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Articulate vs. Taboo

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Articulateadjective

Clear; effective.

Taboonoun

An inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.

Articulateadjective

Speaking in a clear and effective manner.

‘She’s a bright, articulate young woman.’;

Taboonoun

(in Polynesia) Something which may not be used, approached or mentioned because it is sacred.

Articulateadjective

Consisting of segments united by joints.

‘The robot arm was articulate in two directions.’; ‘jointed articulate animals’;

Tabooadjective

Excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.

‘Incest is a taboo subject in most soap operas.’;

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Articulateadjective

Distinctly marked off.

‘an articulate period in history’;

Tabooadjective

Culturally forbidden.

Articulateadjective

(obsolete) Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.

Tabooverb

To mark as taboo.

Articulateadjective

Related to human speech, as distinct from the vocalisation of animals.

Tabooverb

To ban.

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Articulatenoun

(zoology) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.

Tabooverb

To avoid.

Articulateverb

To make clear or effective.

Taboonoun

A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, - an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction.

Articulateverb

To speak clearly; to enunciate.

‘I wish he’d articulate his words more clearly.’;

Tabooverb

To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals.

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Articulateverb

To explain; to put into words; to make something specific.

‘I like this painting, but I can’t articulate why.’;

Tabooadjective

Set apart or sacred by religious custom among certain races of Polynesia, New Zealand, etc., and forbidden to certain persons or uses; hence, prohibited under severe penalties; interdicted; as, food, places, words, customs, etc., may be taboo.

Articulateverb

To bend or hinge something at intervals, or to allow or build something so that it can bend.

‘an articulated bus’;

Taboonoun

a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

Articulateverb

(music) to attack a note, as by tonguing, slurring, bowing, etc.

‘Articulate that passage heavily.’;

Taboonoun

an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

Articulateverb

(anatomy) to form a joint or connect by joints

‘The lower jaw articulates with the skull at the temporomandibular joint.’;

Tabooverb

declare as sacred and forbidden

Articulateverb

(obsolete) To treat or make terms.

Tabooadjective

excluded from use or mention;

‘forbidden fruit’; ‘in our house dancing and playing cards were out’; ‘a taboo subject’;

Articulateadjective

Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.

Tabooadjective

forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

Articulateadjective

Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.

Taboonoun

a social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing

‘Freud applies his notion of taboo in three ways’; ‘the use of violence must remain a taboo in our society’; ‘many taboos have developed around physical exposure’;

Articulateadjective

Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.

‘Total changes of party and articulate opinion.’;

Taboonoun

a practice that is prohibited or restricted by social or religious custom

‘speaking about sex is a taboo in his country’;

Articulatenoun

An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.

Tabooadjective

prohibited or restricted by social custom

‘sex was a taboo subject’;

Articulateverb

To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.

Tabooadjective

designated as sacred and prohibited

‘the burial ground was seen as a taboo place’;

Articulateverb

To treat or make terms.

Tabooverb

place under a taboo

‘traditional societies taboo female handling of food during this period’;

Articulateverb

To join or be connected by articulation.

Taboo

A taboo is an implicit prohibition on something (usually against an utterance or behavior) based on a cultural sense that it is excessively repulsive or, perhaps, too sacred for ordinary people. Such prohibitions are present in virtually all societies.

Articulateverb

To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.

Articulateverb

To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify.

Articulateverb

To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language.

Articulateverb

To express distinctly; to give utterance to.

‘Luther articulated himself upon a process that hand already begun in the Christian church.’; ‘To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the people.’;

Articulateverb

provide with a joint;

‘the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood’;

Articulateverb

put into words or an expression;

‘He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees’;

Articulateverb

speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way;

‘She pronounces French words in a funny way’; ‘I cannot say `zip wire'’; ‘Can the child sound out this complicated word?’;

Articulateverb

express or state clearly

Articulateadjective

expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language;

‘articulate speech’; ‘an articulate orator’; ‘articulate beings’;

Articulateadjective

consisting of segments held together by joints

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