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bloviate
ˈbləʊvɪeɪt/
verb
USinformal
gerund or present participle: bloviating
  1. talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.
Origin
 
mid 19th century: perhaps from blow1.

 

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Tidying things up.
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A few days from now the only satisfying word will be 'food'.

(Salam) A cool blog for intresting words --> http://wordstuck.co.vu This one is interesting (Up until today I thought I was the only one who saw this :P): ____________________________ ____________

For this month, my favorite word is Iftar.

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On 11/30/2015, 2:24:23, Ruq said:

Also what the residents of Barbuda said to Robert DeNiro recently.

Oh did they call him nabob? Is he such a Laat Sahab? It's good to see the word appear in contemporary idiom. Unlike mogul, pundit and avatar, nabob did not become popular since it was coined.

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13 hours ago, Marbles said:

Oh did they call him nabob? Is he such a Laat Sahab? It's good to see the word appear in contemporary idiom. Unlike mogul, pundit and avatar, nabob did not become popular since it was coined.

post-73242-0-32937800-1346511065.png No Marbs, that was my attempt at a little joke. He wants to build a mega resort on the Island and the residents are saying no ('Nah Bob'). Haha, sorry bad joke.

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38 minutes ago, Ruq said:

post-73242-0-32937800-1346511065.png No Marbs, that was my attempt at a little joke. He wants to build a mega resort on the Island and the residents are saying no ('Nah Bob'). Haha, sorry bad joke.

How could you....play with my nabob sentiments? Today I resolve to make it a part of the English idiom. :mod:

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Meretricious

- apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity.

- (archaic) Relating to or characteristic of a prostitute.

Synonyms: worthless, valueless, cheap, tawdry, trashy, Brummagem, tasteless, kitschy.

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I like how it rolls on me tongue.

circumspect
adjective
 
  1. wary and unwilling to take risks.
    "the officials were very circumspect in their statements"
    synonyms: cautious, wary, careful, chary, guarded, on one's guard
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Hella

 

Originated from the streets of San Francisco and spread through the Upper Left Coast. It is commonly used in place of "really" or "very" when describing something.

" Hey, dude, I haven't seen you in hella days!"

" The coffee at the Red and Black Cafe is hella good!"

 

used to to be a great indicator of where a person was from, but since rappers started using it, that's gone out the window.

now you can hear it in New York.

Hella sad.

 

 

 

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wordscape -a visualization of word use (chronologically) in 3 dimensions.

To see:  search:  wordscape + Roy

https://books.google.com/books?isbn1610589483 

See: "Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, ..." by Isabel Meirelles -2013 -design

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^ yes. Sorry it took me so long to answer. Found out from the doc that, besides resuming teaching, I could also participate  with the canoes this year. Sense of elation followed by the awful realization I now have only a few weeks to do the things I thought I would have all summer to do. Lol. :grin: 

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abstemious
əbˈstiːmɪəs/
adjective
 
  1. indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink.
    "‘We only had a bottle.’ ‘Very abstemious of you.’"
    synonyms: temperate, abstinent, austere, moderate, self-disciplined, self-denying,restrained, self-restrained, non-indulgent, sober, ascetic, puritanical,spartan, strict, severe, self-abnegating, hair-shirt
    "he seems to have led an abstemious, not to say ascetic life"
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battologize

 

 

 

 

 

 

battologized, battologizing.

1.
to repeat (a word, phrase, mannerism, etc.) excessively.
verb (used without object), battologized, battologizing.
2.
(of writing or speaking) to repeat words, phrases, etc., to an excessive and tiresome degree.
 
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Luk Thep, Thai, means "angel doll"

It is the adult version of a child's "translational object" to feel good with.

Thailand is a hodge-podge of superstitions from many origins.

On the radio -not in the following article- the author Ramsey said that some monks "bless" these things a place a gold star to show this; and that in the past, mummified children were carried around by people.

http://mashable.com/2016/04/18/thailand-luk-thep-dolls/ 

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