Monday, November 10, 2008

Word of the Day

horripilation \haw-rip-uh-LAY-shuhn; ho-\, noun: the act or process of the hair bristling on the skin, as from cold or fear; goose flesh There are a few things capable of sending an icy horripilation through even the bravest man. -- Who Will Provide Social Security?, Washington Times, June 11, 1996... Sign in to see full entry.

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Word of the Day for Monday, November 10, 2008 intimation \in-tuh-MAY-shuhn\, noun: an indirect or slight suggestion; hint She had always had an intimation of her destiny: all her senses would go on the alert, as if bracing her for a blow-a terrible, crushing, powerful blow-of luck, whether good or... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Word of the Day Saturday, November 08, 2008 resplendent rih-SPLEN-duhnt, adjective, very bright or shining; splendid Dictionary.com Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Word of the Day for Friday, November 7, 2008 olfactory \ol-FAK-tuh-ree; -tree; ohl-\, adjective: of smell; having to do with smelling What stirred this olfactory reminiscence was the confession of a Philadelphia newsman that the situation in his home town was "stinking." -- Stinking, Time, October... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Word of the Day for Monday, November 5, 2008 aquiline \AK-wuh-lyn; -lin\, adjective: 1. curved like an eagle's beak 2. of or like an eagle To a page at his court, Gian Maria Angiolello, he appeared 'of medium height, fat and fleshy; he had a wide forehead, large eyes with thick lashes, an aquiline... Sign in to see full entry.

Word of the Day for Thursday, November 6, 2008 mot juste \moh-ZHOOST\, noun: a word or phrase that exacts fits the case The poet's concern for the mot juste nearly always makes his prose a thing of interest and beauty. -- Robert Peel, Lyrical Impressions, Christian Science Monitor, September 19,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Word of the Day for Tuesday, November 4, 2008 epicure \EP-ih-kyur\, noun: 1. a person who enjoys eating and drinking and who is very particular in choosing fine foods and beverages; gourmet 2. a person who is fond of luxury and pleasure The journalists, bloggers, chefs and others who make up the Fat... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Word of the Day

Synecdoche. A literary figure of speech giving part/whole/whole/part analogy. Example from grammar.com "And the Stratocaster guitars slung over Burgermeister beer guts, and the swizzle stick legsjackknifed over Naugahyde stools and the witch hazel spread out over the linoleum floors,the pedal... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

misplaced anger, narcissism and projected anxiety

Several years ago, when the Harry Potter craze began, and I had no interest in it whatsoever, my mother's friend asked me what it was all about. I had only looked at the book and didn't get any of the vocab, and was turned off by it. Now I see why she asked me. That's how ESL children view American... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Jay Rockefeller

“As Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I am all too aware that the threats we face are unconventional. They are sophisticated. They are constantly changing and adapting. And they are very serious. What matters most in the Oval Office is sound judgment and decisive action. It’s about... Sign in to see full entry.

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