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Monday, August 2nd, 2004
6:51 pm
[theatrehippie]
Who misses Felcher?

I kinda do. I wanna be in Shakespeare now.
Saturday, June 12th, 2004
11:04 pm
[dirty__mirror]
Felch final on Monday. How is everybody feeling about it?

Current Mood: missing drew
Saturday, May 22nd, 2004
9:07 pm
[mokmoof]
vocab
This is the least I can do, having boned everyone royally a few weeks ago.

a·nal·o·gy (n)
1. Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.
2. A form of logical inference or an instance of it, based on the assumption that if two things are known to be alike in some respects, then they must be alike in other respects.

e·lu·ci·date (v) To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify.

lo·gis·tics (n) The management of the details of an operation.

lu·cid (adj)
1. Easily understood; intelligible.
2. Mentally sound; sane or rational.

lu·mi·nar·y (n)
1. An object, such as a celestial body, that gives light.
2. A person who is an inspiration to others.

mon·o·logue (n) A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation.

neologism (n)
1. A new word, expression, or usage.
2. The creation or use of new words or senses.

re·lu·cent (adj) Reflecting light; shining.

tau·tol·o·gy (n) Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

trans·lu·cent (adj)
1. Transparent; clear (Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion to prevent perception of distinct images).
2. Clear (Lucid).
Monday, May 17th, 2004
4:06 pm
[theatrehippie]
Stupid sickness...
It's my turn to do vocab,
But unfortunately the list is in my english notebook
At school.

I had intended to retrieve it today, but as you already know, I wasn't there. Sooo, if someone else has the words, please post them

I'm sorry.



PS- what exactly are we supposed to do for the poetry assignment? I don't entirely understand.
Sunday, May 9th, 2004
10:56 pm
[mokmoof]
I know this is a bit late in the game, but I fucked up and I don't have the vocab words. Does anyone? I'll look them up, but I need to know what they are first...

I'm so sorry, everybody. I done fucked up bad.
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
8:52 pm
[mokmoof]
vocab for the people!
I don't know whether it's my week. But really, who cares?

1. ab·duct (v) To carry off by force; kidnap.

2. ad·duce (v) To cite as an example or means of proof in an argument.

3. de·duce (v)
(1) To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
(2) To trace the origin or derivation of.

4. e·duce (v)
(1) To draw or bring out; elicit; evoke.
(2) To assume or work out from given facts; deduce. (I know, I know...)

5. re·ga·lia (n)
(1) The distinguishing symbols of a rank, office, order, or society.
(2) The distinguishing symbols of a rank, office, order, or society.
(3) Magnificent attire; finery.

6. re·gime (n)
(1) The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
(2) A prevailing social system or pattern.

7. reg·i·men (n)
(1) A regulated system, as of diet, therapy, or exercise, intended to promote health or achieve another beneficial effect.
(2) The systematic procedure of a natural phenomenon or process.

8. reg·i·ment (n)
(1) A military unit of ground troops consisting of at least two battalions, usually commanded by a colonel.
(2) A large group of people.

9. reg·i·ment (n)
(1) A military unit of ground troops consisting of at least two battalions, usually commanded by a colonel.
(2) A large group of people.

10. se·duce (v)
(1) To lead away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct.
(2) To induce to engage in sex.
Saturday, April 24th, 2004
10:15 pm
[dirty__mirror]
my "c" doesn't work, live with it
1. conundrum -noun
1 : a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun
2 a : a question or problem having only a conjectural answer
b : an intricate and difficult problem
2. convoluted -adjetive
1 : having convolutions
2 : INVOLVED, INTRICATE
3. cryptic -adjective
1 : SECRET OCCULT
2 a : having or seeming to have a hidden or ambiguous meaning : MYSTERIOUS b : marked by an often perplexing brevity
3 : serving to conceal ; also : exhibiting cryptic coloration
4 : UNRECOGNIZED
5 : employing cipher or code
4. enigma -noun
1 : an obscure speech or writing
2 : something hard to understand or explain
3 : an inscrutable or mysterious person
5. ineffable- adjective
1 a : incapable of being expressed in words : INDESCRIBABLE b : UNSPEAKABLE
2 : not to be uttered : TABOO
6.labyrinth- noun
1 a : a place constructed of or full of intricate passageways and blind alleys b : a maze (as in a garden) formed by paths separated by high hedges
2 : something extremely complex or tortuous in structure, arrangement, or character : INTRICACY PERPLEXITY

3 : a tortuous anatomical structure; especially : the internal ear or its bony or membranous part
7. numinous-adjective
1 : SUPERNATURAL mysterious
2 : filled with a sense of the presence of divinity : HOLY
3 : appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense : SPIRITUAL
8. perplex- verb
1 : to make unable to grasp something clearly or to think logically and decisively about something

2 : to make intricate or involved : COMPLICATE
9. quandary- noun
: a state of perplexity or doubt
10. soluble-adjetive
1 : susceptible of being dissolved in or as if in a liquid and especially water
2 : subject to being solved or explained
9:00 pm
[trivialpursuer]
alley-oop
conundrum
convoluted
cryptic
enigma
ineffable
labyrinth
numinous?
perplex
quandary
soluble
alley-oop
ultra
Sunday, April 18th, 2004
5:47 pm
[theatrehippie]
Vocab....
al·che·my
1 : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
2 : a power or process of transforming something common into something special
3 : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

as·cen·dan·cy
Variant(s): also as·cen·den·cy /&-'sen-d&n(t)-sE/
: governing or controlling influence : DOMINATION

bla·zon
Function: noun
1 a : armorial bearings : COAT OF ARMS b : the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings
2 : ostentatious display

blazon
Function: transitive verb
1 : to publish widely : PROCLAIM
2 a : to describe (heraldic or armorial bearings) in technical terms b : to represent (armorial bearings) in drawing or engraving
3 a : DISPLAY b : DECK, ADORN
- bla·zon·er /-n&r; -z&n-&r/ noun
- blazoning noun

ex·trap·o·late
Function: verb
transitive senses
1 : to infer (values of a variable in an unobserved interval) from values within an already observed interval
2 a : to project, extend, or expand (known data or experience) into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a usually conjectural knowledge of the unknown area b : to predict by projecting past experience or known data
intransitive senses : to perform the act or process of extrapolating

fu·tile
Pronunciation: 'fyü-t&l, 'fyü-"tIl
Function: adjective
1 : serving no useful purpose : completely ineffective
2 : occupied with trifles : FRIVOLOUS

in·fi·del
Pronunciation: 'in-f&-d&l, -f&-"del
Function: noun
1 : one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity
2 a : an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion b : one who acknowledges no religious belief
3 : a disbeliever in something specified or understood
- infidel adjective

lin·go
Pronunciation: 'li[ng]-(")gO
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural lingoes
Etymology: probably from Lingua Franca, language, tongue, from Provençal, from Latin lingua -- more at TONGUE
Date: 1660
: strange or incomprehensible language or speech: as a : a foreign language b : the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest c : language characteristic of an individual

ru·di·men·ta·ry
Pronunciation: "rü-d&-'men-t&-rE, -'men-trE
Function: adjective
Date: 1839
1 : consisting in first principles : FUNDAMENTAL
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al·che·my
1 : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
2 : a power or process of transforming something common into something special
3 : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

as·cen·dan·cy
Variant(s): also as·cen·den·cy /&-'sen-d&n(t)-sE/
: governing or controlling influence : DOMINATION

bla·zon
Function: noun
1 a : armorial bearings : COAT OF ARMS b : the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings
2 : ostentatious display

blazon
Function: transitive verb
1 : to publish widely : PROCLAIM
2 a : to describe (heraldic or armorial bearings) in technical terms b : to represent (armorial bearings) in drawing or engraving
3 a : DISPLAY b : DECK, ADORN <the town was blazoned with flags>
- bla·zon·er /-n&r; -z&n-&r/ noun
- blazoning noun

ex·trap·o·late
Function: verb
transitive senses
1 : to infer (values of a variable in an unobserved interval) from values within an already observed interval
2 a : to project, extend, or expand (known data or experience) into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a usually conjectural knowledge of the unknown area <extrapolates present trends to construct an image of the future> b : to predict by projecting past experience or known data <extrapolate public sentiment on one issue from known public reaction on others>
intransitive senses : to perform the act or process of extrapolating

fu·tile
Pronunciation: 'fyü-t&l, 'fyü-"tIl
Function: adjective
1 : serving no useful purpose : completely ineffective <efforts to convince him were futile>
2 : occupied with trifles : FRIVOLOUS

in·fi·del
Pronunciation: 'in-f&-d&l, -f&-"del
Function: noun
1 : one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity
2 a : an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion b : one who acknowledges no religious belief
3 : a disbeliever in something specified or understood
- infidel adjective

lin·go
Pronunciation: 'li[ng]-(")gO
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural lingoes
Etymology: probably from Lingua Franca, language, tongue, from Provençal, from Latin lingua -- more at TONGUE
Date: 1660
: strange or incomprehensible language or speech: as a : a foreign language b : the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest c : language characteristic of an individual

ru·di·men·ta·ry
Pronunciation: "rü-d&-'men-t&-rE, -'men-trE
Function: adjective
Date: 1839
1 : consisting in first principles : FUNDAMENTAL <had only a rudimentary formal education -- D. J. Boorstin>
2 : of a primitive kind <the equipment of these past empire-builders was rudimentary -- A. J. Toynbee>
3 : very imperfectly developed or represented only by a vestige <the rudimentary tail of a hyrax>

su·per·sede/supercede
Pronunciation: "sü-p&r-'sEd
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -sed·ed; -sed·ing
Etymology: Middle English superceden, from Middle French superseder to refrain from, from Latin supersedEre to be superior to, refrain from, from super- + sedEre to sit -- more at SIT
Date: 1654
1 a : to cause to be set aside b : to force out of use as inferior
2 : to take the place, room, or position of
3 : to displace in favor of another : SUPPLANT
synonym see REPLACE

un·found·ed
Pronunciation: "&n-'faun-d&d
Function: adjective
: lacking a sound basis : GROUNDLESS, UNWARRANTED


Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
7:47 pm
[mokmoof]
Reader Response
Due TOMORROW:
No more than a page. Don't panic.
Defend The Great Gatsby as one of the following genres: Comedy of Manners, Epic, Tragedy, Romance, Bildungsroman, Satire.
Who is the central character? What is his/her central purpose?
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004
4:38 pm
[mokmoof]
This early posting thing is getting to be a bad habit... Sorry about all the multiple definitions, but I'd feel bad if I forced everyone to learn the wrong definitions.

as·sid·u·ous (adj) Unceasing; persistent; diligent.

dis·si·dent
(adj) Disagreeing, as in opinion or belief.
(n) One who disagrees; a dissenter.

in·sid·i·ous (adj)
1. Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner; intedning to entrap.
2. Beguiling but harmful; alluring.

re·sid·u·al
(adj) Remaining as a residue.
(n)
1. The quantity left over at the end of a process; a remainder.
2. A payment made to a performer, writer, or director for each repeat showing of a recorded television show or commercial. Often used in the plural.

sé·ance (n)
1. A meeting, session, or sitting, as of a learned or legislative body.
2. A meeting of people to receive spiritualistic messages.

se·date (v) administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug.

sed·a·tive
(adj) Having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.
(n) An agent or a drug having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect.

sed·en·tar·y (adj) Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise; not migratory; not moving freely.

sed·i·ment (n)
1. Material that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees.
2. Solid fragments that come from the weathering of rock and are carried and deposited by wind, water, or ice.

sub·sid·i·ar·y
(adj)
1. Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
2. condary in importance; subordinate.
(n) One that is subordinate to another.
Monday, March 29th, 2004
6:23 pm
[dirty__mirror]
okay, so what's with this assignment? Nodoze someone-or-other with an analyzation of narrator?? ?

?


??
.......

Current Mood: hyper
Monday, March 22nd, 2004
6:12 pm
[mokmoof]
vocab (wow...)
That's right! It's Monday and it's posted.
I don't know what's come over me...

ac·ces·sion (n)
1. The attainment of a dignity or rank.
2. Access; admittance.

af·flu·ent (adj) Plentiful; abundant; rich.

a·mass (v) To accumulate or assemble a large quantity of, as for one's pleasure or profit.

as·set (n) A useful or valuable quality, person, or thing; an advantage or resource.

aug·ment (v) To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity.

di·vi·dent (n) Dividend; share.

em·bel·lish (v)
1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate.
2. To add ornamental or fictitious details to.

eq·ui·ty (n)
1. The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.
2. The residual value of a business or property beyond any mortgage thereon and liability therein.

lu·cre (n) Money or profits.

sol·vent
(adj) Capable of meeting financial obligations.
(n) Something that solves or explains.
Sunday, March 21st, 2004
7:45 pm
[dirty__mirror]
aloof: 1. adv., at a distance.
2. adj., removed or distant either physically or emotionally; indifferent.

altruism: n., unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others

annex: 1. tr. v., 1 : to attach as a quality, consequence, or condition
2 archaic : to join together materially : UNITE
3 : to add to something earlier, larger, or more important
4 : to incorporate (a country or other territory) within the domain of a state
5 : to obtain or take for oneself

annex: 2. n., something annexed as an expansion or supplement: as a : an added stipulation or statement : APPENDIX b : a subsidiary or supplementary structure : WING

defile: 1. tr. v., to make unclean or impure: as a : to corrupt the purity or perfection of : DEBASE
defile: 2. n., a narrow passage or gorge
defile: 3. in. v., to march off in a line

exploitation: n., an act or instance of making use of meanly or unjustly for one's own advantage

retrospect:1., n., a review of or meditation on past events
retrospect:2. v., to refer back : REFLECT

revel: 1. in. v., to take intense pleasure or satisfaction
revel: 2. n., a usually wild party or celebration

strife: n., bitter sometimes violent conflict or dissension

tumult: n., disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices : COMMOTION b : a turbulent uprising : RIOT

vilification: n., 1 : the act of vilifying : ABUSE
2 : an instance of vilifying : a defamatory utterance

Current Mood: stressed
7:39 pm
[theatrehippie]
Vocab
Here are the words. Definitions up to you, cause I have too much work and no time.

Aloof
Altruism
Annex
Defile
Exploitation
Retrospect
Revel
Strife
Tumult
Vilification

Many thanks to Jamie!

PS- If anyone has the English topics... I kinda need them. (I.E. The essay that was due Thursday and the forms for the proposals.)

Current Mood: ditzy
7:20 pm
[dirty__mirror]
Hey... I know it's my turn and all, but does anyone have the vocab words? I didn't write them down. If you give them to me I will look them up. Thanks.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
11:41 pm
[mokmoof]
for the lazy and the tired
Desperate, Shorter Vocab List...

ab•sti•nence (n) voluntary forbearance especially from indulgence of an appetite

ex•ten•u•a•tion (n) the act of extenuating or state of being extenuated; especially : partial justification

por•tent (n) something that foreshadows a coming event : OMEN

pre•ten•tious (adj) expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature

ret•i•nue (n) a group of retainers or attendants

ten•a•ble (adj) capable of being held, maintained, or defended : DEFENSIBLE, REASONABLE

te•na•cious (adj) persistent in maintaining or adhering to something valued or habitual b : RETENTIVE, STRONG

ten•ant (n) OCCUPANT, DWELLER
(v) to hold or occupy as a tenant : INHABIT

ten•u•ous (adj)
1 : not dense : RARE
2 : not thick : SLENDER

ten•ure (n)
1 : the act, right, manner, or term of holding something (as a landed property, a position, or an office); especially : a status granted after a trial period to a teacher that gives protection from summary dismissal
2 : GRASP, HOLD
9:44 pm
[trivialpursuer]
THE SOUTH SUCKS.

Dry, like masturbating hands
in need of lotion.

Boring, like Jamie's poetry
in need of lotion.

Desolate, like Document1 in Word
in need of-

Nay! Do not relent! Carry on! Go further!
Farther!

Father. Why dost thou forsake me?

They define themselves by a dead society!
Why is that not enough for you woman!?
Why? Why? Why?

Where has all the deep gone?
Where has all the lotion gone?
I need to bathe in a deep, drowning pool of lotion.
Suffocate myself with it's milky goodness
as if it were my mother's inflated post-pregnancy breast.

Carry on soldier. You fucking Confederate soldier fighting so that your children may live under a flag they don't belong to!

Carry on mother. You fucking Union mother nurturing way too much.

It's nature versus nurture. It's the Naturalists versus the Modernists. It's me against my mind. It's me against you!

You! You woman! You avoid me yet you don't. You praise me or do you? I don't know that I'll ever know.

Carry on father. Carry our tradition in your devilish hands.
Carry on son. Carry our tradition in your naive little hands.
Carry on Jamie. Carry out tradition in your masturbated hands.
Hold your pen high! Hold your computer higher!
Getting heavy now? Getting deep? Getting sad?
8:28 pm
[theatrehippie]
Vocab!
ab·sti·nence
Pronunciation: 'ab-st&-n&n(t)s
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin abstinentia, from abstinent-, abstinens, present participle of abstinEre
Date: 14th century
1 : voluntary forbearance especially from indulgence of an appetite or craving or from eating some foods : ABSTENTION
2 : habitual abstaining from intoxicating beverages
- ab·sti·nent /-n&nt/ adjective
- ab·sti·nent·ly adverb

ex·ten·u·a·tion
Pronunciation: ik-"sten-y&-'wA-sh&n
Function: noun
Date: circa 1543
1 : the act of extenuating or state of being extenuated; especially : partial justification
2 : something extenuating; especially : a partial excuse

por·tent
Pronunciation: 'por-"tent, 'pOr-
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin portentum, from neuter of portentus, past participle of portendere
Date: circa 1587
1 : something that foreshadows a coming event : OMEN
2 : prophetic indication or significance
3 : MARVEL, PRODIGY

pre·ten·tious
Pronunciation: pri-'ten(t)-sh&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: French prétentieux, from prétention pretension, from Medieval Latin praetention-, praetentio, from Latin praetendere
Date: 1837
1 : characterized by pretension: as a : making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing) b : expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
2 : making demands on one's skill, ability, or means : AMBITIOUS
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ab·sti·nence
Pronunciation: 'ab-st&-n&n(t)s
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin abstinentia, from abstinent-, abstinens, present participle of abstinEre
Date: 14th century
1 : voluntary forbearance especially from indulgence of an appetite or craving or from eating some foods : ABSTENTION
2 : habitual abstaining from intoxicating beverages
- ab·sti·nent /-n&nt/ adjective
- ab·sti·nent·ly adverb

ex·ten·u·a·tion
Pronunciation: ik-"sten-y&-'wA-sh&n
Function: noun
Date: circa 1543
1 : the act of extenuating or state of being extenuated; especially : partial justification
2 : something extenuating; especially : a partial excuse

por·tent
Pronunciation: 'por-"tent, 'pOr-
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin portentum, from neuter of portentus, past participle of portendere
Date: circa 1587
1 : something that foreshadows a coming event : OMEN
2 : prophetic indication or significance
3 : MARVEL, PRODIGY

pre·ten·tious
Pronunciation: pri-'ten(t)-sh&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: French prétentieux, from prétention pretension, from Medieval Latin praetention-, praetentio, from Latin praetendere
Date: 1837
1 : characterized by pretension: as a : making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing) <the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture that is alien to him -- Richard Watts> b : expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature <pretentious language> <pretentious houses>
2 : making demands on one's skill, ability, or means : AMBITIOUS <the pretentious daring of the Green Mountain Boys in crossing the lake -- Amer. Guide Series: Vt.>
synonym see SHOWY
- pre·ten·tious·ly adverb
- pre·ten·tious·ness noun

ret·i·nue
Pronunciation: 're-t&n-"ü, -"yü
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English retenue, from Middle French, from feminine of retenu, past participle of retenir to retain
Date: 14th century
: a group of retainers or attendants

ten·a·ble
Pronunciation: 'te-n&-b&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle French, from Old French, from tenir to hold, from Latin tenEre -- more at THIN
Date: 1579
: capable of being held, maintained, or defended : DEFENSIBLE, REASONABLE
- ten·a·bil·i·ty /"te-n&-'bi-l&-tE/ noun
- ten·a·ble·ness noun
- ten·a·bly /'te-n&-blE/ adverb

te·na·cious
Pronunciation: t&-'nA-sh&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin tenac-, tenax tending to hold fast, from tenEre to hold
Date: 1607
1 a : not easily pulled apart : COHESIVE <a tenacious metal> b : tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance <tenacious burs>
2 a : persistent in maintaining or adhering to something valued or habitual <a tenacious royalist> b : RETENTIVE <a tenacious memory>
synonym see STRONG
- te·na·ci·ous·ly adverb
- te·na·cious·ness noun

1ten·ant
Pronunciation: 'te-n&nt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from present participle of tenir to hold
Date: 14th century
1 a : one who holds or possesses real estate or sometimes personal property (as an annuity) by any kind of right b : one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements of another; specifically : one who rents or leases (as a house) from a landlord
2 : OCCUPANT, DWELLER
- ten·ant·less /-l&s/ adjective

2tenant
Function: transitive verb
Date: 1634
: to hold or occupy as a tenant : INHABIT
- ten·ant·able /-n&n-t&-b&l/ adjective

ten·u·ous
Pronunciation: 'ten-y&-w&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin tenuis thin, slight, tenuous -- more at THIN
Date: 1597
1 : not dense : RARE <a tenuous fluid>
2 : not thick : SLENDER <a tenuous rope>
3 a : having little substance or strength : FLIMSY, WEAK <tenuous influences> b : SHAKY 2a <tenuous reasons> <on grounds that were tenuous>
synonym see THIN
- ten·u·ous·ly adverb
- ten·u·ous·ness noun

ten·ure
Pronunciation: 'ten-y&r also -"yur
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French teneüre, tenure, from Medieval Latin tenitura, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tenitus, past participle of Latin tenEre to hold -- more at THIN
Date: 15th century
1 : the act, right, manner, or term of holding something (as a landed property, a position, or an office); especially : a status granted after a trial period to a teacher that gives protection from summary dismissal
2 : GRASP, HOLD
- ten·ur·able /-&-b&l/ adjective
- te·nur·ial /te-'nyur-E-&l/ adjective
- te·nur·ial·ly /-&-lE/ adverb


Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, March 15th, 2004
7:45 pm
[dirty__mirror]
The day of reckoning is upon us...

now's whens he separate the men,
from the mice.

since "what would asians do?" is down, I leave you with this:

Are you about to let these trig lovin' asians steal your place at Harvard? I THINK NOT!!!

"From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need."
--Karl Marx

And one more just for fun, and because Marx is cool:
"Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness." --Marx

"Marx is the home-boy"
--Ali

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