Monday, November 1, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 65

Hitting the dic- section has brought out my inner Beavis and Butthead. Unforseen circumstances of research

dianoia - the mental faculty used in discursive reasoning.

diaphoretic - producing perspiration.

- a volcanic vent produced in a solid rock structure by the explosive energy of gases in magmas.

Or from a diet of refried beans

- detective


Dick test - a test for determining immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever in which scarlet fever toxin is injected into the skin, susceptibility being characterized by redness at the injection area.

I think I'll put this definition on Urban Dictionary

digitalism - the abnormal condition resulting from an overconsumption of digitalis.

Symptoms include the inability to read analog clocks

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