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(no subject) [Dec. 26th, 2005|11:59 am]
Word Of The Day
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Important Notice [Sep. 22nd, 2004|03:08 pm]
Word Of The Day

yosegaki
[mood |frustratedfrustrated]
[music |"We Are" - One Piece]

It has come to my attention that no one is even USING this community.

I guess I seem like a bastard to say that I'm considering closing it down for the time being. You have my apologies.

My internet connection is lacking, and Makoto is finding less and less time to update due to classes and being generally busy. She may still do so, time permitting, but at this point, don't count on it.

I know we've not been particularly reliable about getting a word up every day, but I'm disinclined to really stress about it since no one's been posting anything anyway, us included.

For now, I leave you all with the words that have already been posted, and encourage people to go ahead and use them and post their writing bits whenever they find time or inspiration.

Thank you to the people who have joined, and best of luck with all of your future writing endeavors.

-k. [Moderator]
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67 : zeitgeber [Sep. 5th, 2004|06:07 pm]
Word Of The Day

yosegaki
zeitgeber (n) \TSYTE-gay-ber\

: an environmental agent or event (as the occurrence of light or dark) that provides the stimulus setting or resetting a biological clock of an organism

Example sentence:

Light is known to be a zeitgeber that helps to keep both plants and animals on their normal daily and seasonal schedules.

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66 : transmogrify [Sep. 5th, 2004|03:58 pm]
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yosegaki
transmogrify (v) \transs-MAH-gruh-fye\

: to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect

Example sentence:
The movie's central character finds an odd-looking pair of glasses and is transmogrified into a heroic crime-fighter when he puts them on.

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65 : glitch [Sep. 5th, 2004|03:57 pm]
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yosegaki
glitch (n) \GLITCH\

1 : a usually minor malfunction, defect, fault, flaw, or imperfection
2 : a minor problem that causes a temporary setback
*3 : a false or spurious electronic signal

Example sentence:

A glitch in the program yielded some very odd results.

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64 : predilection [Sep. 5th, 2004|03:56 pm]
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yosegaki
predilection (n) \preh-duh-LEK-shun\

: an established preference for something

Example sentence:

Though Bella lived in the mountains she was partial to the sea, a predilection that led her to spend two weeks each September at a small cottage on the shore.

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63 : eminently [Sep. 5th, 2004|03:54 pm]
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yosegaki
eminently (adv) \EM-ih-nunt-lee\

: to a high degree : very

Example sentence:

One glance at Emily's accomplished résumé, and the interviewer knew she was eminently qualified for the job.

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62 : Occident [Sep. 5th, 2004|03:53 pm]
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yosegaki
Occident (n) \AKH-suh-dunt\

: regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation

Example sentence:

"Not only are we in the Occident girding ourselves for recession, but... [the] economies are showing signs of deflation, too." (Kevin Libin, Canadian Business, December 10, 2001)

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61 : urbane [Sep. 5th, 2004|03:52 pm]
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yosegaki
urbane (adj) \er-BAYN\

: notably polite or polished in manner

Example sentence:

Mr. Murray is the epitome of an urbane gentleman: meticulously groomed, faultlessly polite, always poised and gracious in every situation.

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60 : aspersion [Sep. 5th, 2004|03:51 pm]
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yosegaki
aspersion (n) \uh-SPER-zhun\

1 : a sprinkling with water especially in religious ceremonies
2 *a : a false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation b : the act of making such a charge : defamation

Example sentence:

"I defy all the world to cast a just aspersion on my character: nay, the most scandalous tongues have never dared censure my reputation." (Henry Fielding, Tom Jones)

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