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  1. Hanzo Chaser

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    11/12/2013: Propensity

    Ienzo's Sentence Challenge: Cat has a propensity for making fun of Ienzo.
     
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    11/13/2013: Officious

    Ienzo's Sentence Challenge: Ienzo's staff personality is by no means officious.
     
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    11/14/2013: Opprobrious

    Ienzo's Sentence Challenge: Forsaken's choice to cheat off Mish's final exam was opprobrious.
     
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    disappointing, forsaken. you will be hearing from the principal about this.
     
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    Okay, so the sites that I use for this and Quote of the Day run on Eastern time, I believe, and usually I don't make this mistake, but I was in a hurry last night because I was getting my projects late and accidentally used today's word of the day yesterday, so I will be using yesterday's word of the day for today.

    11/15/2013: Sentient

    Ienzo's Sentence Challenge: Plums is the go-to person for help because he's sentient.
     
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    11/16/2013: Credulous

    Ienzo's Sentence Challenge: Hatok is too credulous when it comes to hearing about Kingdom Hearts IV.
     
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    11/17/2013: Abrogate

    Ienzo's Sentence Challenge: Misty would wish to abrogate the speed limit laws.
     
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    11/18/2013: Egress

    Ienzo's Sentence Challenge: Misty made it painfully clear to Plums that the egress policies for administrators are extremely harsh for him and him alone.

    Credit for this sentence goes to user Nights.
     
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    It looks as if this project is done.

    It looks like the site has a preset word for each day, whereas I thought it had a varying word each day, but I guess not. For example, December 1, 2013 will be the same as December 1, 2012.

    Saturday, November 16, 2013 through yesterday, November 18, 2013 are duplicates, but I won't delete them because I've already used the words in sentences.

    If the site for the daily quotes works the same, the last day will be December 1.
     
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    As you guys know, I stopped this because the words don't randomize each year and are always the same. However, @Senpai has expressed interest in resuming this, so I am transferring the project over to her. She will have to use a different source, of course, since everything on WordThink has already been posted here.
     
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    Thank you for letting me continue this! :3

    My source is dictionary.com and reference.com, it started with just a simple app and its grown very well if I do say so myself. If you have a difference reference please don't hesitate to inform me. ~

    Today's word is: 3/26/2014

    Coxcomb (noun) - a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.

    Sentence:
    Her coxcomb of tough, spikey hair shivered as she launched into a torrent of accusation.

    Quote: by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "You would compliment a coxcomb doing a good act, but you would not praise an angel. The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause."[DOUBLEPOST=1395923831][/DOUBLEPOST]3/27/2014

    Plash - a gentle splash; a pool or puddle

    Sentence: When you bathe a puppy, you must plash them and rub little soap on their bodies.

    Quote: "The plash of the fountain fell on his earsand charmed them. "
    -- Brander Matthews, Studies in LocalColor , 1898
     
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    Hey guys! Sorry for the late updates (even though this thread is dead LOL but yeah. I don't like coming back to edit my posts I'd rater bump the thread so here I go).

    3/28/14

    Catharsis: the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions

    Sentence: Large segments of the news seem calculated to facilitate the catharsis of our built-up resentment

    Quote:

    " Then they argued about whether the sensation of catharsis in the writer himself could be a test of the work. "
    -- Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The City of Trembling Leaves , 1945


    " It was such a catharsis , such a coming to terms, such a reward. It was proof that I was right…
    -- George Carlin, Last Words , 2009 "

    3/29/14
    Hippophile: one who loves horses.


    Sentence: Someone who loves horses is known as a hippophile. ((lazyyyyyy <----- also hard to use in a sentence xD))

    Quote:
    "Hippophiles could be temperamental. Monsieur Poitevin had noticed this. Horses themselves werestubborn and impulsive and, over time, an exchange of character could occur between rider andmount.
    -- Julia O'Faolain, The Judas Cloth , 1992 "

    3/30/14

    Panacea: a remedy for all diseases; a cure-all.

    Sentence: ? D:

    Quote:
    " But for the sake of this wonderful panacea —English humour— the English sacrifice so much.
    -- Wyndham Lewis, Tarr , 1918 "

    3/31/14

    xylography: the art of engraving on wood, or of printing from such engravings.

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    "Widespread dissemination of these works of art became possible after the invention of xylography , orwoodblock printing, generally credited to Hishikawa Moronobu (1618–94) who was born in Boshu,Chiba. "