Archive for February, 2010

Word Moment: Irascible

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on February 26, 2010 by Josh Wittner

i·ras·ci·ble

adj.

1. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
2. Characterized by or resulting from anger.

Word Moment: Neologism

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on February 25, 2010 by Josh Wittner

ne·ol·o·gism

n.

1. A new word, expression, or usage.
2. The creation or use of new words or senses.
3. Psychology

a. The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
b. A word so invented.

4. Theology A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture.

Fortunate Days

Posted in Fortunate Days with tags , on February 24, 2010 by Josh Wittner

“Believe in your abilities; confidence will lead you on.”

Is being lead on a good thing?

Word Moment: Parenteral

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on February 24, 2010 by Josh Wittner

par·en·ter·al

adj.

1. Physiology Located outside the alimentary canal.
2. Medicine Taken into the body or administered in a manner other than through the digestive tract, as by intravenous or intramuscular injection.

Word Moment: Effusive

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on February 23, 2010 by Josh Wittner

ef·fu·sive

adj.

1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy: an effusive manner.
2. Profuse; overflowing: effusive praise.

Word Moment: Fulsome

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on February 17, 2010 by Josh Wittner

ful·some

adj.

1. Offensively flattering or insincere. See Synonyms at unctuous.
2. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
3. Usage Problem Copious or abundant.

Word Moment: Assiduous

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on February 15, 2010 by Josh Wittner

as·sid·u·ous

adj.

1. Constant in application or attention; diligent: an assiduous worker who strove for perfection. See Synonyms atbusy.
2. Unceasing; persistent: assiduous research.