Bad Religion Word-a-Day

Fuck Armageddon…This is Help with Your Vocabulary


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Brief Hiatus

Hi everyone,

BR Word-a-Day will be going on a brief hiatus while I’m in China. Check back in early November for updates. Thanks!

-Chris

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Sinuous (adj.)

Definition: (1) Having many curves and turns; (2) lithe and supple

“Oh the sinuous trails of concrete and rails and exhausted roars, population wars setting our future course.”

—“Grains of Wrath” on New Maps of Hell

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In a sentence: Satellite images show the sinuous, but often elegant design of our highway system.

Synonyms: circuitous, meandering, winding, serpentine

Antonyms: straight, unwinding, direct

 

sources: the google, thesaurus.com


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What? Why?

Howdy Punks and Academics,

Bad Religion Word-a-Day is a daily-updated blog designed to improve your lexicon using only the songs of Bad Religion.

I got the idea for this site four years ago when I was first studying for the GRE. Going through seemingly endless word lists, I was noticing a lot of overlap between those verbal section study aids and the lyrics sheets for my favorite band, Bad Religion. I just finished my Master’s in Philosophy at the University of Washington, and now I’ve got the time to do things this frivolous.

So here’s what’s up: Every day I’ll throw up a new vocab word that appears in a Bad Religion song, along with definitions, parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms, lyrics, and all that junk. But I also expect the site to evolve as time goes on, so I won’t preamble too much (Forgive me, I’m a philosopher.  It’s what we do.).

Check back soon, and enjoy!