Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vocabulary

Weird Word

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Increase your vocabulary with not-very-common and/or not-frequently-used words.





Today's Weird Word is: FISSIPAROUS, and its pronounciation is: fi-sih-pa-rus.

Fissiparous is an adjective meaning: tending to break up into parts, divisive.

The reorganization of management can have a fissiparous effect on the rest of the company.





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Source: Workman's Publishing



17 comments:

  1. Fissiparous sometimes best describes The Old Silly's train of thought, lol.

    Where do you come up with these wonderful weird words? Oh - I forgot - the dictionary, hmm? (wink)

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  2. Marvin: Actually I found a wonderful website called Luciferous Logolepsy that has wonderful, obscure words. All the weird words I've posted to date have come from that site. This one, however, came from Workman Publishing's Page-a-Day calender! I was in WORD HEAVEN when I found it on their website! I get a weird word delivered to my inbox everyday! I just LOVE WORDS! :)

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  3. What a perfect CAT word! It even sounds like a cat would pronounce it and some catsdo love to break things into parts.

    Can one say..... Around Felix and his cohorts the fissiparous toys didn't stand a chance.

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  4. This is one of the reasons I love your blog. I find things here that no other blog has! Between cool words and your fun challenges, not to mention your awesome tutorials you have a wonderfully unique and helpful blog!

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  5. Chris: LOL! It DOES sound like a cat word, doesn't it? Actually, the way you worded your sentence suggests that the toys are already "broken into parts." It would be better to say, "Around Felix and his cohorts, it wasn't long before they had a room full of fissiparous toys." :)

    Rayne: Thank You! What a wonderful compliment!

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  6. I love weird words. This one is great. Thanks so sharing.

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  7. This is my favorite thing you do, Crystal.
    karen

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  8. This sounds like a word one would apply to describe the sounds emitted by a group of snakes. What a wonderful word! Thanks, Crystal!

    Elspeth

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  9. I love this word! I think I'm going to have to check out that other site you mentioned in your comments. I'm a total word addict and, besides, who couldn't use a few more words under their belt for Scrabble rematches?

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  10. Mason, Karen, Elspeth and Kimberly: I'm SO glad you all like the Weird Words!

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  11. That is a new word. Somehow I don't think I'm going to be using that one in a sentence anytime soon but at least when someone else uses it I'll now know what it means.

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  12. Cassandra: Yes, the words I feature when I do a Weird Word post are all rather obscure. Of course they can be used, but for the most part I just have this thing for words, and enjoy learning new ones!

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  13. I love it! There are many fissiparous subjects in my life. ;)

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  14. This was a fun one! I agree with you Chris and Crystal, I love words and learning new ones or weird meanings behind them. I have the word of the day on my blog and get a word emailed to me every day. Just something fun for the day. I need to check your blog more often to get my word fix, lol! :) Have a good Friday! ~Shauna

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  15. Crystal, I knew that sentence wasn't exactly right but I couldn't think of how I wanted to word it. As usual you are the best!!

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