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The Call Flo Radio Show was recognized as ‘Best Morning Show’ in the small market division by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters in 2012!  Congratulations!

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Tune in weekdays beginning at 8:05 AM to WFLO AM and FM for the Call Flo Radio Show! Your hosts Francis Wood, along with Chris Wood, and Christopher Brochon, will bring you the show! Whether its some good news, birthdays and anniversaries, the word of the day, or laughing about sardines, join us on CALL FLO. We would love to hear from you during the show! The contact numbers for The Call Flo Radio Show are 434-392-8881 (local) or 1-800-825-5356 (long distance). Monthly, host Francis Wood will speak with 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt (R). Join Francis and the Congressman on the first Tuesday of the month to hear about what’s going on in Washington D.C. and how it affects you!

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Chris Brochon’s Word of the Day If you come across or know some great words, send them to me at

2/11/2016: gimcrack- a showy object of little use or value

2/10/2016: excoriate- (1) to wear the skin off (2) to censure scathingly

2/9/2016: cynosure- (1) one that serves to direct (2) center of attention

2/8/2016: fusty- impaired by age or dampness

2/5/2016: steganography- the practice of concealing a message, image or file within another

2/4/2016: innocuous- harmless

2/3/2016: foofaraw- a disturbance over a trifle; a fuss

2/2/2016: jink- to move quickly or unexpectedly with sudden turns and shifts

2/1/2016: miscible- capable of being mixed without separation

1/29/2016: attitudinize-to pose

1/28/2016; otiose- producing no useful result

1/27/2016: golconda- a rich mine; source of great wealth

1/26/2016: sop- a conciliatory bride, gift or gesture

1/25/2016: uxorial- of or relating to a wife

1/22/2016; tatterdemalion- dilapidated

1/21/2016: traduce- to expose to shame by means of falsehood

1/20/2016: rectitude- morally correct behavior or thinking

1/19/2016: nugatory- inconsequential

1/18/2016: jehu- a fast or reckless cab driver

1/15/2016: loquacious- talkative; wordy

1/14/2016: zeitgeber- an agent that provides the stimulus setting a biological clock

1/13/2016: chapfallen- to have ones jaw hanging loosely or depressed

1/12/2016: proffer- to present for acceptance or propose

1/11/2016: immure- to enclose within

1/8/2016: diapason- a burst of sound

1/7/2016: fantod- a state of tension and uneasiness

1/6/2016: quodlibet- an exercise in philosophical discussion

1/5/2016: asseverate- to affirm or declare earnestly

1/4/2016: ranivorous- that which eats frogs; mainly used for animals

1/1/2016: logorrhea- extreme talkativeness

12/31/2015: quean- an impudent or ill-behaved girl

12/30/2015: turdiform- having or taking the form of a songbird

12/29/2015: rigmarole- a lengthy and complicated procedure

12/28/2015: fard- facial cosmetics

12/23/2015: canoodle- to hug and kiss amorously

12/22/2015: folderol- nonsensical fuss

12/21/2015: formication- the sensation of insects crawling over the skin

12/18/2015: gobemouche- a highly gullible person

12/17/2015: pratfall- to fall on one’s buttocks

12/16/2015: crore- ten million

12/15/2015: malarkey- meaningless talk, nonsense

12/14/2015: pandiculation-the act of stretching and yawning, especially on awakening

12/11/2015: cattywampus- askew or awry

12/10/2015: widdershins- counterclockwise

12/9/2015: bumfuzzle- confuse or perplex

12/8/2015: morass- a complicated situation, or area of ground

12/7/2015: cupidity- greed for money or possessions

12/4/2015: obstreperous- noisy and difficult to control

12/3/2015: recalcitrant- having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority

12/2/2015: cabotage- the right to control air, sea, and other transport within a particular country

12/1/2015: pitchkettled- puzzled

11/30/2015: assiduity- persistent personal attention

11/27/2015: catarrh- excessive buildup of mucus in the throat

11/26/2015: grammarcy- thank you

11/25/2015: woodness- insanity

11/24/2015: woebegone- miserable in appearance

11/23/2015: glabrous- free from hair if skin or free from down if leaf or feather

11/20/2015: catoptromancy- foretelling the future by means of crystal ball or mirror

11/19/2015: paraph- a flourish after a signature, originally against forgery

11/18/2015: hallux- a person’s big toe

11/17/2015: autotomy- the casting off of a body part by an animal under threat

11/16/2015: gasconade- extravagant boasting

11/13/2015: anopisthograph- something with writing on one side

11/12/2015: thalassic- relating to the sea

11/11/2015: obnubilate- to darken or obscure

11/10/2015: turophile- a lover or connoisseur of cheese

11/9/2015: ecdysiast- striptease performer

11/6/2015: amphibology- a phrase or sentence that is grammatically ambiguous

11/5/2015: pother- a commotion or fuss

11/4/2015: ustad- an expect or highly skilled person; especially of the arts

11/3/2015: otalgia- earache

11/2/2015: dight- clothed or equipped; (make ready for use)

10/30/2015: perfidiousness- betrayal of trust

10/29/2015: pinguid- resembling fat; oily or greasy

10/28/2015: incrassate- thickened in form or consistency

10/27/2015: concinnity- elegance or neatness of a literary style

10/26/2015: serac- the pinnacle of a glacier

10/23/2015: eucatastrophe- a happy ending

10/22/2015: rubiginous- rust colored

10/21/2015: omphalos- the center or hub of something

10/20/2015: anfractuous- winding or circuitous

10/19/2015: merrythought- the furcula of a fowl’s breast; now commonly called the wishbone

10/16/2015: famulus- an assistant or attendant for a magician or conjurer

10/15/2015: opsimath- one who begin to study or learn only late in life

10/14/2015: noyade- an execution carried out by drowning

10/13/2015: luculent- (of speech or writing) clearly expressed

10/12//2015: croze- a groove at the end of a cask or barrel in which the head is fixed

10/9//2015: defervescence- the abatement of a fever indicated by bodily temperature

10/8/2015: deasil- clockwise

10/7/2015: anguilliform- resembling or shaped like an eel

10/6/2015: wabbit- exhausted; perhaps because you’re slightly unwell

10/5/2015: mimsy- rather prim or over-restrained

10/2/2015: patulous- spreading; of the branches of a tree

10/1/2015: aa- a kind of basaltic volcanic lava that forms jagged masses with a rough texture

9/30/2015: velleity- an inclination not strong enough to lead to action

9/29/2015: tiffin- a light meal, usually lunch

9/28/2015: ogdoad- a group or set of eight

9/25/2015: deipnosophist- a master of the dining experience

9/24/2015: chiliad- a thousand things or a thousand years

9/23/2015: noctambulist- sleepwalker

9/22/2015: degust- to taste food or drink carefully so as to fully appreciate it

9/21/2015: peterman- a safecracker

9/18/2015: stercoraceous- consisting of or resembling feces

9/17/2015: operose- involving much industry or effort

9/16/2015: natation- swimming

9/15/2015: bruxism- the involuntary or habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep

9/14/2015: erubescent- blushing or reddening

9/11/2015: borborygmus-the rumbling and gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines

9/10/2015: argute- shrewd

9/9/2015: adscititious- supplemental, not integral

9/8/2015: zoanthropy- delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal

9/7/2015: ulotrichous- having woolly or crispy hair

9/4/2015: kakorrhaphiophobia- the fear of failure

9/3/2015: jentacular- pertaining to breakfast

9/2/2015: macrosmatic- denoting an abnormally keen olfactory sense

9/1/2015: impignorate- to pawn or mortgage something

8/31/2015: agastopia- admiration of a particular part of someone’s body

8/28/2015: pauciloquent- that which uses few words in speech or conversation

8/27/2015: nudiustertian- of the day before yesterday

8/26/2015: quire- 25 sheets of paper; 1/20th of a ream

8/25/2015: erinaceous- of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog

8/24/2015: bibble- (1) to eat or drink noisily (2) to imbibe often

8/21/2015: maeterlinckian- poetically symbolic; resembling the writing of Maurice Maeterlinck

8/20/2015: welkin- the sky, the upper air, the heavens, or the celestial sphere

8/19/2015: gry- the smallest unit in Locke’s proposed decimal system of linear measurement, being the tenth of a line, the hundredth of an inch, and the thousandth of a philosophical foot. Basically, a trifle.

8/18/2015: pourparler- a discussion preliminary to negotiations

8/17/2015: propinquity- the state of being close to someone or something

8/14/2015: lutherie- the making of wooden stringed musical instruments

8/13/2015: chantelaine- the mistress of a castle or fashionable household

8/12/2015: runcation- the act of weeding

8/11/2015: circumlocution- the use of many words where fewer would do, in a deliberate attempt to be evasive or vague

8/10/2015: askance- with an attitude or look of suspicion

8/7/2015: disputatious- fond of having heated arguments

8/6/2015: timorous- showing nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence

8/5/2015: codswallop- nonsense

8/4/2015: odsbodikins- by god’s body

8/3/2015: hootenanny- an informal gathering of folk music and dancing

7/31/2015: absquatulate- leave abruptly

7/30/2015: cantankerous-bad-tempered and uncooperative

7/29/2015: mollycoddle- (v) treat someone very indulgently; (n) an effeminate man or boy

7/28/2015: syncope- the omission of letters or sounds from with in a word or phrase

7/27/2015: contumely- insulting language or treatment

7/22/2015: micromort- unit of risk measuring a one in a million probability of death

7/21/2015: hoosegow- prison

7/20/2015: ubiety- a state of existing and being localized in space

7/17/2015: opprobrious- disgraceful or shameful

7/16/2015: crudivore- an eater of raw food

7/15/2015: maunder- talk in a rambling manner or act in an idle manner

7/14/2015: flummox- perplex greatly

7/13/2015: blunderbuss- (1) short barreled large bored gun; (2) a person regarded as lacking in subtlety and precision

7/10/2015: lethologica- the inability to remember the correct word or phrase

7/9/2015: cavil- (v) to make petty objections (n) an objection of this kind

7/8/2015: inveigle- persuade by means of flattery or deception

7/7/2015: cadre- a small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession

7/6/2015: debacle- a sudden failure

7/3/2015: consanguinity- kinship

7/2/2015: eldritch- weird and sinister

7/1/2015: erudition- the showing of great knowledge or learning

6/30/2015: jocosity- playfulness

6/29/2015: pablum- bland and insipid fare, entertainment, etc.

6/25/2015: spelunking- exploration of caves

6/24/2015: brouhaha- noisy overexcited critical response

6/23/2015: sanguine- cheerfully optimistic

6/22/2015: convoluted- extremely complex and difficult to follow

6/19/2015: enumerated- mentioned one by one

6/18/2015: quagmire- boggy area of land, or a hazardous situation

6/17/2015: divisive- tending to cause hostility between people

6/16/2015: forestall- prevent or obstruct

6/15/2015: narthex- an antechamber or porch in a church

6/12/2015: prognostication- the action of foretelling future events

6/11/2015: pellucid- translucently clear

6/10/2015: pensive- engaged in deep or serious thought

6/9/2015: kummerspeck- weight gained from emotional overeating

6/8/2015: nebby- overly inquiring, nosey

6/5/2015: pusillanimous- timid, lacking courage

6/4/2015: blandish- coax with words of flattery

6/3/2015: defenestration- the act of throwing someone out of a window

6/2/2015: deride-express contempt for

6/1/2015: gainsay- deny or contradict

5/29/2015: pogonotrophy- the act of growing and grooming facial hair

5/28/2015: detritus- waste or debris

5/27/2015: volitant- having the the power of flight

5/26/2015: quidnunc- a gossip or busybody

5/25/2015: legerity- physical or mental quickness

5/22/2015: tatterdemalion-ragged or unkempt

5/21/2015: frabjous- wonderful, elegant, superb

5/20/2015: cynosure-person or thing that attracts attention or admiration because of it’s brilliance

5/19/2015: logy- sluggish

5/18/2015: ebullition- bubbling or boiling

5/15/2015: pulchritudinous- beautiful

5/14/2015: subterfuge- deceit in order to achieve one’s goal

5/13/2015: intransigence-unwilling to change one’s views

5/12/2015: eponymous-giving ones name to something

5/11/2015: gauche- lacking grace, unsophisticated

5/8/2015: wallydrag-a feeble or worthless person

5/7/2015: venality-motivated by bribery

5/6/2015: torpor- lethargy

5/5/2015: flagellant- one who subjects themselves or others to flogging

5/4/2015: complaisant-obliging or agreeable

5/1/2015: confabulation- an engagement in conversation

4/30/2015: culpable- deserving of blame

4/29/2015: escritoire- small writing desk with compartments

4/28/2015: coprolite- fossilized feces

4/27/2015: dilatory- slow to act

4/17/2015: funambulist- tightrope walker

4/16/2015: gentrify- to renovate and improve to middle-class taste

4/15/2015: globular-spherical

4/14/2015: forsooth- indeed, in truth

4/13/2015: brume-mist or fog

4/10/2015: opprobrious- language expressing shame or disgrace

4/9/2015: esculent- fit to be eaten

4/8/2015: poltroon- utter coward

4/7/2015: comportment- behavior

4/6/2015: panoply- a wide ranging and impressive array or display

4/3/2015: primogeniture- the state of being the first born child

4/2/2015: permutate- change the order of

4/1/2015: empyrean- deriving from heaven

3/31/2015: cantillate- to chant or intone

3/30/2015: encomium-writing that praises highly

3/27/2015: circumambient- surrounding

3/26/2015: manumit- release from slavery, set free

3/25/2015: panegyric- a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something

3/24/2015: anathema-something or someone that one vehemently dislikes

3/23/2015: postilion- person who rides the left-hand horse of a team when there is no coachman

3/20/2015: valetudinarian- one who is unduly anxious about their health

3/19/2015: exordium-the beginning or introduction esp. of a discourse or treatise

3/18/2015: murmuration- the act of murmuring

3/17/2015: galore- in abundance

3/16/2015: gird- encircle, secure, or surround

3/13/2015: butyraceous- in the nature of, or resembling butter

3/12/2015: aver- to assert to be the case

3/11/2015: sastruga-ridge of snow formed on a field by the action of wind

3/10/2015: predicate- something that is affirmed or denied concerning an argument

3/9/2015: wimple- a cloth headdress covering the head, neck, and sides of face

3/6/2015: quintessence- the most perfect example of quality or class

3/5/2015: ignoble- not honorable in character or purpose

3/4/2015: purloin- steal

3/3/2015: mien- a person’s manner or look

3/2/2015: transmogrification-transform in a magical manner

2/27/2015: crepuscular- appearing at twilight

2/26/2015: recondite- little known

2/25/2015:persiflage- light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter

2/24/2015: prescient-having knowledge of events before they take place

2/23/2015: inchoate- rudimentary

2/20/2015: perturbation- a deviation of a system

2/19/2015: aspersion- an attack on the integrity of someone

2/18/2015: testudinal- of, like or relating to a tortoise

2/17/2015: pecuniary- of or relating to money

2/14/2015: pigsney- a darling

2/13/2015: dephlogisticated- a substance supposed to exist in all combustible bodies, and released in combustion

2/12/uxorious-having or showing excessive or submissive fondness for one’s wife

2/11/2015: tenet-a principle or belief

2/10/2015: coalesce- come together and form one mass or whole

2/9/2015: eponym- a person after whom a discovery, invention, or place is named

2/6/2015: supralapsarian- a person who believes that God decreed the election or non-election of individuals to salvation from the beginning

2/5/2015: emolument- a salary

2/4/2015: isostasy- the equilibrium that exists between parts of the earth’s crust

2/3/2015: enmity- the feeling of being actively opposed to someone or something

2/2/2015: prevaricate- to speak or act in an evasive way

1/30/2015: paleoethnobotany- the study of the remains of plants cultivated by man in ancient times

1/29/2015: echelon- a level in an organization, profession or society

1/28/2015: scantling- the size to which a piece of wood or stone is measured and cut

1/27/2015: priggish-with a self-righteous, superior tone or attitude

1/26/2015: oblate- flatted at the poles; often the object is spheroid

1/23/2015: prognathous- having a projecting lower jaw or chin

1/22/2015: caprice- a sudden and unaccountable change of behavior

1/21/2015: plebiscite- direct vote of all members

1/20/2015: piebald-multicolored, black and white, or brown and white

1/19/2015: neoteric- modern, recent

1/16/2015: diaphragmatic- involving or resembling the diaphragm

1/15/2015: parlous- bad, dreadful, risky

1/14/2015: larrikin- disorderly or rowdy

1/13/2015: evanesce- vanish or fade away

1/12/2015: dowie- dull or melancholy

1/9/2015: monocotyledenous- any flowering plant having a single seed leaf with parallel veins, like grasses and orchids

1/8/2015: cogitation- the faculty of thinking

1/7/2015: caesura- an interruption or break

1/6/2015: sesquipedalian-polysyllabic

1/5/2015: belletrist-essay written and read for aesthetic effect

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