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    Word of the day

    Postby cmsahe » 25 May 2010 22:34

    hack [hak] :cylon101:
    -noun
    1. a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in the production of dull, unimaginative, and trite work; one who produces banal and mediocre work in the hope of gaining commercial success in the arts: As a painter, he was little more than a hack.
    2. a professional who renounces or surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward in the performance of a task normally thought of as involving a strong personal commitment: a political hack.
    3. a writer who works on the staff of a publisher at a dull or routine task; someone who works as a literary drudge: He was one among the many hacks on Grub Street.

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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 26 May 2010 14:03

    Ok. Thank you.
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 May 2010 14:49

    What's today's word?
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby Nekhrun » 26 May 2010 17:43

    Stamina.
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 May 2010 18:03

    Nekhrun wrote:Stamina.


    The ability to keep a "word of the day" topic going for more than a day?
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby inhuien » 26 May 2010 19:04

    Serendipity
    Serendipity is a propensity for making fortuitous discoveries while looking for something unrelated.
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby cmsahe » 26 May 2010 19:59

    Freakzilla wrote:What's today's word?

    Today's word on dictionary.com

    regnant[REG-nuhnt]
    Definition: prevalent; widespread.
    -adjective
    1. Prevalent; widespread.
    -adjective
    1. Reigning; ruling (usually used following the noun it modifies): a queen regnant.
    -adjective
    1. Exercising authority, rule, or influence.
    Example:
    The mere fact that it was the regnant authority in the State of Louisiana at that time does not give validity or legality to its acts or its officers.
    -- Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne, The American Reports (Volume 20); Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided in the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 May 2010 20:19

    Good one!
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby merkin muffley » 27 May 2010 08:07

    Cyberstalking
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    Re: Word of the day

    Postby SandRider » 27 May 2010 14:32

    word of the day : deceased

    dead, not living, bleeding demised, is no more, has ceased to be, expired and gone to meet his maker,a stiff, bereft of life, rests in peace, pushing up the daisies, metabolic processes are now history, off the twig, kicked the bucket, shuffled off the mortal, coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible, this is an Ex-Science Fiction Blahg Writer ...
    ................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
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    Re: Word of the day

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