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New word for you all. Zirked adj. - to be stunned, surprised, and happy. Mark was zirked to find that Konqueror can split windows into halves, a feature he almost wrote a Firefox plugin for.


I just found one of those words that is unpopular, yet has popular variations: clement. It's varieties are inclement as in bad weather, and clemency as in to forgive.

Touchstone, Precedent, Providence

Here are three with similar meanings.

Ohhh, i get to use a definition list.

n : a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
n 1: an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
n 1. The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.

"Providence" has strong religious overtones.

source: WordNet(r) 2.0