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So you would not conflate the meaning of equate? ;)



Mellifluous:

Sweet or pleasant to hear. (of voice or words)

In Latin, mel means "honey" and fluere means "to flow." Those two linguistic components flow smoothly together in mellifluus (from Late Latin) and mellyfluous (from Middle English), the ancestors of mellifluous. The adjective these days typically applies to sound, as it has for centuries.

Apparently it can also be applied to tastes...albeit rarely.

I presume melody is related. Mellifluous melody :D




Encumbered
Prevented from making quick progress by having to carry heavy objects or deal with important duties and responsibilities; encumbered securities are securities owned by one entity, but subject to a legal claim by another; encumbered funds are those that are there for a designated assignment and can't be used for anything else; also can be mentally encumbered by worrisome issues

'antiphonal' (hint-from Isa 6:3)
 

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Prevented from making quick progress by having to carry heavy objects or deal with important duties and responsibilities; encumbered securities are securities owned by one entity, but subject to a legal claim by another; encumbered funds are those that are there for a designated assignment and can't be used for anything else; also can be mentally encumbered by worrisome issues

'antiphonal' (hint-from Isa 6:3)
a liturgical term...
a verse, song, or hymn sung in response. Possibly chanted.

I suppose I can see how that applies to scripture. I just didn't ever really read that as a chant. Just a response to what is...but thinking more on it makes some sense, how it could be viewed that way.

We used to have a sermon ending psalm and a response in the church I went to for about 8 years.



~Propitiation
 

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a liturgical term...
a verse, song, or hymn sung in response. Possibly chanted.

I suppose I can see how that applies to scripture. I just didn't ever really read that as a chant. Just a response to what is...but thinking more on it makes some sense, how it could be viewed that way.

We used to have a sermon ending psalm and a response in the church I went to for about 8 years.



~Propitiation
It's what Jesus accomplished on the cross for us, cleared us from our sins before God ie Atonement

'Heuristic'
 

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It's what Jesus accomplished on the cross for us, cleared us from our sins before God ie Atonement

'Heuristic'
heu·ris·tic hyo͞oˈristik
adjective
adjective heuristic

  1. enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.
    • proceeding to a solution by trial and error or by rules that are only loosely defined.
noun
noun heuristic plural noun heuristics

  1. a heuristic process or method.
    • the study and use of heuristic techniques.


Asininity
 

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heu·ris·tic hyo͞oˈristik
adjective
adjective heuristic

  1. enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.
    • proceeding to a solution by trial and error or by rules that are only loosely defined.
noun
noun heuristic plural noun heuristics

  1. a heuristic process or method.
    • the study and use of heuristic techniques.


Asininity
Asinine...1. obstinate or stupid. 2. Resembling an ass

So asninity must mean 1. Obstinacy or stupidity 2. Ass-like

New word GAUCHO
 

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Asinine...1. obstinate or stupid. 2. Resembling an ass

So asninity must mean 1. Obstinacy or stupidity 2. Ass-like

New word GAUCHO
That is a South American cowboy.

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A gaucho or gaúcho is a skilled horseman, reputed to be brave and unruly. The gaucho is a national symbol in Argentina and Uruguay, but is also a strong culture in the far south region of Brazil.

foofaraw
 

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Oooops.. sorry Deade

adjective
gar·ru·lous | \ ˈger-ə-ləs , ˈga-rə- also ˈger-yə-\
Definition of garrulous

1: given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative


I am so guilty of this descriptive word, lol.
 

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A gaucho or gaúcho is a skilled horseman, reputed to be brave and unruly. The gaucho is a national symbol in Argentina and Uruguay, but is also a strong culture in the far south region of Brazil.

foofaraw
foo·fa·raw ˈfo͞ofəˌrô
noun
noun foofaraw plural noun foofaraws

  1. a great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter.
  2. showy frills added unnecessarily.
Gaslighting
 

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foo·fa·raw ˈfo͞ofəˌrô
noun
noun foofaraw plural noun foofaraws

  1. a great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter.
  2. showy frills added unnecessarily.
Gaslighting
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Also, this term has been all over the news lately, but it dates back to a 1938 play called 'Gas Light' and later the movie 'Gaslight' where this form of manipulation is acted out between a husband and wife.

'Maundy Thursday'
 

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Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Also, this term has been all over the news lately, but it dates back to a 1938 play called 'Gas Light' and later the movie 'Gaslight' where this form of manipulation is acted out between a husband and wife.

'Maundy Thursday'
Maun·dy Thurs·day
ˌmôndē ˈTHərzdā
noun
noun Maundy Thursday

  1. the Thursday before Easter, observed in the Christian Church as a commemoration of the Last Supper. Cept it didn't happen on a Thursday! Hehehe...

Extrapolate :giggle:
 

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Maun·dy Thurs·day
ˌmôndē ˈTHərzdā
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noun Maundy Thursday

  1. the Thursday before Easter, observed in the Christian Church as a commemoration of the Last Supper. Cept it didn't happen on a Thursday! Hehehe...

Extrapolate :giggle:
To say or think what is likely to happen or be true by using information you already have or by assuming existing trends will continue.

'Abecedarian'
 

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To say or think what is likely to happen or be true by using information you already have or by assuming existing trends will continue.

'Abecedarian'
a·be·ce·dar·i·an ˌābēsēˈderēən
adjective
adjective abecedarian

  1. arranged alphabetically.
  2. rudimentary; elementary.
noun
noun abecedarian plural noun abecedarians

  1. a person who is just learning; a novice.

Agglomerate
 

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Agglomerate

1. To form or be formed into a mass or cluster, collect
2. A confused mass
3. Rock consiting of fragments of volcanic lava
4. Formed into a mass


KERMIS
 

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Agglomerate

1. To form or be formed into a mass or cluster, collect
2. A confused mass
3. Rock consiting of fragments of volcanic lava
4. Formed into a mass


KERMIS
ker·mis ˈkərməs
noun
noun kermis plural noun kermises
  1. a summer fair held in towns and villages in the Netherlands.
    • a fair or carnival, especially one held to raise money for a charity.
filibuster :giggle:
 

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ker·mis ˈkərməs
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noun kermis plural noun kermises
  1. a summer fair held in towns and villages in the Netherlands.
    • a fair or carnival, especially one held to raise money for a charity.
filibuster :giggle:
A filibuster is a political procedure where one or more members of parliament or congress debate over a proposed piece of legislation so as to delay or entirely prevent a decision being made on the proposal

'Jargogle'
 

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A filibuster is a political procedure where one or more members of parliament or congress debate over a proposed piece of legislation so as to delay or entirely prevent a decision being made on the proposal

'Jargogle'
I used to get called Filly by my mother as a child because I'd "hog the mic" in reference to letting my siblings speak.


To jumble or confuse...dating from the 1690s.

Hard to find. Kudos. Was difficult to tell the context of the word though, bamboozle has a negative connotation but "in theory" could be used neutrally. May have to use that word some day lol.



Sacrosanct.
 

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Really cool word...

regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.

"the individual's right to work has been upheld as sacrosanct"

synonyms:sacred, hallowed, respected, inviolable, inviolate, unimpeachable, unchallengeable, invulnerable, untouchable, inalienable, set apart, protected, defended, secure, safe, unthreatened


Adroit
 

Mii

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Really cool word...

regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.

"the individual's right to work has been upheld as sacrosanct"

synonyms:sacred, hallowed, respected, inviolable, inviolate, unimpeachable, unchallengeable, invulnerable, untouchable, inalienable, set apart, protected, defended, secure, safe, unthreatened


Adroit
Skillful, clever, deftness (with hands or mind), resourceful, masterful...was thinking of a combination of astute and android when I read it lol. Been such a long while since I've seen it.


Hmm...I like this word but it has limited utility.

Enchiridion.
 

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Skillful, clever, deftness (with hands or mind), resourceful, masterful...was thinking of a combination of astute and android when I read it lol. Been such a long while since I've seen it.


Hmm...I like this word but it has limited utility.

Enchiridion.
Enchiridion is a Late Latin term (derived from the Greek word ἐγχειρίδιον (enkheiridion)) referring to a small manual or handbook. Some notable enchiridia include: Enchiridion of Epictetus, a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian (2nd century) ;

'Quizzity'