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Largesse is the new word of the day. No this is not Key Largo but largesse. I think we have all done this at one time or another so as I grew older I did not see any reason to do this. Don’t get me wrong I still know people who do this and I just can’t see why. So the meaning of (lar jes’) is a gift or gifts given in a generous or sometimes showy way. So tell me do you know people who do this? What say you? (9 comments)
Vainglorious is the new word of the day. Morning all hope you had a restful sleep and are ready to take on another day. So to start it off I’ve given you a rather easy word to decipher this time. For those of you who follow me on Wordsmith or new word of the day you can tell the rest of them this one is easy. So if you haven’t guess it yet the meaning of (van’lor’e es) is boastfully vain and proud of oneself. While we each need to boast to the fine line going over the line will (11 comments)
Eschew is the new word of the day. Found this one while reading a book. Didn’t know what the meaning was so I looked it up and found it interesting. We all have this problem now the issue is how to overcome the issue. Well have I given you enough time to figure out the meaning? OK the meaning of (es choo’) is to keep away from something harmful or disliked. A lot of agents dislike the larger than life phone and making that call, some dislike writing letters and the list goes on. What is your eschew? (16 comments)
Philia is the new word of the day. This word is Greek in origin and it means something everyone needs. Young, old or anywhere in between we all crave this in some sort of way. Some of us look for it in strange places or things. So not to confuse anyone the meaning of (fil’e) is tendency toward; strong or abnormal attraction to. For some of you it could be the opposite sex, food, toys, guns, fishing equipment, tobacco and the list goes on. Mine is my faith and family what say you? (11 comments)
Looby is the new word of the day. OK I’ve looked and cannot find the origin of this word. Anyway I remember as a youngster I listened to this as “Here we go looby Lou here we go looby lie”. Do you know what looby means? Yes I looked it up before I wrote it so I know it’s the right word. The meaning of (loo’be) is a big, clumsy fellow. So did you know the meaning what say you? (10 comments)
Lollop is the new word of the day. Well here we go can you guess the meaning before I give it to you? Apparently this word originated in Britain so if you have lived over the pond this one should be easy for you. I have been accused of this and I know for sure some of you have too. The meaning of (lal’ ep) is to lounge about; loll, to move in a clumsy or relaxed way. YES! Been there done that. What say you? (9 comments)
Penetration is the new word of the day. Yes James said it penetration is the word of the day. Now you people get your mind out of the gutter you should know better by now but for those of you who don’t just read on. We as agents, inspectors, loan agents and the like need to have this ability to survive in this market. So before your mind goes back into the gutter the meaning of (pen’I tra’shen) is keenness of mind; discernment; insight. We all need these abilities to cope and make headway in the market. Now what say (10 comments)
Fret is the new word of the day. OK all you guys and gals give this one your best shot. We all know the word as to be irritated, annoyed or worry but not this time. This is the same word but used in a different meaning. For those of you who follow me you know I can’t make this stuff up. So for the meaning of (fret) an ornamental pattern of small, straight bars intersecting or joining one another, usually at right angles, to for a regular design, as for a border or in an architectural relief. Well did (12 comments)
Puncheon is the new word of the day. OK all you inspectors and builders if you don’t know this word and its meaning shame, shame on you. For all the rest of you stay tuned for the meaning as soon as think of some more stuff to say about the word. OK I’ve give you enough time cause boys and girls if you haven’t figured it out by now you won’t so the meaning of (pun’chen) is a short, upright wooden post used in a framework. Wonder how many puncheons they used on my house? Enjoy the day (5 comments)
Mien is the new word of the day. OK I can tell you this is not German in origin and is definitely not what you think. So you want a minute to think about it again? Tick….tock…tick….tock now have you had enough time? If you haven’t got it figured out by now you won’t so the meaning of (men) is a way of carrying and conducting oneself; a way of looking; appearance. So did you get it right? OK were you even close? (17 comments)
Intrados is the new word of the day. Want to impress your clients use this word the next time you see one of these. For all you wordsmith’s or for those of you who follow me at new word of the day unless you already know the meaning of this word you’re about to learn something. This is France in origin (in tra’das) and it means the inside curve or surface of an arch or vault. Well did you know this word and if so did you know the meaning? (10 comments)
Wapen-take is the new word of the day. Don’t know what to say about this one. I found this one by mistake as I was hoping for another word to post today. This word had such an interesting meaning I just couldn’t pass it up. So not to keep you on the edge of your seat because I know you all want to know the meaning so here is the meaning of (wap’en tak’) is a subdivision in England of certain northern counties originally under Norse domination. Now aren’t you glad you have this word in your vocabulary? (12 comments)
Ursiform is the new word of the day. Well here we go again. Never knew this one existed until I was browsing my Webster’s® and came across this. If you can tell the latter portion of the word is form if that give you a hint. If it doesn’t than you’ll need to stick around for the meaning. OK have I kept you in suspense long enough OK,OK the meaning of (ur’ se form’) is having the form or appearance of a bear. Who would have thought it? Enjoy the day (12 comments)
Fainéant is the new word of the day. OH B-U-D-D-Y! How many people do I know that fall into this category. Man how to word this and not sound judgmental? Well I really don’t know of any way so I’ll go back to the old standby and ask you how many people do you know who fall into this category? But I guess you want to know the meaning of (fa’ne ant) is a lazy; idle person. So how many do you know?
Dipsomania is the new word of the day. I’ve known so many people who have this problem and I’ll bet most of you know at least one person who also has this problem. Although this is not related in any matter to real estate when I saw the meaning of the word I just had to post it. Now for the meaning of (dip’se ma’ne) is an abnormal and insatiable craving for alcoholic drink. So how few or many do you know? (11 comments)
Diffidence is the new word of the day. Read the new word of the carefully. Not that you have done so what do you think it means? I’ve seen people who possess this problem. Sometimes I’ve had this problem myself and I think most of us have experienced this problem from time to time. So if you haven’t guess the meaning of (dif’e dens) is lack of confidence in oneself, marked by hesitation in asserting oneself; shyness. So now what say you or do you know an agent who suffers from this problem? (9 comments)
Cot is the new word of the day. So you think you know the meaning? Look carefully at the word and think about it before you answer. This one is tricky but you would expect less from me? It’s pronounced (kat) if that gives you a hint. Give up yet? OK the meaning of cot is a cottage; small house. A small shelter so did you get the meaning right? I for one would have never guessed it.
Batter is the new word of the day. Hi there you ActiveRain word users. We all know the word as it is used for baseball, cooking etc., but this one is a different meaning. Care to take a guess? Come on be bold, adventurous and take a chance what have you got to lose? OK if you haven’t guessed it yet and I’ll bet you haven’t the meaning of (bat’er) is a gradual upward and backward slope, as of the outer face of a wall. Who would have thunk it? (10 comments)
Aver is the new word of the day. All of us in this business live by this word. Let me rephrase that the vast majority of us live by this word. Now having said what I needed to say in the last two sentences have you guessed the meaning? At least give it a try and rethink what you’ve read thus far. Haven’t figured it out yet OK I’ll tell you the meaning of (e vur’) is to declare to be true; state positively; affirm. So does your contract declare what you perceive to be the truth or the truth? (9 comments)
Cahier is the new word of the day. When I started to work actually before I started my real estate career I was given this my first day of school. After I passed the exam and went to work I was given a new one of these. Actually everywhere I’ve worked I have received one. The meaning of (ka ya’) is a report on policy and procedure. So tell me did you get it right or did you think of something else? What say you? (15 comments)
Barge-board is the new words of the day. I know you’ve seen this but did you know there was a word for it. As I’m writing this I’m looking at a picture of it in my Webster’s ®. These are sadly going away and you need to enjoy them while you can. It’s a sign of the times when expediency are the norm. Now for the meaning of (-bord’) is a board, often ornate, attached along the barge couples of a gabled roof, as in Tudor and Gothic architecture. That people was a mouthful. Enjoy the day. (9 comments)
Baldric is the new word of the day. OK all you military people you should know the meaning to this word. Now for all of you non-military people you know what this looks like and I know you’ve seen one of these but did you know the name for it? This is still in use today and I cannot see it going away in the near future. Now for the meaning of (bol’drik’) is a belt worn over one shoulder and across the chest to support a sword, bugle, etc. (5 comments)
Literati is the new word of the day. Well, well, well what have we here? You either know what it is or you don’t. So what say you ladies and gentlemen? Just FYI you all are one in my book so I’m proud to call each and every one of you my friend. OH YEA! I almost forgot the meaning of (lit’e ra’ti’) is men of letters, scholarly or learned people. YEA B-U-D-D-Y! now what say you? (3 comments)
Pirn is the new word of the day. OK boys and girls if some of you who follow these do not get this one shame on you. once you find the meaning of the word you’ll know. Anyway I haven’t got your attention yet so I’ll ramble on for a few more words. OK that’s enough so now the meaning of (pirn) is and I’m picking number 2 of 2 a fishing reel. That’s right a fishing reel who would have thought it not me for sure. Have a good day (11 comments)
Scullery is the new word of the day. Not all homes have one of these. In the past these were common but not so much these days. I’ve seen them and one memorable trip to George Washington’s home I remember this. I don’t see theses coming back into fashion but you never know what tomorrow will bring. Now for the meaning of (skul’er e) a room adjoining the kitchen where pots and pans are cleaned and stored or where the rough, dirty kitchen work is done. (35 comments)
Quidnunc is the new word of the day. Well you scratching your head yet, let’s see if I can get you there. If you don’t know one of these or several you really need some help? I know of some guys that will bring you a nice white jacket for you to try on. So let us get on with the meaning of (kwid’ nunjk’) is an inquisitive, gossipy person; busybody. So do you know one or more? What say you? (10 comments)
Triskaidekaphobia is the new word of the day. The new word of the day is pronounced (yea right) I’ll get to that later. As you can see the last portion is phobia if that gives you any idea of what is coming. So have you guessed it and if so are you one of these people? On a personal note I’m not so I can tell you my mother wasn’t unless it came to a black cat. The meaning of (tris’ke dek’e fo’be e) is the fear of the number 13. I don’t care who you are big small or (9 comments)
Arriviste is the new word of the day. How many times have a witnessed this. Of course the answer is many more than I wanted in some instances and not enough in others. Some people take this in stride and others let it go to their heads. The question I have for you is have you witnessed this and if so are you one of them? Hard decision and requires you to take a long and hard look in the mirror. The meaning of (a re vest’) is a person who has recently gained power, wealth, success etc. and is (8 comments)
Stoical is the new word of the day. Well here we go again. I did not know this word existed but now I do. When I was a cop I did this as a way to cope with all the tragedies I witnessed in my 29 years on the street. Now that I’m away from it I have gone just the opposite. Before we get more into this the meaning of (sto’ I kel) is showing austere indifference to joy, grief, pleasure or pain. Now I can’t watch a sad movie without shedding a tear or a show where they (10 comments)
Putz is the new word of the day. I found this word interesting as I’m sure you will also. I’ve seen these people around and never really thought much about it. I remember I was in Texarkana Texas and was talking to someone when I saw this person who I immediately associated with this word. He approached and us and started talking needless to say I was taken aback by the knowledge and education he possessed. The meaning of (puts) is a person regarded as simple, foolish. That day I learned my lesson and I do not make snap judgments (11 comments)
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