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Anyone is welcome to post new words that they find, or old words they haven't thought of for awhile."

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bindle stiff

hobo
; especially : one who carries his clothes or bedding in a bundle


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In the argot of tramps and hoboes, a roll of clothes and bedding was called a bindle
, a word that probably originated as an alteration of the more familiar bundle.

Stiff itself can mean "hobo" or "migrant worker," meanings it took on in the late 19th century. About the same time, any tramp or hobo who habitually carried such a pack was known as a bindle stiff. In Australia, a pack-carrying hobo might be called a swagman
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How interesting! I'd never heard that word before.. emoticon

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Me either!

I am not going to do a new word every day, only when I get one that is interesting to me.

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I've never heard that word either!

Where did you find it, Susa?
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I subscribed to a Word of the Day, ]HERE

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I think the "Word of the day" should be changed to "Fabulous new words" or [sign in to see URL] keep it in one place. Then post your WORD when you find it. Other's might post a word or two also... emoticon

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Good idea, Queeny! I will change the name of this thread and sticky it.

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Sounds like fun!

I'll try to post something if I come across an interesting word.
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I have never heard of that word either.

Interesting, thanks Susan

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vapid

adjective | VAP-id
 
Definition:

lacking flavor, zest, animation, or spirit : flat, dull


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"Then away goes the brisk and pleasant Spirits and leave a vapid or sour Drink." So wrote John Mortimer—an early 18th-century expert on agriculture, orchards, and cider-making—in his book on husbandry. His use was typical for his day, when vapid was often used specifically in reference to liquor. The term comes from Latin vapidus, meaning "flat-tasting," a possible relative of vapor. That use still occurs today; you might, for example, hear an uninspiring wine described as vapid. More likely you'll hear vapid, along with the synonyms insipid, flat, and inane, describe people and things that lack spirit and character.


Example of VAPID
 
Finn liked to watch the game in silence, with the TV on mute, rather than listen to the vapid chatter of the play-by-play announcer.

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I have heard of this word.

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[sign in to see URL] heard of that one! And I love the story of the word and the [sign in to see URL] cool! emoticon
I think this will be fun having it [sign in to see URL] when we find cool words, we have a place to share them! emoticon

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 emoticon I have heard vapid but didn't know what it means.

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gainsay
 
verb | gayn-SAY
 
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1 :
to declare to be untrue or invalid
 
2 :
contradict, oppose



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You might have trouble figuring out gainsay if you're thinking of our modern gain plus say. It should help to know that the gain- part is actually related to against—specifically the Old English prefix gēan- ("against, in opposition to"). From that came Middle English gain-, which was joined with sayen ("to say") to form gainsayen, the Middle English predecessor of gainsay. So when you see gainsay, think "to say against"—that is, "to deny" or "to contradict."


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I have heard this word, but I don't think I have ever used it before.

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I won't remember that one so don't think I will be using it.

I run across strange words in some of the books I read. Certain authors try to throw in odd words as often as possible. Good thing I have a dictionary on my Kindle. emoticon

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gainsay, yes, I was used to seeing that when I was younger, but not sure that I remember the meaning.. or even knew it back then

how`s about "imbue"

I found myself in one of my chats with God , during the night

I asked Him to imbue Jim with some common sense.....

now is it for me to look up the meaning and how it came about?:lol:

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Definition of imbue
imbued; imbuing
transitive verb

1 : to permeate or influence as if by dyeing the spirit that imbues the new constitution
2 : to tinge or dye deeply
3 : endow 3
Spanish missions imbue the city with Old World charm —Scott Pendleton

imbue Has Old French Roots
Like its synonym infuse, imbue implies the introduction of one thing into another so as to affect it throughout. A nation can be imbued with pride, for example, or a photograph might be imbued with a sense of melancholy. In the past imbue has also been used synonymously with imbrue, an obscure word meaning "to drench or stain," but etymologists do not think the two words are related. Imbue derives from the Latin verb imbuere, meaning "to dye, wet, or moisten." Imbrue has been traced back through Anglo-French and Old French to the Latin verb bibere, meaning "to drink."

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I've only heard of vapid before, the others might as well be in Japanese!

I feel like bindle stiff is one of those words that is in the dictionary, but never really used these days.
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I've heard of gainsay, but never new what it was. Like others'....I've come across odd words by authors mostly.

I'd say Nanny used her word right.. emoticon

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I read this one in the news today and didn't know what it meant.

imprimatur

noun

1. an official license to print or publish a book, pamphlet, etc., especially a license issued by a censor of the Roman Catholic Church.
Compare nihil obstat.

2. sanction or approval; support:
Our plan has the company president's imprimatur.

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1630-16401630-40; < New Latin: let it be printed, Latin: let it be made by pressing upon (something); see impress1

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That is interesting! I wonder if Firle has an imprimatur.

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I could not even pronounce that one! emoticon

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placate

 
verb | PLAY-kayt
 
Definition:

to soothe or mollify especially by concessions : appease
 



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The earliest documented uses of the verb placate in English date from the late 17th century. The word is derived from Latin placatus, the past participle of placare, and placate still carries the basic meaning of its Latin ancestor: "to soothe" or "to appease." Other placare descendants in English are implacable (meaning "not easily soothed or satisfied") and placation ("the act of soothing or appeasing"). Even please itself, derived from Latin placēre ("to please"), is a distant relative of placate.

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WHOOHOO! emoticon I finally knew one, and it's meaning! emoticon

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 emoticon Me, too!

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Me, three! emoticon

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Me 4.

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I new placate i have heard of two others.I must see if i can find [sign in to see URL] in or sign up to see linked image content--

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