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    Eruct/Eructation

    I foolishly ate too much for lunch, causing me to suffer painful eructations for the duration of my late-afternoon ride.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Benjamin L View Post
    Eruct/Eructation

    I foolishly ate too much for lunch, causing me to suffer painful eructations for the duration of my late-afternoon ride.
    This reminded me of "micturate". Because we needed another word for this.
    GO!

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    pu·tre·fac·tion noun \ˌpyü-trə-ˈfak-shən\
    : the process or result of decaying

    After a night of beer-drinking with Darren and eating poutine, the unholy concoction within my body resulted in the most putrescent flatulence on the following days ride, undoubtedly the result of serious putrefaction.
     

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    What's the word for this - last night thunderstorms were coming and the NWS warning said, among some other stuff: "lightning is one of nature's number one killers."
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    What's the word for this - last night thunderstorms were coming and the NWS warning said, among some other stuff: "lightning is one of nature's number one killers."
    Dimwit

    con·com·i·tant adjective \kən-ˈkä-mə-tənt, kän-\
    : happening at the same time as something else

    Riding your bicycle more leads to concomitant improvements to your quiver of bicycles.

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    Ironically, I saw Chief Justice Roberts use the word abstruse to describe an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Ironically, I saw Chief Justice Roberts use the word abstruse to describe an opinion.
    Autological, atmo.
    GO!

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    From 1970 The Peddie School -
    Tergiversation is not my forté atmo.

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    consubstantial

    From Montaigne - "We must learn to suffer what we cannot evade; our life, like the harmony of the world, is composed of contrary things- of diverse tones, sweet and harsh, sharp and flat, sprightly and solemn: the musician who should only effect some of these, what would he be able to do? he must know how to make use of them all, and to mix them; and so we should mingle the goods and evils which are consubstantial with our life; our being cannot subsist without this mixture, and the one part is no less necessary to it than the other. To attempt to kick against natural necessity, is to represent the folly of Ctesiphon who undertook to kick with his mule."

    consubstantial |ˌkänsəbˈstanCHəl|
    adjective
    of the same substance or essence (used especially of the three persons of the Trinity in Christian theology): Christ is consubstantial with the Father.
    DERIVATIVES
    consubstantiality |-ˌstanCHēˈalətē| noun
    ORIGIN late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin consubstantialis (translating Greek homoousios ‘of one substance’), from con- ‘with’ + substantialis (see substantial) .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Ironically, I saw Chief Justice Roberts use the word abstruse to describe an opinion.
    Wild guess he used the latin definition. If you have the quote pls. send it this way. Hey, thanks for kicking this thread alive.

    Weekend warriors, I don't miss riding bikes with them or their labile emotions.

    la·bile
    ˈlāˌbīl,-bəl/
    adjective
    technical
    adjective: labile

    liable to change; easily altered.
    of or characterized by emotions that are easily aroused or freely expressed, and that tend to alter quickly and spontaneously; emotionally unstable.

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    ^^^ Funny to see that word in a non-psychological/psychiatric context. I use it a few times a day writing my patient notes...

    By the way, all of the words proposed so far are perfectly cromulent. All of them have embiggened my vocabulary.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Wild guess he used the latin definition. If you have the quote pls. send it this way. Hey, thanks for kicking this thread alive.

    Weekend warriors, I don't miss riding bikes with them or their labile emotions.

    la·bile
    ˈlāˌbīl,-bəl/
    adjective
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    adjective: labile

    liable to change; easily altered.
    of or characterized by emotions that are easily aroused or freely expressed, and that tend to alter quickly and spontaneously; emotionally unstable.
    Justice Roberts to Sen Cornyn,

    "Well, Senator, I hope we haven't gotten to the point where Supreme Court opinions are so abstruse that the educated lay person can't pick them up and read them and understand them."

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    Thanks man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Justice Roberts to Sen Cornyn,

    "Well, Senator, I hope we haven't gotten to the point where Supreme Court opinions are so abstruse that the educated lay person can't pick them up and read them and understand them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Thanks man.
    Roberts really nailed it, though I'm not a fan of some of his own abstruse opinions.

    Give me more Nototius RBG!

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    Persistently peckish Paul prefers peanuts.

    peck·ish
    ˈpekiSH/
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    adjective: peckish

    hungry.
    "we were both feeling a bit peckish and there was nothing to eat"

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    My pal Josh fancies himself a sesquipedalian.

    Dude that uses big words.

    Latin: sesquipadalis, Literally a foot and a half long.

    First used 1656

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    why not, it's Wednesday.

    synesthesia, or synaesthesia

    simplest definition is basically the confusing of senses: hearing colors, tasting shapes, etc. known both in the world of arts, in poetry as metaphor, and more recently as genuine neurological phenomenon. here is a more aesthetic treatment of the topic from U Chicago: synaesthesia (1)


    I was so cross-eyed on that climb that a serious case of synesthesia set in : I was smelling sounds and tasting colors.



    Since French poetry is/was my gig, I'll paste some better known examples from French symbolism (with both original and translations, since we have some native French speakers and poetry sometimes just not translate). pardon the length


    Correspondances
    La Nature est un temple où de vivants piliers
    Laissent parfois sortir de confuses paroles;
    L'homme y passe à travers des forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards familiers.
    Comme de longs échos qui de loin se confondent
    Dans une ténébreuse et profonde unité,
    Vaste comme la nuit et comme la clarté,
    Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent.
    II est des parfums frais comme des chairs d'enfants,
    Doux comme les hautbois, verts comme les prairies,
    — Et d'autres, corrompus, riches et triomphants,
    Ayant l'expansion des choses infinies,
    Comme l'ambre, le musc, le benjoin et l'encens,
    Qui chantent les transports de l'esprit et des sens.
    — Charles Baudelaire


    Correspondences
    Nature is a temple in which living pillars
    Sometimes give voice to confused words;
    Man passes there through forests of symbols
    Which look at him with understanding eyes.
    Like prolonged echoes mingling in the distance
    In a deep and tenebrous unity,
    Vast as the dark of night and as the light of day,
    Perfumes, sounds, and colors correspond.
    There are perfumes as cool as the flesh of children,
    Sweet as oboes, green as meadows
    — And others are corrupt, and rich, triumphant,
    With power to expand into infinity,
    Like amber and incense, musk, benzoin,
    That sing the ecstasy of the soul and senses.


    — William Aggeler, translator The Flowers of Evil (Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954)


    Rimbaud, "Voyelles":

    A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: voyelles,
    Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes:
    A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes
    Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles,

    Golfes d’ombre ; E, candeur des vapeurs et des tentes,
    Lances des glaciers fiers, rois blancs, frissons d’ombelles;
    I, pourpres, sang craché, rire des lèvres belles
    Dans la colère ou les ivresses pénitentes;

    U, cycles, vibrements divins des mers virides,
    Paix des pâtis semés d’animaux, paix des rides
    Que l’alchimie imprime aux grands fronts studieux;

    O, suprême Clairon plein des strideurs étranges,
    Silence traversés des Mondes et des Anges:
    — O l’Oméga, rayon violet de Ses Yeux!



    "Vowels"
    A Black, E white, I red, U green, O blue: vowels,
    I shall tell, one day, of your mysterious origins:
    A, black velvety jacket of brilliant flies
    Which buzz around cruel smells,

    Gulfs of shadow; E, whiteness of vapours and of tents,
    Lances of proud glaciers, white kings, shivers of cow-parsley;
    I, purples, spat blood, smile of beautiful lips
    In anger or in the raptures of penitence;

    U, waves, divine shudderings of viridian seas,
    The peace of pastures dotted with animals, the peace of the furrows
    Which alchemy prints on broad studious foreheads;

    O, sublime Trumpet full of strange piercing sounds,
    Silences crossed by Worlds and by Angels:
    O the Omega, the violet ray of Her Eyes!

    (As translated by Oliver Bernard)
     

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    Frank learned everything there is to know about reenactment bicycles from internet forums whereas I credit being erudite and relentless in my pursuit of real life experiences.

    Love this thread.

    er·u·dite
    ˈer(y)əˌdīt/
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    adjective: erudite

    having or showing great knowledge or learning.
    synonyms: learned, scholarly, educated, knowledgeable, well read, well informed, intellectual; More

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    After years of hearing everyone pronounce it air-you-dite (air-ya-dite if speaking quickly), including in England where pronunciation is a thing, especially at the BBC, I heard Nipsey Russell declare, on The Match Game with absolute certainty, that it is pronounced air-ooo-dite. I don't think I have ever heard it pronounced that way since.
     

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    Agree with N.Russell. That's how I was taught.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1centaur View Post
    After years of hearing everyone pronounce it air-you-dite (air-ya-dite if speaking quickly), including in England where pronunciation is a thing, especially at the BBC, I heard Nipsey Russell declare, on The Match Game with absolute certainty, that it is pronounced air-ooo-dite. I don't think I have ever heard it pronounced that way since.

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