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Listen up you plebs. I'm going to teach you some new words to expand your vocabulary so you can impress some stuffy old professor somewhere or to confuse your friends. No need to thank me. Your silent adulation is enough.

 

January

January 1st - inchoation

January 2nd - punnet

January 3rd - delitescent

January 4th - skosh

January 5th - cede

January 6th - terminus

January 7th - lea

January 8th - welkin

January 9th - comport

January 10th - wamble

January 11th - mot

January 12th - hurdy-gurdy

January 13th - infinitesimal

January 14th - antebellum

January 15th - hornswoggle

January 16th - echt

January 17th - misology

 

 

 

litigious \li-TIJ-uhs\ adjective:
1. inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
2. of or pertaining to litigation.
3. excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.
 
Litigious people suck and clog up the courts.
 
bosky \BOS-kee\ adjective:  

1. covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody.
2. shady.

 

The Everfree Forest contains many a bosky foliage.

 

Now you try!

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Due to my acumen of the English language, I should keep a steady and watchful eye over this thread. It makes me feel quite ebullient to find a certain person who shares my top interest in such. I have sincere hope that this thread should remain extant for many months and years to pass. I don't mean to give a harangue, but I wish you the best if luck with this. I have a feeling this is only the inchoation of a great list! Best of luck for you!

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I resist the modern buzzword parlance that Oxford bizarrely adopts. For example, I refuse to acknowledge words like selfie, lol, d'oh and 1up as credible members of the English language. At the most charitable, no more than calling a motorized pallet truck, a jack would be--wherewith that example and those previously mentioned, being jargon--which are only relevant to certain circles.

 

Distinctions between realsm of relevance is why Pneumonoultramiscrosopicsilivolcanoconiosis is the longest word in a dictionary and Titin is not.

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January 2nd -

 

punnet   PUHN-it \  , noun; 
 
1.
a small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit.
 
I left my punnet outside in the snow which allowed rabbits to eat all my berries.
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triple word outage bonus!

 

delitescent \del-i-TES-uhnt\ adjective
concealed; hidden; latent.
 
The previous words of the day are held in a delitescent list on the main post.
 
skosh \skohsh\ noun 

Slang. a bit; a jot: We need just a skosh more room.

 

MLP Forums was incapacitated just a skosh thanks to a server meltdown.

 

cede \seed\ verb

to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.

 

Due to the outage, I had no choice but to cede to my boredom.

 

SUPER BONUS SENTENCE: In a delitescent Skype room, the MLP Forums moderators cede just a skosh of their authority to one another...until Feld0 steps into the room.

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While i may have a more vast vocabulary then most individuals who attend my school, that isn't saying much considering most of the people at my school speak half slang, and half cursing ;p.

 

intriguing thread however. I shall enjoy fostering my knowledge here.

 

(Yeah thats the best i can do, i'm only a sophomore in highschool, give me a break. ;p)

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Hangry


(adjective) : easily angered because of hunger


She was already feeling hangry when she saw that the waitress didn't do anything to prepare her orders.


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terminus   TUR-muh-nuhs \  , noun; 
 




1.

the end or extremity of anything.



2.

either end of a railroad line.



3.

British . the station or the town at the end of a railway or bus route.



4.

the point toward which anything tends; goal or end.

 

The terminus of Ash Ketchum's career is to be the best like no one ever was. Also to catch them is his real test, to train them is his cause.


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lea   lee, ley \  , noun; 
 
1.
a tract of open ground, especially grassland; meadow.
2.
land used for a few years for pasture or for growing hay, then plowed over and replaced by anothercrop.
3.
a crop of hay on tillable land.
adjective:
1.
untilled; fallow.
 
There are plenty of leas around Sweet Apple Acres probably.

welkin   WEL-kin \  , noun; 
 
1.
the sky; the vault of heaven.
 
I've never heard welkin be used in place of sky.
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comport   kuhm-PAWRT, -POHRT \  , verb; 
 




1.

to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself with dignity .



2.

to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with): His statement does not comport with the facts .

 

I expect that my fellow Rarity lovers will comport accordingly when I declare that I AM BEST RARITY FAN.


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wamble   WOM-buhl, -uhl, WAM- \  , verb; 
 
1.
to move unsteadily.
2.
to feel nausea.
3.
(of the stomach) to rumble; growl.
noun:
1.
an unsteady or rolling movement.
2.
a feeling of nausea.
 
When Elmer Fudd says "wamble", he really means "ramble".

mot   moh \  , noun; 
 
1.
a pithy or witty remark; bon mot .
2.
Archaic . a note on a horn, bugle, etc.
 
You know Doctor XFizzle is great at handing out hot mots.

hurdy-gurdy   HUR-dee-GUR-dee, -gur- \  , noun; 
 
1.
a barrel organ or similar musical instrument played by turning a crank.
2.
a lute- or guitar-shaped stringed musical instrument sounded by the revolution against the strings of arosined wheel turned by a crank.
 
Fortunately Pinkie Pie did not need to find a hurdy-gurdy to chase the parasprites out of town.
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 infinitesimal   in-fin-i-TES-uh-muhl \  , adjective; 

 
1.
indefinitely or exceedingly small; minute: infinitesimal vessels in the circulatory system .
2.
immeasurably small; less than an assignable quantity: to an infinitesimal degree .
3.
of, pertaining to, or involving infinitesimals.
 
The chances of Tom the Diamond dating the Great and Powerful Trixie are very infinitesimal.
 

antebellum   AN-tee-BEL-uhm \  , adjective; 
 
1.
before or existing before a war, especially the American Civil War; prewar: the antebellum plantations of Georgia .
 
Lady Antebellum is a band. Wait that wasn't a very good sentence example.

hornswoggle  HAWRN-swog-uhl  , verb; 
 
1.
to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax.
 
WWE midget wrestler Hornswoggle hornswoggled me out of five bucks when I bet he couldn't do a headstand.
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echt   ekht \  , adjective; 
 




1.

real; authentic; genuine.

 

Try as they might, Twilight and the others could not reproduce a dragon costume echt enough to imitate Crackle. Crackle is best dragon.


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misology   mi-SOL-uh-jee, mahy- \  , noun; 
 




1.

distrust or hatred of reason or reasoning.

 

Would extremely devout religious people be misologists? Maybe, I don't know.


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litigious \li-TIJ-uhs\ adjective
1. inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
2. of or pertaining to litigation.
3. excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.
 
Litigious people suck and clog up the courts.
 
bosky \BOS-kee\ adjective 

1. covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody.
2. shady.

 

The Everfree Forest contains many a bosky foliage.

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