Comments by ambyellen

  • I heard this word listening to Rush Limbaugh. Say what you want about him, the man has an insatiable appetite for vocabulary!

    April 27, 2011

  • this is such a useful word.

    May 3, 2010

  • also short for cha-cha, which bikini waxing blogger formerly fun calls vaginas. I find it hilarious.

    May 3, 2010

  • eating wood (hee-hee)

    April 13, 2010

  • If you like to eat delicious, decaying organic matter, you might be a detritivore!

    April 13, 2010

  • eutely--possessing an exact number of cells at maturity, growth comes only from cell enlargement. All mature members of the species will have the same number of cells. WIERD!

    April 13, 2010

  • If only I had the opportunity to use this word in normal conversation...

    April 9, 2010

  • denominations are the sects!

    July 23, 2009

  • appears in the iphone game Moxie; a fun word game. It's also frustrating because it exclaims "twaddle!" at you when you enter a word which it doesn't recognize, but that actually is a word!

    July 23, 2009

  • It gives me a thrombbing headache!

    July 23, 2009

  • shao...Mount Shaoshi, a mountain in the songshan mountain range and lin which means forest.

    July 23, 2009

  • a video game cheat that allows the user to walk on water

    July 23, 2009

  • a mixed drink that includes dog meat and other herbal ingredients used in Oriental medicine such as antlers.

    July 18, 2009

  • korean soup made from dog meat

    July 18, 2009

  • korean for dog meat. watch out for this word on your menu

    July 18, 2009

  • Awesome!

    June 14, 2009

  • Should be "the most interesting man in the world"

    June 14, 2009

  • this one makes me want to kill people

    May 31, 2009

  • also, v. to paint the face with cosmetics, so as to hide blemishes.

    May 31, 2009

  • (n.) One who is adept at engaging in polite behaviour.

    May 31, 2009

  • (n.) A person who has the same opinion as you.

    May 31, 2009

  • kissable

    May 31, 2009

  • n. a showy but worthless object

    May 31, 2009

  • Etymology:
    Latin; akin to Latin velum curtain, awning
    Date:
    1726
    1 : a square flag of the ancient Roman cavalry
    2 : the web or vane of a feather

    May 30, 2009

  • to reject strongly

    May 30, 2009

  • to prance like a goat

    May 30, 2009

  • basket for catching fish

    May 30, 2009

  • violent separation

    May 30, 2009

  • split ends of hair

    May 30, 2009

  • the urgent desire to eat chalk

    May 30, 2009

  • faithfulness in marriage

    May 30, 2009

  • –adjective
    1. pertaining to the formation of words.
    2. pertaining to the rheme of a sentence.

    May 29, 2009

  • of, like or pertaining to an after-image or other after-sensation

    May 29, 2009

  • nonsensical

    May 29, 2009

  • a woman who gave birth only once

    May 27, 2009

  • claw shaped

    May 27, 2009

  • anxiety or irritation

    May 27, 2009

  • laziness.

    May 27, 2009

  • –noun
    1. a spiral or twisted formation or object.
    2. Architecture. a spiral ornament, found esp. in the capitals of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
    3. Carpentry. a horizontal scrolled termination to the handrail of a stair.
    4. Zoology.
    a. a turn or whorl of a spiral shell.
    b. any of various tropical marine gastropods of the family Volutidae, many species of which have shells prized for their coloration.
    5. the spiral casing surrounding the impeller of a volute pump.
    –adjective
    6. having a volute or rolled-up form.
    7. Machinery.
    a. spirally shaped or having a part so shaped.
    b. moving in a circular way, esp. if combined with a lateral motion

    May 27, 2009

  • pleasure

    May 27, 2009

  • producing only female offspring

    May 27, 2009

  • "to be equal to the angles" of...

    May 27, 2009

  • obsolete, female investigator

    May 27, 2009

  • barking

    May 27, 2009

  • pronounced "umwhile"
    meaning formerly or previously

    May 27, 2009

  • goodness! i love this word. I want to use it to refer to a conversation between secret lovers.

    May 23, 2009

  • a word which describes the accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter

    May 23, 2009

  • so many nosocomial shows on tv these days...

    May 23, 2009

  • haha! good point. Let's go to the naissance faire!

    May 23, 2009

  • my boyfriend is a sexy sialagogue

    May 23, 2009

  • I learned this word thanks to Flight of the Conchords

    May 23, 2009

  • I don't know when I'll ever use it, but it sure sounds awesome.

    May 23, 2009