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Words of the Day #5 & #6

Posted in definitions, fun with tags , , on December 21, 2014 by Jessica Crichton

I think I’ll just do two every other day. This is working out better, and I think it’s more interesting too. 🙂 -JR

Altruistic:

altro͞oˈistik/
adjective
showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.
“it was an entirely altruistic act”
synonyms: unselfish, selfless, compassionate, kind, public-spirited; charitable, benevolent, beneficent, philanthropic, humanitarian; literary bounteous

Peace CorpsPictured: An Altruistic Army

Counterfeit

ˈkoun(t)ərˌfit/
adjective
1.
made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud.
“two men were remanded on bail on a charge of passing counterfeit $10 bills”
synonyms: fake, faked, bogus, forged, imitation, spurious, substitute, ersatz, phony
“counterfeit $100 bills”
antonyms: genuine
pretended; sham.
“a counterfeit image of reality”
noun
noun: counterfeit; plural noun: counterfeits
1.
a fraudulent imitation of something else; a forgery.
“he knew the tapes to be counterfeits”
synonyms: fake, forgery, copy, reproduction, imitation; More
antonyms: original
verb
verb: counterfeit; 3rd person present: counterfeits; past tense: counterfeited; past participle: counterfeited; gerund or present participle: counterfeiting
1.
imitate fraudulently.
“my signature is extremely hard to counterfeit”
synonyms: fake, forge, copy, reproduce, imitate
“his signature was hard to counterfeit”

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Pictured: A Counterfeit Altruistic Army

Word of the Day #3 & #4

Posted in definitions, fun with tags , , on December 18, 2014 by Jessica Crichton

Hi! Sorry I didn’t do this yesterday. It was… a hard day. Anyway, so to catch up here are TWO words for your dialectical pallet!

Copse

käps/
noun:
a small group of trees.

Civil War Battle

Pictured: A corpse covered copse

And…

Sedition

səˈdiSH(ə)n/
noun
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
synonyms: rabble-rousing, incitement to rebel, subversion, troublemaking, provocation; rebellion, insurrection, mutiny, insurgence, civil disorder.

Civil War Battle

Pictured: Sedition in a corpse covered copse

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