What new word did you learn today?

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  1. OurJud

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    Why?
     
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    I don't even know besides, lamb is tasty-
     
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    The only lamb I like is varieties of kebap. Spiced and very slow cooked it's good, other than that it just stinks like a burnt barnyard.
     
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    You need to find a better chef!

    After duck, lamb is my favourite meat.
     
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    I read a little Cormac McCarthy today so I learned 178 new words.
     
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    I think Homer is saying nobody wants it at the price he's forced to sell it for.
     
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    It's really good in gyros, which I think meets your criteria of slow-cooked and spiced. As a roast I think I generally prefer beef. Or moose if I can get it.
     
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    Yeah, sorry, I meant that gyros/shawarma/etc were included in "varieties of kebaps." That whole Mediterranean culinary fuckfest of deliciousness.
     
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    I read that as mouse initially.
     
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    Catching enough for a decent stew is too much of an effort.
     
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    Don't tell Farley Mowat that (he's dead, but he also disagrees :) )
     
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    Since I never got on, and never saw much of a point in, Twitter, I'm still a little ashamed at how long it took me to understand that all the people talking about "hash tags" were talking about neither drugs nor breakfast.
     
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    A great one I came across in researching my WIP is zeitgeber (German, n., "time-giver"). Zeitgebers are the environmental cues animals use to keep their circadian rhythms entrained to the Earth's daily and seasonal cycles. So the biggest one is the presence/absence/position of the sun in the sky, but in humans it seems that social cues can adequately substitute during periods of extended darkness (like polar nights).

    Wish I could use the word itself in my WIP, in fact, but I doubt I'll be able to fit it in.
     
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    Cobby
    adjective
    (of horses, dogs, and other animals) shortish and thickset; stocky.


    Cuss
    noun INFORMAL
    an annoying or stubborn person or animal. "he was certainly an unsociable cuss"
     
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    A friend of mine said the best kebab he had was when we went to Tokyo.

    Conversely, the best shawarma I've had outside of the Middle East was from an Italian café in London.
     
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    Effluvium
    noun
    plural noun: effluvia
    an unpleasant or harmful odor, secretion, or discharge. "the unwholesome effluvia of decaying vegetable matter"

    Embrasure
    noun
    a small opening in a parapet of a fortified building, splayed on the inside.

    Remonstrance
    noun
    plural noun: remonstrances
    a forcefully reproachful protest. "he shut his ears to any remonstrance"
     
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    A bit more commonly seen as the verb "remonstrate."
     
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    For some reason that sounds right. I ran across remonstrance (as well as the other two words) while reading The Lies of Locke Lamora. Here's the excerpt.
    I'm not far in, but so far the book has been terrific. :superagree:
     
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    I always get "alluvium" and "effluvium" confused.
     
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    Armillary sphere
    (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil)
    noun
    a model of objects in the sky (on the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features, such as the ecliptic.

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    I sometimes worry that I'm not learning any new words.
     
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    Shit, I'm forgetting them at an alarming pace. At this rate I'll be looking up "cat" and "sandwich" soon.
     
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    Athazagoraphobia is a fear of forgetting someone or something (such as a word), as well as a fear of being forgotten.
     
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    I learned that the adjective of merit was "meritorious" and not "meritous" the other day. Didn't stop me from typing meritous 17 different ways, cursing the forum's spellchecker, which as we all know is absolute garbage.
     
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    Mmmmmmm... cat sandwich!

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