contiguous

17 Apr

contiguous

\ kuhn-TIG-yoo-uhs \  , adjective;

1.touching; in contact.
2.in close proximity without actually touching; near.
3.adjacent in time: contiguous events.

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glib

11 Apr

1. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers .
2. easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners.
3. Archaic . agile; spry.

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mickle

23 Oct

\MIK-uhl\ , adjective:

Archaic. great; large; much.

The shipmaster laughed: “Friend,” said he, “we can thee mickle thanks for all that thou biddest us. And wot well that we be no lifters or sea—thieves to take thy livelihood from thee.”
– William Morris, The Wood Beyond the World, 1894

If I to-day die not with Frenchmen’s rage,/To-morrow I shall die with mickle age…
– William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, 1591

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Cruft

16 May

Cruft is jargon for anything that is left over, redundant and getting in the way. It is used particularly for superseded and unemployed technical and electronic hardware and useless, superfluous or dysfunctional elements in computer software. The word may possibly originate from the Cruft Laboratory at Harvard University, U.S., where stacks of old and redundant radar research equipment dating back to World War II were conspicuous to students in the late twentieth century, but there may be other linguistic reasons for its wider adoption.

Anything unpleasant that accumulates over time.

/kruhft/ [very common; back-formation from crufty]
1. n. An unpleasant substance. The dust that gathers under your bed is cruft; the TMRC Dictionary correctly noted that attacking it with a broom only produces more.
2. n. The results of shoddy construction.
3. vt. [from `hand cruft', pun on `hand craft'] To write assembler code for something normally (and better) done by a compiler (see hand-hacking).
4. n. Excess; superfluous junk; used esp. of redundant or superseded code.
5. [University of Wisconsin] n. Cruft is to hackers as gaggle is to geese; that is, at UW one properly says “a cruft of hackers”.

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dais

9 May
a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.
 
Some spoke to the man on the dais  and were sent through the door behind him and up a turnpike stair.
– George R. R. Martin, A Feast for Crows , 2005
 
It was set upon a dais  that Jemma was quite sure hadn’t been there the day before.
– Chris Adrian, The Children’s Hospital , 2006

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Logomachy

8 May
1. a dispute about or concerning words.
2. an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
3. a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which words are formed.

CRITIQUE/CRITICIZE

3 Aug

A critique is a detailed evaluation of something. The formal way to request one is “give me your critique,” though people often say informally “critique this”—meaning “evaluate it thoroughly.” But “critique” as a verb is not synonymous with “criticize” and should not be routinely substituted for it. “Josh critiqued my backhand” means Josh evaluated your tennis technique but not necessarily that he found it lacking. “Josh criticized my backhand” means that he had a low opinion of it.

You can write criticism on a subject, but you don’t criticize on something, you just criticize it.

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