Word of the day

May 29, 2015

WOMADs – weapons of mass adminsitrative delay; regulation which blocks growth.

Hat tip: NBR


Word of the day

May 28, 2015

 Diapason – an organ stop sounding a main register of flue pipes, typically of eight-foot pitch; the entire compass of musical tones; a grand swelling burst of harmony; a full, rich outpouring of harmonious sound.

 

 


Word of the day

May 27, 2015

Syzygyeither of the two positions (conjunction or opposition) of a celestial body when sun, earth, and the body lie in a straight line; the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system; a pair of connected or corresponding things.


Word of the day

May 26, 2015

Thanatology – the scientific study of death and the practices associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families; the description or study of the phenomena of death and of psychological mechanisms for coping with them; the study of death and its surrounding circumstances.


Word of the day

May 25, 2015

Bafflegab – incomprehensible or pretentious verbiage;  bureaucratic, confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledygook.


Word of the day

May 24, 2015

Aether/æther – the ancient Greek personification of the clear upper air of the sky; the poetic personification of the clear upper air breathed by the Olympians.

Hat tip: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.


Word of the day

May 23, 2015

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Sarchasm – the gulf in understanding between an author’s sarcastic wit and the quedience that doesn’t get it.


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