Word of the day

#1
What's your word of the day? 

(Yes, I copied this from sciforums) Sorry, not sorry. Big Grin


My word of today is ''gadabout.'' It means to flit from one social activity to the next, or move about aimlessly. 

In a sentence, ''that fairy can't sit still, she's always flying about. She's such a gadabout!"
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#2
Orthogonality
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthogonal...tation.svg


http://www.spaceweather.com/
Quote:EARTH'S SHIFTING MAGNETIC POLES ARE CONFUSING YOUR PHONE: Pick up your cell phone and look at it. That rectangular marvel of modern technology contains thousands of lines of code. Among them is the World Magnetic Model (WMM)–a program that helps your phone navigate. And it's in a bit of trouble. Researchers have announced that the WMM needs an emergency update because Earth's magnetic field is changing.


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The earths magnetic field is changing Orthogonality
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#3
concupiscence

strong sexual desire or lust

It would be heavenly to hear someone actually use this word in everyday speech. Big Grin
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#4
antecedent
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antecedent

1 grammar : a substantive word, phrase, or clause whose denotation is referred to by a pronoun (such as John in "Mary saw John and called to him") broadly : a word or phrase replaced by a substitute

2a : a preceding event, condition, or cause
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#5
kumquat/cumquat

Kumquats are a group of small fruit-bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae. They were previously classified as forming the now historical genus Fortunella, or placed within Citrus sensu lato.

Who thought up this word to label this interesting fruit? lol Hey, this is delicious, let's call it a..........um........er.....kumquat!

Big Grin Little things make me laugh.
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#6
incunabulum (noun) - An European book, document, pamphlet, broadside or picture printed before the year 1501. Plural: incunabula

Also: incunable(s)

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#7
Muggle

Meaning - a person who isn't conversant with a particular activity or skill

Or, if you are a Harry Potter fan - ''someone who isn't magical''

We're all doomed to be muggles, then.  Dodgy
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#8
blatherskite---a person who talks at great length without making much sense. See Kanye West.
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#9
Katalepsis in Stoic philosophy it meant comprehension.
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#10
scrabble

To grope or feel around, to grab or hold onto something

And you thought it was just a board game Big Grin
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