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#218169 - 08/18/14 11:04 AM It's an honest feeling [Re: Tromboniator]
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RESENTIMENT - the feeling that the two posts above yours are better, brighter, and funnier than your post so you go get a beer and turn on the TV.

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#218170 - 08/18/14 11:09 AM Re: It's an honest feeling [Re: jenny jenny]
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Don't sell yourself short, Kiddo

Actually this is a great word, fraught with possibilities. Unlike many of last week's words, which were limited and constricting. (When's the last time you saw "fraught" used in a conversation? smile )

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#218188 - 08/18/14 09:09 PM Re: It's an honest feeling [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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PRESENTIENT - I just haven't thought of it yet...

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#218190 - Yesterday at 01:12 AM A FUNGIBLE FRIEND [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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fungible

PRONUNCIATION: (FUHN-juh-buhl)
MEANING: adjective: Interchangeable.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fungi (to perform in place). Earliest documented use: 1765.
NOTES:
When you lend someone a dollar bill, you don't care if he returns the same bill or a different one because money is fungible. Same with things such as gold, a cup of sugar, etc. However, if you lend someone your cell phone, you wouldn't be pleased if he returned a different phone even if it's exactly the same model. That would be an example of something nonfungible.

USAGE:
"Forbidden to own land for most of our two millennia of exile, we gradually became experts in accumulating capital, which is portable, easily inheritable, fungible, and expandable."
Ellen Frankel; Taking Stock; The Jerusalem Report (Israel); May 19, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. -Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)
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JUNGIBLE - hippies, Eastern mystics, and Carl Jung

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#218196 - Yesterday at 12:44 PM Re: A FUNGIBLE FRIEND [Re: jenny jenny]
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FUNGICLE - an iced summer treat-on-a-stick, made of tofu

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#218211 - Today at 12:35 AM PLANGENTERY [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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plangent

PRONUNCIATION: (PLAN-juhnt)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Loud and resounding.
2. Sad or mournful.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin plangere (to beat the br- east, lament). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plague, plankton, fling, and complain. Earliest documented use: 1666.

USAGE:
"When the two horns answered each other's plangent calls from opposite sides of the vast auditorium the effect was electrifying."
A Majestic Canon; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 4, 2003.

"Enthrallingly told, beautifully written, and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears."
Amanda Vaill; A Luminous Novel of Children in War ("All the Light We Cannot See"); The Washington Post; May 6, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots. -HP Lovecraft, short-story writer and novelist (1890-1937)
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PLANGVENT - to vent grief by resounding moaning

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#218219 - Today at 01:08 PM PLANGENT [Re: jenny jenny]
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FLANGENT - the chef who specializes in custard desserts

PLANTGENT - the toff is a farmer

PLANGENU - what the orthopedist does before your knee surgery*

PLANGEST - they just don't come any planger than that!


*("genu* being what a doctor calls a knee. As in "genuflect.")


Edited by wofahulicodoc (Today at 01:55 PM)
Edit Reason: footnote added

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