Cool Word of the Day!

July 8, 2011 at 11:58 am (Cool Words) (, , , )

Scorched-Earth  (adjective)(noun)

Definition: (various sources)

Relating to or being a military policy involving deliberate and usually widespread destruction of property and resources (such as housing and factories) so that an invading enemy cannot use them;  Directed toward victory or supremacy at all costs; Ruthless.

The policy of devastating all land and buildings in the course of advancing or retreating troops so as to leave nothing salvageable to the enemy.

In extreme cases, this strategy might end up being a ‘suicide pill’.

My note: I have been hearing this phrase lately in the news and I like the concept as it applies to current events. You have to admire the military, if for nothing else, in that they do come up with the coolest terms to describe terrible things.

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Cool Word of the Day! Two-Years Later Edition

June 20, 2011 at 8:23 am (Cool Words) (, , , , , )

Delude  (verb)

Definition:  To fool, decieve; to mislead utterly.

As in: Do not delude yourself into thinking you are going to pass the state boards if you do not start studying seriously for that test!!! Dumbass!!

(I added the last part as a bit of motivational jeering). I will prob be getting  a test date this week and I need to get back on track. All these brains may not rescue me without a little back-up knowledge. It’s crap out (again) anyway. Perfect week to finish all the Q’s I need to practice. So let’s go! One test per day plus 50 extra questions. I should be a “re-expert” by the end of the week. I think this post needs help with vocabulary. Tomorrow!

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Cool Word of the Day!

September 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , )

Adventitious (adjective)

Definition: Acquired; accidental;  Arising sporadically; Not inherent.

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Cool Word of the Day!

September 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , , , )

Hiatus (noun)

Definition: A slight break or lapse in space, time, or continuity: break.

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Cool Word of the Day!

September 14, 2009 at 5:43 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , , )

Anemometer (noun)

Definition:  An instrument for measuring wind force and speed.

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Cool Word of the Day!

September 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm (Cool Words) (, , )

Osculate (verb)

Definition: To kiss

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Cool Word of the Day!

August 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , )

Sagacious (adjective)

Definition: Marked by keen perception: wise

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Cool Word of the Day! Stevie Style!

August 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm (Cool Words, Stevie's Picture Dictionary) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Picture Dictionary. Fifth grade representing. Basically they take the word and use it in a sentence to enhance the meaning, or draw a picture illustrating the meaning or you can do both.  Stevie does these assignments with real flair and creativity and I love them! So I want to share them. She even has her own category, so check it out! Stevie’s Picture Dictionary

Exhausted (verb)

Definition: To use up: consume;  To use up the energy of: wear out

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Cool Word of the Day!

August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm (Cool Words) (, , )

Loquacious (adjective)

Definition: Too talkative.

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Cool Word of the Day!

August 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , , , , , , )

Soliloquy (noun)

Definition: A dramatic monologue in which a character’s thoughts are revealed with no listener present;  The act of speaking to oneself.

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