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Word of the Day 1/16/14 Pusillanimous

Pusillanimous (adjective)
pu·sil·lan·i·mous [pyoo-suh-lan-uh-muhs]


adjective
1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
2. proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit.

Synonyms
1. timorous, fearful, frightened.

Origin: 1580–90; < Late Latin pusillanimis petty-spirited, equivalent to Latin pusill ( us ) very small, petty + -anim ( is ) -spirited, -minded ( anim ( us ) spirit + -is adj. suffix); see -ous

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haldoor
Jan. 16th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
This is one of my favourite words of all time! Ever since the Pythons sang about it! ;-)
simplyn2deep
Jan. 16th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of this word and I had to listen to the pronunciation a few times to get it.
wanderlustlover
Jan. 16th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
As Long As It Matters [H50; Lori Weston (Lori/Steve or Lori & Steve)]


How are there only 5 uses of this tag, too? I'm going to realize how rare everything is in this fandom except Boys by the end of this month. (Not that I ever want less Danny/Steve -- ever -- but now I want more everyone else, too.)
sexycazzy
Jan. 17th, 2014 12:21 am (UTC)
(Many Sides of Afraid) - Stargate Atlantis, John Sheppard/Radek Zelenka (at the end), angst. also for a to z & Rare Pairs challenges!

Edited at 2014-01-17 12:22 am (UTC)
simplyn2deep
Jan. 17th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Mary convinces Matt to turn himself in
Matt wants to, but he's having second thoughts

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113806/chapters/2304289

not sure how well it fits, though

also, I need to crudely put together some Mary/Matt icons
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