Cordy's Word a Day
Tell us your interesting words
Starting with - Dystopian
Dystopian is the exact opposite-it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible.
George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for example, describes a dystopian society in which Napoleon, a pig, represents Joseph Stalin in a farmyard satire on Stalinist Russia and how power corrupts.
Dystopia, which is the direct opposite of utopia, is a term used to describe a utopian society in which things have gone wrong.
Started: 29th Jul 2018 at 11:00
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"A mixture of dried fruit and nuts eaten as a snack food by walkers and campers; trail mix."
I've been called a Gorp But I've never done the above
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Worp!un is a moustache or hairy part of a mans bodyJust like my hubby
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A late C19 / early C20 word meaning “everything is fine”.
I first heard it when listening to American Astronauts describing how well their spacecraft systems were operating.
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Imitation, not genuine, fake.
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granada are you sure it was not a gawp you were called?
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It spelled as Gorp in the dictionary, LG
A stupid or awkward person:
I'm picking Wigan words out here. And they are actually in the English Dictionary! I thought they were Wiganese.
I Must be a Gorp
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Combative...people who are quick to argue
Chronophobia...fear of the future
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Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Fear of Friday the 13th.( first saw it a couple of weeks ago)
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I used to fear Monday mornings, Broady.
Is there a word for that?
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I can't find any link to your Worp!un word
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I can only think of FRICKNIN.
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Urban Dictionary: worp!un
A male who has a unibrow, mustache or other extremely hairy part of the body.
You've visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 28/07/18
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to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve: strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment
….is chiropractic treatment effective in ameliorating sciatica.
not convinced myself
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Iamaprickitus. Refers to a local fox.
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A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy. 2. A unit of geologic time
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The formation of a word such as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by it.
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A person who is specially trained in the making and serving of coffee drinks, as in a coffee bar.
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obfuscate darken, obscure.
So good to have you back Ray. You have been missed. Hope you had a good time.
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obfuscate darken, obscure.
So good to have you back Ray. You have been missed. Hope you had a good time.
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Thank you Marie, very kind of you.
A good time was had at our lovely cottage high up on the moors at Cairnryan.
Hope to see you tomorrow as usual.
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A person who attempts to gain advantage by flattering influential people or behaving in a servile manner
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Pandiculating...... stretching shortly after waking or sitting for long periods.
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walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.
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(of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.
"a malleable metal can be beaten into a sheet"
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Noun: A shrewd, unprincipled person
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Dinutuximab beta...Treatment of Neuroblastoma
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action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.
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ADJECTIVE -- having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
"the glint of dark, malevolent eyes"
malicious · spiteful · hostile · evil-minded · baleful · bitter · evil-intentioned · poisonous · venomous · evil · malign · malignant · rancorous
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Opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, especially theAnglican Church in 19th-century England.
It used to be considered the longest word in the dictionary, but according to Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, the longest word is :-
Which means "by using electroencephalography to examine a patient".
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A persistent, irrational feeling that people are 'out to get you'
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1 forming a multitude or great number; existing, occurring, or present in great numbers; very numerous.
2 comprising many items, parts, or elements.
3 Archaic . crowded or thronged.
A Skakespearian word what he invented.
It comes from the phrase "Multitudinous seas incarnadine".
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HOTCHY-WICHI......BAKED HEDGE-HOG MMMMMM
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1,tending to stir up conflict.
2. designed to cause fires.
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A thick covering for the top of a bed, filled with soft feathers or warm material:
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GORMLESS Lacking intelligence, stupid or dull.
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Can't stop laughing about the duvet thread,must have been under it all day & made a late entrance
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Just seen it nanajacqui. Hilarious. What an uneducated moron. 😂😂😂
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Still laughing this morning,you couldn't make it up
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Hide-a-down. I wonder where he hid it. 😂😂😂
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Sledge admires him.
Says it all really.
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The cowardly gang are starting early today
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We're just laughing at the decent spellers
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And as if by magic another one appears 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑
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Once a dunce,always a dunce,so his class mates say
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Business must be slow, mind you, you did post on here when you was supposed to be on holiday
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Business is very slow,it's winter & normal people garden in spring,summer & autumn,that's why I post on here when I'm abroad twice a year in the quiet months,ask broady if I was in Tenerife ? We were with him & his lovely wife,met up twice for cocktails
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Obviously I can only read what you are saying but yes we had two lovely afternoons imbibing alcohol in Tenerife at the end of September. Putting the “ world to right’s” as they say.
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Thanks Bill for confirming,you must have walshy on ignore,switch him on he's very entertaining today
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I bet it was riveting conversation
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RIVETING...if you describe something as riveting you mean that it is extremely interesting and exciting and that it holds your attention completely
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Interesting, exciting, you 2
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Last Christmas Eve I put a cake out on our front door-step
…..but when I came back in the morning I found it was STOLLEN
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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
In other words, why procrastinate when you can perendinate?
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Dave; If a dog and a Piecost had a race....
Mabel interrupts; What's a Piecost ?
Dave; About two pound and twenty pence
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Prompted by the Lady MP defectors
To me they look more like they are at a Hen Party
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A hypocrite preaches one thing, and does another. You're a hypocrite if you criticize other people for wearing fur, but pull out your big mink jacket as soon as it gets cold. The word hypocrite is rooted in the Greek word hypokrites, which means “stage actor, pretender, dissembler.”
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A heavy downpour of rain.
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Noun, plural oeu·vres
The works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.
Any one of the works of a writer, painter, or the like.
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Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.
An error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period othert han the correct one.
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1. Lump or a large amount of something.
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ostentatious or hyperkinetic,
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The principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others.
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Vituperative. Bitter and abusive.
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To conduct oneself or act in a showily or ostentatious fashion in an attempt to reinforce self confidence, create an image of personality or to attempt to impress others.
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That could apply to a few on here, sd
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Transcendent, surpassing, or superior.
Being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural.
Abstract or metaphysical.
Idealistic, lofty, or extravagant.
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From the Latin for 'Horn of Plenty'.
A representation of this horn, used as a symbol of abundance.
An abundant, overflowing supply.
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Dueterocanonical..of sacred books or literary works.
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Incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible:
Not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable:
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Prevaricator. A person who speaks falsely; liar. a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.
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Totally worthless object or person; something that is just in the way.
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Not sure how a Wiganer would pronounce it
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Two words that I get mixed up with, not that I use them very often LOL
Turbid and Turgid
Not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like.
Clouded, opaque, obscured.
Thick or dense, as smoke or clouds.
Confused, muddled, disturbed.
Swollen, distended, tumid.
Inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic.
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The act of throwing someone (or something) out of the window.
The term is said to have originated around the time of "an incident' in Prague Castle which led towards the 30 years War ( early 1600's
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Edited to remove doubled up post somehow
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You could have left it: defenestration to cope with double glazing.
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Usually mentioned on TV antiques programmes.
A carved or engraved article, especially of whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, or the like, made by whalers as a leisure occupation.
Such articles or work collectively.
Replied: 7th May 2019 at 13:05
Sophophobia is the fear of knowledge or learning.
It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development.
Now you no.
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Scrawp, pull all the money to your corner of the table when you win at cards,
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A representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or or material forms.
Figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
A symbolic narrative.
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AGELAST. A person who never laughs.
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Tis a classical Roman name, and a number of people who bore the name have been identified.
Flavius, who became Emperor Vespasian accidentally executed his best friend, who was a 'Priscus'!
It has pre-Roman origins: One of the Etruscan Kings who figures in the emergence of Rome was Lucius Tarquinius Priscus.
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an early 18th century word for the highest point
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swiftness of movement.
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