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Ok. Advertising time! [22 Dec 2005|11:35pm]

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It's for broadening your vocabulary!!! -oh- and broadening others.
Do you obsess over your pronunciation and spelling?
Are you insane about etymology?
Do you carry your thesaurus around with you wherever you go?!

If you're a serious fan of the English language, then this is the place for YOU!

You can post definitions and etymology and similies as often as you like, and receive these useful things on your friends list as well!

Come join the vocab_place! It's simply an amazing experience!!!

-*Cheesy* Do I sound convincing?
If advertising isn't allowed totally delete this, and sorry in advance if my suspicions are correct!
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venture firm [15 Apr 2005|11:46am]
Can someone tell me what "venture firm" means?
As in "a leading energy-tech venture firm" or "venture data."

My friend in Finland wants to know for her assignment.
I told her that I had never even heard of this term.
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interesting word [02 Feb 2005|04:53pm]

androgynous - having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic
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not really "new", but interesting, as I regard it. [15 Dec 2004|08:37pm]

[ mood | blank ]

Brood - 1. to sit or hatch eggs.
2. loom
3. a. to be in deep thought; ponder.
b. to focus on a subject persistently and moodily.
c. to be depressed.

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[17 Jun 2004|05:44pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Acrimonious - angry, bitter

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[23 May 2004|07:32am]

pronunciation: /mor-DA-shus/
adj : prone to biting
"Postal carriers are trained to avoid mordacious dogs in their neighborhoods."

pronunciation: /SOH-brih-KAY/
n : a nickname
"Because of his daring rescues and brave heroics, the firefighter earned the sobriquet 'Superman'."

pronunciation: /con-uh-TAY-shun/
n : an idea or image suggested by or associated with a word
The word 'mother' has different connotations to different people."

pronunciation: /DI-a-dem/
n *1:crown; specifically : a royal headband 2:something that adorns like a crown
The elegant queens of ancient Greece preferred simple elegance, opting for a single diadem of gold or leaves rather than more ornate crowns.

pronunciation: /OB-vi-ate/
v : clear out of the way
"The quarterly profits obviated the investors doubts."

pronunciation: /per-FID-I-us/
adj : untrustworthy : treacherous and disloyal
"The perfidious teen often offered to baby-sit, but was never given the responsibility."
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[21 Mar 2004|04:51pm]

How does one pronounce analagous? With a hard or soft g?
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[04 Mar 2004|11:07pm]

portend (poor-tend) -v- to give an omen or anticipatory sign of

susurrous (soo-sir-us) -adj- full of whispering sounds

hypnagogic (hip-nuh-gah-jic) -adj- of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep [i wish i experienced this more often]
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Introduction [29 Dec 2003|07:24pm]
Hi, I just joined. I´m in love with the English language and always collecting words to add to my mind dictionary.
That should be all for now.
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new word [24 Dec 2003|07:30pm]

ferral-meaning wild
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[10 Dec 2003|02:14am]
hey. here are some of my favorites:

- tintinabulation : the far off echoing of bells

- defenstrate : to throw out the window
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my favourites [14 Nov 2003|02:18am]
mondegreen - the words one misunderstands a song to contain, for example, 'just another man named monday' would be the mondegreen of 'just another manic monday'.

spoonerism - when the first letter/sounds of different words are mistakenly interchanged, ie. 'the broom wore glue' for 'the groom wore blue'.
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some words [12 Nov 2003|09:20pm]

propound verb To put forward for consideration; set forth.

infelicitous adjective Inappropriate or ill-chosen, as a remark. infelicitously adverb; infelicity noun.
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[11 Nov 2003|10:33pm]

awe-inspiring - beautiful


PS-I'm the maintainer, for those woonnndering!
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[11 Nov 2003|07:04pm]

Oh, I nearly forgot!

Who is the creator of this community?
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[11 Nov 2003|06:48pm]

It's me again. It sort of sucks that I'm the only active member, but hey. Maybe with a little more plugging more members will be up and posting and doing their stuff. I sort of lied last time, saying I'd be on the next day, but I was really busy. But I'm back this time with some interesting words. :) So clickity-click, they're under a cut.

betcha never heard these before!Collapse )

That's it for now. I think I might be starting a "project" to put in here soon...I would be going through the book The Cat Who Went Into the Closet by Lilian Jackson Braun chapter by chapter and putting some of the really good words in here. Those are some awesome books to learn some new vocabulary from, there's a whole series. Twenty-four books so far, I think, and three short-story/mini-book collections.

Signing out,
seatbelter aka Hilary
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[08 Nov 2003|09:21pm]

Couldn't stay away that long...

some fancy words?Collapse )

some word-y factsCollapse )

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That's it for now. I hope you enjoyed these! I found some of the etymologies/idioms on an msn search for things like "linguistic trivia" and "funny words". I'll be back soon (probably tomorrow) with some more linguistic & vocabulary tidings. =D Stay imperturbable!
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[08 Nov 2003|08:37pm]

I've noticed no one has posted any words or anything so I guess I'll post a few of my favorites. They're under an LJ cut just in case it takes up too much space. =)

favorite vocabularyCollapse )

Under the next cut some other interesting words I like to use but aren't some of my personal faves.

big words?!?!!Collapse )

I suppose that's it for now. I look forward to posting here more often with a lot more words!!
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[04 Nov 2003|08:56pm]

[ mood | cold ]

This community is for people interested in vocabulary. We are constantly coming across interesting terms that we've promised ourselves to remember, but haven't. This is a place to help that nagging feeling of forgetting words- and share them with others.

Also.. Did you know that 'scuttlebutt' is a synonym for 'word'?

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