Word of the Day: Honor

hon·or

/ˈänər/
noun
1. high respect; esteem
My honor will not allow me to walk away without punching you in the face. 
– adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct.
I honored the system by NOT throwing a birthday cake on the ground.
2. a privilege
He was given the honor of officiating the celebrity’s wedding. Either he botched it, or somebody else did, as the happy couple only lasted three weeks. 
verb
1. regard with great respect.
– pay public respect to.
We bowed down to honor the Queen and she fed us all cake. 
2. fulfill (an obligation) or keep (an agreement)
France no longer honors the promise which their king made to Joan of Arc all those years ago. She doesn’t really care though as she’s too busy kickin’ up daisies at the moment.

Word of the Day: Filibuster

fil·i·bus·ter

/ˈfiləˌbəstər/

noun

1. an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.

Today’s filibuster obstructed all progress for an entire afternoon, and six liars yawned. As usual, nothing was accomplished. Good job America. 

synonyms: stonewalling, delaying tactics, procrastination, obstruction, temporizing

2. historical: a person engaging in unauthorized warfare against a foreign country.

verb

1. act in an obstructive manner in a legislature, especially by speaking at inordinate length.

The liar filibustered for hours and thus the bill was never passed because all the other liars were six feet under by the time the first came up for a breath of air. 

“Can we quit all this filibustering and get down to business?” 

Word of the Day: Audacious

au·da·cious

/ôˈdāSHəs/

adjective 

1. showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks

“The prince’s audacious plan to save the princess included crossing the deathly forest and killing the dragon.

2. showing an impudent lack of respect

“The driver had the audacity to ask the police man if he wanted a doughnut with his coffee.”