logophile has adopted , looked up 4 words, created 3 lists, listed 119 words, written 31 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words.

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  • Seriously... no one can think of a better term during elections?

    August 3, 2009

  • wajo22: Did you mean invective?

    October 1, 2008

  • What a wonderful word. Taught to me by my Shakespeare professor.

    October 1, 2008

  • Flows right off the tongue & has a gothic feel. From the rare noun vecordy, "madness, trouble of mind, folly, doting."

    March 31, 2008

  • Asativum: how about antiaurosemantonym?

    February 9, 2008

  • ‘Do I see a Penitent, or a Criminal?’ She said at length; ‘Are those hands raised in contrition for your crimes, or in fear of meeting their punishment? Do those tears acknowledge the justice of your doom, or only solicit mitigation of your sufferings? I fear me, ’tis the latter!’

    -The Prioress in Lewis' The Monk

    February 9, 2008

  • as if your "manner" is falling into "desuetude"

    January 28, 2008

  • Would a devoted researcher for K-Y Jelly do "lubrication lucubration?"

    October 24, 2007

  • I'm at Rutgers too (in Camden). Here it's the Gleaner.

    What an excellent list.

    October 24, 2007

  • It means "conspicuously bad or offensive."

    October 24, 2007

  • Reminds me of Vonnegut.

    October 23, 2007

  • not, as one might incline, a verdant citrus fruit of substandard quality

    October 23, 2007

  • What a wonderful word with a horribly pretentious connotation.

    October 23, 2007

  • The word is mesonoxian, meaning "pertaining to midnight."

    October 23, 2007

  • No: I was thinking either the whole term as it is (which can also be called "OCD") or a one-word miracle I have yet to conjure.

    October 23, 2007

  • or... to eat dunch (v)

    October 22, 2007

  • yeah, i tried, but nothing so far... let me know if you coin something

    October 22, 2007

  • Well, yes. Logs are among my life's passions. But it is words that strike a key in my heart.

    October 21, 2007

  • I'm reading Ben Franklin's autobiography, and some of these words have cropped up. So instead of my normal practice, which is writing them down with definitions, I figured I'd start a list here.

    October 21, 2007

  • Spelling bee, sixth grade. Just me and one other person dueling it out. He gets "cookware." I get "passable" - and spell it p-a-s-s-I-b-l-e. "Passable" is my least favorite word because it's haunted me for years in its silvery gleam.

    The silver, if you haven't caught on, signifies my being runner-up in the spelling bee, something I cannot stand for some nine years later.

    October 21, 2007

  • "He grew by degrees less civil, put on more of the Master, frequently found fault, was captious and seem'd ready for an Out-breaking." - Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of B.F. (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2003), p. 110.

    October 21, 2007

  • a beverage whose delicious taste lingers beyond the quenching point and thus forces its drinker to alternate between sipping it and setting it down until it is exhausted

    October 20, 2007

  • (n): half a pair of scissors; KNIFE

    October 20, 2007

  • exceedingly gaudy or tacky

    October 20, 2007

  • an intermediary meal between lunch and dinner that replaces both

    October 20, 2007

  • a squirrel usu. residing on a college campus that has become acclimated to human presence; esp. one that readily approaches food-bearing humans

    October 20, 2007

  • 1 : disappointment resulting from the sight of the bottom of the interior of a coffee cup; esp. after coffee was recently consumed 2 : disappointment resulting from the near-weightlessness of an empty coffee cup 3 : the act of defenestrating a container of decaffeinated coffee because it is decaffeinated

    October 20, 2007

  • sudden bliss due to the discovery of a misplaced cup of coffee or the notion that a cup of coffee previously deemed empty is actually part full

    October 20, 2007

  • the delightful smell of old books; esp. their yellowed pages

    October 20, 2007

  • a customer who cuts in front of his waiting-line precursors to a newly opened register

    October 20, 2007

  • It's truly a shame nobody really uses filipendulous anymore. (As I type this, the word is underlined in red.) Perhaps revivification of this archaic term can serve delightful and useful purposes.

    October 20, 2007

  • I see a link to Blogger in my profile editor... but no Wordpress!

    October 20, 2007

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  • Well, yes. Logs are among my life's passions. But it is words that strike a key in my heart.

    October 21, 2007

  • Why do you love logs? Is it because they are big, heavy, and wood? :)

    October 21, 2007