Tuesday, December 30, 2008


A hwntw is person from South Wales.

Monday, December 29, 2008


The state or quality of being enturbulant, agitated or disturbed. This word is a shibboleth used almost exclusively by members or former members of Scientology, as well as critics.

Friday, December 26, 2008


A thrum is a portion of unspun fleece or roving that is knit into into an article of clothing. This technique is most often associated with Canada’s Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (pseudoPHP) is an inherited disorder that is caused by a mutation in the Gαs gene imprinted on the paternal chromosome. As such, a haploinsufficiency results similar to pseudohypoparathyroidism 1A, which is caused by a similar defect on the corresponding maternal chromosome.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Screentone: "Screentone is a technique for applying textures and shades to drawings, used as an alternative to hatching. In the conventional process, patterns are transferred to paper from preprinted sheets, but the technique is also simulated in computer graphics. It is also known by the common brand names Zip-A-Tone, Chart-Pak , and Letratone.

A traditional screentone sheet consists of a flexible transparent backing, the printed texture, and a wax adhesive layer. The sheet is applied to the paper, adhesive down, and rubbed with a stylus on the backing side. The backing is then peeled off, leaving the ink adhered to the paper where pressure was applied."

Friday, December 19, 2008


wending : "To go one's way; proceed."

Thursday, December 18, 2008


tony: Stylish, high-toned, upscale.


Astronomicodiluvian: Relating to the typological theory that astronomical symbols in mythology can find their antitypes in the Biblical story of Noah's Flood. For example: in the legend of the Man in the Moon, the crescent moon and the man's face typify the Ark and Noah, respectively.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Mangaka: "Mangaka (漫画家, Mangaka) is the Japanese word for a comic artist or cartoonist. Outside of Japan, manga usually refers to a Japanese comic book and mangaka refers to the author of the manga, who is usually Japanese."

Monday, December 15, 2008


Self-cannibalism is the practice of eating oneself, also called autocannibalism, or autosarcophagy. A similar term which is applied differently is autophagy, which specifically denotes the normal process of self-degradation by cells. Whilst almost an exclusive term for this process, autophagy nonetheless has occasionally made its way into more common usage

Sunday, December 14, 2008


In linguistics, an apodosis is the main clause in a conditional sentence; that is, in a sentence of the form If X, then Y, the apodosis is Y (expressing the conclusion). The term is commonly contrasted with protasis, which denotes the subordinate clause in such a construction; that is, in a sentence of the form If X, then Y, the protasis is X (expressing the condition).


when too much information is given about any one (usually personal) subject matter.


Saturday, December 13, 2008


The nomenklatura were a small, elite subset of the general population in the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries who held various key administrative positions in all spheres of those countries' activity: government, industry, agriculture, education, etc. The nomenklatura was analogous to the ruling class, which Communist doctrine denounced in the capitalist West.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


an inordinate fear of hearing another election promise



Shrinkage: "In financial accounting the term inventory shrinkage (sometimes truncated to shrink) is the loss of products between point of manufacture or purchase from supplier and point of sale. The"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Academician: "The title Academician denotes a Full Member of an art, literary, or scientific academy."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008



intransitive verb : to go quickly : hasten
transitive verb : to cause (oneself) to go quickly

Tuesday, December 2, 2008