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post #1 of 10
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Post a unique word you heard of or read in a book. Also post it's dictionary meanings.

Quadrangle:

–noun

1.a plane figure having four angles and four sides, as a square.
2.a square or quadrangular space or court that is surrounded by a building or buildings, as on a college campus.
3.the building or buildings around such a space or court.
4. the area shown on one of the standard topographic map sheets published by the U.S. Geological Survey: approximately 17 mi. (27 km) north to south and from 11 to 15 mi. (17 to 24 km) east to west.
post #2 of 10
One of the surgeons that I work with told me I was obstreperous.
Of course, I had to look it up because I didn't have any idea what it meant.

Obstreperous
adj.
1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
2. Aggressively boisterous.
post #3 of 10
I always have like the look of this word:


quoin [koin, kwoin]
–noun
1. an external solid angle of a wall or the like.
2. one of the stones forming it; cornerstone.
3. any of various bricks of standard shape for forming corners of brick walls or the like.
4. a wedge-shaped piece of wood, stone, or other material, used for any of various purposes.
5. Printing. a wedge of wood or metal for securing type in a chase.
–verb (used with object)
6. to provide with quoins, as a corner of a wall.
7. to secure or raise with a quoin or wedge.
post #4 of 10
One of my favorites:

impecunious

It means, "having little or no money."

im·pe·cu·nious
Pronunciation: im-pi-ˈkyü-nyəs, -nē-əs
Function: adjective

If you look it up in the dictionary, there will be a picture of my brother beside the word!
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
One of my favorites:

impecunious

It means, "having little or no money."

im·pe·cu·nious
Pronunciation: im-pi-ˈkyü-nyəs, -nē-əs
Function: adjective

If you look it up in the dictionary, there will be a picture of my brother beside the word!
And me!
post #6 of 10
I love strange words...
this is a random favorite of mine..I have a ton of favorite weird words that stick in my mind but can't think of any I might come back and edit in a few more when i get a chance...

quixotic - it cracks me up that they came up with an adjective after Don Quixote!! Pretty much means unrealistic and ridiculous.
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
One of the surgeons that I work with told me I was obstreperous.
Of course, I had to look it up because I didn't have any idea what it meant.

Obstreperous
adj.
1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
2. Aggressively boisterous.
omg I was just about to post this word!! I was going through my recently looked up words that are saved in my browser and this one was the most interesting one I could find Another one was catamite but it's a bad one, it means the person under age who is having a relationship with a peadophile I wonder why I had to look that up...I don't remember reading anything like that.
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
One of my favorites:

impecunious

It means, "having little or no money."

im·pe·cu·nious
Pronunciation: im-pi-ˈkyü-nyəs, -nē-əs
Function: adjective

If you look it up in the dictionary, there will be a picture of my brother beside the word!
Me too.

Here's mine!


Facetious

1. \tnot meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2. \tamusing; humorous.
3. \tlacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by zorana_dragonky View Post
Me too.

Here's mine!


Facetious

1. \tnot meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2. \tamusing; humorous.
3. \tlacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.

A similar one is sophomoric (adj)
1. Of or characteristic of a sophomore
2. Immature and overconfdent
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by ut0pia View Post
omg I was just about to post this word!! I was going through my recently looked up words that are saved in my browser and this one was the most interesting one I could find Another one was catamite but it's a bad one, it means the person under age who is having a relationship with a peadophile I wonder why I had to look that up...I don't remember reading anything like that.
Oh wow, I would never have thought they'd have a word for that other than "victim". Ya learn something new everyday, huh? I have a dictionary bookmarked in my browser and am constantly looking things up, but of course I can't think of any interesting words I learned recently.
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