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Thread: odd/interesting words

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    This will be a little like the word association thread - where each posting will be one odd/interesting word - with a brief definition to go with it

    PERTINACIOUS - per-ti-na-cious - holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action - persistence to the point of being annoying or unreasonable

    (closely related to "stubborn")

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    I like stubborn better,LOL

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    Foible (foi rhyming with "soy" and bull) - extreme character trait. Fun work to say.

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    borborygmus - bor-bo-ryg-mus

    a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas through the intestines

    I like the sound of this word, too. Hard to drop it into ordinary conversation, though.

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    Ascesis: Prounounced "eh- see-ses" The practice of self discipline :wink:
    something that I sorely lack when it comes to fabric LOL

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    Perspicacious per⋅spi⋅ca⋅cious 
    Keen discernment or understanding; discerning.

    It has nothing to do with needing to wear deoderant, as I thought the first time I ran across this word.

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    Ugsomeness Ug-some-ness
    Loathsome, the ugliness or quality of being ugsome or horrible.

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    Kinesthesia (kin is the zha) the sensation of movement or strain in muscles , tendons, and joints.
    After pulling an all nighter to get a quilt done for the next dayz event..

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    Reminds me of playing Balderdash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    Reminds me of playing Balderdash!
    I love playing Balderdash. I like Beyond Balderdash even more! Great fun if you have the right crowd.



    Gewgaw: A showy trinket or bauble, as in, "Merchants are trying to lure holiday shoppers into stores full of useless gewgaws."

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