Words collected after their first letter was shown here but before Z. With probably a few missed files put in the wrong place, but I don't feel like looking for them. Now all these words will be dumped into the main file.
Maybe I can show them all over again to see if we learned anything.
See, I tell jokes all the time.
There are a lot of them, 126, I think, good ones too, and unfortunately they're all nearly useless for general conversation. No good can come from using them by saying them with your mouth. Trust me. Except for a few might be slipped in with no ill effect.
I don't know why animadversion, ecdysiast, fulsome, insidious, interstice, obscurantism are on the list, I thought I knew those a long time ago. I had index cards for those decades ago during college. Maybe I woke up one day and forgot them. It could happen. One day I read on a menu the word "pepperoncini" included with the salad and gyros items and for the life of me I couldn't place the meaning, I sat there perfectly stumped, I'll never forget it, so I asked the people with me, the whole table and they all said at once "peppers." They were delighted to have the answer, and I felt incredibly stupid because I knew that already for thirty years but I was genuinely stumped in that moment. Here goes.
* adamantine: By now it is not simply conventional wisdom, but adamantine dogma, that Republicans should hold off against any Obama appointment.
1) Adamant, mythical material adamant or adamantine
2) Adamantine lustre, non-metallic, brilliant light reflecting and transmitting properties of minerals
3) Adamantine spar, mineral, a variety of corundum
* afflatus: a divine creative impulse or inspiration. Competitors have been trying for years to challenge Mylan’s EpiPen franchise with low-cost alternatives—only to become entangled in the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory afflatus.
* agroikos: country dweller
* aleatory: depending on the throw of a dice or on chance; random. Relating to or denoting music or other forms of art involving elements of random choice (sometimes using statistical or computer techniques) during their composition, production, or performance.Ah, the Donald. While he unmistakably displays various presidential qualities–he can walk up stairs by himself, and his eyes usually point in the same direction–there is indeed a certain aleatory quality to the man. God knows what he might do. He shoots from the hip, saying all sorts of loopy but interesting things. Interesting if you live somewhere else.
* allophone: one of the phonetically distinct variants of a phoneme. The occurrence of one allophone rather than another is usually determined by its position in the word or by its phonetic environment. Speakers of a language often have difficulty in hearing the phonetic differences between allophones of the same phoneme, because these differences do not serve to distinguish one word from another. In English the t sounds in the words “hit,” “tip,” and “little” are allophones; phonemically they are considered to be the same sound although they are different phonetically in terms of aspiration, voicing, and point of articulation. In Japanese and some dialects of Chinese, the sounds f and h are allophones.
K as in kit, asperated
K as in skit, unasperated
* animadversion: Criticism or censure. a comment or remark, especially a critical one.
* Anthropocene: the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
* arrant: utter, complete, total, absolute, downright, outright, thorough, out-and-out, sheer, pure, unmitigated, unqualified; blatant, flagrant
SJWs have managed to crowd out actual learning, and replace it with this kind of arrant stupidity.
* arundo cane: Arundo donax, Giant Cane, is a tall perennial cane growing in damp soils, either fresh or moderately saline. Other common names include Carrizo, Arundo, Spanish cane, Colorado River Reed, Wild cane, and Giant reed. Looks like bamboo and sugarcane.
* asteios: of the city, of polished manners, elegant (of body), comely, fair
That's it for the A's
* bagasse: the dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane, used as fuel for electricity generators, etc.
The "baggage" is 95% bagasse from the LeftMedia.
* bagatelle: a thing of little importance; a very easy task. A game in which small balls are hit and then allowed to roll down a sloping board on which there are holes, each numbered with the score achieved if a ball goes into it, with pins acting as obstructions. Looks like small wooden pachinko.
* bakshish: a gift of money which an Oriental expects and demands for the most trifling service. The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton. Bakshish they call it here too; that word accompanies you round the world! Tipping, charitable giving, and certain forms of political corruption and bribery in the Middle East and South Asia. The leaders of Hamas routinely use Israeli medical facilities, and Israel is happy to help them because they believe in giving bhakshish to their enemies, a routine kind of double-dealing in Muslim politics.
* Bastogne: Could be Roman,
Could be WWII, "deadliest European battle in World War II broke out..."
Could be bicycling. "The moment the race was won."
This was his Bastogne moment, when he looked in the eyes of those calling for delegate schemes and unicorn dreams and said “Nuts!”
* Batacian: theater in Paris, an operetta by Jacques Offinbach. Venu for rock music. Site of terrorist attack that killed 89 people.
* BATNA: Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement. Coined by Roger Fisher and Willian Ury in "Getting to Yes: Negotiationg Without Giving In.
Trump offered a great deal. FOX refused. Trump went BATNA on their sorry butts, walked, and now they are running after him begging like a rug merchant in a souk.
* beggarweeds: Any of various tick trefoils, especially Desmodium tortuosum, grown for forage in subtropical regions. Chiefly British. any weed that impoverishes soil. Any of various leguminous plants of the genus Desmodium, esp D. purpureum of the Caribbean, grown in the southern US as forage plants and to improve the soil See also tick trefoil
* Biosensor: a device that monitors and transmits information about a life process; especially : a device consisting of a biological component (such as an enzyme or bacterium) that reacts with a target substance and an electrochemical or optical component that detects the resulting products or by-products and emits a signal
* bleachbits: The name of a publicly-available utility used to delete material from a computer's hard disk. Hillary Clinton Bleachbits her past.
* blockchain: Known by many as the technology underpinning the bitcoin digital currency, blockchain has acquired a new identity in the enterprise. At a time when companies face new challenges in data management and security, it’s emerging as a way to let companies make and verify transactions on a network instantaneously without a central authority. Today, more than 40 top financial institutions and a growing number of firms across industries are experimenting with distributed ledger technology as a secure and transparent way to digitally track the ownership of assets, a move that could speed up transactions and cut costs while lowering the risk of fraud. Some companies see an opportunity to use blockchain to track the movement of assets throughout their supply chains or electronically initiate and enforce contracts.
* bodkin: a blunt, thick needle with a large eye used especially for drawing tape or cord through a hem. a small pointed instrument used ot pierce cloth or leather. A long pin used for fastening hair.
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN TWEET THEIR BODKINS: NYT describes Anthony Weiner as ‘Almost Shakespearean.’
* boeseman’s rainbow: a type of tropical freshwater fish
* bollard: a short, thick post on the deck of a ship or on a wharf, to which a ship's rope may be secured. A short post used to divert traffic from an area or road.
* bourse: the Paris stock exchange. stock market in a non-English-speaking country, especially France.
* Brandolini’s Law: "The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."~Alberto Brandolini
* brickbats: a piece of brick, typically when used as a weapon.
a remark or comment which is highly critical and typically insulting.
A man of his times, he had been a Black Panther in his youth, but shifted right as he grew older, suffering the brickbats you might expect from old comrades even though he served as Greater Los Angeles director of Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Council.
* bruited: spread (a report or rumor) widely. …she did not know that information regarding an upcoming drone strike was classified and should not be bruited about on her ridiculously insecure homebrew server.
* caber: a roughly trimmed tree trunk used in the Scottish Highland sport of tossing the caber . This involves holding the caber upright and running forward to toss it so that it lands on the opposite end.
* carrel: carrel a small cubicle with a desk for the use of a reader or student in a library. historical a small enclosure or study in a cloister.
No, asshole. A basement carrel at your over-charging university is where these things interact (if they do interact). A glacier is were ice and earth interact.
* casbah: the citadel of a North African city. The area surrounding a North African citadel, typically in the old part of a city.
* Chanterculture: Joseph Bernstein explains:
"In 2015 it became clear, obvious even, that various reactionary forces have coalesced into a larger, coherent counterculture — let’s call it the Chanterculture — that exists not just in opposition to racial diversity in politics and culture, but in order to advance its own agenda, which across a variety of fronts seeks to preserve and promote the cultural and political preeminence of white guys.
* charlie-foxtrot: Military slang, phonetic abbreviation for "Cluster Fucked", metaphorically describing an incoherent entanglement of a certain situation or formation. “ Having created the charlie-foxtrot, why didn't management offer increasingly larger rewards for giving up a seat? Someone would have "bit" if the reward was boosted to $1,000 or $2,000.”
* chauvinisme de clocher: Chauvinism of the steeple.
Cloche is bell, as a hat or clay cloche to bake vaguely shaped as a bell, so bell tower. Possibly, chauvinism of the bell end. Kidding.
* Chesterton’s fence: reforms should not be made until the reasoning behind the situation is understood.
(don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.)
* chicane: An artificial narrowing or turn on a road or auto-racing course. (in card games) a hand without cards of one particular suit; a void. Chicanery. Employ trickery or chicanery.
Of course I do but please don’t offer it to me, please don’t make me pass the chicanes of sugar at the checkout while queuing to pay for petrol.
* cishet: We're in the world of words you don't care to know. Reading about shit you don't care about written by people you'd normally avoid as opposing magnets repel.
Cishet, used as both an adjective and a noun, describes a person who is both cisgender and heterosexual. A person is cishet if he or she is cisgender, meaning identifying with his or her assigned-at-birth gender, as well as heterosexual, or attracted exclusively to people of the opposite sex.
* Citius venit malum quam revertitur: Evil arrives faster than it leaves.
* Civis Romanus sum: I am a Roman citizen is a phrase used in Cicero's In Verrem as a plea for the legal rights of a Roman citizen.
* clapter: SNL writer Seth Meyers, coined the term clapter, which is when you do a political joke and people go, “Woo-hoo.” It means they sort of approve but didn’t really like it that much. You hear a lot of that on [whispers] The Daily Show.
* clitic: (linguistics) A morpheme that functions like a word, but never appears as an independent word, instead being always attached to a following or preceding word (or, in some cases, within a surrounding word).
In English, the possessive -'s is a clitic.
* cordyceps: parasitic fungus
* coterminous: having the same boundaries or extent in space, time, or meaning. “The realm of the true” is not a real place. It is even more notional than “the Clinton Archipelago although it does occur to us to wonder if the two places are coterminous in Rutenberg’s mind.
* cubitiere: Body armor that protects the elbow. Specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire.
* cumbrous: literary term for cumbersome.
these folks often go to cumbrous lengths to prevent their private and uncensored opinions from becoming exhibits in a lawsuit.
* daal: refers to the ingredient AND the final dish. It is a broad term that refers to legumes (lentils, peas, and beans) that are cooked and spiced to perfection. This term can lead to some confusion in the West. For example, you have chana dal, a well-known split legume that is yellow in color and looks like a split pea.
* dashiki: a loose, brightly colored shirt or tunic, originally from West Africa.
* Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas: The censor forgives the crows and harasses the doves.
* debouch: To march from a narrow or confined area into the open. To flow from a valley into a larger area or body.The army was led through the pass by the king who then waited for the final portion of his rearguard to debouch before he went to the front to command his forces.
* Decius Mus: Decius Mus distinguished himself in the First Samnite War, when he rescued the main body of the Roman army from a trap. Three years later as consul with Manlius Torquatus, he led the Romans against the Latins. The night before a decisive battle, both consuls dreamed that the army that lost its leader would be victorious. They made a pact, that whichever side gave way first, the leader would sacrifice himself in battle. The wing under Decius gave way first, and Decius rode to his death in battle, with great ceremony.
Forty-five years later, in 295 B.C. his son, also called Decius Mus, followed his example, and rode to his death in the Battle of Sentium, also against the Samnites. His grandson, also called Decius Mus, sacrificed himself like-wise, in the Pyrrhic wars, in 279 B.C.
* desnudas: desnudas of Time’s Square, desnudar = to undress
* Diadochi The iadochi were the rival generals, families and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for control over his empire after his death in 323 BC The Wars of the iadochi mark the beginning of the Hellenistic period.
* dingus: used to refer to something whose name the speaker cannot remember, is unsure of, or is humorously or euphemistically omitting.
* dishabille: the state of being only partly or scantily clothed.
* dispositive: relating to or bringing about the settlement of an issue or the disposition of property. dealing with the disposition of property by deed or will.dealing with the settling of international conflicts by an agreed disposition of disputed territories.
* dragooning: A member of a European military unit trained and armed to fight mounted or on foot. To subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops. To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
Aside from Castro dragooning and executing Christians and gays, Castro’s record on racial justice is decidedly not “woke”, as the Internet likes to say.
* ecdysiast: striptease performer
* ecotone: a transition area between two biomes. It is where two communities meet and integrate. It may be narrow or wide, and it may be local (the zone between a field and forest) or regional (the transition between forest and grassland ecosystems).
* ecotopian: In medical usage the word ectopia refers to displaced or shifted organs. e.g. Tonsillar Ectopia, a state of being out of place, or being displaced from the natural or ideal location or setting; to be in a condition that deviates from the “normal” either in situation or in relation to other members.
* embonpoint: the plump or fleshy part of a person's body, in particular a woman's bosom.
* ephemerides: A table giving the coordinates of a celestial body at a number of specific times during a given period. a table giving the future positions of a planet, comet, or satellite, an annual publication giving the positions of the sun, moon, and planets during the course of a year, information concerning eclipses, astronomical constants, etc., (Library Science & Bibliography) obsolete a diary or almanac.
* epideictic: (vs. deliberative, and forensic rhetoric), epideictic oratory, also called ceremonial oratory, or praise-and-blame rhetoric, is one of the three branches, or "species" (eidē), of rhetoric as outlined in Aristotle's Rhetoric, to be used to praise or blame during ceremonies.
This is rhetoric of ceremony, commemoration, declamation, demonstration, on the one hand, and of play, entertainment, display, including self-display. It is also the rhetoric used at festivals, the Olympic games, state visits and other formal events like openings, closings, anniversaries as well as at births, deaths, or marriages. Its major subject is praise and blame, according to Aristotle in the limited space he provides for it in the Art of Rhetoric (Freese translation).
This rhetoric deals with goodness, excellence, nobility, shame, honor, dishonor, beauty, and matters of virtue and vice. The virtues or the "components" of virtue according to Aristotle, were "justice, courage, self-control, magnificence, magnanimity, liberality, gentleness, practical and speculative wisdom" or "reason". Vice was the "contrary" of virtue.
* epigenetics: The study of how the environment affects genes’ function in ways that are sometimes heritable.
* Epuration Sauvage: wild treatment
* ergodicity: relating to the condition that, in an interval of sufficient duration, a system will return to states that are closely similar to previous ones: the assumption of such a condition underlies statistical methods used in modern dynamics and atomic theory.
* escrima: a Filipinization of the Spanish word for fencing, esgrima. Their cognate in French is escrime and is related to the English term 'skirmish'. A Philippine system of fighting involving sticks, and knives.
* ex-voto: a religious offering given in order to fulfill a vow.
* Exeunt omnes: a stage direction to indicate that all the actors leave the stage.
* explicate: analyze and develop an idea or principle in detail."attempting to explicate the relationship between crime and economic forces" explain, make explicit, clarify, make plain/clear, spell out, untangle; Moreinterpret, translate, elucidate, expound, illuminate, throw light on
* Feldenkrais: a somatic educational system designed by Moshé FeldenkraisFeldenkrais Center for Movement
* ferrule: a ring or cap, typically a metal one, that strengthens the end of a handle, stick, or tube and prevents it from splitting or wearing. A metal band strengthening or forming a joint. These turned out to be the remnants of not just one precious object, but many: swords, ferrules, and one spearhead after another. By the end, 129 bits of spearheads were found in the Tattershall hoard.
* fomite: an object that helps to spread disease like a comb, toothbrush, colonoscope, or a pair of scrubs. It is not the organism itself.
* Fort Marcy Park: Whitewater: The Foster Report - Washington Post
A. 1993 Park Police Investigation. Because Mr. Foster's body was found in Fort Marcy, a park maintained by the National Park Service, the United States Park ..
* frottage: the technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface to form the basis of a work of art. The practice of touching or rubbing against the clothed body of another person in a crowd as a means of obtaining sexual gratification. “pointillist”? You might as well say her husband governed by frottage. You’ve gone past being repugnant. We, here in flyover country, are pointing and laughing.
* Fuhrerprinzip: "leader principle" prescribed the fundamental basis of political authority in the governmental structures of the Third Reich. This principle can be most succinctly understood to mean that "the Führer's word is above all written law" and that governmental policies, decisions, and offices ought to work toward the realization of this end
Trump had to know he was creating a photo op where the cameraman in the back of the room could compose a shot that implies every Fuhrerprinzip cliché that Kimmel, the Washington Post, Louis CK and numerous others have been throwing at The Donald in recent weeks.
* fulsome: a strange word that carries either negative and neutral connotation. 1) complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree.
"they are almost embarrassingly fulsome in their appreciation"
synonyms: excessive, extravagant, overdone, immoderate, inordinate, over-appreciative, flattering, adulatory, fawning, unctuous, ingratiating, cloying, saccharine; enthusiastic, effusive, rapturous, glowing, gushing, profuse, generous, lavish; informalover the top, smarmy
"he paid fulsome tribute to his secretary" 2) of large size or quantity; generous or abundant. "a fulsome harvest.’, offensive to good taste, especially as being excessive; overdone or gross:
fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome décor., disgusting; sickening; repulsive: a table heaped with fulsome mounds of greasy foods., excessively or insincerely lavish: fulsome admiration., encompassing all aspects; comprehensive: a fulsome survey of the political situation in Central America., abundant or copious.
* fungo: a fly ball hit for fielding practice. A long lightweight bat for hitting practice balls to fielders.
* gadrooned: rows of bulges, a decorative motif consisting of convex curves in a series. In furniture and other decorative arts, cups, vases, it is an ornamental carved band of tapered, curving sections,vaguely reminiscent of flower petals. Gadrooning, derived from Roman sarcophagi and other antiquities, was widely used during the Italian Renaissance, and in the classicizing phases of 18th- and early 19th-century design.
* geschrei: A shout. A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition. Other than the usual "geschrei" from the left and the Soros rent-a-goon squads, the one thing that we should not laugh at is their goal of eliminating the Electoral College
* gleet: a watery discharge from the urethra caused by gonorrheal infection.
(which is kind of disgusting, so I'm not going to tell you what it is. But I will say that referring to an MSNBC news show, or indeed the MSNBC network entire, as a "gleet-fest" would not be amiss).
* Gracchi: The Gracchi, Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus, were Roman brothers who tried to reform Rome's social and political structure to help the lower classes, in the 2nd century B.C. They were involved in land reform and redistribution to help the poor.
* grackle: shiny dark blue/purple blackbird crows and grackles resemble Tom Waits on steroids
* Grauniad: nickname for the UK national newspaper, the Guardian, because of a now ill-founded reputation for typos. The name was given to it by the satirical magazine Private Eye.
* hacek: a group of fastidious Gram-negative bacteria that are an unusual cause of infective endocarditis. HACEK is an abbreviation of the initials of the genera of this group of bacteria: Haemophilus, Aggregatibacter (previously Actinobacillus),
* Hagarism: relates to the 7th-century Arabian Peninsula Hagarene tribes, i.e. the descendants of the Egyptian servant girl Hagar, who bore Abraham their son Ishmael.
According to the book Hagarism, the Arab conquests and the formation of the caliphate were a peninsular Arab movement inspired by Jewish messianism. In alliance with the Jews, the Arabs attempted to reclaim the Promised Land from the Byzantine Empire. The Qur'an was a product of 8th-century edits of various materials drawn from a variety of Judeo-Christian and Middle-Eastern sources while Muhammad was the herald of Umar "the redeemer", a Judaic messiahs
* ham: Urban, hard ass motherf****r
Obviously it's not THAT Vladimir Putin, because the President of Russia has never gone HAM in a West Palm Beach Publix.
* hangdog: having a dejected or guilty appearance; shamefaced.synonyms:shamefaced, sheepish, abashed, ashamed, guilty-looking, abject, cowed, dejected, downcast, crestfallen, woebegone, disconsolate
CNN's soft-faced, hanggog [sic]Social Justicey "media critic" looked into the Hillary heath issue, and determined this was just part of a narrative of portraying women as "weak."
* haptic: relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.
Prosthetic Hand Restores Amputee’s Sense of Touch: Implanted electrodes make this haptic hand feel like the real deal.
* Harmenszoon: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
* hat trick: in sports is the achievement of a positive feat three times in a game, or another achievement based on the number three in some sports.
* horno: a mud adobe-built outdoor oven used by Native Americans and early settlers of North America. Originally introduced to the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors, it was quickly adopted and carried to all Spanish-occupied lands. The horno has a beehive shape and uses wood as the heat source.The procedure still used in parts of New Mexico and Arizona is to build a fire inside the horno and, when the proper amount of time has passed, remove the embers and ashes and insert the bread to be cooked.
* HUMINT: Human Intelligence, acronym that military types enjoy so well to demonstrate their military street cred while shortening its meaning a mere four syllables, vrs. SIGNIT, self explanatory.
* imposture: The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity. The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating. "Villainy, when detected, never gives up, but boldly adds impudence to imposture." -Oliver Goldsmith
* insidious: intended to entrap or beguile, stealthily treacherous or deceitful, operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect
* interstice: an intervening space, especially a very small one.
"sunshine filtered through the interstices of the arching trees"
* invidious: (of an action or situation) likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others, (of a comparison or distinction) unfairly discriminating; unjust. unfair, unjust, iniquitous, unwarranted;
* jeremiad: a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes.
* jinglebob: a cattle marking consisting of an ear slashed so that the halves dangle beside the head; also: a steer with such a marking. Photos in image show spurs with dangling decorations.
* Kardashev Type II civilization: a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to use for communication.
A Type I civilization – also called planetary civilization – can use and store energy which reaches its planet from the neighboring star.
A Type II civilization can harness the energy of the entire star (the most popular hypothetic concept being the Dyson sphere—a device which would encompass the entire star and transfer its energy to the planet).
A Type III civilization can control energy on the scale of their entire host galaxy.
* klismos: chair of ancient Greece.
* Kombucha: a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits.
* legato: a style of playing in which no perceptible gaps are left between notes
* lictor: “to bind” a Roman civil servant who was a bodyguard to magistrates who held imperium. Lictors were used since the Roman Kingdom. Lictors attending the dictator kept the axes in their fasces even inside the Pomerium--a sign that the dictator had the ultimate power in his own hands.
* lustration: the process of making something clear or pure, usually by means of a propitiatory offering. Drawing of a relief from the Karnak temple in Egypt showing a pharaoh lustrating with incense. It is also the purge of government officials once affiliated with the Communist system in Central and Eastern Europe.
* lycanthropy: (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolf. Werewolves.
* mash note: a letter that expresses infatuation with or gushing appreciation of someone. WikiLeaks caught CNN's chief political analyst, the hideous Gloria Borger, sending a mash note to John Podesta and Hillary Clinton.
* megillah: Slang. a lengthy, detailed explanation or account: Just give me the facts, not the whole megillah. a lengthy and tediously complicated situation or matter.2. (italics) Hebrew. a scroll, especially one containing the Book of Esther. Others are the Book of Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, the Book of Ruth, and the Book of Lamentations.
“Anytime you know you’re subpoenaing a laptop from a lawyer that involved a lawyer’s practice of law, you know you’re getting into a big megillah,” Comey said.
* Milkorno: a compound of fortified wheat cereals and dry skimmed milk that could be used to improve the nutritional quality of depression-era dishes like “Chop suey with Milkorno.” A Michigan nutritional director sold her staff on the meal’s culinary merits by reminding them that a “diet of whole wheat and skimmed milk had sustained rats through more than thirty generations!”
* moth effect: also long been discussed by motorcycle riders, who call the phenomenon "target fixation". The NHTSA-funded "Model National Standards For Entry-Level Motorcycle Rider Training" includes target fixation as a rider hazard: "staring at the object you are trying to avoid. Associated with riders striking obstacles they were attempting to avoid."
Hang gliders too. Don’t even look at the thing you must avoid or, hanging there, your whole body shifts in that direction and so does the glider you’re dangling from oh no oh no oh no bash.
* muezzin: a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque.
* muskeg: a North American swamp or bog consisting of a mixture of water and partly dead vegetation, frequently covered by a layer of sphagnum or other mosses. Sinking my fingers into the same muskeg that Leif Erikson trod was amazing.
* natsec: national secuarity
* obscurantism: the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or full details of something from becoming known.
* omologato: (of an automobile) certified as conforming to the specifications, as fuel capacity and engine displacement, for a class of standard automobiles (Gran Turismo) qualified to engage in various types of competitions. Abbreviation: GTO. Origin of Gran Turismo Omologato Expand. chickelit said…since you've included foreign words, I'd add omologato, as in Gran Turismo Omologato, aka, GTO
* ontic: In philosophy, ontic is physical, real, or factual existence. describes what is there, as opposed to the nature or properties of that being. To illustrate:
* parley: a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.
It’s no wonder that even Israel has sought parley with Moscow, which has replaced Washington as the new regional kingmaker-cum-sheriff, while Egypt has renewed security ties with the Kremlin that Cairo abandoned more than four decades ago, in favor of the Americans.
* pensées métaphysiques: metaphysical thoughts
* pigeon chess: Refers to having a pointless debate with somebody utterly ignorant of the subject matter, but standing on a dogmatic position that cannot be moved with any amount of education or logic, but who always proclaims victory.
"Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon; it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory." -- Scott D. Weitzenhoffer (From an Amazon.com book review)
* quisling: a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country. collaborator, colluder, sympathizer; traitor, turncoat, backstabber, double-crosser, defector, Judas, snake in the grass, fifth columnist
* recrudescence: to break out anew or come into renewed activity, as after a period of quiescence. “The recrudescence of Spain's most annoying leftwing judge.”
* rheme: the part of a clause that gives information about the theme.
* The Right's Trump Lexicon:
Big Conservative Donald Trump Dictionary is now
The Right's Trump Lexicon
Abortion Trump is abortion
Anal to Ann Coulter, does Trump pay more than anal?
Balls, Carly cut his balls off
balls to compare himself to Reagan
crock of bullcrap
Good news (how Trump campaign ends)
ledge (3 tweets referring to on the ledge)
mock (orange skin)
moron (and moron voters)
plastic surgery disaster wife
robe of conservatism
sex tape (gross thing someone imagines)
sharia (of American politics)
supply lines (insurgency needs to have supply lines cut)
wall (handy list of people to put up agains the wall)
whore (Trump's wife is a whore)
No nut? nincompoop, non-politician, non compos mentis, nattering nabob, nettlesome creature.
* vero possumus: Obama's motto on the eagle's head on the Great Seal of of Obamaland.