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super-labmaven has looked up 25 words, created 5 lists, listed 48 words, written 15 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 9 words.

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  • sadly, from TV; Heroes

    November 1, 2009

  • Ulysses, James Joyce

    November 1, 2009

  • adjective
    negative association with a name related to dislike or negative interactions with a person of the same name

    formerly, nymogy
    I didn't give much thought to creating this word. Don't we all have negative associations with certain names because of certain people we dislike? A particular set of sounds (i.e., a name) is forever negatively tainted because of our associations with a person of that name. I want to find a word to describe a sort of counterpart, but not an opposite: there are several names in literature that I love, but do not like the associated characters (Tamora and Regan, in particular).

    November 1, 2009

  • from YourDictionary.com:
    noun
    Slang: a clumsy or oafish fellow, esp. an inept athlete

    October 27, 2009

  • "'No essay upon sleep, however brief, is considered complete without some reference to those remarkable states of the mind (or of the brain) when the will is in abeyance and the consciousness is awake . . . "

    from The Literature And Curiosities Of Dreams, by Frank Seafield; Partial Activity Of Nervous Centres. Arthur E. Durham.

    October 26, 2009

  • "Solace of salt air" (from Heroes, a TV show, but I love that phrase)

    "The Earth is large. Large enough that you think you can hide from anything. From Fate. From God. If only you found a place far enough away. So you run. To the edge of the Earth. Where all is safe again. Quiet, and warm. The solace of salt air. The peace of danger left behind. The luxury of grief. And maybe, for a moment, you believe you have escaped."

    October 26, 2009

  • "Words are as recalcitrant as circus animals, and the unskilled trainer can crack his whip at them in vain."
    - Gerald Brenan

    October 26, 2009

  • "Bouleversement de toute ma personne." -Marcel Proust, A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu

    October 26, 2009

  • noun: state of reveling in one's solitude; glad to be alone

    October 22, 2009

  • I didn't give much thought to creating this word. Don't we all have negative associations with certain names because of certain people we dislike? A particular set of sounds (i.e., a name) is forever negatively tainted because of our associations with a person of that name. I want to find a word to describe a sort of counterpart, but not an opposite: there are several names in literature that I love, but do not like the associated characters (Tamora and Regan, in particular).

    October 3, 2009

  • A post-prandial nap is always an excellent idea.

    Prandial: of or relating to a meal

    March 22, 2009

  • I love this description:
    http://thefirstmorning.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/salitter/

    February 28, 2009

  • dbmag9 - I LOVE your comment. I will never think of lugubrious the same way, which is the point, right?

    February 28, 2009

  • ADJECTIVE - oublient

    February 28, 2009

  • NOUN - refers to the feeling one has that one has forgotten something, either something to do, to take (pack), or a significant event

    February 28, 2009

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