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Re: Word of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Wed May 27, 2020 2:03 pm

Word of the day · Today - Bing
belligerent
[bəˈlijərənt]
ADJECTIVE
hostile and aggressive.
"a bull-necked, belligerent old man"
synonyms:
hostile · aggressive · threatening · antagonistic · pugnacious

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Re: Word of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 pm

Word of the day - https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dicti ... ish/thwart

thwart
(θwɔːʳt )
Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense thwarts , present participle thwarting , past tense, past participle thwarted
VERB
If you thwart someone or thwart their plans, you prevent them from doing or getting what they want.
The accounting firm deliberately destroyed documents to thwart government investigators. [VERB noun]
Her ambition to become an artist was thwarted by failing eyesight. [VERB noun]
Synonyms: frustrate, stop, foil, check

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Re: Word of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Fri May 29, 2020 12:39 pm

sycophantic - Today from Bing
[ˌsɪkəˈfantɪk]
ADJECTIVE
behaving or done in an obsequious way in order to gain advantage.
"a sycophantic interview"
synonyms:
obsequious · servile · subservient · deferential · grovelling · toadying · fawning · flattering · ingratiating · cringing · unctuous · oily · slimy · creeping · crawling · truckling · slavish · bowing and scraping · Uriah Heepish · gushing · bootlicking · smarmy · brown-nosing

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Re: Word of the day

Post by macliam » Fri May 29, 2020 12:52 pm

I see a pattern!......
Richard Frost wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Word of the day · Today - Bing
belligerent
ADJECTIVE
Showing hostility
As in "Boris came across as a belligerent, blustering prat"
Richard Frost wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Word of the day - https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dicti ... ish/thwart

thwart
VERB
Prevent someone from doing or getting what they want
As in "Boris came across as a belligerent, blustering prat in attempting to thwart criticism of his eminence grise"
Richard Frost wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:39 pm
sycophantic - Today from Bing
[ˌsɪkəˈfantɪk]
ADJECTIVE
Behaving like a PM under pressure
As in "Boris came across as a beligerent,blustering, sycophantic prat in attempting to thwart criticism of his eminence grise"
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Re: Word of the day

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri May 29, 2020 4:53 pm

macliam wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:52 pm
I see a pattern!......
Richard Frost wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Word of the day · Today - Bing
belligerent
ADJECTIVE
Showing hostility
As in "Boris came across as a belligerent, blustering prat"
Richard Frost wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Word of the day - https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dicti ... ish/thwart

thwart
VERB
Prevent someone from doing or getting what they want
As in "Boris came across as a belligerent, blustering prat in attempting to thwart criticism of his eminence grise"
Richard Frost wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:39 pm
sycophantic - Today from Bing
[ˌsɪkəˈfantɪk]
ADJECTIVE
Behaving like a PM under pressure
As in "Boris came across as a beligerent,blustering, sycophantic prat in attempting to thwart criticism of his eminence grise"
Very clever the way you wrote that.
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Re: Word of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Sat May 30, 2020 1:42 pm

Word of the day - https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=messr

messr

Originally derived from 'Messrs', the formal way to address two or more 'Misters' in a concise fashion, Messr is now a derogatory term for people who resonate arrogance or give the impression that they are conceited. The Messr should come before the name of the subject or in place of a description.
'Messr David, you pompous arrogant son of a-'
'You're such a Messr.'
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Re: Word of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Sun May 31, 2020 3:21 pm

prate - from Bing
[preɪt]
VERB
talk foolishly or at tedious length about something.
"I heard him prate on for at least an hour and a half"
synonyms:
speak · give voice · chat · chatter · gossip · prattle · babble · rattle on · blather · blether · orate · yak · gab · jaw · go on · chew the fat · natter · rabbit · witter · chunter · rap · run off at the mouth · mag · chatting · chattering · gossiping · prattling · prating · gibbering · jabbering · babbling · gabbling · rattling on · speaking · talking · yakking · gabbing · nattering · rabbiting · wittering
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Re: Word of the day

Post by macliam » Sun May 31, 2020 4:22 pm

Richard Frost wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 3:21 pm
prate - from Bing
[preɪt]
VERB
talk foolishly or at tedious length about something.
"I heard him prate on for at least an hour and a half"
Are we back to Boris and/or Demonic again?
Should we have a new definition?
"Second Home"
A building on the family estate I own, but neglect to mention....

Sorry for diverting a useful thread. Well done for posting something educational. :thumbup:
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Re: Word of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:33 pm

Word of the day - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktiona ... of_the_day
for June 1
nursery n

(countable) A place where nursing (“breastfeeding”) or the raising of children is carried on.
(by extension) Especially in European countries: a room or area in a household set apart for the care of children.
A place where the pre-school children of working parents are supervised during the day; a crèche, a daycare centre.
A nursery school (“a school where pre-school children learn and play at the same time”).
(Philippines) The first year of pre-school.
(countable, also figuratively) A place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.
(agriculture, zoology) A place where animals breed, or where young animals are naturally or artificially reared (for example, on a farm).
(horticulture) A place where young shrubs, trees, vines, etc., are cultivated for transplanting, or (more generally) made available for public sale, a garden centre; also (obsolete) a plantation of young trees.
(sports) A club or team for developing the skills of young players.
(countable) Something which educates and nurtures.
(countable, billiards) Short for nursery cannon (“a carom shot involving balls that are very close together”).
(countable, obsolete, rare) Someone or something that is nursed; a nursling.
(uncountable, obsolete) The act of nursing or rearing.

Today is the Global Day of Parents, which is recognized by the United Nations to honour the commitment of parents towards their children.

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Re: Word of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:04 pm

Today's Word of the Day - http://www.wordthink.com/
Jun 2 2020

Avarice
Avarice n. Immoderate desire, greed for wealth: an unreasonably strong desire to obtain and keep money. “His life was consumed by ambition and avarice.”

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