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Old 08-21-2013, 05:14 PM   #21
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accismus:
(rhetoric) Feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it.
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I didn't know there was a word for that! Cool
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ke·loid (also cheloid) (n)
/ˈkē loid'/



A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or surgical incision.
[French kéloïde : Greek khl, claw + French -oïde, resembling (from Greek -oeids; see -oid).]
ke·loidal (-loidl) adj.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #23
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I learned a new word today from CWS4322 in the pork chop thread!

abattoir
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A slaughterhouse.

A few more words like that and I might pay $12.00 for a pork chop!
What a great word, abattoir, abattoir, abattoir!!!
Sounds so much nicer than a slaughterhouse...
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Salumi - the Italian word for a variety of cured meats, like the French word charcuterie.
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Sounds so much nicer than a slaughterhouse...
Kinda like boudoir...
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Kinda like boudoir...
The animals might prefer a boudoir over an abattoir...
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(derogatory slang) People who unquestioningly accept as true whatever
their political leaders say or who adopt popular opinion as their own
without scrutiny.
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To beat into shape with a hammer.
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aeolist (n)

1. (obs) (rare) A pompous person who pretends to have inspiration or spiritual insight.

(Jonathan Swift is credited with first using this term in English literature in 1704 in Tale of a Tub: "The learned Aeolists maintain the original cause of all things to be wind.").

The irony is that an aeolist pretends to have inspiration. If one researches the etymology of inspiration > Old French inspiracion "inhaling, breathing in; inspiration,"> Late Latin inspirationem noun of action from past participle stem of Latin inspirare "inspire, inflame, blow into." Therefore, an aeolist really is full of wind.

I did a search on the 'Net for Aeolist, and there are actually companies that have chosen that for their names...Not sure that is such a great brand name...And, s/one used it on FB as his/her screen name (now, that might tell you that person tends to go on and on and might not be s/one to "friend"). I love researching obsolete words or words that have undergone a shift in definition from the time they entered the English language (handsome and handy).
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With care and consideration for the future; foresightly.
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