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Word of the Every So Often

December 14, 2018 

albedo:  (noun)  the light reflected off a surface, usually that of a planet or moon, measured on a scale of zero to one, zero being completely non-reflective (such as black), and one being completely reflective (such as a mirror).  Sir, we're going to have to ask you to put on your hat.  The albedo off of your head is disturbing the other fans.


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Monday, December 31, 2012

9:24 am pst 

Word of the Every So Often

exude:  (verb)  to discharge moisture or smell slowly, but steadily.  The oven exuded an invitation that told us we didn’t care if dinner were late.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Word of the Every So Often

pernicious:  (adj.)  having a harmful effect, but in no particular hurry to do so.  The teacher’s pernicious attitude about education eventually resulted in her students all becoming arborists.

2:49 pm pst 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Word of the Every So Often

acrimoniously:  (adv.)  angry and bitter, but in an adverbial way.  Carl acrimoniously accused the network of personally trying to ruin his life when they canceled his favourite shoe.

2:45 pm pst 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I mean... that pretty much says it all. 

5:15 pm pst 

Word of the Every So Often

apoplectic:  (adj.; pronounced ap-poe-plec-tic) extremely indignant; really pissed.  Carl was apoplectic when he discovered they had canceled “America’s Most Wanted’s Got Talent.”

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