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New Word of the Day

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New Word of the Day
Thanks, Galitza! My "daffynition" of mammothrept was a bit more mature than the standard "spoiled child," but they do share some characteristics.
So, I get to pick the next word. I choose "vimineous."
As per the standard rules, DO NOT give the standard definition, even if you know what it is. Don �t spoil it for everyone else. Since I �m on EST, I �ll pick the winner at approximately 7:00 p.m. my time (12:00 midnight GMT) tomorrow. Good luck all!

13 Nov 2010      

United Kingdom

You �ve probably noticed how an awful lot of Francis Bacon �s paintings involve big screaming mouths? Well, a lesser-known fact is that the artist rarely used toothpaste and instead used a British household cleaner/scourer called Vim, the ingestion of which is not conducive to a big happy smile, I can tell you.

Since much of his work reflected his own experiences and sensations, many of Bacon �s tortured portraits are, as a result, known as his Vimineous Collection, hence the current meaning of �vimineous �: relating to art as masochistic expression.

13 Nov 2010     

manonski (f)


13 Nov 2010     


vimineous is when you �ve had too much wine and you can �t pronounce venemous. Vemonous? Vevoninimous? Having to do with venom, like a snake. Gee, I better go get into the wine.

14 Nov 2010     


Synonym for �dangerous � - a very dangerous condition husbands are unable to avoid at a certain point in their marriage:

VIMINEOUS = Vigourous Interlude during Menopause with Intelligent but Neurotic, Emotional, Overreacting and Unstable Spouse

14 Nov 2010     

United Kingdom

Those were PRECISELY my symptoms in the Menopause, and I think that women go through the same problems during the Womenopause!

14 Nov 2010