Monthly Archives: April 2015

Meeting Synopsis: April 28, 2015

 

Theme: Gardening

Bests:

Best Speaker: Jay Lancaster

Best Table Topics: Michelle Lancaster

Best Evaluator: Linda Murphy

Role substitutions: None

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the Day:

acquiesce

verb
accept something reluctantly but without protest.
“Sara acquiesced in his decision”

Meeting Synopsis: April 21, 2015

 

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Theme: n/a

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen (default)

Best Table Topics: Lisa DesRosiers

Best Evaluator: Laura Hepler

Role substitutions: Laura Hepler for Connie Richart as General Evaluator.

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the Day:

index

noun

1. an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc., with references to the places where they occur, typically found at the end of a book.

COMPUTING: a set of items each of which specifies one of the records of a file and contains information about its address.

2. an indicator, sign, or measure of something.
“exam results may serve as an index of the teacher’s effectiveness”
synonyms: guide, sign, indication, indicator, gauge, measure, signal, mark, evidence, symptom, token; clue, hint
“literature is an index to its time”

a figure in a system or scale representing the average value of specified prices, shares, or other items as compared with some reference figure.
“the hundred-shares index closed down 9.3″

a pointer on an instrument, showing a quantity, a position on a scale, etc.

a number giving the magnitude of a physical property or another measured phenomenon in terms of a standard.
“the oral hygiene index was calculated as the sum of the debris and calculus indices”

3. MATHEMATICS: an exponent or other superscript or subscript number appended to a quantity.

4. PRINTING: a symbol shaped like a pointing hand, typically used to draw attention to a note.

5. short for Index Librorum Prohibitorum.

verb
verb: index; 3rd person present: indexes; past tense: indexed; past participle: indexed; gerund or present participle: indexing

1. record (names, subjects, etc.) in an index.
“the list indexes theses under regional headings”
synonyms: list, catalog, make an inventory of, itemize, inventory, record
“he indexed his sources”
provide an index to.

2. link the value of (prices, wages, or other payments) automatically to the value of a price index.
“legislation indexing wages to prices”

Meeting Synopsis: April 14, 2015

 

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Theme: n/a

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kyle Chambers

Best Table Topics: Linda Murphy

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

Role substitutions: Connie Richart for Michelle Lancaster as Grammarian; Danielle Chambers for Trace Brookover as Timer.

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the Day:

prodigious

adjective

remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
“the stove consumed a prodigious amount of fuel”

synonyms: enormous, huge, colossal, immense, vast, great, massive, gigantic, mammoth, tremendous, inordinate, monumental; amazing, astonishing, astounding, staggering, stunning, remarkable, phenomenal, terrific, miraculous, impressive, striking, startling, sensational, spectacular, extraordinary, exceptional, breathtaking, incredible; informalhumongous, stupendous, fantastic, fabulous, mega, awesome, ginormous; literary: wondrous

“prodigious quantities of food”

Meeting Synopsis: April 7, 2015

 

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Theme: n/a

Bests:

Best Speaker: Trace Brookover

Best Table Topics: Laura Hepler

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

Role substitutions: None

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the Day:

and

conjunction

(used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) along or together with; as well as; in addition to; besides; also; moreover: