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To help fuel literary prowless this page will be home to a word of the day. Suggestions and jokes always welcome.

SEERSUCKER: A type of material that is lightweight with a crimped or puckered surface. At one time it was considered a high fashion material for summer months.

COMEUPPANCE: in layman's terms simply means getting one's just deserts or punishment/fate


Abligurition: spending an inconcievably large amount of money on food.
Ex.Complete abligurition occurred after the fluffy family gathering as the remnants of a herd of cattle lay slaughtered on their plates.






1/31/11 http://phrontistery.info/s.html


saccade sharp lateral movement of the eye as it changes fixation







1/30/11 courtesy of http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-nym1.htm

NYMPHOLEPSY/ˈnɪmfəlɛpsi/

A wild frenzy caused by desire for an unattainable ideal.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton described the sense of the definition in Godolphin in 1833: “The most common disease to genius is nympholepsy — the saddening for a spirit that the world knows not.”
Nympholepsy began life in English in the late eighteenth century, with the idea behind it of a person in a frenzy from beholding those mythological spirits of nature which the ancients imagined as beautiful maidens living in rivers or woods. It’s from the Greek numpholeptos, caught by nymphs. George Moore wrote about it in his Memoirs of My Dead Life:
By the early nineteenth century it had added the meaning in the definition, the one Lord Byron called “The nympholepsy of some fond despair”.



1/29/11 courtesy of  http://wikipedia.org/

A lucid dream, in simplest terms, is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The term was coined by the Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik van Eeden (1860–1932).[1]
A lucid dream can begin in one of two ways. A dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) starts as a normal dream, and the dreamer eventually concludes it is a dream, while a wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD) occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal waking state directly into a dream state, with no apparent lapse in consciousness.
Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established.[2][3]





1/27/11
Found @dictionary.com

sa·lu·bri·ous

[suh-loo-bree-uhs] Show IPA
–adjective
favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.

Origin:
1540–50; < L salūbr ( is ) promoting health (akin to salūs  health) + -ious


sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverb
sa·lu·bri·ous·ess, sa·lu·bri·ty [suh-loo-bri-tee] Show IPA, noun
non·sa·lu·bri·ous, adjective
non·sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverb
non·sa·lu·bri·ous·ness, noun
un·sa·lu·bri·ous, adjective
un·sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverb
un·sa·lu·bri·ous·ness, noun