Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
(excessively or hypocritically pious) "a sickening sanctimonious smile"
: hypocritically pious or devout <a sanctimonious moralist><the king's sanctimonious rebuke — G. B. Shaw>
obsolete : possessing sanctity : holy
— sanc·ti·mo·nious·ly adverb
— sanc·ti·mo·nious·ness noun
Pronunciation: Sanc as in sanctuary. Ti as in tit, or Ti mothy. Mon sounds like moan, rhymes with phone. I rhymes with tree. Ous sounds the same as it does in glorious.
holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, pharisaical, self-righteous
I find it interesting that the word was used to mean close to the opposite of what it does now. Lesss confusing than constellate, anyway.
Friday, February 4, 2011
For some reason when I saw this word, I thought of the part of Firework in this video at 0:40
There's also another song that reminds me of this word... but I can't remember atm. (at the moment)
(leave or strike out) "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"
a : to suppress or alter (as a vowel or syllable) by elisionb : to strike out (as a written word)
a : to leave out of consideration : omit
b : curtail, abridge
I'll probably use this as a substitute for omit.
Pronunciation: El sounds like ill, rhymes with mill, fill. Ide rhymes with slide, sounds like lied.
Princeton has none, so I assume their definition has a nuance that omit does not.
Something different for the first word today.
This word... I don't know if it's an official one! I can't find it on webster or princeton. It was on dictionary.com though. I don't get why that would be the case. I kind of wonder if it's a troll that put this up! Well, new words are always being made.
clumsy or unskillful with both hands.
Pronunciation: Am as in... am, amber. Bi as in Ambidextrous, blister (minus the l), Sinister sounds like sinister. Sin as in sin, sounds like cin in Cincinnati. Ister rhymes with sister, blister (I have one :p)
none really, but clumsy could be one.