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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:12 pm 
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idiom
ˈɪdɪəm/

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noun: idiom; plural noun: idioms

1.
a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light ).

synonyms: expression, idiomatic expression, turn of phrase, set phrase, fixed expression, phrase; formallocution
"‘Far out,’ she replied, using a rather dated idiom"
a form of expression natural to a language, person, or group of people.
"he had a feeling for phrase and idiom"

synonyms: language, mode of expression, style of speech, speech, talk, -speak, way/manner of speaking, usage, phraseology, phrasing, choice of words, vocabulary, parlance, tongue, vernacular, jargon, patter, argot, patois, cant; More
façon de parler;
informallingo;
formallocution
"the poet's idiom is elegantly terse"
the dialect of a people or part of a country.

2.
a characteristic mode of expression in music or art.
"they were both working in a neo-impressionist idiom"

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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Absquatulate: to leave a place suddenly and secretly.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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Clinomania: an excessive desire to stay in bed.

Pretty much sums up my 20s and 30s. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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glom
ɡlɒm/

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informal

verb: glom; 3rd person present: gloms; past tense: glommed; past participle: glommed; gerund or present participle: glomming

1.
steal.
"I thought he was about to glom my wallet"

2.
become stuck or attached to.
"the ice gloms on to bridge pilings"

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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liminal
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adjective: liminal

1.
relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.

2.
occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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surveil
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v.t. -veilled, -veilling.]

to place under surveillance.

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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prude
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noun: prude; plural noun: prudes

a person who is or claims to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity.

"the sex was so ambiguous and romantic that none but a prude could find it objectionable"

synonyms: puritan, prig, killjoy, moral zealot/fanatic, moralist, Mrs Grundy, Grundy, old maid, schoolmarm, pietist, Victorian, priggish person;

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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MG wrote:
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"Solomon Grundy" is an English nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19299

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Grundy


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alec wrote:
MG wrote:
Grundy


"Solomon Grundy" is an English nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19299

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Grundy

I'm sorry sir but you will now be quoted in "Did ya know?"

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
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prig
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noun: prig; plural noun: prigs

a self-righteously moralistic person who behaves as if they are superior to others.

"she was religious but not a prig"

synonyms: prude, puritan, killjoy, Mrs Grundy, Grundy, pedant, old maid, schoolmarm, Pharisee, hypocrite, pietist, priggish person;

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