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Old 07-29-2014, 03:50 AM   #531
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Well, I don't put the words up to make people feel stupid. I put them up to teach, if you already know, sometimes it is a reminder the word is still around. If I ever sound like I am patronizing or making you feel stupid, just tell me. I don't mean to be that way.
Oh heavens no. I love this thread. I love learning new things. It just was that you posted three or more words in one day that I already knew and was very familiar with. Kind of like being able to run a category on Jeopardy.
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That makes me feel better, Thanks Addie!

Today's word is silly, but so descriptive:

shipwrecky:
1. Characteristic of a shipwreck.
2. (figuratively) Weak, feeble; shaky.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shipwrecky>
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:41 AM   #533
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That makes me feel better, Thanks Addie!

Today's word is silly, but so descriptive:

shipwrecky:
1. Characteristic of a shipwreck.
2. (figuratively) Weak, feeble; shaky.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shipwrecky>
I have known some folks who are walking shipwrecks.
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chiropterologist:
Someone who studies bats (the flying mammal).
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:55 PM   #535
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Someone who studies bats (the flying mammal).
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Now there is one occupation I will never be guilty of practicing. I will leave that to others.
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coppice:
A grove of small growth; a thicket of brushwood; a wood cut at certain
times for fuel or other purposes, typically managed to promote growth
and ensure a reliable supply of timber.
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olympicene:
(organic chemistry) A pentacyclic aromatic hydrocarbon whose structure
is in the form of the Olympic rings.
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dolorous:
Solemnly or ponderously sad.
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bowdlerize:
To remove those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar, or
otherwise unseemly.
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yarl:
A deep, guttural vocal style with affected pronunciation, characteristic
of male grunge and postgrunge singers of the 1990s and early 2000s.
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