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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 thefreedictionary.com 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!

effete
Quote:
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?