An occasion like Hallowe’en, April Fool’s, or Father’s/Mother’s Day. Though not categorized as an official holiday, is often used as a good occasion to get a good drunk on with friends. “Shit dude! It’s Hallowe’en, my favorite alcoholiday! Let’s get done up as Zombies and get druuuuunk!!!” [Source] We were in CU this past weekend to close on the sale of our old house (yay!). Seems we hadn’t realized it was “Unofficial” St.
Main Entry: trite Pronunciation: trahyt Function: adjective Etymology: < L trÄ«tus worn, common, equiv. to trÄ«- (var. s. of terere to rub, wear down) + -tus ptp. suffix Date: 1540-50 1 : lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale: the trite phrases in his letter. 2 : characterized by hackneyed expressions, ideas, etc.: The commencement address was trite and endlessly long. 3 : Archaic.
Main Entry: meme Pronunciation: \ˈmēm\ Function: noun Etymology: alteration of mimeme, from mim- (as in mimesis) + -eme Date: 1976 1 : an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture [Source]
In ethology, zugunruhe is anxious behavior in migratory animals that are prevented from migrating, especially in birds. When these animals are enclosed, they exhibit this behaviour during the seasons in which they normally migrate. Behaviourists have been able to study the endocrine controls and navigational mechanisms associated with migration from studying zugunruhe. This term is German in origin and is a compound of Zug (move, migration) and Unruhe (anxiety, restlessness).
Main Entry: de·noue·ment Variant(s): also dÃ©·noue·ment Prounciation: /“dA-“nÃ¼-‘mÃ¤n, dA-’nÃ¼-”/ Function: noun Etymology: French _dÃ©nouement, _literally, untying, from Middle French _desnouement, _from _desnouer _to untie, from Old French _desnoer, _from _des- _de- + _noer _to tie, from Latin _nodare, _from _nodus _knot 1 : the final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work 2 : the outcome of a complex sequence of events [Source]
Main Entry: jux·ta·po·si·tion Pronunciation: “j&k-st;&-p&-‘zi-sh&n; Function: noun Etymology: Latin _juxta _near + English position – more at joust 1 : the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side [Source]
Main Entry: pur·ga·tion Pronunciation: “p&r-;‘gA-sh&n; Function: noun 1 : the act or result of purging [Source]
Main Entry: vil·i·fi·ca·tion Pronunciation: “vi-l&-f&-‘kA-sh&n; Function: noun 1 : the act of vilifying : abuse 2 : an instance of vilifying : a defamatory utterance [Source]
Pronunciation: ‘jÃ¼-b&-(")lE, “jÃ¼-b&-’lE Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French _jubilÃ©, _from Late Latin _jubilaeus, _modification of Late Greek _iObElaios, _from Hebrew _yObhEl _ram’s horn, jubilee 1 : often capitalized : a year of emancipation and restoration provided by ancient Hebrew law to be kept every 50 years by the emancipation of Hebrew slaves, restoration of alienated lands to their former owners, and omission of all cultivation of the land 2 a : a special anniversary; especially : a 50th anniversary b : a celebration of such an anniversary 3 a : a period of time proclaimed by the Roman Catholic pope ordinarily every 25 years as a time of special solemnity b : a special plenary indulgence granted during a year of jubilee to Roman Catholics who perform certain specified works of repentance and piety 4 a : jubilation b : a season of celebration 5 : an Afro-American religious song usually referring to a time of future happiness
Pronunciation: ’l&-“dIt Function: noun Etymology: After Ned Ludd, an English laborer who was supposed to have destroyed weaving machinery around 1779. 1 : Any of a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed laborsaving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would diminish employment. 2 : One who opposes technical or technological change. [Source]