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Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on Wednesday
Comment by HOGSTER on Wednesday

Repress; From Latin reprimere to press back.

1. To keep feelings etc under control; suppress or restrain; to repress a desire.

2. To put into a state of subjugation, to repress a people.

3. Psychol. to banish (thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct) from one's conscious mind.

Comment by mystery on April 2, 2014 at 7:12pm

Alpenglow

Alpenglow (from German: Alpenglühen) is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal red glowing band is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. This effect occurs when the Sun is just below the horizon.

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Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on March 21, 2014 at 3:24pm

colloquialism

col·lo·qui·al·ism

 noun \-ˈlō-kwē-ə-ˌli-zəm\

: a word or phrase that is used mostly in informal speech : a colloquial expression

Full Definition of COLLOQUIALISM

a :  a colloquial expression
b :  a local or regional dialect expression
:  colloquial style

Examples of COLLOQUIALISM

  1. His English is very good, but he has trouble understanding certain colloquialisms.

First Known Use of COLLOQUIALISM

1810

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Comment by mystery on March 17, 2014 at 10:35pm

macushla, n.

Pronunciation: U.S. /məˈkʊʃlə/ , /məˈkuʃlə/ , /məˈkʊʃˌlɑ/ ,

  As a form of address: (my) dear; darling.

Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on March 17, 2014 at 9:53pm
Comment by Tara on February 18, 2014 at 11:25pm

Synchronicity

1
:  the quality or fact of being synchronous
2
:  the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung
Comment by Tara on February 18, 2014 at 11:05pm

Know-it-all

noun
1.
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
adjective
2.
of or characteristic of a know-it-all.
Comment by mystery on February 17, 2014 at 8:23pm

gramercy--—used to express gratitude or surprise

Middle English grand mercy, from Anglo-French grand merci great thanks

First Known Use: 14th century
Comment by mystery on February 14, 2014 at 12:42am

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