profuse and idle talk (children are guilty of this when trying to win an argument)
1. clearness or lucidity, as of a statement
1. clarity, plainness, intelligibilty
You always want to be guilty of this when giving directives to your husband or your children!
cen·so·ri·ous /sɛnˈsɔriəs, -ˈsoʊr-/ [sen-sawr-ee-uhs, -sohr-]
–adjective severely critical; faultfinding; carping
mal·a·prop·ism /ˈmæləprɒpˌɪzəm/ Show Spelled[mal-uh-prop-iz-uhm] Show IPA
1.an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, esp. by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
2.an instance of this, as in “Lead the way and we'll precede.”
This one is courtesy of my son. When he asked me what the word meant, I couldn't tell him - hence the Word For The Day!
It is rather irksome when people are guilty of malapropism isn't it?
5. EUPHEMISM - when a word with a bad connotation is replaced by a word with a favorable connotation
(very common practice in politics)
Unmoved by persuasion, stubbornly resistant to moral influence.
hmm, this one could have a positive or negative connotation
to exhalt oneself - "A human being maybe great, but the temptation of greatness is to exalt oneself beyond human limits, to think of oneself as a god. Pride is that selfishness and egotism that puts me above myneighbors and that shuts out my need for God. The serpent in Eden told Adam and Eve that "You will be like God" (Genesis 3:5), and this self-worship is at the root of sin after sin." Gene Edward Veith, Jr
the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices., or parties, as in philosophy or religion
intense enough to threaten or cause apoplexy: an apoplectic rage
Not to be confused with apocalyptic, however former can induce the latter especially when teenagers are involved
To beat or thrash
This could easily be confused with "layup" however, the only relationship to each other would be in the physicality of both, and also in the truth that while I am capable of the first, I am not in anyway capable of the second!