Randomly Awesome Words

As to our lack of posts for the past year

In Words on December 10, 2013 at 00:51

It’s with regret that I realize my partner in crime and I have neglected to update this site at all for the past year. We are both very busy with college, and I’m deeply sorry to all of our subscribers for the lack of content.

Rest assured, I have plans for this website. Expect a slight change of format in the future, as well as a slight rebranding.

This site was started back when I was in 7th grade by myself and a friend. Can you bevel that? 7th grade! I’m a sophomore in college now! We were young, and we kinda misused the word “random”, it stands to reason “randomly” is also misused. I don’t really know how I plan to reconcile that with this site, assuming I want it to be factually correct. I pride myself on trying to not be wrong as often as possible, but also to admitting when I am wrong. “Randomly” is totally misused in our title.

Random:

  • Having unpredictable outcomes and, in the ideal case, all outcomes equally probable; resulting from such selection; lacking statistical correlation.

I’m no scientist, but randomness has nothing to do with our word selection. It was more “this is a lesser-used, fun to say word”. There doesn’t happen to be a word in the English language for that, which is a shame. Random does not fill that gap either and, while it’s no huge scandal, it’s kinda bugged me ever since I figured that out.

The long and short of it is, thank you for reading, I’d love to keep this site alive and I’m working to come up with new creative content and features, but you might have to wait a little longer; also, sorry for using “randomly” wrong.

Slenderman, A Rangy Man, Is Pinnate, Not Papilionaceous, And Brings About Contumelies.

In Words on August 13, 2012 at 00:01

Welcome to Randomly Awesome Words! 

Pinnate |ˈpināt, -it|

Adjective

  • having leaflets arranged on either side of the stem, typically in pairs opposite each other
  • having branches, tentacles, etc., on each side of an axis, like the vanes of a feather

Contumely |kənˈt(y)o͞oməlē|

Noun (pl. contumelies)

  • insolent or insulting language or treatment

Involution |ˌinvəˈlo͞oSHən|

Noun

  • entanglement; a spiralling inwards; intricacy
  • An endofunction whose square is equal to the identity function; a function equal to its inverse

Panegyric |ˌpanəˈjirik|

Noun

  • a formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something

Rangy |ˈrānjē|

Adjective

  • slender and long of limb
  • prone to roaming around with animal-like movements

Frisson |frēˈsôN|

Noun

  • a sudden surge of excitement
  • a shiver

Snollygoster |ˈsnälēˌgästə(r)|

Noun

  • (obsolete) A shrewd person not guided by principles, especially a politician

Papilionaceous |pəˌpilēəˈnāSHəs|

Adjective

  • having the form of a butterfly
  • having corolla with two wings resembling those of a butterfly

These are the words for today, Sunday, August 12, 2012.

The Puisne Understood The Habile Nature Of The Adroit Carpenter Whose Bad Luck Befell Him, And The Efficacy Of His Lawyer’s Supererogative Arguments

In Words on July 27, 2012 at 06:00

Welcome to Randomly Awesome Words! 

Efficacy - |ˈefikəsē|

Noun

  • the ability to produce a desired or intended result

Habile [archaic] - |ˈhabəl|

Adjective

  •  deft; skillful

Adroit - |əˈdroit|

Adjective

  •  clever or skillful in using the hands or mind

Supererogation - |ˌso͞opərˌerəˈgāSHən|

Noun

  •  the performance of more work than duty requires

Puisne - |ˈpyo͞onē|

noun

  •  denoting a judge of a superior court inferior in rank to chief justices

I would like to thank all of the people who’ve followed us recently, and shared links on facebook, reddit, google +, in emails, or just generally on the web. I’d also like to apologize, once again, for the lack of posts. I’ve been busy with school, mostly getting enrolled at the local community college. But since my first semester is relatively lax I should be able to post more… at least, in theory.

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