Fortunate Days

Posted in Fortunate Days with tags , on March 31, 2010 by Josh Wittner

“You will be successful in your next undertaking.”

Oh, well that’s good to know.

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Word Moment: Elegiac

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on March 31, 2010 by Josh Wittner

el·e·gi·ac

adj.

1. Of, relating to, or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past: an elegiac lament for youthful ideals.
2. Of or composed in elegiac couplets.

Word Moment: Lionize

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on March 30, 2010 by Josh Wittner

li·on·ize

tr.v. li·on·izedli·on·iz·ingli·on·iz·es

To look on or treat (a person) as a celebrity.

Word Moment: Doyenne

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

doy·enne

n.

A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group.

Word Moment: Mien

Posted in Word Moment with tags , on March 3, 2010 by Josh Wittner

mien

n.

1. Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: “He was a Vietnam veteran with a haunted mien” (James Traub).
2. An appearance or aspect.

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.