Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Word of the Day - January 25

POP!

bleb \ bleb \ , noun;
1. A bubble.
2. Medicine/Medical. A blister or vesicle.

Word of the Day - January 24

Just because my cheeks are full of food, doesn't mean I ate yours...well it kinda does.

educe \ih-DOOS\ , verb:
1. To draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent.
2. To infer or deduce.

Word of the Day - January 23

A treehouse without a tree.

slimsy \SLIM-zee\ , adjective:
Flimsy; frail.

Word of the Day - January 22

You don't need arms and hands to draw.

natheless \NEYTH-lis\ , adverb:
Nevertheless.

Word of the Day - January 21

What?! No ramp!?

remora \REM-er-uh\ , noun:
1. An obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction.
2. Any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ships, and other moving objects.

Word of the Day - January 20

Love a little girl getting it over on a big hard dude.

deucedly \DOO-sid-lee\ , adverb:
Devilishly; damnably.

Word of the Day - January 19

What a cautious nun.

shiv \shiv\ , noun:
A knife, especially a switchblade.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Word of the Day - January 18

TURN THE PLATE AROUND!

persnickety \ per-SNIK-i-tee \ , adjective;
1. Overparticular; fussy.
2. Snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob.
3. Requiring painstaking care.

Word of the Day - January 17

"Well you wanted to see them, doc."

alate \EY-leyt\ , adjective:
1. Having wings; winged.
2. Having membranous expansions like wings.
noun:
1. The winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species.

Word of the Day - January 16

I participated in a psychology experiment and people were really amazed at my vision. That is all.

perspicacious \pur-spi-KEY-shuhs\ , adjective:
1. Having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning.
2. Archaic. Having keen vision.

Word of the Day - January 15

In his defense, splinters do suck.

outrance \oo-TRAHNS\ , noun:
The utmost extremity.

Word of the Day - January 14

I like the Duck Amuck idea that a cartoon character is walking and the background just drops off. If thats not enough of an end, the anvil will drop soon.

desinence \DES-uh-nuhns\ , noun:
1. A termination or ending, as the final line of a verse.
2. Grammar. A termination, ending, or suffix of a word.

Word of the Day - January 13

A lot of messed up stuff happens on a subway platform. I wouldn't be surprised.

viscid \VIS-id\ , adjective:
1. Having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive.
2. Botany. Covered by a sticky substance.

Word of the Day - January 12

My favorite is the guy crouched like a dog.

bonny \BON-ee\ , adjective:
1. Pleasing to the eye.
2. British Dialect. A. (Of people) Healthy, sweet, and lively. B. (Of places) Placid; tranquil. C. Pleasing; agreeable; good.
adverb:
1. British Dialect. Pleasingly; agreeably; very well.
noun:
1. Scot. and North England Archaic. A pretty girl or young woman.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Word of the Day - January 11

DON'T BOIL THE CHICKEN! GRILL IT! FOR GOD SAKES, GRILL IT! (sobbing)

expostulate \ ik-SPOS-chuh-leyt \ , verb;
1. To reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done.

Word of the Day - January 10

The dog's dog tags.

paregmenon \puh-REG-muh-non\ , noun:
The juxtaposition of words that have a common derivation, as in “sense and sensibility.”

Word of the Day - January 9

Running is torture to some.

heterotelic \het-er-uh-TEL-ik\ , adjective:
Having the purpose of its existence or occurrence apart from itself.

Word of the Day - January 8

I know many people who would love this in real life.

profligacy \PROF-li-guh-see\ , noun:
1. Reckless extravagance.
2. Shameless dissoluteness.
3. Great abundance.

Word of the Day - January 7

Yeah, walking in a dark cave is a really smart idea. Definitely.

Cimmerian \si-MEER-ee-uhn\ , adjective:
1. Very dark; gloomy; deep.
2. Classical Mythology. Of, pertaining to, or suggestive of a western people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness.

Word of the Day - January 6

Just rub some dirt on it and you'll be fine. That was my philosophy when playing sports. Mostly soccer because thats where most of the "bad" injuries came from.

sprat \sprat\ , noun:
1. A small or inconsequential person or thing.
2. A species of herring, Clupea sprattus, of the eastern North Atlantic.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Word of the Day - January 5

The pinkies make it for me.

gasconade \gas-kuh-NEYD\ , noun:
1. Extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
verb:
1. To boast extravagantly; bluster.

Word of the Day - January 4

Cupcakes always solve wars. At least, they should.

fetial \FEE-shuhl\ , adjective:
Concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace.

Word of the Day - January 3

That's why the punch has a tang...and is warm.

solecism \SOL-uh-siz-uhm\ , noun:
1. A breach of good manners or etiquette.
2. A nonstandard or ungrammatical usage, as unflammable and they was.
3. Any error, impropriety, or inconsistency.

Word of the Day - January 2

When you get a definition like this, you're cartoon has limited space. I'm still happy with it.

truss \truhs\ , verb:
1. To tie, bind, or fasten.
2. To make fast with skewers, thread, or the like, as the wings or legs of a fowl in preparation for cooking.
3. To furnish or support with a truss or trusses.
4. To tie or secure (the body) closely or tightly; bind (often followed by up).
5. Falconry. (Of a hawk, falcon, etc.) To grasp (prey) firmly.
noun:
1. Civil Engineering, Building Trades. A. Any of various structural frames based on the geometric rigidity of the triangle and composed of straight members subject only to longitudinal compression, tension, or both: functions as a beam or cantilever to support bridges, roofs, etc. Compare complete (def. 8), incomplete (def. 3), redundant (def. 5c). B. Any of various structural frames constructed on principles other than the geometric rigidity of the triangle or deriving stability from other factors, as the rigidity of joints, the abutment of masonry, or the stiffness of beams.
2. Medicine/Medical. An apparatus consisting of a pad usually supported by a belt for maintaining a hernia in a reduced state.
3. Horticulture. A compact terminal cluster or head of flowers growing upon one stalk.
4. Nautical. A device for supporting a standing yard, having a pivot permitting the yard to swing horizontally when braced.
5. A collection of things tied together or packed in a receptacle; bundle; pack.
6. Chiefly British. A bundle of hay or straw, especially one containing about 56 pounds (25.4 kg) of old hay, 60 pounds (27.2 kg) of new hay, or 36 pounds (16.3 kg) of straw.

Word of the Day - January 1

This is why the world's diseases are still uncurable...because scientists work on faster ways to get people drunk. Amen.

novation \noh-VEY-shuhn\ , noun:
1. The introduction of something new; innovation.
2. Law. The substitution of a new obligation for an old one, usually by the substitution of a new debtor or of a new creditor.

Word of the Day - December 31

Dad to the rescue...with more photo albums. :sigh:

anamnesis \an-am-NEE-sis\ , noun:
1. The recollection or remembrance of the past.
2. Platonism. Recollection of the Ideas, which the soul had known in a previous existence, especially by means of reasoning.
3. The medical history of a patient.
4. Immunology. A prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, characterized by more rapid onset and greater effectiveness of antibody and T cell reaction than during the first encounter, as after a booster shot in a previously immunized person.
5. (Often initial capital letter) a prayer in a Eucharistic service, recalling the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ.

Word of the Day - December 30

As if having lice is not bad enough, having your mother wash you in the backyard while you sit in a cramped bucket makes it worse.

lave \leyv\ , verb:
1. To wash; bathe.
2. (Of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash.
3. Obsolete. To ladle; pour or dip with a ladle.
4. Archaic. To bathe.
noun:
1. The remainder; the rest.
adjective:
1. (Of ears) large and drooping.