended by that choice.

    December 31, 2010

  • “character is the ability to inhibit instinctive impulses in accordance with a regulative principle.” That is, there is a time and place for expressiveness, but it must be regulated in terms of internal guides such as goals and ideals.

    December 30, 2010

  • Fortunately, powerlifters, as a group, are least influenced by the pop
    fitness culture's deification of relaxed stretching, high carb/low fat/low protein diet, and other stupid ideas.

    December 30, 2010

  • sultry computer voice

    December 25, 2010

  • We don’t really solve problems, we just manage them expensively into perpetuity and create a bunch of new ones along the way.

    December 22, 2010

  • True compassion is a bulwark of strong families and communities, of liberty and self-reliance, while the false compassion of the second usage is fraught with great danger and dubious results.

    December 22, 2010

  • It is a mistake to use a person’s political beliefs as the litmus test of his compassion.

    December 22, 2010

  • Self-efficacy is the belief that you are capable of performing certain actions properly, regardless of whether or not they succeed in their ultimate goal. For example, I can be confident in my ability to deliver a good talk on a subject I’m familiar with, to exhibit the requisite skill and knowledge, but I might not be able to predict the outcome, i.e., how the audience will actually respond. (While it’s true that one can be “confident of getting things wrong”, the type of confidence people seek to boost in therapy is generally belief in their ability to do something well, i.e., self-confidence, or self-efficacy.)

    December 17, 2010

  • The term has entered the media lexicon for an unaccountable but overridingly influential adviser to a political leader or candidate.

    December 17, 2010

  • Freud's followers, says Salter, waste their patients' time (and money) on an interminable dredging of the past.

    December 15, 2010

  • It might be unfair for him to quit and leave his employer in the lurch.

    December 8, 2010

  • and that the cartels’ wealth, intimidation, and influence extend to the highest echelons of law enforcement and government.

    December 8, 2010

  • explanation for plagiarism

    December 4, 2010

  • I have enough expertise in politics and history to understand that a free market ends up as monopoly unless you force them to be free.

    WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical.

    December 4, 2010

  • I can see the tremendous vibrancy in, say, the Malaysian telecom sector compared to U.S. sector. In the U.S. everything is vertically integrated and sewn up, so you don’t have a free market. In Malaysia, you have a broad spectrum of players, and you can see the benefits for all as a result.

    December 4, 2010

  • the internal executive ethos

    December 4, 2010

  • chapter 7 from which book?

    December 2, 2010

  • lesson 7, from where?

    December 2, 2010

  • my friend's brother nicknamed him "Pluck" for no apparent reason

    December 2, 2010

  • Hegelian dialectic: triads, thesis-antithesis-synthesis
    immediate-mediate-concrete
    Kant: abstract-negative-concrete

    December 2, 2010

  • geist

    December 2, 2010

  • spirit-mind

    December 2, 2010

  • can we put tags on lists? and how do you search for specific lists?

    December 2, 2010

  • private but not insular

    December 2, 2010

  • From the man of the 90% top marginal income tax rate.
    Year/Rate/TMTR/On amount over $

    1913 7 500,000
    1914 7 500,000
    1915 7 500,000
    1916 15 2,000,000
    1917 67 2,000,000
    1918 77 1,000,000
    1919 73 1,000,000
    1920 73 1,000,000
    1921 73 1,000,000
    1922 58 200,000
    1923 43.5 200,000
    1924 46 500,000
    1925 25 100,000
    1926 25 100,000
    1927 25 100,000
    1928 25 100,000
    1929 24 100,000
    1930 25 100,000
    1931 25 100,000
    1932 63 1,000,000
    1933 63 1,000,000
    1934 63 1,000,000
    1935 63 1,000,000
    1936 79 5,000,000
    1937 79 5,000,000
    1938 79 5,000,000
    1939 79 5,000,000
    1940 81.1 5,000,000
    1941 81 5,000,000
    1942 88 200,000
    1943 88 200,000
    1944 94 <2> 200,000
    1945 94 <2> 200,000
    1946 86.45 <3> 200,000
    1947 86.45 <3> 200,000
    1948 82.13 <4> 400,000
    1949 82.13 <4> 400,000
    1950 84.36 400,000
    1951 91 <5> 400,000
    1952 92 <6> 400,000
    1953 92 <6> 400,000
    1954 91 <7> 400,000
    1955 91 <7> 400,000
    1956 91 <7> 400,000
    1957 91 <7> 400,000
    1958 91 <7> 400,000
    1959 91 <7> 400,000
    1960 91 <7> 400,000
    1961 91 <7> 400,000
    1962 91 <7> 400,000
    1963 91 <7> 400,000
    1964 77 400,000
    1965 70 200,000
    1966 70 200,000
    1967 70 200,000
    1968 75.25 200,000
    1969 77 200,000
    1970 71.75 200,000
    1971 70 60 200,000
    1972 70 50 200,000
    1973 70 50 200,000
    1974 70 50 200,000
    1975 70 50 200,000
    1976 70 50 200,000
    1977 70 50 203,200
    1978 70 50 203,200
    1979 70 50 215,400
    1980 70 50 215,400
    1981 69.125 50 215,400
    1982 50 85,600
    1983 50 109,400
    1984 50 162,400
    1985 50 169,020
    1986 50 175,250
    1987 38.5 90,000
    1988 28 <8> 29,750 <8>
    1989 28 <8> 30,950 <8>
    1990 28 <8> 32,450 <8>
    1991 31 82,150
    1992 31 86,500
    1993 39.6 89,150
    1994 39.6 250,000
    1995 39.6 256,500
    1996 39.6 263,750
    1997 39.6 271,050
    1998 39.6 278,450
    1999 39.6 283,150
    2000 39.6 288,350
    2001 39.1 297,350
    2002 38.6 307,050
    2003 35 311,950

    December 1, 2010

  • obsessive love; experience great emotional highs and lows; very possessive and often jealous lovers

    November 30, 2010

  • love that is driven by the head, not the heart; undemonstrative

    November 30, 2010

  • a love that is played as a game or sport; conquest; may have multiple partners at once

    November 30, 2010

  • The term log-book has an interesting derivation in itself. An early form of measuring a ship's progress was by casting overboard a wooden board (the log) with a string attached. The rate at which the string was payed out as the ship moved away from the stationary log was measured by counting how long it took between knots in the string. These measurements were later transcribed into a book. Hence we get the term 'log-book' and also the name 'knot' as the unit of speed at sea.

    November 20, 2010

  • sailors singing shanties and living a hearty and rough life at sea

    November 20, 2010

  • best find of the year.
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/index.html

    November 19, 2010

  • meaningless stuff

    November 19, 2010

  • www.phrasefinder.co.uk

    November 19, 2010

  • 1560s, from medical L. diabetes, from late Gk. diabetes "excessive discharge of urine" (so named by Aretaeus the Cappadocian, physician of Alexandria, 2c.), lit. "a passer-through, siphon," from diabainein "to pass through," from dia- "through" (see dia-) + bainein "to go" (see come). An old native name for it was pissing evil. In classical Greek, diabainein meant "to stand or walk with the legs apart," and diabetes meant "a drafting compass," from the position of the legs.
    etymonline.com

    November 19, 2010

  • i bought this book. rock on!

    November 18, 2010

  • the thesaurus is pretty mediocre. not even illuminate for an antonym. who's in charge of it? how can we help improve it?

    November 18, 2010

  • suck up

    November 18, 2010

  • The thymus involutes with age and is virtually undetectable
    in postpubertal humans

    November 18, 2010

  • shrink

    November 18, 2010

  • wiktionary is dumb about misspellings. it sites the same misspelled word!

    November 18, 2010

  • chode

    November 18, 2010

  • what about a more powerful and enhanced feature to search for words by definition? search for words that have ...blank...in the definition.

    November 16, 2010

  • probiotic or prebiotic?

    November 16, 2010

  • etymology: antibody generator = anti-gen

    November 16, 2010

  • can be visualised as a bubble of liquid within another liquid. lysosome, vacuole

    November 14, 2010

  • -nik

    November 13, 2010

  • The English suffix -nik is of Slavic origin. It approximately corresponds to the suffix "-er" and nearly always denotes an agent noun.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudnik

    November 13, 2010

  • Csikszentmihalyi. skill and challenge arrive at a flow state, otherwise boredom or anxiety would be evident

    November 13, 2010

  • 'Purple leisure' (also 'deviant leisure', 'dark leisure', or 'taboo leisure') is much more difficult to define. At its simplest, it is leisure behavior that goes against the prevailing moral grain of society.

    November 13, 2010

  • a pattern in a protein structure formed by the spatial arrangement of amino acids

    November 12, 2010

  • development of blood transfusion and especially organ transplantation as methods of treatment in clinical medicine provided a strong impetus to detect and define genes that control rejection reactions in humans.

    November 12, 2010

  • Therefore, the recognition of a graft as self or foreign is an inherited trait. The genes responsible for causing a grafted tissue to be perceived as similar to or different from one's own tissues were called histocompatibility genes (genes that determine tissue compatibility between individuals), and the
    differences between self and foreign were attributed to polymorphisms among different histocompatibility
    gene alleles.

    November 12, 2010

  • and it certainly wasn't initiated by Mcdonald's. Check out their bio-undegradable burger

    November 12, 2010

  • is scribd.com in the examples feed? what about other movie scripts websites? or lyrics websites?

    November 12, 2010

  • regardlesser, unheedless, uncareless...

    November 10, 2010

  • blurb

    November 10, 2010

  • they are so dumb, so very dumb, fo reals.

    November 10, 2010

  • tihs wrod cakrcs me up. adoybny hvae a fritoave lsit of cmonmloy mlsepisled and msueisd wrods?

    November 10, 2010

  • eat babies

    November 10, 2010

  • (sometimes spelled ueber, uber, the former being a correct form in German just like über) (German pronunciation: ˈyːbɐ ( listen)) comes from the German language. It is a cognate of both Latin super and Greek ὑπέρ (hyper), as well as English over and above. It is also sometimes used as a hyphenated prefix in informal English, usually for emphasis.
    In German, über is used as a prefix as well as a word in its own right. Both uses indicate a state or action involving increased elevation or quantity in the physical sense, or superiority or excess in the abstract.
    The crossover of the term "über" from German into English goes back to the work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. In 1883, Nietzsche coined the term "Übermensch" to describe the higher state to which he felt men might aspire.

    November 10, 2010

  • on his talk show to weigh in on the portentous topic

    November 10, 2010

  • http://mymemory.translated.net/

    November 10, 2010

  • Humpty Dumpty: When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.
    Alice: The question is, whether you can make words mean so many different things.
    Humpty Dumpty: The question is: which is to be master - that's all.

    November 9, 2010

  • i came here thinking there would be a long list of opera lingo or something. i guess i'm a little slow to pick up on the humor around here.

    November 9, 2010

  • Steady State theory

    November 9, 2010

  • didn't wordnik used to have your favorite onomatopoeia on your profile?

    November 9, 2010

  • To a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea.

    November 9, 2010

  • Thank you, feel free to contribute marky. The list should probably be called morphemes

    October 31, 2010

  • cool word lists

    October 30, 2010

  • is an epidemic that spreads across a large region (for example a continent), or even worldwide.

    October 25, 2010

  • once made a statement to the effect that those who do not read history will have to repeat it....also, George Santayana and Edmund Burke

    October 25, 2010

  • ...We pile pity upon ourselves and permit our initial discouragement to develop into despondency and despair.

    October 24, 2010

  • the new artificial bone

    October 22, 2010

  • Reagan? Those are words that came out of his mouth, that is what it has to do with him.

    October 21, 2010

  • "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

    October 21, 2010

  • http://www.murphywong.net/hello/barzun.htm

    October 21, 2010

  • The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.

    October 21, 2010

  • to i.e. in the direction of

    October 15, 2010

  • News Corporation, Fox, Dow Jones

    October 12, 2010

  • operative word

    October 11, 2010

  • His mistake is no isolated gaffe.

    October 10, 2010

  • As an investor, you may be wondering why this is salient to you?

    October 10, 2010

  • the freedom to choose...the ability to be an agent unto yourself...the ability to act instead of being acted upon

    October 9, 2010

  • moral hegemony

    October 7, 2010

  • he is hyper-verbal, spewing non sequiturs

    October 6, 2010

  • Murphy's law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong".

    October 5, 2010

  • dialectical process

    October 2, 2010

  • impersonal schools bureaucracies and dehumanizing schools from being built, mills for which our children are little more than grist.

    October 2, 2010

  • The great Tudor queen had known how to deal with mettlesome men

    October 2, 2010

  • There shall be one or more faculty/staff advisors who shall be members ex officio with no voting privileges

    October 2, 2010

  • When the total tax burden grows beyond a bearable size, the problem of devising taxes that will not discourage and disrupt production becomes insoluble.

    October 2, 2010

  • the capital that was expropriated in taxes (or, if the money was borrowed, that eventually must be expropriated in taxes)

    October 2, 2010

  • And it is all presented, in the panegyrics of its partisans, as a net economic gain without offsets.

    October 2, 2010

  • gamut of communication tools

    September 30, 2010

  • "somebody horked our clothes!" Strange Brew

    September 30, 2010

  • You know, who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behavior... It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community. Now it's a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell. George Gerbner (TV Researcher)

    September 30, 2010

  • It is possible that certain basic human epistemic biases are projected onto the material under scrutiny

    September 30, 2010

  • dichotomy between the industrial and commercial worlds

    September 30, 2010

  • strongly heuristic methodology

    September 30, 2010

  • but it cut the very heart out of this venerable word

    September 29, 2010

  • assimilation of vocabulary may best be achieved by writing 10 to 20 sentences of each new word in different contexts

    September 27, 2010

  • provisional concept

    September 27, 2010

  • The outset is when something starts fully formed: This project was doomed from the outset....I promised myself I would work hard from the very outset.

    Onset is something forming: The onset of the disease is slow and painful....I fear the onset of war....The war will be vicious from the outset.

    In terms of usage, it seems onset can be subject or object, whereas outset is always (or at least commonly) prepositional 'from the outset', 'at the outset'.

    September 25, 2010

  • Onset is used in phrases that relate to the start (time-wise) of something. The onset of spring; the onset of the football season.

    Outset is used more in the sense of beginning (in the sense of making a start). It relates more to the idea of starting something new than to time. I loved him from the outset; from the outset of the war . . .; no one recognized the outset of the depression at the exact time it happened.

    If you think of onset more as the time when something started, and outset at its true beginning, regardless of time, you won't go wrong.

    September 25, 2010

  • the right lionizes Ronald Reagan, the left lionizes FDR

    September 24, 2010

  • Blockbuster capitulated on that issue and ultimately abandoned the merger.

    September 24, 2010

  • iterative testing of ideas

    September 23, 2010

  • Improved signage for directing patients in and out
    of the ED

    September 22, 2010

  • incisive case

    September 22, 2010

  • epigenetics

    September 19, 2010

  • thanks!

    September 16, 2010

  • what do you call a word that has two opposing meanings in its definition? e.g. cleave

    September 16, 2010

  • The assiduous merchant, the laborious husbandman, the active mechanic, and the industrious manufacturer - all orders of men look forward with eager expectation and growing alacrity to the pleasing reward of their toils.

    September 16, 2010

  • Man in general seems a deceitful, tricky, dangerous, perfidious animal

    September 16, 2010

  • the once vibrant health care alternative of lodge practice, which less than two decades before had inspired trepidation throughout the medical establishment, had virtually disappeared

    September 14, 2010

  • Most commentary from both sides of this conflict indicates that these sanctions were highly effective.

    September 14, 2010

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  • "Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do." Mark Twain

    March 31, 2011

  • Am I mentally deficient or can we still not put 'tags' on lists and not search for lists with particular tags?

    March 27, 2011

  • I like searching the corpus.
    http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/

    March 27, 2011

  • http://wordcount.org/main.php
    maybe my vocabulary is larger than I thought.

    conquistador is the least commonly used word in English?

    March 27, 2011

  • surveil

    March 11, 2011

  • Chuck Norris likes examples.

    March 4, 2011

  • would it be possible in the future to see examples of all forms of a word instead of having to search each variant individually?

    February 19, 2011

  • *like*

    January 14, 2011

  • wouldn't it be cool if we could "like" examples?

    January 14, 2011

  • can we put tags on lists? and how do you search for specific lists?

    December 2, 2010

  • best find of the year.
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/index.html

    November 19, 2010

  • what about a more powerful and enhanced feature to search for words by definition? search for words that have ...blank...in the definition.

    November 16, 2010

  • is scribd.com in the examples feed? what about other movie scripts websites? or lyrics websites?

    November 12, 2010

  • http://mymemory.translated.net/

    November 10, 2010

  • yeah, I kept mine in my 'about me' section .. otherwise it's gone I guess.

    November 9, 2010

  • didn't wordnik used to have your favorite onomatopoeia on your profile?

    November 9, 2010

  • cool word lists

    October 30, 2010

  • The comments on Autantonyms by oroboros are a great place to start--I think cleave shows up on that list.

    September 16, 2010

  • what do you call a word that has two opposing meanings in its definition? e.g. cleave

    September 16, 2010

  • I'm very much in need of a wordnik SRS (spaced repetition system) App!

    August 15, 2010

  • Anki might be one of the coolest things I've found this year.

    July 27, 2010

  • Didn't the etymology tab used to be at the top? What happened to that? and will Wordnik.com ever collaborate with etymonline.com?

    July 14, 2010

  • how to do you split .flv video?!

    June 13, 2010

  • Anybody know how to get online access to "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs" ?

    May 27, 2010

  • Thanks John, hyperwords is pretty cool.
    what's the word on incorporating a thesaurus and alphabetizing the dictionary? and providing links within the dictionary for easy navigation e.g. T, Te, Th,....

    May 25, 2010

  • Hi jwj, there are bookmarklets and plugins for looking up words from any web page, and a bookmarklet for adding a word to a list from any page (they're all linked to on the tools page). Something similar that let you highlight text and feed it straight into the comment form is a fine idea.

    If anyone wants to whip up a bookmarklet or plugin, we'd happily feature it on the tools page :-)

    May 25, 2010

  • I just got another idea which has hopefully and most likely already crossed your mind. Maybe you can make a deal with firefox so wordnik users can easily post example sentences to wordnik. Maybe we wordnik users don't have to wait for the wordnik admin's to post more example sentences, maybe we can help you do it. Example sentences are more useful when they're in the context the user is interested in, right?

    May 25, 2010

  • wordnik button for google toolbar does not work

    May 11, 2010

  • Any developers out there that would like to collaborate?

    April 26, 2010

  • I recently started playing 'words with friends' on the iphone. I'm trying to think of an innovative iphone game that could be developed with wordnik. A way to share new words with friends, test each others vocabulary...

    April 26, 2010

  • iPhone app!!!

    April 26, 2010

  • how about wordnik flashcards?

    April 24, 2010

  • is there a wordnik iphone app?

    April 24, 2010

  • Also, are you going to turn this site into a social site down the road? I hope it can remain simple and professional. I would hate this site if it had tons of advertising on it. But it would be cool to be able to do more with the Zeitgeist page. I like how you can view recently listed words. There is a lot of worthless stuff on there though, a lot of dumb comments, useless words.
    Can you follow lists? and get updates sent to your profile when a list as been updated?
    Would it be a good idea to put a book club section in here somewhere? It would be cool to list highly recommended books on vocabulary building, communication, etymology, linguistics, semantics etc.

    April 20, 2010

  • Feature suggestion: put usage statistics in the definition. let us know how often each definition is used. E.g. definition 1 is used 20% of the time, definition 2 is used 80% of the time with this particular word.
    Also, this word is used incorrectly 30% of the time.

    April 20, 2010

  • Cool, thanks for the update. Also, will it ever be possible to look up a word(s) based on the definition? I guess that would be similar to synonyms

    April 6, 2010

  • Hi Jason--the 'by letter' browsing will be able to be ordered alphabetically sometime this week. Stay tuned :-)

    April 5, 2010

  • I noticed on the bottom of the wordnik site it appears you can view words alphabetically, however it's ordered based on occurrences, not the alphabet. When can we view words alphabetically like an old fashioned dictionary?????

    April 5, 2010