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Word For The Day, Thursday, November 8, 2012 - sequacious
dictionaries ad nauseam | 8 November 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 11/08/2012 4:20:55 AM PST by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

sequacious \sih-KWAY-shus\, adjective
Intellectually servile

Example sentences:
Eager to prove that he was not merely a sequacious follower, Mario wrote a critical review of his former mentor's book.

"Fund investors are not simply sequacious followers of yield, but are also responding to the federal government's actions to stabilize the macro-economic environment."
— From an article by Matthew Sheahan in High Yield Report, January 12, 2009

Etymology:
"Sequacious" is formed from the Latin "sequac-," or "sequax" (which means "inclined to follow" and comes from "sequi," "to follow") and the English "-ious." The original and now archaic meaning of "sequacious" was "inclined to follow" or "subservient." Although that meaning might as easily describe someone who willingly dropped into line behind a war leader, or who was unusually compliant or obedient in any sense, the concept gradually narrowed into the image of someone who blindly adopts ideas without much thought. Labeling a person "sequacious" is not very complimentary, and implies a slavish willingness to adopt a thought or opinion. See obamatron.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 4:20:58 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 11/08/2012 4:21:55 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Morning. Romney was my hope.....now that it’s over the days look bleak, again. I am going to have to find some new interests.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 4:24:54 AM PST by tioga (Obama: Brought to us by the letter O and 16Trillion. Thanks for nothing, America.)
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To: secret garden

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-pulls-no-punches-gives-unvarnished-truth-about-loss-and-attacks-on-conservatism/

Mark Levin speaks to the sequacious media and liberal republicans.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 4:25:26 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: secret garden
After following a certain rented 15-passenger van for several hours on Tuesday, I was not surprised to sequacious vote four times.

Pardon pre-caffeinated cynical humor.

Enjoy your WFTDay....
Dang--- I almost mispelled it....

5 posted on 11/08/2012 4:26:27 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: tioga
Chin up, ti. We have elections every 2 years.
6 posted on 11/08/2012 4:29:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
I saw that yesterday. It's good advice. A+ for you.
7 posted on 11/08/2012 4:30:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
It might be too soon to joke about it for some of us. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
8 posted on 11/08/2012 4:31:58 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All
'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer.'"
- John Stossel
9 posted on 11/08/2012 4:48:13 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Obama's sequacious voters are in for a shock.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 4:49:23 AM PST by tioga (Obama: Brought to us by the letter O and 16Trillion. Thanks for nothing, America.)
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To: tioga; secret garden; xsmommy

Me too.

Couldn’t sleep - even after the 12 hour shift ended, didn’t feel like eating yesterday .... Blah’ed completely out.

Obummer will completely sequishusa AND the economy ... and you can’t tell me that result wasn’t/isn’t deliberate?


11 posted on 11/08/2012 4:55:48 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: tioga

A+ for you. Shouldn’t that fist be raised over his head? I’m remembering the Olympics from a long time ago. Or is that the normal pose for a Chicago pol?


12 posted on 11/08/2012 4:56:49 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Muslim Brotherhood: Obama needs to accept the will of the Arab people. ....hasn't he bowed down to them yet?
13 posted on 11/08/2012 4:57:01 AM PST by tioga (Obama: Brought to us by the letter O and 16Trillion. Thanks for nothing, America.)
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To: secret garden

Yes, we have elections every two years, and the same people who stay at home, then complain for the next two years, only to repeat that same behavior time after time.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 4:58:23 AM PST by billhilly
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To: secret garden
Quote:"Labeling a person "sequacious" is not very complimentary, and implies a slavish willingness to adopt a thought or opinion. See obamatron."

I see what you did there.

15 posted on 11/08/2012 4:59:14 AM PST by NicknamedBob (Reagan -- "Mister Gorbachev, tear down this Barackade!")
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Same here. We need some time to mourn over the loss of our country and what the vote revealed. Keep in mind that ozero lost in every state with photo ID. Let's work on getting those laws in place.
16 posted on 11/08/2012 5:02:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A for you. :-) Big game this weekend.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 5:03:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

If the shoe fits...


18 posted on 11/08/2012 5:04:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

It’s time the Republicans take note: The US is no longer Center Right as a majority. It is Center Left. And it will continue to grow Center Left because of the sequacious nature of that majority: Union members who toe the Union line and vote as ordered, front stoop drug-addled welfare recipients who live off the dole, the elderly who vote Dem because their parents were Dems, college kids being told their loans will be swept away by the government, minorities who ignore actual history for the history provided by their corrupt leadership, the lazy, the drop outs, the illegals, the ecological dimwits, the Pop culture....

It’s Center Left, and as long as elections roll around that the sh** in the White House gives away free phones, dangles amnesty to illegals, and promises to pay for birth control and abortions, it’ll never swing back.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:07 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

I don’t know the best course to pursue to attract people to the Republican party. Giving up core principles is definitely not the way to go.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 5:21:00 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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