maunder MON-dur, intransitive verb:
1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.
Maunder is possibly a dialectal variant of meander (possibly influenced by wander).
sub rosa sub RO-zuh adverb
Secretly, privately, or confidentially.
[From Latin sub (under) rosa (rose). From the ancient practice of using a rose as a symbol of secrecy.]
I’ve made a number of sub rosa posts in my journal to use as reminders.
- June 13, 2001 word of the day, perorate/gyrovague perorate PUR-uh-rayt, intransitive verb:
1. To conclude or sum up a long discourse.
- July 11, 2001 words of the day… fetial & solecism both have a *lot* of bearing on LJ fetial FEE-shuhl adjective, also fecial
Relating to declarations of war and treaties […]
- November 12, 2001 I would never demur my sweetheart's osculation. osculate (OS-kyuh-layt) verb tr.
1. To kiss.
2. Mathematics: (For a curve) to […]
- October 12, 2001 mulct & horrent mulct MULKT, noun:
A fine or penalty.
1. To punish for an […]
- October 4, 2001 debouch debouch dih-BOWCH; -BOOSH, intransitive verb:
1. To march out (as from a wood, […]