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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#21  Postby punter18 » Mar 11, 2011 3:26 pm

ex·cog·i·tate (k-skj-tt)
tr.v. ex·cog·i·tat·ed, ex·cog·i·tat·ing, ex·cog·i·tates
To consider or think (something) out carefully and thoroughly.

vb (tr)
1. to devise, invent, or contrive
2. to think out in detail

When I read it for the first time, I thought it seemed so pretentious, I would never be willing to use it, until I saw this thread. What's your opinion?
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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#22  Postby GenesForLife » Mar 13, 2011 11:44 am

I'm excogitating including the word "excogitate" in my vocabulary, please note that I will not indulge in tergiversation with respect to this in the face of any accusations of boastfulness, which would in any case only show the accuser to be discombobulated insofar as knowledge of my right to linguistic pomposity is concerned.

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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#23  Postby punter18 » Mar 13, 2011 3:34 pm

Reported for incomprehensible personal attack.

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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#24  Postby Anubis » Jul 21, 2011 12:49 pm

Just this week I experienced three completely separate cases where different words were used to describe the same thing, none of which I had ever heard of before. A small quantity or very little of something: modicum, paucity, and scintilla. Now I'm looking for two words specifically synonymous to plethora.
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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#25  Postby hackenslash » Jul 21, 2011 1:15 pm

You can have 'profusion' and 'superfluity'. :thumbup:
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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#26  Postby GenesForLife » Jul 21, 2011 3:48 pm

hackenslash wrote:You can have 'profusion' and 'superfluity'. :thumbup:


It would appear that the presence of words in profusion may lead to situations where the use of words could be marked by superfluity. :ask:
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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#27  Postby hackenslash » Jul 21, 2011 3:50 pm

Indubitably, dear fellow.

BTW, I hear you got your visa. Coolio! :cheers:
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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#28  Postby Animavore » Jul 21, 2011 4:41 pm

Got today from The Third Policeman

per·e·gri·nate (pr-gr-nt)v.per·e·gri·nat·ed, per·e·gri·nat·ing, per·e·gri·nates
v.intr.To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
v.tr.To travel through or over; traverse.

su·per·nal/səˈpərnl/Adjective
1. Of or relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
2. Of exceptional quality or extent.
A most evolved electron.
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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#29  Postby GenesForLife » Jul 22, 2011 4:29 am

hackenslash wrote:Indubitably, dear fellow.

BTW, I hear you got your visa. Coolio! :cheers:


Ta, :cheers:
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Re: The 'I learned a new word' Thread

#30  Postby Animavore » Jul 22, 2011 4:46 pm

ananym - a pseudonym consisting of a real word written backwards.
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