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Past words of the day from http://www.dictionary.reference.com:

September 2005

capacious: able to contain much.
trammel: something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom; also, to hamper.
busker: a street musician or performer.
sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
deride: to laugh at with contempt.
cavil: to raise trivial objections; also, a trivial objection.
farrago: an assortment; a medley.
demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
quaff: to drink with relish.
hirsute: covered with hair or bristles.
tenebrous: dark; gloomy.
ostentation: excessive or pretentious display.
officious: meddlesome.
afflatus: a divine inspiration.
quorum: such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business
hauteur: haughtiness; arrogance.
xenophobia: fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign.
bacchanalia: a revel.
immure: to enclose within or as if within walls.
deliquesce: to melt away or become liquid.
capitulate: to surrender under agreed conditions.
adventitious: added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
modicum: a small or token amount.
fetid: stinking.
gimcrack: a showy but useless or worthless object.
banal: commonplace; trivial.
halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
adamant: not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
jocund: light-hearted; mirthful.
segue: to proceed without interruption.

October

puerile: juvenile; childish.
nadir: the lowest point.
effulgence: the state of being bright and radiant.
inchoate: partly but not fully in existence or operation.
beneficence: the practice of doing good.
sempiternal: everlasting; eternal.

I will add to this until the end of October, and then I will compile one every month.
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Part of a journal entry from Deviantart, which I recently stopped being a lurker at:

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Basketball can be very, very, very tiring.
Especially if you're the coach.
My mom, one of our three coaches, played in the little mini-scrimmages we had at the end of our hour-and-a-half practice. It was kind of funny, because her face was all red at the end. On the way to and from basketball, I looked at all the fun stuff on my mom's cell phone. I couldn't figure out how to text message, but it's not as if I'll be using that ever.
I shoveled off most of our driveway this morning. Yes, it is SNOWING, ghosties and demons! *snow dance* And we have a disgustingly enormous driveway.
I'm typing up my Spanish paper intermittently, and if you don't care about my paper on Mi Familia, don't worry. I'm not bothering to put it up here. It's too boring.
My parents and siblings are setting up the Christmas tree, and I decided I didn't want to. So I told them, "Hey, I need to do my homework!" And they said, "All right, honey, go do your homework! But don't forget to come back down to put your ornaments on the tree!" So I'm trying to finish my paper AFAP (as fast as possible) so that I can use the computer for uses other than homework before I have to go downstairs.
My dad's thinking about doing something with the computer that'll let different users be logged in at the same time. No, I don't know what it's called.
Spanish sucks. I used Freetranslation just to check and found about ten errors. Yes, I know that it is very inaccurate, but leaving the accent off e'l (that is supposed to be an accent, not an apostrophe) is very easy.
Quote of the day: "I am very important!" --Me, in my Spanish paper. Obviously, that's a translation.*
*Written first by Eoin Colfer, in Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code (I typed Fowl right the first time! YAH!)

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