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Monday 16 July 2018
Ab Vrbe Condita 2771
08/12/2018



Thixotropic (adjective)

Of a gel, having the property of becoming more liquid when shaken or agitated and then stiffening again while at rest.
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08/05/2018: Ramekin (noun) A small dish, usually white and made of ceramic, used for baking and serving individual portions.
07/29/2018: Irrorate (adjective) Spotted, speckled.
07/22/2018: Sockdolager (noun) A decisive argument or blow.
07/15/2018: Chthonic (adjective) Pertaining to gods or spirits of the underworld.
07/08/2018: Ultimogeniture (noun) The right of the youngest child to receive the inheritance.
07/01/2018: Pectiform (adjective) Comb-shaped.
06/24/2018: Ostrobogulous (adjective) Strange, mildly risqué, indecent or pornographic. [Coined by poet and author Victor Neuburg (1883-1940).]
06/17/2018: Obloquy (noun) Public scorn, abuse, or condemnation aimed toward a person or thing.
06/10/2018: Foin (verb) To thrust with a pointed weapon.
06/03/2018: Capriped (adjective) Having goatlike feet.
05/27/2018: Snarge (noun) The remains of a bird that has collided with a plane or gone through its engine.
05/20/2018: Shunpike (verb) To take side roads to avoid tolls or heavy traffic.
05/13/2018: Macaronic (adjective) Of speech or writing that combines two or more languages, traditionally Latin and a modern vernacular: "We like to think all other things are equal, but in this case ceteris ain't paribus."
05/06/2018: Vexillology (noun) The study of flag design.
04/29/2018: Auxetic (adjective) In some recently discovered materials, the peculiar property of expanding in thickness while being stretched.
04/22/2018: Seigniorage (noun) The profit a government turns by issuing currency — in other words, the face value of the coins or bills minus their production cost.
04/15/2018: Tetrachromaticity (noun) The rare and enviable ability to see color in four channels as opposed to the normal three (red-green-blue). Such individuals, exclusively female, carry certain genes for colorblindness.
04/08/2018: Enneatic (adjective) Occurring once every nine times.
04/01/2018: Neoteny (noun) The retention of child-like features into adulthood.
03/25/2018: Euxine (adjective) Pertaining to the Black Sea.
William March
Thomas Cranmer
Winston Churchill
Ernest Hemingway
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Edward Albee
William F. Buckley, Jr
Arthur Miller
Andrew Lang
Ezra Pound
Elizabeth Gaskell
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:156px;"><i>Everybody must seem crazy if you see deep enough into their minds.<br><br><aside>William March</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.<br><br><aside>Thomas Cranmer</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:180px;"><i>Failure to recognize that the American, is at heart an idealist is to lack understanding of our national character.<br><br><aside>Winston Churchill</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I’m not going to get in the ring with Tolstoy.<br><br><aside>Ernest Hemingway</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.<br><br><aside>Alexandr Solzhenitsyn</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:183px;"><i>You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are.<br><br><aside>Edward Albee</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:184px;"><i>Dear Mr. Williams: “Restive” also means “balky.”  So it can be used halfway between restless and mutinous.<br><br><aside>William F. Buckley, Jr</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>If I see an ending, I can always work backward.<br><br><aside>Arthur Miller</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts — for support rather than for illumination.<br><br><aside>Andrew Lang</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:158px;"><i>The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiousity.<br><br><aside>Ezra Pound</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>There is always a pleasure in unravelling a mystery, in catching at the gossamer clue which will guide to certainty.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Gaskell</aside></i></span>


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