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Merriam-Webster, which was originally the G. & C. Merriam Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, is an American company that publishes reference books, especially dictionaries that are descendants of Noah Webster's An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828).

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Shot, shot, your definition of shot. Merriam Webster,Cambridge,Oxford,my favorite The American Heritage on line
Wow urban dictionary got y'all out here looking "CHILDISH"... Try Oxford , Merriam Webster lol
Chastity asked me to tell you to check out
Hey Alden said your gonna wanna checkout
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Speaking of bigots, look in a mirror. You do know the definition of a bigot, right?
'Errant' originally meant "traveling"—a "knight-errant" was a knight who traveled in search of adventure.
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Many know that I have a profound respect for civilised discussion and spend a lot of my free time attending...
Coletta said you would wanna see this X
You have a disgusting mind. Truly pitiful yet downright terrifying. 👈 Just in case
It's what I yell at games when children are around instead of other words.
okay, but I told you that three times. Now I suppose you're smarter than Merriam Webster 😹😹😹😹
We're seeing an increase in lookups for 'agnostic' because said it didn't mean 'atheist'. It doesn't. htt…
not exactly a reputable source there-- go with Merriam- Webster
The Merriam-Webster definition of a condiment is something that is added to food to give it more flavor. For
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I scored 2400 out of 2400, which ties me with nearly half of the people who've taken this quiz.
My mom and I have bonded playing Merriam Webster's 'How Strong is Your Vocabulary' quiz😂😂😂. We're such word geeks.😅
📈 Lookups for 'glass ceiling' spiked following Clinton's victory last night.
If Webster had been alive, it would've taken 12 generations of him to finish his
History will give its final verdict of a President’s actions exercising neutrality
Percy asked me to tell you to check out
haven't viewed it because you're irrelevant, do you need Merriam Webster to figure out what irrelevant means
"If Noah Webster had been would have required 12 generations of him to finish the work."
Curiosidades de la lengua inglesa. Del merriam-webster: . noun. Definition of clap. : gonorrhea —often used with "the"
here ya go dummy. Btw something against Jews or you cant spell?? Its trolls like you that get rolled
Unthaw: to thaw. Unloosen: to loosen. Inflammable: flammable. Prefixes aren't always as helpful as one might hope. https:/…
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Oh man, some puzzles are on Merriam Webster's games page today! Word Puzzles Round…
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 31, 2016 is:tousle \TOW-zul\ verb: to make untidy : dishevel,...
How do you spell Whoo hoo? Thanks to Google and the Merriam-Webster dictionary, I now know it's "Woo-hoo." Spell checker still not happy
Merriam-Webster adds jeggings, photobomb, and more new words to its unabridged dictionary
I scored 2000 out of 2400 on Word Puzzles! One short of perfection! These were fun :)
The definition for the phrase "bone up" is vastly different depending on whether you check Merriam-Webster or Urban Dictionary. 😯
You go anti-immigration w/Matthew Boyle & Trumpbart, I'll stick with Merriam Webster & Oxford Dictionaries.
I heard he's rewriting the Merriam Webster dictionary
Obamafail should be added to Merriam Webster
Facts - Merriam Webster & the Oxford English Dictionary adding "google" as a verb to their lexicons in 2006.
with Kofi Bartels On Air. According to Merriam Webster's dictionary, a ROADBLOCK is a place where...
Now the word, I hope if you've seen all 3 of these you'll read all 3. &
I'm also throwing in the definition of Please everyone who sees it, read it.
I want every every &every to read this full definition of the word
No, an accident can be the result of negligence. See definition 2a here:
It seems your timeline speaks for itself. So sorry. Not. http:/…
Kim Junmyeon, an official synonym for perfection on the Merriam Webster Thesaurus, the r... (Vine by
"If Merriam-Webster had a picture next to the definition of clutch there would be a picture of you" - my friend Yanni
PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE: “That's alright; Merriam-Webster were likely just too busy eating doughnuts to fully spell it out…”
When Merriam-Webster added Google as a verb to their dictionary, Google was not very thrilled. Google thought it would hurt the brand.
CIRCUMLOCUTION : use of too many words or evasive speech
I saw today's Word of the Day at Merriam-Webster ("Incandescent") & it made me think of your blog. ;). http:…
What is success?. Define success is your own words! Or. Should we go with Merriam Webster's definition?...
:-) For those of us who still can't seem to get it. Courtesy of our friends from Oxford and Merriam-Webster. :-)
explain to me how is NOT behaving like a tyrant with respect to .
I scored 3080 on the Merriam-Webster "True or False?" Quiz! Test your knowledge and take the quiz.
Weekend True or False Quiz: The prefix "mega-" represents one million.
sabi ng Merriam-webster ": a visit to a place (such as a museum or zoo) that is made by students to learn about something"
Hey did I tell you about that feeling I've been having?
Incandescent : white or glowing with intense heat
The rest of the world disagrees with your personal definition of faith. Source 3 below.
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this is the closest I can find. It's amazing they don't have something better for this.
Think success is more about happiness than fame? Then sign this petition to change the definition of the word! >>
So I didn't really feel compelled to give a fancy sociological term to what is already named / defined in Merriam Webster.
In the Merriam-Webster Canadian dictionary is the word "audacity". See also "stupid", "thief" and "apprehended".
would you prefer the American dictionary version?
The day Merriam Webster acknowledges "Vaping" as a verb is the day I leave this planet.
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. Definition of Illness (Merriam Webster): . a specific condition that prevents your body or mind from working normally
"Impactful". I can't believe that word is now in Merriam Webster. Didn't used to be... it originally was never a...
I think fiat is just the opposite of commodity-backed money. Merriam Webster agrees with me.
Perseverance - The Art Of Not Giving Up Thomas Edison was right when he said, “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Perseverance according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult. True success is impossible in life without perseverance. Perseverance is sticking to "it" until it makes sense; sticking to it until you get the right results.Sticking to your dreams and visions till they become fulfilled and actualized. So many people do not want to keep trying one thing for a while, we are too in a hurry these days, we want pretty fast results. We are not ready to stick to one course until we get to the desired destination. I am all for changing lanes as long as we stay on the right path or road. I mean I understand that at times we have to adjust our strategies to suit changing times but it must be done without compromising out standards or vision ...
lol looked it up in the Merriam Webster dictionary which pronounced jah, which is probably right but imma still say jam. 😂
Cognitive dissonance can be hard to avoid. Act upon the truth. Now is all there is.
“The Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2007 was "w00t".”
nibling. Merriam-Webster includes it as slang. And BBC news referred to it, which should be good enough.
if you believe Malmberg over the Merriam-Webster dictionary i feel sorry for you
opprobrium: . Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 27, 2014 is:. opprobrium • \uh-PROH-bree-um\  • n...
I aspire to be a human dictionary/Lexicon like Merriam Webster's & Oxford's dictionaries with a glossary/thesaurus with a vast vocabulary.
Hey next time you define a word, use a certified dictionary, not a politically-charged government document.
I don't think the internet knows the proper definition of "thirst", which is crazy because Merriam-Webster has a website...
I'm so rusty on Harry Potter I've got my fic open, Merriam Webster, and the Harry Potter wiki up, I'm learning many new things
Organisation British variant of organization, organize, organizer. - merriam-Webster
a definition is a definition. Go find Merriam Webster, the definition will be the same.
Deray-ist is an Agent provocateur. He lays in the weeds while his sacrificial lambs do the dirty work.
How the Months Got Their Names—Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor. "December comes from the Latin word for 'tenth.' So...
Thank you Merriam Webster for clearing this up for me. Your knowledge is greatly appreciated
hopefully this year you received a Webster Merriam dictionary
Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year | |
Merriam-Webster made it easy for the skids.
Thought it also associates with wit
Agnostic - currently in d top 1% of lookups & is d 247th most popular word on It's not atheism
I wonder if Merriam and Webster ever got in a fight.
The kind our Lebanese ancestors wore during the good old times!! :). Merriam-Webster's definition of "fez"
Why thank you, Merriam-Webster for that lovely definition. But I just wanna go and watch someone in action. Take me.
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. This may help. I'm not trying to be a *** "Bias" is used as a noun, adjective, verb, and adverb...
desultory | Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 26, 2014
Word Of The Day - DESULTORY : marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose
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"insert word here", as defined by Merriam Webster's online dictionary, is the.
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Browsing through my news feeds, I couldn't help but notice how UNBELIEVABLY IGNORANT people have become to what is considered proper english, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. These are rudimentary lessons taught to children from a grade school age. Have we all become so wrapped up in pop culture that we have forgotten the english diction? Slang terms show a lack of vocabulary, therefor a lack of understanding of english literature. I believe it was Merriam Webster that founded the common day english dictionary not Y.M.C.M.B, though unfortunately "bling bling" was put in the dictionary. Which I find absolutely ridiculous. However, do any of you realize how idiotic you sound running around yelling YOLO? Wait, but hold on here, what? You only live once? I was under the assumption I had 8 more coming to be after this one. *** it, that really messes up my game plan. (Shucks, Snaps, & Knee Slaps) Everyone do yourself a favor today and either, A) Pick up a book and read a few chapters. OR B) If for some str . ...
I wish I knew English better. Sometimes I feel Merriam Webster dictionary isn't enough to describe the glory & gorgeousness of Adam Lambert.
He's on the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and Merriam Webster's Usage Dictionary frequently cites him featured in NBC s Science of Love
Here a several sources of the definition of the word skeptic for these who are unclear about it or to add to the confusion. skep•tic [skep-tik] Show IPA noun 1. a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual. 2. a person who maintains a doubting attitude, as toward values, plans, statements, or the character ofothers. 3. a person who doubts the truth of a religion, especially Christianity, or of important elements of it. 4. ( initial capital letter ) Philosophy . a. a member of a philosophical school of ancient Greece, the earliest group of which consisted ofPyrrho and his followers, who maintained that real knowledge of things is impossible. b. any later thinker who doubts or questions the possibility of real knowledge of any kind. adjective 5. pertaining to skeptics or skepticism; skeptical. 6. ( initial capital letter ) pertaining to the Skeptics. Merriam Webster: 1 : an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general o ...
Any one ever sing 'Ain't ain't in the dictionary so ain't ain't a word.'? It is though. lol.
hit on the best 1-word descriptive for Obama: Feckless Fits like a glove.
When you sell something which is not confirmed, but is actually standby - it should say that.
Day 16. {my vice} This one is weird for me because according to the Merriam - Webster online…
For English speakers in general, throw this in people's faces if they want to argue pronunciation "rules":
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US is Not a Democracy..It's an Oligarchy, To Whit:. "Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous...
Daily Word: "Emollient"- Can you give an example of an emollient?
"According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the female version of the word “dude” is not "dudette", but “dudine!”
Yoga & Christianity 102: According to my research, yoga connects a person to Hindu Gods through those postures. Some the activities include chanting, breathing & meditation which invites demons into your spirit. Yoga has several definitions: to control, yoke, to unite, and joining union. Yoga alters one's consciousness and is a satanic practice. Its deception covered in a pretty package. Just because it feels good doesn't mean it is good. There is no such thing as Christian yoga. Some argue that the hand position is the 666 symbol. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines it as a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation 2: a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being. The concept of Yoga involves seven "chakras," or wheels of energy. The root chakra is related to earth grounding. It is also said to be the seat of the "Kundalini" or fiery serpent. ...
that's why i dont blame merriam webster for getting some of that Walter Mitty money. gotta survive somehow
I am being sued by AZ Dept. of Economic Security for repayment of unemployment comp because a temp agency said I quit. Said agency continued to send me on assignments for TWO YEARS!. Merriam Webster dictionary confirms the definition of quitting is to not continue working. Any feedback? Does anyone know a good and inexpensive legal counsel I might contact for advice?
Walter Mitty--\WAWL-ter-MIT-ee (Merriam Webster definition.) a commonplace unadventurous person who seeks escape from reality through daydreaming I always wondered what a Walter Mitty was. Play a game with me and use it in a sentence.
The answer to today's Quick Quiz: Eggs. Oogenesis involves the formation and maturation of the egg:
This page is a blast. (like I don't waste enough time on the internet already)
Who ever said dictionaries are above product placements? Merriam Webster "Word of the Day" today is an ad
Each other and one another are interchangeable. See Merriam Webster's Dictionary of English Usage page 378.
Word of the Day - UTOPIA : a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions
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It seems OK to modify "epic." I think of it as meaning something similar to "impressive." concurs.
Employees at Merriam-Webster love to text each other dic pics
definition of abortion by Miriam Webster death! how can something die if it doesn't have life
Save a few deviations; see R.B. p.27; spell words as listed in the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
Merriam-Webster disagrees with your semantics .
One Thing God Is Unable To Do Can you think of a situation or a time when God ever appeared weak? Or uncaring? Or maybe indifferent? There are people all over the world who see this tragedy or that disaster and cry “Where is God?” and many come to the conclusion that even though they cried out to Him in their deepest need that He doesn’t care but instead turned a deaf ear to them, or was impotent to do anything about it in the first place. Listen, God never tries to do anything. Try: make an effort to do something : to attempt to accomplish or complete something do or use (something) in order to see if it works or will be successful do or use (something) in order to find out if you like it Merriam Webster Dictionary Ya see, God never attempts, makes an effort, or tries to do something because with trying comes the possibility of failure.. and He can't. He wasn’t surprised when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden. He didn’t create mankind only to be sorely disappointed with them and ...
It’s kind of confusing that biweekly can mean both every two weeks and twice a week:.
Word of the Day - Walter Mitty : a commonplace unadventurous person who escapes from reality through daydreaming http:/…
merriam-webster says soft g: which felt best to me, but then I second-guessed w/"imago," ah well.
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Is an intentional choice by legislatures, made easier by distribution, but not inherent. Also: :) 2/2
utopia: . Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 16, 2014 is:. utopia • \yoo-TOH-pee-uh\  • noun. : an i...
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In the 21st century, is everything for sale? Today’s Merriam-Webster ‘Word of the Day’ is actually a film advert
As per merriam webster appointment means an agreement to meet with someone at a particular time and date... so dapat kung may changes magiinform di ba prior ... di yung cacancel nyo on the time na nandun na yung tao... bibingo na kayo sakin.. 2 weeks in a row na ha..
I'm not a real intelligent person and I wondered what an indominant spirit was. So I downloaded Merriam Webster to my phone. Typed in the words and up came a picture of my friend Tom. Just thinking about you. you think I can petition Merriam Webster to add two new words to the dictionary?... word 1: Traegering: the process of preparing deliciously cooked food on a Traeger grill word 2: T'working: an abbreviated word meaning the Traeger is working it's magic... oh...that's not what Tworking is?...scratch that word...I knew Miley didn't know anything about grilling!
My e audiobook and merriam Webster are both mispronouncing Janus. Why does the US have to ruin language like this?
Love, has become synonymous with speech and not with action as it was ordained by God. Let’s take a look at what man has turned love into… “a word.” Love as defined by Merriam Webster: 1love noun \ˈləv\ : a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person : attraction that includes sexual desire : the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship : a person you love in a romantic way Notice that Love is a noun, which is a person place or thing. We have taken an action/being (verb/noun) given by God and turned it into nothing but people, places and things (worldly nouns). We have completely taken what was given to us by grace and mercy and slandered it for commercial use, which has left the word meaningless. People all day long say; “I love my car,” “I love what you have done with the place,” “I love pizza,” “Yeah, I guess I love her,” “Baby, I love you so much.” This misuse of a word that is actually so beautiful in its original meaning has lost its ...
Let's talk about pocketbooks, purses and handbags. I use these terms interchangeable but after looking up the dictionary definitions I have been incorrect. Pocketbook: a flat typically leather folding case for money or personal papers that can be carried in a pocket or handbag. Purse: a small bag for money. a receptacle(as a pocketbook) for carrying money and often other small objects. a receptacle (as a pouch) shaped like a purse. Handbag: suitcase. a bag held in the hand or hung from a shoulder strap and used to carry small personal articles and money. These definitions are from Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. It's the dictionary I had closest to the computer. Based on these definitions I have all three of these accessories in my; I'll call it Handbag Collection. I'll discuss them all, they all have a story. I hail from Queens, New York back then, I always called it a pocketbook or my pocketbook. I realize I was referring to a handbag A purse based on the definition is a coin purse which ...
Aww man. That was Merriam Webster dictionary - sounded pretty white. But it could be black??!
I'm using the Merriam Webster's Dictionary android app & "snarky" definition and examples need to be revised...
if I were to look in the Merriam Webster dictionary, I would see Brian as the definition of basic. Here's 💧💧💧for that 🔥🔥
I've been reading The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell. It's a series of four books set in Alexandria Egypt in the middle of the Twentieth Century encompassing the Second World War. Durrell paints elaborate word-pictures. I think he actually used every word in the English language over the course of the four books. When he didn't use English, he used French. This is where my smart phone actually became smarter, and. as we know, it was already smarter than I am. I downloaded an app called so I could keep up with his 500,000 word vocabulary. Wow. The app taps American and British English dictionaries like Merriam Webster and OED. It also identifies the language of the word entered, so if the word is French you get a selection of "larousses," larousse" being French for "dictionary." Google Translator works MUCH better for the French, but it's not on the phone. I gather I could make telephone calls with it, too.
Merriam Webster ' s dictionary meaning of *** is. .: A state of being happy...*hehehe*
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Now for a review of the movie Divergent. I loved it just as much as The Hunger Games. Divergent in this movie is a person that can not be controlled in the mind. There is a growing population of the human race that can not be controlled. They are "autism" and "Aspergers". Then there are those that choose to be in control of their own mind. I am like those "divergent". I can not be controlled. Not by parents, teachers, grandparents, step-mothers, employers, military, government or a multiple of people. All of those have tried to control me physically, mentally and emotionally. All have failed. The term "terrorist" in wikipedia means those that go against the government. That is interesting since in Merriam Webster it means one who terrorizes another physically, mentally and emotionally. According to wikipedia this is a country founded by terrorist's. You can't fight for freedom and go along with the tyrannical government or royalty that has enslaved you now can you. So Ben Franklin is a terrorist. John Han ...
"The president sees this as a year of action to work with Congress where he can and to bypass Congress where necessary," White House press secretary Jay Carney said." ...Yahoo News "Absent legislative action, the White House is telling lawmakers that the president is ready to take unilateral action to close the gap between rich and poor Americans." ...Yahoo News Tyranny: a government in which all power belongs to one person. Dictatorship: rule, control, or leadership by one person with total power. Autocrat: a ruler who has absolute power. ...Merriam Webster "Are we there yet?" children
The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail.According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French traveller (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words travail and travails, which mean struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travellers' Tales (2004), the words travel and travail both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale). This link is fascinating given the extreme difficulty of travel in ancient times. Also note the torturous connotation of the word "traveller." Today, travel may or may not be much easier depending upon the destination you choose (i.e..e., Mt ...
Haa excuse me Merriam Webster thanks for the update
Trend Watch: "curio" spiked after a mispronunciation on a game show may have cost a contestant $1,000,000
Dear freshman, you can't use letters, words, phrases, or any approved Merriam-Webster dictionary character in all!
The answer to yesterday's Do you know? is: Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 10th edition. It was banned in for including def. for “oral sex”
That might have been a niche usage, but wonk has *never* meant that.
Censored: Pages in a brand-new Merriam-Webster Dictionary sold on Amazon China. *** (pic from Weibo)
Word of the Day - IMPORTUNE : to beg or urge with troublesome persistence
As the dialogue goes, "Who are you to question 200 years of evolution?"
9/20/13: Bill and I met in a little storefront church in Pennsylvania. The pastor often joked that the motto of the church was, “Until we eat again,” because the explosive growth of that church was partially attributed to food. We had a catered dinner before Bible study on Wednesday nights. Each person paid a set amount to eat. We loved it because there was a ridiculously low family rate – at least low for our gang of kids. Bill and I had our very first conversation at a table at that dinner, where we quickly established that we had nothing in common except for kids and our love for the Lord. That was enough for a friendship, and here we are today, nearly 20 years later. Most gatherings of believers of any faith include food, so it’s no surprise that, in Romans 14:13-23, Paul uses food as an example of how we should behave. …. In verses 13-14 he says, “Forget about deciding what’s right for each other.” Oh, boy. You mean everyone doesn’t have to do what I say is right? Paul says we’re ...
classic: highest quality and outstanding of its kind. . "a classic novel". -Merriam-Webster
I think Merriam Webster would disagree with that definition.
.The neuroanatomists have known where the substantia nigra is since at least 1882
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Ok. Merriam Webster says a myth is “an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true”. A snippet from a wiki answer to what mythology describes it as “a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind assumed their present form”. Can someone explain the difference between myth and religion to me?
Merriam-Webster: Mass Shooter: "The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary" but, we know what that means.
"...As I am once again communicating in this public venue after over a year away, I am reminded that it is vital for me to state (re-state) the following. Doing this work, being a practitioner of Sorcery is not for the fragile minded or glory seeker. Doing this work is a responsibility that draws Daemons and sycophants - in other words it attracts the wild out of control types from the living and the dead... The outcome is that one's entire life is identified by this work and there is no longer the filter that many people enjoy of anonymity and conventional interactions. For me, I would not have it any other way. Merriam Webster defines Sorcery in this way - " the use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits especially for divining : necromancy." Apart from the blanket usage of the word "evil" they are not far off. Evil is a matter of perception. One does not go to a lightweight for Sorcery - one goes to someone who can penetrate the darkness and pull out proof that the task ...
fraxinella:. a Eurasian perennial herb (Dictamnus albus) with flowers that emit an aromatic flammable vapor
Very Dangerous Mistakes Some Christians Make Pt 1 Father God, help us to understand and believe your word in its entirety in Jesus name, Amen. It’s a good day the Lord made so we must rejoice and be glad in it. I hope you had a good week? Thank God for mercies. I want to talk about a trend I have noticed in this short “checkered pavement of my mortal existence” like my pastor would say. This trend is dangerously dangerous. When some Christians say they believe the bible in its entirety when in actual fact they do not. They say they believe that the Bible contains the infallible scriptures inspired by God. The truth is, they do not. For the most part these are mere words, for actions speak louder than words. In spite of the fact that deception is one of the major themes of the New Testament, with the words deceit, deceitful, deceitfully, deceitfulness, and deceive used over and over again, Christians make some very grievous and dangerous mistakes. Both Peter and Paul were very emphatic about the fact ...
Merriam-Webster: Illegal, not allowed by the law...Alien, from another country. Definitions cut&paste from site
English Vocabulary Quiz - somewhat funny and challenging for non-native speakers (via
FALSE!!! Merriam-Webster also defines murder as "the crime of deliberately killing a person"!
Is Brainstorming Overrated?: Merriam-Webster defines brainstorming as: a group problem-solving technique that ...
At Global Compact Leaders' Summit notes one of most searched words on Merriam-Webster Online is "capitalism."
Passion vs. Emotion Passion versus emotion, do you know the difference? The Merriam Webster online dictionary lists emotion as "a disturbance, excitement, feeling, a conscious mental reaction subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body." Passion is closely defined as: "the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces, an emotion, intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction, a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept, and an object of desire or deep interest." The biggest difference in these definitions is that emotion is a mental reaction and passion is the action resulting from strong emotion (often liking and desire). Someone who is passionate is comprehensive on the subject and entrenches him/herself in the subject. Someone who is emotional on the other hand, may have a strong opinion about a person or subject, but of ...
Merriam-Webster's dictionary definition of well-being: The state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.
It’s Literally the Beginning of the End of the World: It’s finally happened. Merriam-Webster…
Nobody knows what dapron means. Only few people knew. The word Dapron will be in the Merriam Webster Dictionary and Wikipedia soon.
'Codswallop' had a spike in lookups yesterday: Because of this article:
One must wonder if Merriam Webster was consulted prior to the labels being attached...
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day. gingerly • \JIN-jer-lee\  • adjective. : very cautious or careful
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Jimmy, the word is tchotchke pronounced "CHACH-kuh"
Word of the Day: CITIZENRY--Here's to our friends and neighbors in our small West Georgia/East Alabama towns.
Merriam-Webster's definition of this years homecoming theme. . 😈😬 . Also means crazy. But still. 😂
I fell in love with a word...what a strange word (I'm not even sure how to say it)
A Eurasian perennial herb that's aromatic AND flammable in hot weather? Tell me more! M-W's Word of the Day
Scams and Tips To Recognize Them: Scam, as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, i... via
opposites. 'disagreeable'. Also this app is great! Merriam-Webster dictionary with pronunciation! And free!
'pixelated' lang. My spellchecker and Merriam-Webster app do not have an entry for 'pixelize.'
Word of the Day - RESPITE : a period of temporary delay or an interval of rest or relief
ABBREVIATION is a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole.- Merriam Webster Dictionary Question: Why is "abbreviation" itself is such a long word?
fraxinella:. Eurasian herb of rue family with flowers that emit an aromatic flammable vapor in hot weather
According to Merriam-Webster, 'literally' now means 'figuratively' anyway. Right now I'm literally suffering a brain haemorrhage
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Many irregular verb forms have crope away over the centuries, but a few new ones have snuck in. New blog post here:
I had to look that one up. Per Merriam-Webster "the skin of a young or sometimes a mature goat; also : kid leather"
fraxinella: . Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 20, 2013 is:. fraxinella • \frak-suh-NEL-uh\  • ...
(Noun) The natural state of rest during which your eyes are closed and you become unconscious. - Merriam-Webster
You seem to be a little verbally challenged.
Ignorance is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Ask Merriam-Webster.
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Fun with my FoK Friends! Topic Online Forums: "Here we go! My guilty pleasure. I’ve been known to don an anonymous alter ego and frequent some of the seedier parts of the Internet. I won’t list the names of my favorite forum sites because you know they can hear it when their tag lines are referenced. Backdoor sites with IP Addresses instead of “.com”. You develop an eye to discern the 12 year olds that are online crazy brave from the real vigilantes with a lexicon of razor sharp 24 letter words. They prove to us the next generation of badass can recite the Merriam Webster and make it rhyme. These are the real life counterparts that inspired the scene in Silence of the Lambs where Hannibal whispers in the ear of a cell mate and the guy hangs himself! After a night in the forums where the pages are black and the text is blood red, you feel the need to scrub your hardrive and take a shower after you log out. I knew I’ve seen you around somewhere!"
Be still and know that I am God: 10 ways to recognize God's power in times of trouble Every time a trial comes to me or my family, I think of the words from the Bible in Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” and I am often comforted. Sometimes, though, I wonder just what it means to be still and what exactly I need to do to make that happen. When we face difficulties in our life that would make it seem as if we are on a ship being tossed upon a stormy sea, how exactly can we be still and a strength to our family while a storm rages around us? As I looked up the definition of still in the online Merriam Webster Dictionary, not only was I enlightened when I learned the definition for still, but learned very valuable lessons from its synonyms as well. Here are ten words and their definitions that can teach us how to be still in the times of a storm and recognize the power of God. Still: free from noise or turbulence; untroubled. When we are free from outside noise or turbulence, we are able to ...
Divorce Care daily e-mail Is Reconciliation for You? Day 313 Having been through the hurt and the pain of separation and divorce, you may have no desire to reconcile with your former spouse. Before you close your mind to the idea, consider what reconciliation means. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines reconciliation as the act of restoring friendship or harmony. This does not necessarily mean the act of moving back in together and renewing the marriage vows. Dr. Jim A. Talley says that reconciliation is “forcing yourself as a believer to come back to the minimum standard God expects of you, and that is the point of being friendly. Nothing below that level is allowed if you’re going to walk with God and be one of His children who is obedient to the Word. God has given us the ministry of reconciliation. He expects you to do it; He wants you to do it; and He provides you the resources to carry it out.” In God’s view, reconciliation is not an option; it is a necessity. Over the next several days we ...
Butane and Other Startling Ingredients Not Listed On The McDonald’s Menu Like most Americans, I have been in the situation of needing something to eat with little or no time to go home and prepare a meal. Resorting to the quicker meal option of fast food did not used to get a second thought, it was simple and cheap. What I have discovered, after reading some of the ingredients on the menu, has disturbed me and since I found out just how unhealthy the simplest item on the original menu really is, I wanted to share it with everyone. There has been one restaurant that has stood the test of time, originally opening in 1940 with a car hop service, McDonald’s. (History of McDonald’s) The Golden Arches are a symbol for the Fast Food Industry, and they have allowed people to eat entire meals with low cost while effectively producing food in record time. This company has gotten so efficient at getting customers food to them that they even have double drive thru’s. I am sure that most of us have fallen for ...
Cohesion.molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass ~ Merriam Webster
WORD OF THE DAY : you may recall we had made a proposal to host some words derived from foreign languages we use these words so liberally, yet frankly speaking, I do not have a deeper understanding of their origin and thus can not use it to the hilt of lucid expression and am thus deprived of the beauty and exact texture of them. here we begin and hope to continue on a daily basis naturally there would be a fair amount of research going in and I shall try and maintain information would rest in the wikipedia, the oxford dictionary and the merriam webster dictionary at the same time, I would appreciate your inputs and better understanding so here we go: - TONGUE IN CHEEK: tongue-in-cheek is a phrase used as a figure of speech to imply that a statement or other production is humorously or otherwise not seriously intended, and it should not be taken at face value. the facial expression typically indicates that one is joking or making a mental effort. In the past, it may also have indicated conte ...
drug drəg/ noun 1. a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. Dear Merriam Webster, Get a better definition for drug. I literally cannot think of one thing you can ingest that would not cause some sort of physiological effect.
Cast Iron Conservatives. Here’s the explanation “The word ‘cast-iron’ is not often used, but means: ‘not allowing for any exceptions or loosening of standards’; it also has other useful connotations that are relevant to these people who do not want to compromise no matter what political reality is around them. It also has some positive attributes about resiliency, etc, and since this isn’t a negative term, they may just actually like it! Here’s how Merriam Webster defines “cast iron”: “a very hard type of metal that is made into different shapes by being melted and poured into special containers.” The cast-iron conservatives label is a fitting one for this group who prize principle over politics and believe that any bending in those principles is a prelude to a breaking. Concession equals capitulation. And, like cast iron, it’s very hard to manipulate them — even under intense pressure.
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Res. 13-19:Disciplinary action against Senator Overman WHEREAS: Article Four, Section Seven, SubSection D of the Constitution states that grounds for removal of a senator includes “Misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance while holding office.”, AND WHEREAS: Merriam Webster Dictionary defines misfeasance as “the performance of a lawful action in an illegal or improper manner” and malfeasance as “wrongdoing or misconduct especially by a public official”, AND WHEREAS: Events that took place and comments that were made during the meeting on September 11, 2013 showed both misfeasance and malfeasance by Senator Larry Overman, AND WHEREAS: Senator Overman was disrespectful in use of slander towards members of the Association, AND WHEREAS: Article VII, Section XLII of Robert’s Rules of Order states that when a member makes a disorderly comment and “If a member cannot justify the words he used, and will not suitably apologize for using them, it is the duty of the assembly to act in the case” and ...
What It Means to Be Courageous, Just Sharing Some ThoughtsFebruary 10, 2012 at 10:52pm Since the movie, Courageous has come out, there has been showings around town in both churches as well as the movie theaters.  I have yet to see it, but I would like to share with you what I think it means to be courageous as well as share with you that I have been exposed to a lot of people who I consider to be very courageous.   My life has not been very easy but I've overcome a learning disability, have accomplished more than the doctors and teachers thought I could.  Graduated from both high school and community college. I have had nearly 18 surgeries for hydrocephalus (excess water on on the brain).The next one as dangerous to have done just like the previous one.  I have also struggled with childlessness and a divorce and I'm only 35.  There were times  during that rough patch that I wanted to give up, but knew I couldn't. Our God is faithful and he would see me through.   I know that God has always had a p ...
No, let's not debate the issue. The issue is backed up by facts and those facts dictate the actions we should take. Magic and ignorance should not be eligible reason to take a look at a side that just doesn't exist. Just in case we aren't clear a fact as defined by Merriam Webster is something that truly exists or happens : something that has actual existence.
Have you ever been called “Conceited?” or been told that you were full of your self? …BUT basically, all you were displaying was a level of confidence within yourself… SO NOT Conceited, but Confident. You Know who you are when you are confident…. Isn’t that right? The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines CONFIDENCE as: Having a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something : certain that something will happen or that something is true. Now, not all person exemplifies a level of confidence. Truth be told, we were not all born with being confident or believing that you can do something. Well, how do you get to that level of confidence? How do you speak to a crowd filled with 100, 200, 500, 1000 or even 10,000 people and be confident? The first step is to: Acknowledge your Talent We can all do something that we are good at. Do you like to sing? What about dance, draw? HEY! ARE YOU A GREAT WRITER? You have a talent, dig deep and you will find it. The Next step is to: Rec . ...
From Merriam Webster online... Drama Queen-Noun: a person (especially a woman) who acts as though things are much worse than they really are Full Definition of DRAMA QUEEN: a person given to, often excessively emotional performances or reactions First Known Use of DRAMA QUEEN: 1979 Last encounter with one I am not related to: This morning from long distance... Tolerance level: 0 "I saw it with my own eyes and a piece of it fell on my head" Chicken Little We have forgotten the value of nursery rhymes...
Just learned that Merriam Webster is not Noah Webster's daughter, but rather the surname of the man that purchased Webster's copyrights.
To whom it may concern, I am writing to you about freedom. Merriam Webster defines freedom as: Definition of FREEDOM 1 : the quality or state of...
By Sylvia Gibbons (I WANTED TO SHARE MY SPEECH FROM YESTERDAY) ~Introduction~ Hello everyone, my name is Sylvia. Thanks to Vic for allowing me to speak today and thanks to Humanist of Houston for having me. I’m a little nervous so please bear with me. I’m here today to give you a little insight into my life growing up, and to explain why hatred divides us, and causes deep rooted emotions most people are not capable of overcoming. I will first introduce you to my life, and then discuss is hatred okay. I will follow it with my opinion and possible solutions. ~Growing up~ Hatred is nothing to brag about, and according to Merriam Webster, hate is intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury. A lack of knowledge can also cause hate. Growing up I was taught to hate anyone different than me. I was not allowed to hang around anyone who was not white. I was born in a small town in central Florida to my parents Sam and Linda in 1980. In 1982 my father moved us to Texas to ...
Just got off the phone with General Mattis . . . . . . . . . . . Maddog: G Spot, how the *** are ya? Me: Truly motivated Maddog: Secure all that "yutness" Merriam Webster called me last week and told me that the terms motivated and dedicated in the dictionary will be changed to General Mattis! Too bad I'll never see it; for, all I read is field manuals. Me: Why do you keep re-reading all the books you wrote? Mattis: To keep the terrorists crying and dying that's why I read them Me: It's been a while since we've talked, how's life in your AO? Maddog: I mowed the lawn. Me: Let me guess.flamethrower Maddog: affirmative Maddog: I removed some unwanted trees on my tree line in my backyard. Me: I'm going to assume you used DET cord Maddog: roger that Maddog: Last night I was sitting at the bar, drinking scotch and smoking a cigar. This lady walks up to me and says "Is that a General's sword in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? To which I reply to her "Nope, that's my *** my General ...
Do you see ANYTHING from the Merriam Webster definition of "DOCTOR" that would legally give an "ABORTIONIST" the right to this title? 1doc·tor noun \ˈdäk-tər\ Definition of DOCTOR 1  a : an eminent theologian declared a sound expounder of doctrine by the Roman Catholic Church —called also   doctor of the church  b : a learned or authoritative teacher  c : a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (as a PhD) conferred by a university  d : a person awarded an honorary doctorate (as an LLD or Litt D) by a college or university 2  a : a person skilled or specializing in "healing arts"; especially : one (as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian) who holds an advanced degree and is licensed to practice  b : medicine man 3  a : material added (as to food) to produce a desired effect  b : a blade (as of metal) for spreading a coating or scraping a surface 4 : a person who restores, repairs, or fine-tunes things — doc·tor·al adjective — doc·tor·less adjective — doc·tor ...
Redefining “Tolerence.” Part I This is a slight deviation from discussing a Bible topic but an interview I heard the other day perked my interest. It was between Piers Morgan, a television news broadcaster of CNN, and Mark Driscol, pastor of the Mars Hill church in Seattle. Morgan kept pressing the “tolerance” issue trying to back him into a corner: “Do you preach tolerance from your pulpit?” Then the light went on….the liberals are redefining the meaning of “tolerance.” It will be good for us to be aware of this for the sake of future discussion and to be able to avoid their trap. Wikipedia defines tolerance as: a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry. Merriam Webster says it is: 1. The capacity to endure pain or hardship : ENDURANCE, FORTITUDE, STAMINA 2. Sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own 3. The act of allow ...
Definition of WRATH - Merriam-Webster retributory punishment for an offense or a crime : divine chastisement. ..."Oh sleeper wake-up!"
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5. Then those who look at other cultures and being ashamed to be who and what they really are, Negroids, Africans, take on role playing as a religion or culture by calling themselves Muslims, Moslems, The Arabian Arab religion founded 610 A.D. in Arabia by an Arab named Ahmad who changed his name to Mustafa Muhammad Al Amin (570-632 A.D.) and became known as a prophet of his Arab God named Allah. 6. Or other religious as Judaism, they call themselves Hebrew, Israelites, Jews Nazdirites, Rastas, or others related to the religion founded by an unconfirmed person called Mosheh,Moss, Muwsa, who claimed to receive stones (Exodus 24:12) from a burning bush (Exodus 3:2) on a mountain from YHWH of ELOHEEM, a face of fire (Deuteronomy 5:4-6; 32:17). 7. Or others’ religions, as Christians they call themselves many things and claim that their God, The-os impregnated a young Jewish girl named Miriam, Mary, Maryam. And gave birth to God in flesh making her the Mother Of God by the Holy Ghost (Matthew 1:18). He was k ...
Definition of sullen from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
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A 15-year-old girl from Southern California who attends a public high school tells the story of how she recently became aware of questions concerning the holocaust. After hearing the establishment's version of the 'shoah' in her history class for weeks along with persistent rumors that Obamacare inc...
Chac Mool I like that lol Merriam Webster says its chock-full by the way
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Trend Watch: "androgynous" spiked in lookups when actress Zoe Saldana described herself that way
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If you looked up pimp in the dictionary the definition is a lie - CHANGE...
Hmm, how best to use today? Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day: CATERWAUL: make a harsh cry or protest or complain noisily
The son of an obstetrician has been charged with murder for tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion pill.
This word "bimonthly" should be ashamed of itself. I mean, which is it? Pathetic. Get your act together, "bimonthly"
Wilf Woods: 'The Story of Ain't': I write this little column with my dictionary by my side, a Merriam-Webster ...
Sexy is in the top10% of lookups on I guess there is no doubt what Justin timberlake brought back.
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Human trafficking is an on-going issue, all over the US. As a survivor trafficked in Boston, MA, I am working to spread awareness. The word "pimp" is...
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Word Origin: "tulip" has its roots in the Turkish word for "turban," a hint at the shape of the flower.
Goodness! "kick *** is actually in d dictionary! Merriam-Webster: strikingly or overwhelmingly tough, aggressive, powerful, or effective
I believe that qualifies you as 'religious'. Source:
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Thank you for making sure my kids know exactly how to pronounce "mother-f*%ker".
'Itinerant' spiking at From references to the "Hatchet Hitchhiker":
Our Campaign often Refers to the People. Our campaign is FOR the People.The Merriam Webster Dictionary's Definition of DEMOCRACY is a: government by The PEOPLE; especially : rule of the majority b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in The People and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. Under the Chokwe Lumumba Mayoral Administration, all people will have an opportunity to have their voices heard (poor, rich, black, white, Latino Asian and all ethnic backgrounds). The goal is to create a society that is INCLUSIVE NOT EXCLUSIVE. The goal is to create a society in which the people of the city, no matter our differences, are EMPOWERED. The idea that people are poor and persecuted is frustrating and this campaign is an opportunity to focus on uplifting the city in its entirety... To do that you have to lift up the majority. Together we will make Jackson rise. Who are the People? We are ALL The PEOPLE. Won ...
There is a celebration going on. It is tiny. It is succinct. However, it is shockingly loud. It is the celebration of performance music, and it is an aspect of music that has only become more important as the music industry remains in a constant state of flux. The only consistency is inconsistency.…
Happiness, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it, is "a state of well-being and contentment." Sure, that's one way to put it. But what does it really mean to feel on top of the world or entirely at peace with oneself?
There is some strong language in this audio, be forewarned. And to utilize my "Word of the Day" (from Merriam-Webster), it is time for more of us in the general public to begin caterwauling about our increasingly oppressive, controlling, and intrusive government. "Change" is the order of the day.
Crowdsourcing is, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.[1] Often used to subdivi...
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TERMINAL PREPOSITIONs are acceptable usage. an example from The Merriam Webster site: Give them what they ask FOR. sounds better than Give them the thing FOR which they asked.     Then where did the so-called rule that emphasized NOT using prepositions at the end of sentences arise from? 17th century John Dryden WHO? [Dryden is a 17th century Poet who has obviously fallen out of favor with the contemporary market for such things - and his last hey-day was thanks to noted crowd pleaser T.S. Eliot: "It is hardly too much to say that Dryden found the English speechless, and he gave them speech; and they accordingly acknowledged their master; the language which we can refine, enrich, distort or corrupt as we may, but which we cannot do without. No one, in the whole history of English literature, has dominated that literature so long, or so completely. An even in the nineteenth century the language was still the language of Dryden, as it is to-day."-- --an Amazon reviewer review of The intellectua ...
If you present in a traditionally feminine way, you're just being a misogynistic parody of a woman, and if you fail to present in a traditionally feminine way, well ha! There's the proof that you'r...
A+++ For me Business Foundations Does the Free Market Corrode Moral Character? The answer I have to this question is simply, no. Moral character is defined by Merriam-Webster as an evaluation of a particular individual's resilient moral qualities. The concept of character can imply a variety of attributes including the existence or lack of virtues such as integrity, courage, fortitude, honesty, and loyalty, or of good behaviors or habits. Moral character primarily refers to the assemblage of qualities that distinguish one individual from another. A person is accountable for his or her own actions and simply cannot blame a socioeconomic system on their behaviors. A person has choices to make and a free market system allows moral characters to become evident. Whether a person’s morality is “correct” or not, will not be because of a free market; it will be because of the person’s choices and what they consider right or wrong. A free market doesn’t generate moral character therefor it can’t d ...
Monsanto is a $58 billion multinational Pesticide-'n-Frankenfood corporation that has moved on from selling Agent Orange to its new business of patenting actual seed genomes and then suing farmers who...
Merriam-Webster Definition of illegal: not according to or authorized by law : unlawful, illicit; also : not sanctioned by official rules (as of a game) Synonyms: criminal, felonious, illegitimate, illicit, lawless, unlawful, wrongful. The U.S. Government needs to reread their definition of illegal.
The merriam-webster dictionary define FOOLISH as, lacking in sense, judgment, or discretion, lacking in significance or solid worth, trifling, having little value or importance, marked by a loss of composure, silly and ridiculous. The synonyms for FOOLISH is also defined as, fatuous - daft - absurd - crazy - senseless – idiotic – so you decide what these people are
Prosecution's first witness in the trial of the six City Harvest Church leaders has testified in court. Ms Lai Baoting, a former accountant at the church, told the court she reported to finance managers Serina Wee and Sharon Tan during her tenure there.
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Instructions to Women 9. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; Adorn - Strong's - Greek: kosmeó (kos-meh'-o) kosmeó: to order, arrange Definition: I put into order; I decorate, deck, adorn. 2885 kosméō (from 2889 /kósmos, "world") – properly, to beautify, having the right arrangement (sequence) by ordering; to adorn, make compellingly attractive, very appealing (inviting, awesomely gorgeous). Merriam-Webster: to make (someone or something) more attractive by adding something beautiful : decorate Modest - Strong's Greek: kosmios (kos'-mee-os) kosmios: orderly Definition: orderly, virtuous, decent, modest, well-ordered. 2887 kósmios (from 2889 /kósmos, "world"; see also the other adjectival form, 2886 /kosmikós) – literally, ordered (properly organized); hence, well-prepared (well-ordered). From kosmos (in its primary sense); orderly, i.e. Decorous -- of good behaviour, mo ...
Grammar expert, Mignon Fogarty explains that "dilemma" can only be spelled one way.
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I have never shared remorse in the death of a celebrity, perhaps it's the limits of my age to have not, until today, felt that the world was cheated by the unforeseen loss of an entertainer. RIP Bob Brozman. I had no idea he passed away last week at 59. he didn't want be a celebrity, he just wanted to perform real music, free of mainstream flapdoodle. *** it, he was really really good
‘Love’- many people have tried to define this magical world. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines it as ‘strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties’. Many have fought over what ‘love’ should actually be. There have been prosaic, poetic, spiritual and passionate definitions of love. We asked your favourite TV actors how they would define the emotion.     Juhi Parmar: Love cannot be defined because if love could be put into words then it would not have been love. Love can only be felt.
According to Merriam-Webster, I've been pronouncing "pothos" as if the O's were switched. Thank you, internet.
Associated Press has this exclusive update on the IRS' admittance they were harassing conservative groups and more details on how far back the "targeting" began ... But on June 29, 2011, Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS division that...
About 150,000 Australians who are unemployed or sole parents are tipped to benefit when Tuesday's budget increases the amount they can earn without losing benefits.
In the age of the Internet and “big data,” McGinnis argues that the bureaucratic, centralized state of the Progressive Era is passé.
This video shows you how to pronounce schadenfreude.
A jury has found abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first degree murder after deliberating for 10 days on the case. Prosecutors are expected to now seek the death penalty for Gosnell. Prosecutors contended that the 72 year old killed four premature babies after they were born aliv...
Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. It looks in new ways at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced. That investigation opens the door to fresh ways of looking at how to challenge it. Cynthia Kaufman looks at some f...
A friend of mine was distracting me with faux books plots on Friday; the kind of stuff that makes me laugh and cringe all at the same time. They started out simple: The alien overlord is thwarted. And progressively got more complex: The beautiful Russian KGB agent was snatched by a secret crim
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal here today held that an election manifesto is not legally enforceable. Following this landmark ruling, the three-member pane...
The bodies of a woman and her 13-year-old son were found after a dayslong standoff, and her boyfriend was killed as officers stormed the home to rescue three other children he had been holding captive, authorities said Sunday.
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Did you know that "rubber match" is not in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. How disturbing it that?
Check Your Attitude By Dr. Dale A. Robbins According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word "attitude" means "an internal position or feeling with regard to something else." Other words often used as synonyms are: "disposition, feeling, mood, opinion, sentiment, temper, tone, perspective, frame of mind, outlook, view, or morale." Airplane pilots often use "attitude" to describe their horizontal relationship with the runway then they land. If their attitude isn’t aligned properly, the plane will make contact with the ground at the wrong angle and it will cause them to crash. In essence, your attitude is your inward disposition toward other things, such as people or circumstances. As in with an airplane, attitude is applied whenever you must deal with something other than yourself. According to God’s word, when you become a Christian, a part of your new creation is the development of new attitudes — your attitude should become like that of Jesus. The Bible says, "Your attitude should be the same ...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica's Merriam Webster dictionary has an interesting definition of "terrorism" that especially Sri Lankans who use the term loosely might want to better develop an understanding of. I have attached an excerpt below: "Systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective. It has been used throughout history by political organizations of both the left and the right, by nationalist and ethnic groups, and by revolutionaries. Although usually thought of as a means of destabilizing or overthrowing existing political institutions, terror also has been employed by governments against their own people to suppress dissent; examples include the reigns of certain Roman emperors, the French Revolution (see Reign of Terror), Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union under Stalin, and Argentina during the “dirty war” of the 1970s. Terrorism's impact has been magnified by the deadliness and technological sophistication o ...
23RD FEBRUARY 2013 THE PRICE OF GREATNESS Definitions: Price: The cost at which something is obtained (Merriam Webster dictionary) Greatness: Powerful, Influential Every child of God was born to be great and anything short of that cannot be accepted. Jeremiah 1:5; before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.’’ In you is planted the seed of greatness. And that seed in you must be nurtured. Nurturing a seed involves a whole lot of process. You can’t serve God and not make impact in this generation. The seed in you must grow and impact your generation. Note: Every seed that is well nursed grows to become fruit edible for all to eat. The world awaits your fruits, don’t deny them that. Before you were formed in your mother’s womb, God knew you and ordained you to become a giant in the kingdom. The bible say’s this concerning David that after he had served (impacted) his generation by the will of God fell asleep and was b ...
How slaves became employees. Merriam Webster defines a slave as, "a person who has lost control of himself and is dominated by something or someone else." No wonder many employees, shackled to their jobs with little freedom to control their day-to-day work or their career, feel like slaves. Employees are "dominated" because what they do, when they do it, and where they do it are controlled by their employer. They are like slaves because their employer controls their time and their space. Many employees live in a state of perpetual anxiety about losing their jobs. Indeed, research shows that more than half of all employees feel insecure in their jobs and inhibited about expressing their views openly. Technically, of course, employees are voluntary workers and are legally free to leave whenever they please. In practice, however, this is not the case for most people. The job market today is extremely tight and the prospect of finding a job elsewhere is daunting. The slave analogy is also relevant because emp ...
According to Merriam Webster and most likely every other valid dictionary, "amen" is not a mere approval or agreement to something, but rather an expression of confirmation in worship. So saying "amen" to someone's status, "I love tacos" does not suffice.
  Campbell, a graduate of Alcorn State University, thanks God for allowing her to take a quantum leap from rural Mississippi to a nationally recognized civil rights leader.  Known by many as a: champion of education, civil rights, environmental steward and as an author, Tammie founded the Honey Brown Hope Foundation in 1991 to provide youth with character building programs.   Believing that liberty is God’s gift to humanity and that everyone should be equally valued, Campbell petitioned Merriam Webster and Random House dictionaries to remove or redefine the n-word in 1991 and got the NAACP involved.  In 2007, she held a symbolic n-word burial that was featured nationally on CNN, in Manhattan City Council News, in state and all local media outlets including on the Houston Chronicle’s front page.  To advance this anti-n-word campaign, Campbell wrote an op. ed. in the Houston Chronicle called, "N-word Remains far too Pervasive.”    Tammie received national recognition in the 2005 and 2006 issues ...
Merriam Webster defines "University" as: "the place where everyone starts to look like a dad"
At this point everyone knows there is corruption in all levels of government. Many still haven’t grasped the effect on their personal lives. I want to clarify is the difference between corruption and criminal acts. Merriam Webster says corruption is; (a) impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle, or (b) a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct. Whereas criminal is; relating to, involving, or being a crime. In order for a criminal act to take place the act must violate a law or ordinance which has been passed by a duly elected body of government. We assume those serving in elected offices do so because they want to uphold our State and U.S. Constitutions and they want to protect our freedom. After all, every elected official takes an oath of office that clearly states they will “Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the State and the United States”. Please note; there is nothing in the oath of office where they promise to create jobs, conse ...
I find it quite pathetic how many people have no individual opinions anymore, they're like sheep following the latest shepard of society, always a follower, never a leader. The far right has now laid its tail on the back end of the face on the the far rights coin - such a shame in a quest for independence and individuality. And the delusion that they themselves have the authority to rewrite scientific fact and even the Merriam Webster dictionary. Be a creator and invent your own 'New Words'. Don't take already defined ones and try to adjust them to your fantasies and expect everyone around you to accept it as fact. It would be great if I could be Wonder Woman, just a snip here, a tuck there, and 'ShaBam' - I'm a SuperHero complete with super powers. A car is not a boat anymore than a man is a woman. Some things just cant be changed. Please stop expecting me to participate in your delusions...Keep it to your role play groups. Please!!
Leave it to a seven-year-old to come up with a new fantastic word. JOYFRIEND: a boyfriend or girlfriend that brings you joy! I'm calling the people at Merriam Webster.
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