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tonya commented on the word eristic
Hey, that's the same article that brought me here to this word! :)
December 19, 2008
tonya commented on the word palimpsest
"All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary." 1984 by George Orwell
October 7, 2008
tonya commented on the list ugliest-words-ever
I had totally forgotten how much I'd disliked the word felicity when I had first encountered it. I agree with pretty much all of these. (banal! ugh!)
September 18, 2008
tonya commented on the word morass
Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms: a morass of detail.
August 31, 2008
tonya commented on the word fractious
(esp. of children) easily upset and angered, often due to tiredness
August 15, 2008
tonya commented on the word paragon
A paragon is peerless, but to paragon something is to compare or make it equal.
August 14, 2008
tonya commented on the word euphonium
But euphonium players must use the word "euphonious" to their advantage all the time...
tonya commented on the word elocution
Execution of eloquence.
August 9, 2008
tonya commented on the word pusillanimous
"Don't be such a pussy cat!" is how I remember this :).
tonya commented on the word ingenuous
I tend to not notice the first "u" and understand ingenious.
August 8, 2008
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