Learn One New Word Each Day: Ubiquitous

Ubiquitous [[yoo-bik-wi-tuhs]]

  1. Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
  2. Having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent

Learn New Words: Idiosyncratic, Tenets, Torah, Enzyte, Polemic, Novelesque

Today I am doing research on something and the articles I am reading contains several words which I had to look up to fully understand what I was reading so I am adding them all in today’s Learn One New Word.

Idiosyncratic

  1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
  2. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
  3. An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.
  • Peculiar to the individual; “we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures”; “Michelangelo’s highly idiosyncratic style of painting”
  • individual, single – being or characteristic of a single thing or person; “individual drops of rain”; “please mark the individual pages”; “they went their individual ways”

Tenets

  1. An opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by a person or especially by an organization.
  • A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
  • article of faithcredendum – (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
  • church doctrinereligious doctrinecreedgospel – the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

Torah

  1. The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures.
  2. A scroll of parchment containing the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, used in a synagogue during services.
  3. The entire body of religious law and learning including both sacred literature and oral tradition.

Enzyte

Enzyte is a herbal nutritional supplement originally manufactured by Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals (now Vianda, LLC) of Cincinnati, Ohio. The manufacturer has claimed Enzyte promotes “natural male enhancement”, which is suggestive of a euphemism for penile enlargement. However, its effectiveness has been called into doubt and the claims of the manufacturer have been under scrutiny from various state and federal organizations. Kenneth Goldberg, M.D., medical director of the Male Health Center at Baylor University, says, “It makes no sense medically. There’s no way that increasing blood flow to the penis, as Enzyte claims to do, will actually increase its size.”[read more here]

Polemic

  1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
  2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
  • A controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
  • Contestation, controversy, disceptation, arguing, argument, contention, disputation, tilt – a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; “they were involved in a violent argument”

Novelesque

  1. In the manner of or resembling a novel.
  2. Like a novel.
  3. A letter, email, journal/blog entry or comment which is very lengthy and long-winded.
  4. When something is much longer than originally intended.
  5. A stripped down version of a novel.

Learn One New Word: Implicit

Implicit

  1. implied, rather than expressly stated: implicit agreement.
  2. unquestioning or unreserved; absolute: implicit trust; implicit obedience; implicit confidence.
  3. potentially contained (usually followed by in ): to bring out the drama implicit in the occasion.
  4. Mathematics . (of a function) having the dependent variable not explicitly expressed in terms of the independent variables, as x 2 + y 2 = 1. Compare explicit ( def. 6 ) .

Example Sentences:

  • But the implicit put option, at par value, is not backed up by any capitalor official enhancement whatsoever.
  • But there is an implicit approval in this film that makes me uneasy.
  • There is a contradiction here that is implicit in how left-brain languageworks in distinction from mute right-brain intuition.

Learn One New Word: Equilibrium

Equilibrium

  1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action ofopposing forces.
  2. equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.;equality of effect.
  3. mental or emotional balance; equanimity: The pressures of thesituation caused her to lose her equilibrium.
  4. Chemistry . the condition existing when a chemical reaction and its reverse reaction proceed at equal rates.

Learn One New Word Each Day: Brolic

The word brolic can’t be found in a regular dictionary, need to have a look in an urban dictionary to find it since it’s a slang word.

Brolic

Tough, muscular, macho, aggressive, very large and possibly crazed

1) Often used to describe somebody who is strong, it holds the most extreme definition of strength and power.

2) Somebody who is strong and workouts is known as a brolic.

3) Can be used as a verb to illustrate physical harm.

* A dedicated folk-style, freestyle, or Greco wrestler is automatically known as a brolic because of the physically demanding schedule they endure.

Reference: http://www.urbandictionary.com

Learn One New Word Each Day: Chastise

About a month ago I posted an entry titled Learn 1 New Word Each Day. English is not my native language, this is a way to expand my vocabulary.

Chastise

Chas·tise

[chas-tahyz, chas-tahyz]

verb (used with object), -tised, -tis·ing.

  1. to discipline, especially by corporal punishment.
  2. to criticize severely.
  3. Archaic . to restrain; chasten.
  4. Archaic . to refine; purify.

Synonyms

1.  punish, castigate; whip, beat, flog, spank.

Example Sentences

  • In the end, the other brother and sister are morally chastised for their love.
  • Nelson chastised faculty members who refuse to acknowledge that the nation’s higher-education system is broken.
  • Taleb chastised finance for relying too heavily on the normal distribution, but that is only part of the problem.

All information comes from Reference.com.

My Conclusion: As far as I gather Chastise is to physically punish. What I don’t understand is how a non-physical thing can be chastised, referring to the 3rd example sentence; “chastised finance”.