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Topic: hieratic
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:12:49 AM
AbhijayBasu wrote:
Usage: The laws did not apply to the heratic class, whose members were held as nearly gods.

Is the underlined word a variant of the adjective of hieratic or a typo?

Just noticed this as well in the "word of the day" email so came here- definitely looks like a typo
Topic: Using thefreedictionary definitions in my book?
Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:02:05 PM
Greetings! I am writing a book. Is it okay, under the usage conditions to provide definitions of some words from thefreedictionary? For Instance, in a chapter on free will there will be a thefreedictionary definition of free will at the start, with credit to provided for each definition. Is this Ok?
Topic: gleen?
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:16:07 PM
ahh yes, must've been GLEAN. still, glean refers to the selection of something, culling. I think the reporter simply misused the word in an attempt to appear more erudite.
Topic: gleen?
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 2:14:29 PM
right, I've heard this on the BBC:

"have you been able to gleen if there were any protests?"

seems she must have used a similar word, because to my knowledge gleen means to cull, to select- and according to thefreedictionary "to glisten, to gleam" (flash light)
Topic: Sony traitor! ] (*,)
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:27:12 AM
hmm, could it have been "scorny traitor"
Topic: afeet?
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:24:57 AM
grammargeek wrote:

Resistance to this change in meaning has become effete.
The meaning would be that resistance to change has become unproductive.

yess! that's the one! thanks!

1. Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted: the final, effete period of the baroque style.
2. Marked by self-indulgence, triviality, or decadence: an effete group of self-professed intellectuals.
3. Overrefined; effeminate.
4. No longer productive; infertile.
Topic: afeet?
Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:11:28 PM
not sure about the spelling, and not it doesn't mean "on it's feet or moving"

sample sentence:
resistance to this change in meaning has become ?afeet?