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Word Or Saying Of The Week - April 20th, 2017



https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/slew

Of all the many nouns referring to a large group of things,
 one of the most fun is slew, as in
 "I saw a whole slew of birds in the tree by the river."





          demoralize






[dih-mawr-uh-lahyz, -mor-] 
 





verb (used with object)demoralized, demoralizing.
1.
to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.;destroy the morale of:
The continuous barrage demoralized the infantry.
2.
to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder:
We were so demoralized by that one wrong turn that we were lost forhours.
3.
to corrupt or undermine the morals of.


Social exclusion

or social marginalization,

is the social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society. It is a term used widely in Europe and was first used in France. It is used across disciplines including education, sociology, psychology, politics and economics.
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mar·gin·al·ize

ˈmärjənəˌlīz/
verb
past tense: marginalized; past participle: marginalized
  1. treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral.
    "attempting to marginalize those who disagree"
    synonyms:sidelinetrivializeMore

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I have had many sayings come 
to mind that I have 
heard my whole life.   I never really even 
thought about where the sayings originated from
until the past few years.
 I decided today to put the sayings
on this page of my blog
along with the word of the day.
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One man's trash is another man's treasure

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I Thought I'd Post A Question For Today:

Is it normal to have 3 giant blue topaz ROCKS outside on a garden display?

I saw three giant  blue topaz rocks displayed outside along with a few other interesting stones - 
at a junky garage sale yesterday that had some good finds.  

Hartman Rd.
 Near Wadsworth Rd




em·bar·go


əmˈbärɡō/
noun
  1. 1.
    an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.
    "an embargo on grain sales"
verb
  1. 1.
    impose an official ban on (trade or a country or commodity).
    "the country has been virtually embargoed by most of the noncommunist world"
  2. 2.
    archaic
    seize (a ship or goods) for state service.


cir·cum·vent

verb
past tense: circumvented; past participle: circumvented
  1. find a way around (an obstacle).
    synonyms:avoid, get around, get past, evadebypasssidestepdodge;
    informalduck
    "the checkpoints were easy to circumvent"
    • overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever and surreptitious way.
      "I found it quite easy to circumvent security"
      synonyms:avoid, get around, get past, evadebypasssidestepdodge;
      informalduck
      "the checkpoints were easy to circumvent"
    • archaic
      deceive; outwit.
      "he's circumvented her with some of his stories"
      synonyms:avoid, get around, get past, evadebypasssidestepdodge;
      informalduck
      "the checkpoints were easy to circumvent"

liv·id

adjective
  1. 1.
    furiously angry.
    "he was livid at being left out"
  2. 2.
    dark bluish gray in color.
    "livid bruises"
    synonyms:purplish,
     bluishdarkdiscoloredpurple
    , grayish-blue


sys·tem·at·ic
ˌsistəˈmadik/
adjective
  1. done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.
    "a systematic search of the whole city"
    synonyms:structured, methodicalorganized,
     orderly, planned,
    systematized, regularroutine,standardized,
     standard.

slan·der
noun
LAW
  1. 1.
    the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
    "he is suing the TV network for slander"
verb
  1. 1.
    make false and damaging statements about (someone).
    "they were accused of slandering the head of state"
    synonyms:defame (someone's character), blacken someone's name, tell lies about, speak ill/evil of, sully someone's reputation, libelsmear, cast aspersions on, spread scandal about, besmirchtarnishtaintMore

es·pi·o·nage

ˈespēəˌnäZH/
noun
  1. the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.
    synonyms:spying, infiltration; 
Close Rhyming Words:  applause, corsage, 


ac·cel·er·a·tion
akˌseləˈrāSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. increase in the rate or speed of something.
    "the acceleration of the industrialization process"
    synonyms:hastening, precipitation, speeding up, quickening, stepping up, advancement,furtheranceboost, stimulation, spur More



    • PHYSICS
      the rate of change of velocity per unit of time.
    • a vehicle's capacity to gain speed within a short time.
      "a Formula One car is superior to an Indy car in its acceleration"


e·lapse
əˈlaps/
verb
past tense: elapsed; past participle: elapsed
  1. (of time) pass or go by.
    "weeks elapsed before anyone was charged with the attack"
     synonyms:

    pass, go by/past, wear on, slip by/away/past, roll by/past, slide by/past, steal by/past,tick by/past
    "how much time has elapsed?"



con·de·scend·ing

  1. having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority.
    "she thought the teachers were arrogant and condescending"
    synonyms:patronizing, supercilioussuperiorsnobbish, snobby, disdainfulloftyhaughty

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cir·cum·vent

ˌsərkəmˈvent/
verb
  1. find a way around (an obstacle).
    synonyms:avoidget around, get past, evadebypasssidestepdodge;
    informalduck

    "the checkpoints were easy to circumvent"
    • overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever and surreptitious way.

      "I found it quite easy to circumvent security"

      synonyms:avoidget around, get past, evadebypasssidestepdodge;
      informalduck

      "the checkpoints were easy to circumvent"
    • archaic

      deceive; outwit.

      "he's circumvented her with some of his stories"

      synonyms:avoidget around, get past, evadebypasssidestepdodge;
      informalduck

      "the checkpoints were easy to circumvent"

dis·en·gage

ˌdisənˈɡāj/
verb
  1. 1.
    separate or release (someone or something) from something to which they are attached or connected.
    "I disengaged his hand from mine"
    synonyms:removedetachdisentangleextricate,
     separatereleasefree,loosenloose,
     disconnectunfastenunclaspuncouple
    undo,unhookunhitchuntieunyoke
    "I disengaged his hand from mine"





  2. 2.
    FENCING
    pass the point of one's sword over or under the opponent's sword to change the line of attack.

im·ple·ment
verb
past tense: implemented; past participle: implemented
ˈimpləˌment/
  1. put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect.
    "the regulations implement a 1954 treaty"
    synonyms:executeapply, put into effect, put into action, put into practice, carry out/through, performenact
    fulfilldischarge,
    accomplish, bring about,achieverealizeactualize, phase in; 
    formaleffectuate
    "the cost of implementing the new law"

mo·nop·o·lize

verb
past tense: monopolized; past participle: monopolized
  1. (of an organization or group) obtain exclusive possession or control of (a trade, commodity, or service).
    synonyms:cornercontrol, take over, gain control/dominance over; 
    archaicengross
    "the company has monopolized the market"
    • have or take the greatest share of.
      "the bigger teams monopolize the most profitable sponsorships and TV deals"
      synonyms:dominate, take over; 
      informalhog
      "he monopolized the conversation"
    • get or keep exclusively to oneself.
      "Sophie monopolized the guest of honor for most of the evening"
      synonyms:take up all the attention of, keep to oneself; 
      informaltie up
      "she monopolized the guest of honor"



ex·pend·a·ble



ikˈspendəb(ə)l/adjective(of an object) designed to be used only once and then abandoned or destroyed."the need for unmanned and expendable launch vehicles"

of little significance when compared to an overall purpose, and therefore able to be abandoned."the region is expendable in the wider context of national politics"

stat·ure


noun
  1. a person's natural height."a man of short stature"
    synonyms:height, tallness; More
    importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement."an architect of international stature"

col·lab·o·rate

intr.v. col·lab·o·rat·edcol·lab·o·rat·ingcol·lab·o·rates
1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country.

[Late Latin collabōrārecollabōrāt- : Latin com-com- + Latin labōrāreto work (from labortoil).]

col·lab′o·ra′tion n.
col·lab′o·ra′tive adj.
col·lab′o·ra′tor n.



car·tel

kärˈtel/
noun
  1. an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.
    "the Colombian drug cartels"
    • historical
      a coalition or cooperative arrangement between political parties intended to promote a mutual interest.




ban·ter
ˈban(t)ər/
verb
gerund or present participle: bantering
  1. talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored teasing way.
    "the men bantered with the waitresses" 
    synonyms:jokejestquip;

Here's A Saying To Learn:


Verb1."toeing  the line" means to : do what is expected
abide bycomplyfollow - act in accordance with someone's rules,
 commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "
You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"


Flagrant:





serendipity:




repentance:  

containment:



noun

1.
the act or condition of containing.
2.
an act or policy of restricting the territorial growth or ideological influence of another