Its always a race to do this, so I claim victory this round. aberration - (noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image; a disorder in one's mental state; a state or condition markedly different from the normAd hoc- (adverb) for the special purpose or end presently under considerationbane - (noun) something causes misery or deathbathos - (noun) triteness or triviality of style; a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one; insincere pathoscantankerous - (adj.) having a difficult and contrary disposition; stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperatecasuistry - (noun) moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas; argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleadingde facto - (noun) in fact; in realitydepredation - (noun) an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding; (usually plural) a destructive actionempathy - (noun) understanding and entering into another's feelingsharbinger - (noun) an indication of the approach of something or someone; verb foreshadow or presagehedonism - (noun) an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good; the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principlelackluster - (adj.) lacking luster or shine; lacking brilliance or vitalitymalcontent - (adj.) discontented as toward authority; noun a person who is discontented or disgustedmellifluous - (adj.) pleasing to the earnepotism - noun favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)pander - (noun) someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce); verb arrange for sexual partners for others; yield (to); give satisfaction topeccadillo - (noun) a petty misdeedpiece de resistance - (noun) the most noteworthy or prized feature, aspect, event, article, etc., of a series or group; special item or attraction. remand - (noun) the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial); verb refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision; lock up or confine, in or as in a jailsyndrome - (noun) a complex of concurrent things; a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
I didn't check, but I'm pretty sure 15 minutes is a new record. :)
I guess I'm just really lucky to have checked the blog at the right time.
There is no such thing as luck. This time it was simply skills.(:
I'm a little unclear on how an aberration is different from an optical illusion, so if somehow that could be cleared up, that would be fantastic.
I'm not too sure on how to use de facto in a sentence..?
"De facto racism often exists in societies where discrimination based on race is illegal."