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  • broliath 5:55 am on July 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: geraldp rivera   

    FOX NEWS VOCAB – “NUANCED” 

    A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.

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  • broliath 5:34 am on July 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    FOX NEWS VOCAB: “VIVACIOUS” 

    vivacious – vigorous and animated; “a vibrant group that challenged the system”; “a charming and vivacious hostess”; “a vivacious folk dance”

     
    • MadRat 1:47 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My wife likes to say “happy, lively and vivacious” because the word “gay” has taken on a different meaning.

  • broliath 3:11 pm on July 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , MICHELLE OBAMA   

    FOX NEWS VOCAB: “MARIE ANTOINETTE” 

    Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France during the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette has gone down in history as the arrogant and apathetic monarch who said “let them eat cake” when told the peasants were starving because they had no bread. The daughter of Francis I and Maria Theresa, Emperor and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, Marie left Austria for France in 1770 to marry the prince of France. As the revolution swept Paris in 1789, Louis and Marie tried to flee but failed. Marie and Louis XVI were stuck as prisoners at the palace at Tuileries. They tried to get help from royal supporters in England, Prussia and Austria, but in 1792 they were arrested and charged with treason. Louis was beheaded 21 January 1793 and Marie was beheaded 16 October 1793. According to legend, Marie’s last words were an apology to the executioner for accidently stepping on his foot.

     
  • broliath 8:35 am on July 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Gutfeld, Redeye, S.E. Cupp   

    FOX NEWS VOCAB – “ANACHRONISM” 

    An anachronism is an error in chronology, especially a chronological misplacing of persons, events, objects, or customs in regard to each other. The item is often an object, but may be a verbal expression, a technology, a philosophical idea, a musical style, a material, a custom, or anything else so closely associated with a particular period in time that it would be incorrect to place it outside its proper domain.

     
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