Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen Big Words
And Their Definitions

(1)
Discombobulated.
–verb (used with object), -lat·ed, -lat·ing. to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.



(2)
Sesquipedalian
ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\, adjective:
1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.

noun:
1. A long word.

(3)
Extemporaneous
\ek-stem-puh-RAY-nee-us\, adjective:
1. Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; impromptu.
2. Prepared beforehand but delivered without notes or text.
3. Skilled at or given to extemporaneous speech.
4. Provided, made, or put to use as an expedient; makeshift.

(4)
Impecunious
\im-pih-KYOO-nee-uhs\, adjective:
Not having money; habitually without money; poor.

Aka. A college student

(5)
Consanguineous
\kon-san(g)-GWIN-ee-us\, adjective:
Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.



(6)
Palindrome
\PAL-in-drohm\, noun:
A word, phrase, sentence, or verse that reads the same backward or forward.

(7)
Alpenglow
\AL-puhn-gloh\, noun:
A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.

(8)
Antediluvian

\an-tih-duh-LOO-vee-uhn\, adjective:
1. Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood.
2. Antiquated; from or belonging to a much earlier time.

noun:
1. One who lived before the Biblical flood.
2. A very old (or old-fashioned) person.


(9)
Eleemosynary
\el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee\, adjective:
1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."

(10)
Garrulous
\GAIR-uh-lus; GAIR-yuh-\, adjective:
1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative.
2. Wordy.


(11)
Sobriquet
\SO-brih-kay; -ket; so-brih-KAY; -KET\, noun:
A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.

(12)
Logorrhea
\law-guh-REE-uh\, noun:
Excessive talkativeness or wordiness.

Is there such thing as Blogorrhea??

(13)
Imbroglio
\im-BROHL-yoh\, noun:
1. A complicated and embarrassing state of things.
2. A confused or complicated disagreement or misunderstanding.
3. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
4. A confused mass; a tangle.



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5 comments:

  1. It's too early to make coherent sentences! I did know most of the words, though :) Happy TT.

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  2. Even I'm not that desperate for a link!

    Nice list though..

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  3. my head hurts just trying to read these words!!LOL!

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  4. I get discombobulated when my sesquipedalian brother - who is consanguineous - uses garrulous palendromes.

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