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I’m cleaning out the cube at work. Here’s my pile of "word of the whenevers". They’re all pretty obscure, and all but the first one are useful. Libraries have such lovely dictionaries. Yes, I get excited when I run into new words.


Faience (n): glazed earthenware or pottery, especially a fine variety with highly colored designs. Pronunciation: fI’ ahnss

Apophasis (n): denial of one’s intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated.
Nifty. There’s a word for everything.

Festinate (v, adj): 1)to hurry; hasten 2)hurried.

Cognomen (n): 1)a surname 2)any name, especially a nickname.

Crepuscular (adj): 1)of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct 2)appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.

Insouciant (adj): free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant. Pronunciation: in soo’ see ahnt

Deliquesce (v): 1)to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts 2)to melt away 3)(Bot.)to form many small divisions or branches.

Date: 2005-10-07 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rushputin.livejournal.com
I only knew two of those. :(

Date: 2005-10-07 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diremccann.livejournal.com
Faience - unknown
Apophasis - suspect I had heard it before
Festinate - Alrighty then...
Cognomen - had definitely heard and vaguely knew
Crepuscular - had heard
Insouciant - knew without as much precision
Deliquesce - unknown

But then again, I have randomly read some of the wikipedia articles on the Latin language for fun.

Date: 2005-10-07 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lenryst.livejournal.com
Many of the old Egyptian figurines and jewlery was made out of faience. It looks almost glassy, and can come in many nifty colors. Especially in a really really pretty bright blue. But also other colors of blue/green/etc. But the bright blue is usually the most recognizable.

Just, ya know, another tidbit of random trivia.

Date: 2005-10-07 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninomit-arol.livejournal.com
alas that i use crepuscular routinely
and that solves certain running debates about insouciant, which i've been abusing for months now.
:)

Date: 2005-10-07 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fuzzloc.livejournal.com
mmm, words. . .

Date: 2005-10-08 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] musicman.livejournal.com
Interesting words. We met all too briefly at Free's dinner last evening. I've just friended you -- let me know if you don't wish to be on the kink filter.

Date: 2005-10-08 11:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
Friended back. I think I can handle the kink filter. ^_^

Date: 2006-02-21 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nminusone.livejournal.com
Hiya! [livejournal.com profile] gsh introduced me to you on Saturday night, right about the time my blood sugar was falling off a cliff. I've friended you, and hope to run into you another time when I'm in better form. :)

Date: 2006-02-21 10:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
Added back. Nice meeting you. ^_^

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