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Hubris! [Jul. 13th, 2004|08:03 pm]
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sprengstoff
[mood |scared]

hu·bris
Pronunciation: 'hyü-br&s
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek hybris
: exaggerated pride or self-confidence
- hu·bris·tic /hyü-'bris-tik/ adjective
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Peccant & proud of it [Jul. 11th, 2004|01:24 pm]
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sprengstoff
[mood |peccant]

peccant • \PEK-unt\• adjective
1 : guilty of a moral offense : sinning
2 : violating a principle or rule : faulty


Did you know?
"Peccant" comes from the Latin verb "peccare," which means "to sin," "to commit a fault," or "to stumble," and is related to the better-known English word "peccadillo" ("a slight offense"). Etymologists have suggested that "peccare" might be related to the Latin "ped-, pes," meaning "foot." A related Latin adjective, "peccus," may have been used to mean "having an injured foot" or "stumbling." Whether or not a connection truly exists between "peccant" and "peccus," "peccant" itself involves stumbling of a figurative kind making errors, for example, or falling into immoral, corrupt, or sinful behavior.
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Pie-eyed [Jul. 9th, 2004|04:31 am]
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sprengstoff
[mood |pie-eyed]

Pie-eyed
Pronunciation: 'pI-"Id
Function: adjective
: INTOXICATED

Extra-special bonus mood:
la·con·ic
Pronunciation: l&-'kä-nik
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin laconicus Spartan, from Greek lakOnikos; from the Spartan reputation for terseness of speech
: using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
synonym see CONCISE
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