New Words Learned from Librivox

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Post by mightyfelix » November 8th, 2020, 10:42 pm

Found a new one today! Lambrequin: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lambrequin

Also in the same section, I came across the word calcareous, which I had previously encountered in another LV recording on an entirely different topic! https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcareous

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Post by Scarbo » November 12th, 2020, 6:49 pm

I just encountered "desuetude," meaning disuse or obsolescence, while PLing. That's a new one on me!

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Post by realisticspeakers » November 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm

The demotic inscription—
that is to say, the text in the writing of the people,
was one of the most inviting to decipher,
because the signs composing it seemed to be letters representing sound.
This was sedulously attempted by several scientists,...
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Post by zachh » November 28th, 2020, 4:53 pm

I learned a new word a couple of months ago while silently reading the book that I am now trying to read for Librivox. Erbswurst is (according to the Web) a sausage invented in Germany in 1867 and made of pea flour, pork belly and other delightful things, which if cut up into boiling water becomes instant pea soup. I had never heard of a sausage becoming soup all by itself like that before.

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Post by TriciaG » November 28th, 2020, 5:09 pm

Ruth - the term "ruthfull" is an antonym of "ruthless".
"Ruth (n.) 1 : compassion for the misery of another".
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 28th, 2020, 5:38 pm

TriciaG wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Ruth - the term "ruthfull" is an antonym of "ruthless".
"Ruth (n.) 1 : compassion for the misery of another".
The patron saint of Australia is Saint Ruth, usually abbreviated as "Struth". :wink:

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Post by realisticspeakers » November 28th, 2020, 5:42 pm

TriciaG wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Ruth - the term "ruthfull" is an antonym of "ruthless".
"Ruth (n.) 1 : compassion for the misery of another".
I had a friend in college that I lost touch with, until that evening she came around briefly to say goodbye to everyone.
As she walked away I cried out, "You're leaving me ruthless!"
It was the most clever remark I had ever made since.
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Post by InTheDesert » November 30th, 2020, 10:41 pm

tergiversate

Merriam-Webster helpfulling deinfes: to engage in tergiversation

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Post by realisticspeakers » November 30th, 2020, 11:41 pm

InTheDesert wrote:
November 30th, 2020, 10:41 pm
tergiversate

Merriam-Webster helpfulling deinfes: to engage in tergiversation
https://www.etymonline.com/word/tergiversation
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Post by TriciaG » December 1st, 2020, 6:30 am

Remember when we weren't allowed to use the original word (in any form) in its definition? Ah, the good old days...
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Post by KevinS » December 1st, 2020, 9:39 am

InTheDesert wrote:
November 30th, 2020, 10:41 pm
tergiversate

Merriam-Webster helpfulling deinfes: to engage in tergiversation
That is the perfect definition! It does what it defines!

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