KMaxwell's "Word Of The Day"

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    As the thread of this title suggests, you guessed it, I will be posting here a word, and its meaning, to help further the vocabulary of ECC's wonderful community. There are so many lovely words out there we don't use, or don't always know the full meaning of (and so we use them without thinking), and I figured it was high time we had a thread devoted to the language we all use.

    I'll take suggestion on words to use, and keep an index of words already used... and while I will seriously try to keep to a once a day update schedule, that may change in the future. (Tentatively the updates will be before midnight EST each day.)

    *Thanks to Mission001 for the creation of Word's banner art.
     
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    Today's Word:

    tabernacle
    [tab-er-nak-uh l]

    noun
    1. any place or house of worship, especially one designed for a large congregation.
    2. (often initial capital letter) the portable sanctuary in use by the Israelites from the time of their wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt to the building of the Temple in Jerusalem by Solomon. Ex. 25–27.
    3. Ecclesiastical. an ornamental receptacle for the reserved Eucharist, now generally found on the altar.
    4. a canopied niche or recess, as for an image or icon.
    5. a temporary dwelling or shelter, as a tent or hut.
    6. a dwelling place.
    7. the human body as the temporary abode of the soul.

    verb (used with or without object), tabernacled, tabernacling.
    8. to place or dwell in, or as if in, a tabernacle.


    Origin of tabernacle:
    1200-50; Middle English < Late Latin tabernāculum, Latin: tent, equivalent to tabern(a) hut, stall, inn (cf. tavern) + -āculum, probably extracted from hibernāculum winter quarters (see hibernaculum)


    Used in a sentence:
    In this tabernacle were people in black and white from ages past, present, and future.


     
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    Words History​
    A: 5
    1. accouterment - personal clothing, accessories, etc.
    2. allegiant - a faithful follower; adherent
    3. allege - to assert without proof.
    4. amative - disposed to love; amorous.
    5. agglomerate - to collect or gather into a cluster or mass.
    B: 3
    1. banter - an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery.
    2. bibliophile - a person who loves or collects books.
    3. boycott - to combine in abstaining from, or preventing dealings with, as a means of intimidation or coercion.
    C: 2
    1. cavil - to raise irritating and trivial objections.
    2. cumbersome - burdensome; troublesome; unwieldy; clumsy.
    D: 5
    1. defenestration - to throw (a person or thing) out of a window.
    2. discombobulate - to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate.
    3. draconian - rigorous; unusually severe or cruel.
    4. ducky - darling; charming; cute.
    5. decathect - to withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss.
    E: 5
    1. effervescent - vivacious; gay; lively; sparkling.
    2. ennui - a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom
    3. egregious - conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.
    4. ensconce - to place or hide securely: conceal
    5. ebb - a flowing backward or away; decline or decay.
    F: 3
    1. fortnight - the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.
    2. flummox - to bewilder; confound; confuse.
    3. fortitudinous - having or showing fortitude; marked by bravery or courage.
    G: 3
    1. galumph - to move along heavily and clumsily.
    2. garrulous - excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
    3. gibe - to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer
    H: 2
    1. heliolatry - worship of the sun.
    2. hedonist - a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure.
    I: 3
    1. indomitable - incapable of being subdued or overcome; unconquerable.
    2. indefatigable - incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.
    3. insatiable - not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased.
    J: 3
    1. juxtaposition - the state of being close together or side by side.
    2. jejune - without interest or significance; dull; insipid.
    3. jibe - to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
    K: 2
    1. keel - a central fore-and-aft structural member in the bottom of a hull.
    2. kibitzer - a giver of uninvited or unwanted advice.
    L: 2
    1. laconic - using few words; expressing much in few words; concise.
    2. liquidate - to convert (inventory, securities, or other assets) into cash.
    M: 4
    1. mien - air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.
    2. melee - a confused hand-to-hand fight or struggle among several people.
    3. moribund - in a dying state; near death.
    4. mercurial - changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic: a mercurial nature.
    N: 2
    1. nonevent - an occurrence of only superficial interest or content; a dull or insignificant occasion.
    2. nomenclature - the names or terms comprising a set or system.
    O: 2
    1. obsolescence - the state, process, or condition of being or becoming obsolete.
    2. opsimath - a person who learns late in life.
    3. opaque - not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
    P: 4
    1. penitent - feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.
    2. prepossessing - that impresses favorably; engaging or attractive.
    3. perpetual - continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
    4. purse - a woman's handbag or pocketbook.
    Q: 2
    1. quixotic - impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
    2. quench - to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
    R: 3
    1. raconteur - one who excels in telling stories and anecdotes.
    2. reputed - reported or supposed to be such.
    3. ragpicker - a person who picks up rags and other waste material for a livelihood.
    S: 3
    1. sumptuous - entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.
    2. scintillating - animated; vivacious; effervescent.
    3. scintillate - to emit sparks; to sparkle; flash.
    T: 4
    1. twitterpated - excited or overcome by romantic feelings; smitten.
    2. tenderfoot - a raw, inexperienced person; novice.
    3. thankful - feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
    4. tabernacle - any place or house of worship, especially one designed for a large congregation.
    U: 2
    1. unquiet - agitated; restless; disordered; turbulent
    2. ululate - to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail.
    V: 3
    1. vainglory - excessive pride in one's achievements, abilities, qualities, etc.
    2. vehement - zealous; ardent; impassioned.
    3. vicissitude - a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
    W: 2
    1. woebegone - beset with woe; affected by woe, especially in appearance.
    2. wastrel - a wasteful person; spendthrift.
    X: 2
    1. xeriscaping - environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use.
    2. xenon - a heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes.
    Y: 2
    1. yestreen - yesterday evening; last evening.
    2. yearn - to have an earnest or strong desire.
    Z: 3
    1. zenith - a highest point or state; culmination.
    2. zany - ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
    3. ziggurat - a temple of Sumerian origin in the form of a pyramidal tower.
     
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    I will be watching this thread for sure!
    Any chance you could put a example of the word in a sentence? Gearing towards Minecraft?
    Thats would be awesome :D
     
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    I can certainly try to do that with all words in the future, absolutely!
     
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    Wow thanks kmax, this really helps out people like me that live in parts of the world where English isn't the first language, i'll watch this for sure
     
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    I may have some pretty out there words now and then... but, if there is any word you've come across that you think I should feature, please let me know!
     
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    *Applauds*
    Pi have been waiting for this. :)
    *Watches thread for future explanations* :happy:
     
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    This is not at all a quixotic idea. Rather, this thread is pragmatic and practical. I'll be watching this thread!
     
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    You win a potato for using the word in a sentence. If you meet up with me in game I shall also award you 1k for being the first to think of doing this.
     
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    Butbutbut... even thinking of this idea would be a quixotic(Type 1) idea. I wanted to wait before posting something in a quixotic(Type 2) way. :p
     
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    Perhaps he was just showing initiative?
     
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    A new word of the day has been decided!
     
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    Perhaps you could add a number next to each spoiler to see how many words with the letter.

    Eg:

    word 1
    Word 2
    word 3
     
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    I'll look in to adding this in the future.
     
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    Alight cool

    There's just lots of spoilers and you don't know which one to look in for words ;)
     
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    A new word of the day has been decided!
     
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    *Defenestrates the new word * :p
     
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    *defenstrates 314 for being defenstratingly handsome... err what that isnt supposed to be there!
     
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    A new word of the day has been decided!