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Dictionary:Word of the day/Archive/2006/March

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Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Word of the day  for March 1
excrescence n   help, file
  1. Something, usually abnormal which grows out of something else.

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Word of the day  for March 2
brobdingnagian adj   help, file
  1. enourmous, huge.

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Word of the day  for March 3
coruscate v   help, file
  1. to give off light; to reflect in flashes; to sparkle or to exhibit brilliant technique or style.

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Word of the day  for March 4
hypertrophy n   help, file
  1. (medicine) an increase in the size of an organ due to swelling of the individual cells.

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Word of the day  for March 5
kreska n   help, file
  1. (Orthography): a diacritic closely resembling an acute accent.

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Word of the day  for March 6
diacritic n   help, file
  1. A special mark added to a letter to indicate a different pronunciation, stress, tone, or meaning.

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myrmecology adj   help, file
  1. (zoology): The study of ants.

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orrery n   help, file
  1. a clockwork model of the solar system.

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Word of the day  for March 9
phylogenetics n   help, file
  1. (systematics): The systematic classification of organisms based on evolutionary similarities and differences.

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bellicose adj   help, file
  1. Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile.

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namby-pamby adj   help, file
  1. insipid and sentimental; spineless.

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amanuensis n   help, file
  1. One employed to take dictation or copy manuscripts; a clerk, secretary or stenographer.

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apraxia n   help, file
  1. Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment.

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avolition n   help, file
  1. Lack of initiative or goals; one of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

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Word of the day  for March 15
verfremdungseffekte n   help, file
  1. Brecht's alienation effect, sometimes translated as the estrangement effect. Distance between the audience and the preformers.

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eleemosynary adj   help, file
  1. Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving; intended for the distribution of charity; as, an eleemosynary corporation.

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blarney n   help, file
  1. persuasive flattery or kind speech.

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tintinnabulation n.   help, file
  1. The ringing sound of a bell.

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lilliputian adj   help, file
  1. very small, or petty.

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Word of the day  for March 20
austral adj   help, file
  1. of or relating to the south.

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Word of the day  for March 21
supinate v   help, file
  1. (anatomy): To twist the forearm so as to turn the palm towards the body.

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swan song n   help, file
  1. a final performance or accomplishment, especially one before retirement.

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Word of the day  for March 23
hagiography n   help, file
  1. A biography of a saint.

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kinesthesia n   help, file
  1. The perception of the position, weight and movement of the body, its limbs and muscles etc.

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Word of the day  for March 25
peregrinate v   help, file
  1. To travel from place to place, especially on foot.

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Word of the day  for March 26
legerdemain n   help, file
  1. Sleight of hand; "magic" trickery.

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Word of the day  for March 27
palanquin n   help, file
  1. A covered type of litter for a passenger, carried by means of poles on the shoulders of four or more bearers.

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Word of the day  for March 28
eschew v.   help, file
  1. To avoid, to shun.

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Word of the day  for March 29
antidisestablishmentarianism n   help, file
  1. Political philosophy, opposed to the separation of church and state.

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Word of the day  for March 30
sanguine adj.   help, file
  1. Red like blood, ruddy.
  2. Marked by abundant and active circulation of blood; hence, cheerful; hopeful.
  3. Warm; ardent; as, sanguine of success.

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Word of the day  for March 31
pedantic adj   help, file
  1. Overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.

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