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Intro [Sep. 25th, 2005|11:20 pm]

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[Current Music |Waiting for Tonight- Jay-Lo]

Hey, I'm new, and I shall shortly post my 3 words, but, just wanted to let people know:
I made a vocab quiz for my own study purposes, but why not share it with the world.
If your in HS ( I don't think colleges use these) and use Vocablulary Workshop (yes, the one with the pencil on front and it's red) and are in Level G, I made a quiz for Unit 2.
Why? I quiz tommorow, and my nerdy self likes to come up with weird ways to study.

Warning: With the exception of the actual vocab words, there is horrible spelling, grammar, and one word is used twice, and one not at all, mainly because I'm having technicla difficulties in the editing department.
$1 to the first person to find ALL my mistakes, (if you have a paypal account, I will seriously send the dough. If not, I'll mail it to you :) )

And- they'll be friended by me- that has to be the best part you know.

So, here's the URL: http://school.discovery.com/quizzes32/arsbirds/vocabsucks2.html

have fun!
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(no subject) [May. 23rd, 2005|08:04 pm]

This community died almost as quickly as it started. Oh well. Such is the ephemeral nature of the Live Journal community.
But here's a fresh post just for the hell of it.

Contiguous- touching; adjacent
Apocryphal- of dubious authenticity or origin; spurious
Tautology- a repetition; redundancy; a circular argument
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2005|01:11 am]

Hi, I just joined a new community that would like to get started but needs more members. word_challenge. I figure it might appeal to some of you. Word lovers, writers, and those looking to build their vocabulary may be interested in this community. Read the userinfo for more details.

My apologies for the ad.
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After a Little Holiday, I am BACK! [Feb. 20th, 2005|07:09 pm]
Ruritanian • \rur-ih-TAY-nee-un\ • adjective
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an imaginary place of high romance

fey • \FAY\ • adjective
1 a chiefly Scottish : fated to die : doomed b : marked by a foreboding of death or calamity
2 a : able to see into the future : visionary b : marked by an otherworldly air or attitude c : crazy, touched
3 a : excessively refined : precious *b : quaintly unconventional : campy

ululate • \ULL-yuh-layt\ • verb
: howl, wail

pastiche • \pass-TEESH\ • noun
*1 : a literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work; also : such stylistic imitation
2 a : a musical, literary, or artistic composition made up of selections from different works : potpourri b : hodgepodge

billingsgate • \BIL-ingz-gayt\ • noun
: coarsely abusive language

motley • \MAHT-lee\ • adjective
*1 : variegated in color
2 : composed of diverse often incongruous elements

aleatory • \AY-lee-uh-tor-ee\ • adjective
1 : depending on an uncertain event or contingency
2 : relating to luck and especially to bad luck
*3 : characterized by chance or random elements
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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2005|03:51 pm]
[Current Music |Me First & the Gimme Gimmes- My Boyfriend's Back]

brummagem • \BRUM-ih-jum\ • adjective
: not genuine : spurious; also : cheaply showy : tawdry

desultory • \DEH-sul-tor-ee\ • adjective
*1 : marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose
2 : not connected with the main subject
3 : disappointing in progress, performance, or quality

wanderlust • \WAHN-der-lust\ • noun
: strong longing for or impulse towards wandering
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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2005|03:48 pm]
rathskeller • \RAHT-skell-er\ • noun
: a usually basement tavern or restaurant

promulgate • \PRAHM-ul-gayt\ • verb
*1 : to make (as a doctrine) known by open declaration : proclaim
2 a : to make known or public the terms of (a proposed law) b : to put (a law) into action or force

tutelage • \TOO-tuh-lij\ • noun
1 : an act of guarding or protecting
2 : the state of being under a guardian or tutor
*3 : instruction especially of an individual
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(no subject) [Feb. 8th, 2005|05:42 pm]
jingoism • \JING-goh-iz-um\ • noun
: extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy

fusty • \FUSS-tee\ • adj
1 British : impaired by age or dampness : moldy
2 : saturated with dust and stale odors : musty
*3 : rigidly old-fashioned or reactionary

gamut • \GAM-ut\ • noun
1 : the whole series of recognized musical notes
*2 : an entire range or series

placate • \PLAY-kayt\ • verb
: to soothe or mollify especially by concessions : appease

cadre • \KAD-ray\ • noun
1 : framework
2 : a central unit especially of trained personnel able to assume control and train others
*3 : a group of people with a unifying relationship

rathskeller • \RAHT-skell-er\ • noun
: a usually basement tavern or restaurant
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(no subject) [Feb. 2nd, 2005|03:15 pm]
campestral • \kam-PESS-trul\ • adjective
: of or relating to fields or open country : rural

sinecure • \SYE-nih-kyoor\ • noun
: an office or position that requires little or no work and that usually provides an income

ukase \yoo-KAYS; -KAYZ; YOO-kays; -kayz\, noun:
1. In imperial Russia, a published proclamation or order having the force of law.
2. Any order or decree issued by an authority; an edict.
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(no subject) [Jan. 30th, 2005|08:03 pm]
proclivity • \proh-KLIV-uh-tee\ • noun
: an inclination or predisposition toward something; especially : a strong inherent inclination toward something objectionable

per contra • \per-KAHN-truh\ • adverb
1 a : on the contrary *b : by way of contrast
2 : as an offset
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(no subject) [Jan. 28th, 2005|03:05 pm]
vaporware • \VAY-per-wair\ • noun
: a computer-related product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available

saturnine • \SAT-er-nyne\ • adjective
1 : born under or influenced astrologically by the planet Saturn
2 a : cold and steady in mood : slow to act or change *b : of a gloomy or surly disposition c : having a sardonic aspect

habiliment • \huh-BILL-uh-munt\ • noun
1 plural : characteristic apparatus : trappings
2 a : the dress characteristic of an occupation or occasion -- usually used in plural *b : clothes -- usually used in plural

hie • \HYE\ • verb
*1 : to go quickly : hasten
2 : to cause (oneself) to go quickly

lucid • \LOO-sid\ • adjective
1 a : suffused with light : luminous b : translucent
*2 : having full use of one's faculties : sane
3 : clear to the understanding : intelligible

redaction • \rih-DACK-shun\ • noun
1 : an act or instance of putting something in writing or adapting it for publication
*2 : a work that has been adapted for publication : edition, version

egregious • \ih-GREE-juss\ • adjective
: conspicuous; especially : conspicuously bad

hotdog • \HAHT-dog\ • verb
: to perform in a conspicuous or often ostentatious manner; especially : to perform fancy stunts and maneuvers
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