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Community Comment archive for Dec. 2012

SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum...

Good morning, Netizens... Good morning, Netizens... For most of the year, it lives in the deepest most-depraved corner of our basement, in a little-used closet space beneath the basement stairs, somewhat adjacent to the hot water heater. Each year, in my experience, it is reverently…

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A Word A Day -- tutelary

Good morning, Netizens... December 09, 2012 Word of the Day tutelary \TOO-tuh-lair-ee\ DEFINITION adjective 1 : having the guardianship of a person or a thing 2 : of or relating to a guardian EXAMPLES The ancient Romans revered certain gods and goddesses as tutelary deities.…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012

A Word A Day -- hypermnesia

Good morning, Netizens... December 08, 2012 Word of the Day hypermnesia \hye-perm-NEE-zhee-uh\ DEFINITION noun : abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past EXAMPLES "When I heard Peyton Manning might have hypermnesia, I was going to buy him a get-well card. Then I…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life 

I went out and got the mail and found it snowing, just a little, like snow sprinkles. It's December already and shoppers are in a frenzy. This year, more than any other, I am NOT doing the shop-til-you-drop thing, buying trinkets and goblets and niknaks,…

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A Word A Day -- tamale

Good morning, Netizens... December 07, 2012 Word of the Day tamale \tuh-MAH-lee\ DEFINITION noun : cornmeal dough rolled with ground meat or beans seasoned usually with chili, wrapped usually in corn husks, and steamed EXAMPLES "The Mexican Dinner has a little of everything; the moist…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

A Word A Day -- nobby

Good morning, Netizens... December 06, 2012 Word of the Day nobby \NAH-bee\ DEFINITION adjective : cleverly stylish : chic, smart EXAMPLES "[Mrs. Vance] ... reappeared, stunningly arrayed in a dark-blue walking dress, with a nobby hat to match." — From Theodore Dreiser's 1900 novel Sister…

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A Word A Day -- connive

Good afternoon Netizens... December 05, 2012 Word of the Day connive \kuh-NYVE\ DEFINITION verb 1 : to pretend ignorance of or fail to take action against something one ought to oppose 2 a : to be indulgent or in secret sympathy : wink b :…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

A Word A Day -- cloche

Good morning, Netizens... December 04, 2012 Word of the Day cloche \KLOHSH\ DEFINITION noun 1 : a transparent plant cover used outdoors especially for protection against cold 2 : a woman's close-fitting hat usually with deep rounded crown and narrow brim EXAMPLES You may be…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012

A Word A Day -- hotdog

Good evening, Netizens... December 03, 2012 Word of the Day hotdog \HAHT-dawg\ DEFINITION verb : to perform in a conspicuous or often ostentatious manner; especially : to perform fancy stunts and maneuvers (as while surfing or skiing) EXAMPLES The wide receiver hotdogged in the end…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012

A Word A Day -- scumble

Good evening, Netizens... December 01, 2012 Word of the Day scumble \SKUM-bul\ DEFINITION verb 1 a : to make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brush b :…

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