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    Phil Liggett is positively garrulous, after a few bottles of wine.

    Garrulous, it's not loquacious.

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    i read this sentence and laughed because i had no idea what it meant:
    "Diminution drains this office of the sacerdotal pomposities that have encrusted it."

    link to the use (apologies, it's a political article)
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanile View Post
    i read this sentence and laughed because i had no idea what it meant:
    "Diminution drains this office of the sacerdotal pomposities that have encrusted it."

    link to the use (apologies, it's a political article)
    Said while thumbing his tweedy suspenders.

    Thanks Sean, that made my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanile View Post
    i read this sentence and laughed because i had no idea what it meant:
    "Diminution drains this office of the sacerdotal pomposities that have encrusted it."

    link to the use (apologies, it's a political article)
    The whole paragraph is sufficiently wordy to cause my feeble brain to implode...

    Will is urging the nation to take the punishment that is coming as a penance for civic sins. “For now, worse is better,” he wrote. “Diminution drains this office of the sacerdotal pomposities that have encrusted it. There will be 42 more months of this president’s increasingly hilarious-beyond-satire apotheosis of himself, leavened by his incessant whining about his tribulations (‘What dunce saddled me with this silly attorney general who takes my policy expostulations seriously?’). This protracted learning experience, which the public chose to have and which should not be truncated, might whet the public’s appetite for an adult president confident enough to wince at, and disdain, the adoration of his most comically groveling hirelings.”
     

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    cognoscenti [kon-yuh-shen-tee, kog-nuh-] plural noun, singular cognoscente

    1. persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, especially in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.


    inspired by our ongoing thread on lighten up stud, I thought I'd give this one a little life, even if it's a word many know.
    example sentence:

    As the cognoscenti pounded away on their keyboards, laying waste to the abomination of the heretical zero-setback seatpost, those among the rabble, clad with mail-order bibless shorts in colors of last year and discount store ankle socks (sans compression, alas!), murmured, "why are these guys so grumpy?"
     

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    Complicitus

    adjective
    having or showing complicity; implicated

    Timely methinks;-)
     

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    Good one Larry.

    Torrid
    tor∑rid
    ˈtŰrəd,ˈtšrəd/
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    Wednesday evenings World no doubt will include torrid accounts of town line victories.

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    ignoranus-

    he's not just an idiot, he's an a**hole

    my stepfather followed a competition that each year sought to come up with a new word by the changing of a single letter of one already in the dictionary- this one stayed in my memory
     

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    Apologies if you've already seen this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    ignoranus-

    he's not just an idiot, he's an a**hole

    my stepfather followed a competition that each year sought to come up with a new word by the changing of a single letter of one already in the dictionary- this one stayed in my memory
    First yr. college a nearby roomate/english major. I used to create fake words used in context to twist his mind. It was before google so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post

    ignoranus-

    he's not just an idiot, he's an a**hole
    Hmmm...is this 'appurtenant' to Uranus...
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    Hmmm...is this 'appurtenant' to Uranus...
    Good one.

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    "dendrite" - branched, arborescent extension of a neuron; so named for its tree-like structure. From the Greek δενδρίτης, meaning of or pertaining to a tree.

    The dentrites clearly visible on Abdoujaparov's legs were a not so subtle indication of the source of his cycling prowess.
     

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    "The U.S. government’s role in the steady destabilization of El Salvador is not only directly pertinent to the question of Abrams’ suitability for his role, it is the subtext to a familiar piece of agitprop. Trump loves to stoke fear about immigrants, including many Salvadorans, who cross the southern border. Not only are the vast majority peaceful, they’re fleeing a violent political climate that we helped create."

    ag∑it∑prop
    /ˈajətˌpršp/
    noun: agitprop; noun: agit-prop

    "political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature."

    source: Criminal Shocked When Congresswoman Says His Crimes Out Loud

    i don't know why i'm reading that publication's site, but i'm impressed by their big little word.
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