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Pareidolia

a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists; i.e. the "face" on Mars.
 

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defenestrate

1. [rare] throw (someone) out of a window. "she had made up her mind that the woman had been defenestrated, although the official verdict had been suicide"

2. [informal] remove or dismiss (someone) from a position of power or authority. "the overwhelming view is that he should be defenestrated before the next election"
 

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https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/meeple

A small figure used as a playing piece in certain board games, having a stylized human form.
‘each player is given eight wooden meeples’
‘you can't move a meeple over a bridge unless a meeple is on the bridge’
‘at least two big meeple were stuck in that city for almost the entire game’

Origin

Early 21st century: apparently a blend of my and a phonetic respelling of people and first used with reference to the board game Carcassonne.
 

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https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/synchronous

Definition of synchronous in English:

synchronous
adjective

    1Existing or occurring at the same time.
    ‘glaciations were approximately synchronous in both hemispheres’

2 Astronomy
Making or denoting an orbit around the earth or another celestial body in which one revolution is completed in the period taken for the body to rotate about its axis.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin synchronus (from Greek sunkhronos, from sun- ‘together’ + khronos ‘time’) + -ous.
Pronunciation
synchronous/ˈsɪŋkrənəs/
 

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Definition of pelage in English:

pelage
noun
mass nounZoology

    The fur, hair, or wool of a mammal.


https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/pelage/?utm_source=wotd-english&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wotd
 

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susurration

Definition of susurration in English:

susurration
(also susurrus)
noun
mass nounliterary

    Whispering or rustling.
    ‘the susurration of the river’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare ‘to murmur, hum’, from susurrus ‘whisper’.
Pronunciation
susurration/ˌsuːsʌˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


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biro said:
susurration

Definition of susurration in English:

susurration
(also susurrus)
noun
mass nounliterary

    Whispering or rustling.
    ‘the susurration of the river’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare ‘to murmur, hum’, from susurrus ‘whisper’.
Pronunciation
susurration/ˌsuːsʌˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


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Nice!
 

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Rete

Definition of rete in English:

rete
noun
Anatomy

    An elaborate network of blood vessels or nerve cells.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin rete ‘net’.
 

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Tallitot said:
Pareidolia

a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists; i.e. the "face" on Mars.
Thanks for that. Not that I understand it.
 

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Word of the Day : October 25, 2018

fugacious


adjective fyoo-GAY-shus
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Definition

: lasting a short time : evanescent
 

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Opus118 said:
biro said:
susurration

Definition of susurration in English:

susurration
(also susurrus)
noun
mass nounliterary

    Whispering or rustling.
    ‘the susurration of the river’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare ‘to murmur, hum’, from susurrus ‘whisper’.
Pronunciation
susurration/ˌsuːsʌˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


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Nice!
Yeah, I like this one. Sort of an onomatopoeia. Thanks for sharing.  :)

Selam
 

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https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/gegenschein

gegenschein

Astronomy

    A patch of very faint nebulous light sometimes seen in the night sky opposite the position of the sun. It is thought to be the image of the sun reflected from gas and dust outside the atmosphere.

Origin

Late 19th century: German Gegenschein, from gegen ‘opposite’ + Schein ‘glow, shine’.
 

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https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/daisy-cutter

Daisy-cutter

Definition of daisy-cutter in English:
daisy-cutter
NOUN
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1British (in sport) a ball hit or bowled so as to roll along the ground.

Example sentences
2An immensely powerful aerial bomb that derives its destructive power from the mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder with air.
 

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untrammeled

not deprived of freedom of action or expression; not restricted or hampered
 

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Definition of clowder in English:

clowder
noun
rare

    A group of cats.
    ‘most of us aren't looking to bring a pack of dogs or a clowder of cats’

Origin

Early 19th century: from dialect cludder ‘clutter’, probably related to clot.

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
SolEX01 said:
Avolition

a lack of interest or engagement in goal-directed behavior
Nice. I love words that roll off the tongue and have relevant meaning.

Selam
I find it surprising that the word doesn't exist in the Oxford online dictionary.  The word exactly describes my condition.
 

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How do you pronounce "Thebaid"?
 

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Thee-bay-id, although I've heard thuh-buy-id.
 

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"Facetious" apparently does not mean what I thought it meant. It always seemed facetious to me to say facetious, so I never really presented anyone with the opportunity to correct me.
 

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mcarmichael said:
"Facetious" apparently does not mean what I thought it meant. It always seemed facetious to me to say facetious, so I never really presented anyone with the opportunity to correct me.
This is going to take some time to digest. The way I would have used it would have been similar (I think) to "Pedantic".
Like, "I don't mean to be facetious, but it really isn't tomorrow so I'm not working tomorrow."
 

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Thames

so with the differing pronunciations of this, is it a thing where people in different areas of England pronounce it differently, or does everyone just choose for themselves, or what?
 

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Just pronounced as your hearing from spoken memory.
 

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how is it I am just now hearing of "curved" as a relationship term (similar action to friend zoning)? I really am an old :'(
 

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Asteriktos said:
how is it I am just now hearing of "curved" as a relationship term (similar action to friend zoning)? I really am an old :'(
You're who I'm hearing it from; don't feel too bad.  :laugh:


Mine:  mired
 

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Also: pilfer
 

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bodacious
adjective (boh-DAY-shuss)

Definition
1 Southern & Midland : outright, unmistakable

2 : remarkable, noteworthy

3 : sexy, voluptuous
 
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