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Rare But Useable Words Of The English Language

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stringbanger, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity

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    There are those of us here that deduced by comments could be considered licentious or even lascivious. Down deep though I believe they are more puerile.

    I used lascivious to describe someone recently joking around and one of my friends laughing said "Oh good one I have to use it!" lol
     
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  2. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    Many years ago, my now-wife was attempting to describe something as the best example it could possibly be.. She was reaching to use the word "epitome" but somehow the word "optimum" crept into her brain space at the same time. The word that came out of her mouth? Eptimum.

    Yeah. I think that should be a word.
     
  3. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    dysphoric, euphoric

    most days I'm just plain old phoric

    hi ndc, how you doin'
    pretty phoric thanks, you?
    got a new dog, so I'm feel consolate
     
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  4. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    We are all very putative in our glottogonic pursuits here at times.
     
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  5. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    Sesquipedalian: using a long word when a short word would do.
     
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    61fury Friend of Leo's

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    Hmm, I'm nonplussed, I deduced that to mean 6 legged, D'OH !
     
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  7. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    It was a word. You may not have liked that it was a word that was not flattering, but it was a word. It fit within the category. Look it up.
     
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  8. Stringbanger

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    I like “shebang”. Use it in a sentence please.
     
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    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I used to love to make up words. Finally concluded that the best ones were cuss words combined together, and I wish I could repeat them here. They are perfect.

    One that I didn’t make up ends in “waffle” hahaha.
     
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  10. kingofdogs1950

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    refractory - TDPRI members are refractory. Also, I have a refractory medical condition.

    copacetic - My dealings with TDPRI members have been copacetic.

    King
     
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  11. RobRiggs

    RobRiggs Tele-Meister

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    Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious.
     
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  12. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Boon is a good one! Very useful word, but is uncommonly used.
     
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    Lately, I ran into "afferent vs efferent".
     
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  14. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Swanky~ spiff, fancy, top notch

    We play a lot of dives, but it's cool to play a swanky joint once in awhile.
     
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  15. Stringbanger

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    That’s what I’m talking about! That was stupendous!
     
  16. dogmeat

    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    fardels.... just sayin'
     
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  17. fattybrisket

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    Imma go with festooned.

    "The forum was festooned with arguments about betubed amplifiers versus any item without tubes in it."
     
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    Please and Thank you come to mind...:D
     
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    I have begun mantling the engine to put it back in the car.
     
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    This is a perfectly cromulent thread
     
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