Word of the Day March 6,2017

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loquacious
A loquacious person talks a lot, often about stuff that only they think is interesting. You can also call them chatty or gabby, but either way, they’re loquacious.
Whenever you see the Latin loqu-, you can be sure that the word has something to do with “talking.” So a loquacious person is a person who talks a lot, and often too much. Sitting next to a loquacious person at a dinner party can make dinner a real drag. Of course, if you’ve got nothing to say, a loquacious person might make a good dinner companion, because they’ll do all the talking.

Definitions of
loquacious
1
adj
full of trivial conversation
Synonyms:
chatty, gabby, garrulous, talkative, talky

Word of the weekend ( Just a bit late) : fidus Achates

 fidus Achates

Definition:

 faithful Achates : trusty friend

We would never, use word, in the manner suggested by our research, Words are fun, filthy,  entertaining, loving and very descriptive, as we all know they can be mean. I was one of the kids that tripped over her own Jeans. I have a set of lovely knees and jeans to share.

I saved them to see if my scars still match up with. Crazy things we do as kids. Hopefully, learning a few words will make a day/book more interesting………………………….Jill B.

Word of the Day – 2/4/2017

scurrilous

(ˈskʌrɪləs)

adj

1. grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
2. characterized by gross or obscene humour
[C16: from Latin scurrīlis derisive, from scurra buffoon]
scurrility, ˈscurrilousness n
ˈscurrilously adv
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Word of the Date 1/29/2017

Hi, this is Barry. Jill is working on getting better. We wanted to share a word with you. It has become one of our favorites.  It is a new word that explains a lot. We discovered:

Pernicious Anemia

I will explain a bit tomorrow. To pooped to write tonight.

pernicious

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adjective

The definition of pernicious is deadly or very destructive.

An example of pernicious is the devastating effects of intense drug use.

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pernicious

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  1. causing great injury, destruction, or ruin; fatal; deadly
  2. Rare wicked; evil

Origin of pernicious

French pernicieux ; from Classical Latin perniciosus ; from pernicies, destruction ; from pernecare, to kill ; from per, thoroughly + necare, to kill: see necro-

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adjective

  1. Tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly: a pernicious virus.
  2. Causing great harm; destructive: pernicious rumors.

Origin of pernicious

Middle English, from Old French pernicios, from Latin pernici&omacron;sus, from pernici&emacron;s, destruction : per-, per- + nex, nec-, violent death; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.Related Forms:

  • per·ni′cious·ly

    adverb

  • per·ni′cious·ness

    noun

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Adjective(comparative more pernicious, superlative most pernicious)

  1. Causing much harm in a subtle way.
  2. Causing death or injury; deadly.

Anagrams

OriginFrom Middle English, from Old French pernicios, from Latin perniciosus (“destructive”), from pernicies (“destruction”), from per (“through”) + nex (“slaughter, death”)

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“Word of the week”Flummadiddle

toad_or_frog_   Definition: something foolish or worthless

Flummadiddle is the sort of word that rolls nicely off the tongue, and even if people with whom you use the word don’t quite know what it means the conversation will be the richer for its presence. It has gone through a number of meanings and spellings since it first began being used in the early 19th century, with the earliest use apparently referring to a frill or fringe, as found on a dress.

Following its sartorial beginnings, flummadiddle began to be employed in other fashions; it comes up as a single-word headline for an article in a Massachusetts newspaper, The Salem Gazette, in 1829, without any apparent relation to the text of the article (which is about a walking stick); perhaps the editors of that paper simply liked the way the word looked.

By the middle of the 19th century flummadiddle was used variously as a verb or as an interjection:

L. (Jumping up.) Jupiter! thunder! a tete-a-tete with a vengeance! O, you eternal varmint of a bat–I’ll show you how to flumadiddle around me!
Spy-Glass, Jul., 1840

O folly, fudge, and flummadiddle! We shall wait and see what next.
Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, 18 Aug., 1848

‘In the 1840s it settled down a bit, and began to see service in the role that it was obviously born to play, which is as a synonym for fiddle-faddle, folderol, or flapdoodle.

The threat about retaining all Mexico is mere flummadiddle, of course.
Boston Daily Bee, 8 Oct., 1846

America….busy getting ready for election day! For 2016 election, make sure to register and vote!

Do your part, it is your right as an AMERICAN!

Due to my health issues, focusing on a project. I watched as poll workers freed the equipment and placed it around church gym. The tables and equipment were doused with my favorite invention of the decade, “disposable, cleaning wipes.”  Since becoming disabled, these things are my favorite item on the cleaning aisle of the local grocer.

I had the privilege of observing democracy at work. The poll workers arrived at the specified time and quickly looked around over the building they had to work with. Just as quickly, they unloaded the equipment needing to be set-up. Smiling faces on every where, American pride at work. My hubby was beaming. It was good to see him excited to be outside.

The workers with experience took over, assisting the inexperienced, with arranging the polling station to utilize the space available for maximum benefit. The workers wanted their voters to be comfortable and out of the weather. A happy voter makes a pleasant voting experience.

Their focus was on the next day, Election Day….the first Tuesday in November.

 

By Jill

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“Word of the week” Ubiquious

We could not let this one go……………………………………

adjective ubiq·ui·tous \yü-ˈbi-kwətous

                                                                    Simple Definition of ubiquitous

                                                                    : seeming to be seen everywhere

Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

Full Definition of ubiquitous

  1. :  existing or being everywhere at the same time:  constantly encountered:widespread<aubiquitous fashion>

ubiquitously

adverb

ubiquitousness
noun

by Jill B.

Late, but worth it!

God has been good to us! With our troubles, we are happy, getting healthy, in love, looking forward to our future together and hopefully looking at leaving our maladies behind.

Life goes on. Please forgive us for becoming fairly non-existent since  early 2014. Barry and I have managed to move four times; without killing one another. I am learning that I have a smidge of patience; instead of it being part of my everyday life. I despise three words (Time,  Appointments and Doctors). I hate depending on people to take me places; much less help me do anything that personal (eyebrows, nails, etc…. Is it in the plan for the hair on your face to quadruple when you get above the age of 50?)

I truly understand the Lord has a plan for each of us and we should not question those plans. I will stop sounding like I mean to question the plan; just a little frustrated and sounding off. I am working on sounding off…..I am working hard on giving things to Jesus. I found it hard, to just cut things off and hand it all over to Jesus. day by day, as I study the Bible and life gets easier and I can now state, “if the call comes I am ready to go”. I beleive I have always known this, my mind and body had to sync up. I am no longer worried about my sweetheart. When I look at him, I see peace in his eyes. He deserves it!

by Jill B.

Dreadful Doctors

My title is not fair to all doctor’s. I enjoy the physicians I am currently working with. The dread I am referring to is what they are going to tell me or ask me to do.  Since 2012, the neurologist I see thinks he needs to change the medications I am taking, just to see if something new will help.

What I have discovered and verbalize to them is “NOTHING HELPS”.  I feel like a lab rat at times. Actually had one physician say I should feel honored to be in his presence because is that good! Needless to say, I refuse to ever see him again.

I have enjoyed working with the rehab center and the cancer specialist. They try to cover every aspect of care a patient may need. They offer incredible services at Winship.

After everything, we have been through, it is wonderful to be treated special after certain diagnoses. The sad part is the numbers of people in and out of the doctors offices at Winship.

One of the things that I dread yearly, is my thyroid scan. It is such a long process and it takes all week just to get to the point where the scan can be done. For some reason, My Protein levels are staying elevated and thyroid cancer is playing hide and seek in my throat. The last PET Scan showed there is still something in my neck. Hopefully, this will be the last treatment for a few years. This is only the fifth time since 2009.

Personally, I am ready to run away from home. I put a smile on my face and keep going. I refuse to let this or anyone get me down. I need to take care of myself, Barry, Maggie and mom.  I am faithful the the Good Lord will be by my side through the next week. It has been a bad couple of weeks and it is time to turn things around. Have a joyful week everyone!