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Old 07-02-2014, 08:23 AM   #481
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geodesy:
Scientific discipline that deals with the measurement and representation
of earth, its gravitational field and geodynamic phenomena (polar
motion, earth tides, and crustal motion) in three‐dimensional,
time‐varying space.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:04 AM   #482
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Panglossian:
1. (pejorative) Naively or unreasonably optimistic.
2. (pejorative) Of or relating to the view that this is the best of all
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #483
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gruntled:
(humorous) Satisfied.
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:38 PM   #484
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You must have read my mind. Last night I was thinking that is disgruntled meant unhappy, there ought to be a definition for gruntled, but I had never heard it used.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:36 AM   #485
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Higgs boson:
(physics) A hypothetical elementary particle predicted by the Standard
Model; a boson with zero spin, it is thought to give mass to other
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:18 AM   #486
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sanguinary:
1. Attended with bloodshed.
2. Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
3. Consisting of, covered with or similar in appearance to blood.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:24 AM   #487
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epergne

a type of table centerpiece, usually made of silver, but may be made of any metal or glass or porcelain. (Wiki)

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:47 AM   #488
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sanguinary:
1. Attended with bloodshed.
2. Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
3. Consisting of, covered with or similar in appearance to blood.
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Every so often you put up a word that I know. I just have never come across an event that would give me reason to use it. I need to start hanging out with the Crips or Bloods.
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I find my phlebotomist to be quite sanguine...
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:25 AM   #490
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I find my phlebotomist to be quite sanguine...
Aha! The next time I find myself at a cocktail party, I shall bring that up. Thank you.
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