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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Algot Runeman wrote:...
Another linked term was "recitativo secco"
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I guess "recitativo secco - come scritto" is Italian for "dry recital - as written".

And does "Some Assembly Required" mean "Batteries Not Included"? :lol:
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remuage

Pronunciation: /ˌrɛmjʊˈɑːʒ/
/ʀəmɥaʒ/
noun
[mass noun]
The periodic turning or shaking of bottled wine, especially champagne, to move sediment towards the cork.

Origin
French, literally 'moving about'.

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Algot Runeman wrote:remuage
I suppose you shouldn't ask the people who perform the remuage to "shake a leg"?
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hanap

noun
A large drinking-goblet, especially the vessel from which the chief guest at an entertainment or the presiding dignitary was served.

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The mayor's visit to the guild chamber caused the steward to thoroughly clean the ceremonial hanap before filling it with the best wine from the cellar. As usual, the regular guild members drank vin ordinaire.

[It interested me that this word was not available from the usual ODO source. Today's ODO word was one used before so I visited another word source, Wordnik. ODO is never short of words that are rare, archaic or arcane. One wonders if hanap is even less common than usual.]
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diagram

Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪəɡram/
noun
1A simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure, or workings of something; a schematic representation: a diagram of the living room
1.1 Geometry A figure composed of lines that is used to illustrate a definition or statement or to aid in the proof of a proposition.
1.2 British A graphical schedule for operating railway locomotives and rolling stock in order to provide a desired service.
verb (diagrams, diagramming, diagrammed; US diagrams, diagraming, diagramed)
[with object]
1 Represent (something) in graphic form: the experiment is diagrammed on page fourteen
1.1 British Schedule the operations of (a locomotive or train) according to a diagram.

Origin
Early 17th century: from Latin diagramma, from Greek, from diagraphein 'mark out by lines', from dia 'through' + graphein 'write'.

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As shown in diagram 1 a typical wood screw has a shank above the threads. The shank is designed to slide through the top piece of material, letting the threads below cut into the bottom piece pulling the angled head into the top layer, drawing it tight against the bottom piece.
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Algot Runeman wrote:diagram
I don't like words with the dia- prefix, words like diagram, dialysis, diarrhoea, etc.

Too many have unpleasant connotations.
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arboriculture

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːb(ə)rɪˌkʌltʃə/
/ɑːˈbɔːrɪˌkʌltʃə/
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[mass noun]
The cultivation of trees and shrubs.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Latin arbor 'tree' + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

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E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
Algot Runeman wrote:diagram
I don't like words with the dia- prefix, words like diagram, dialysis, diarrhoea, etc.

Too many have unpleasant connotations.

(...)
Well, I'll grant you diabetes, too.
But diamagnetism?
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bedight

Pronunciation: /bɪˈdʌɪt/
adjective
archaic
Adorned: a Christmas pudding bedight with holly

Origin
Late Middle English: past participle of archaic bedight 'equip, array' (see be-, dight).

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To everyone's delight
Joey's bed was bedight
With animals galore.
He even wanted more.

There was a space
Under well-done lace
Where he could creep
To smile at each in sleep.
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antelucan

adjective
happening before dawn

Origin
The word 'antelucan' comes from the Latin 'antelucanus'; from 'ante' "before" + 'lux' "light".

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The most significant antelucan event for each day is getting up to go to the YMCA to swim. Some other similarly-timed events are better left unmentioned.

[I suppose the illustration could also appear to illustrate the antelucan activity of a leisurely yawn and stretch on sleep-mussed bedclothes.]
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Algot Runeman wrote:antelucan
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[I suppose the illustration could also appear to illustrate the antelucan activity of a leisurely yawn and stretch on sleep-mussed bedclothes.]
I by far prefer your second activity description, even without the antelucan altogether.
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flews

Pronunciation: /fluːz/
plural noun
The thick hanging lips of a bloodhound or similar dog.

Origin
Late 16th century: of unknown origin.

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Clyde had huge flews. They flopped almost as if wings as he ran. The spew of spit and drool wrecked the wing thing, though.
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Algot Runeman wrote:flews
I think when Hooch plays cooling fan, he is the paragon of canine flews: both air and liquid cooled.
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Better flews than fleas !
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choreology

Pronunciation: /ˌkɒrɪˈɒlədʒi/
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[mass noun]
The notation of dance movement.

Origin
1960s: from Greek khoreia 'dancing in unison' (from khoros 'chorus') + -logy.

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niveous

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪvɪəs/
adjective
literary
Snowy or resembling snow: all seemed to shimmer and slip away into a niveous haze, as if a fog was rising from some realm beneath the floor

Origin
Early 17th century: from Latin niveus (from nix, niv- 'snow') + -ous.

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This weekend's niveous note is "BLIZZARD!" for the US Mid-Atlantic region.
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Algot Runeman wrote:niveous
You can withstand niveous conditions with NIVEA.
Or so they claim.
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precognition

Pronunciation: /ˌpriːkɒɡˈnɪʃ(ə)n/
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1 [mass noun] Foreknowledge of an event, especially as a form of extrasensory perception.
2 Law , chiefly Scottish The preliminary examination of witnesses, especially to decide whether there is ground for a trial.

Origin
Late Middle English: from late Latin praecognitio(n-), based on Latin cognoscere 'know'.

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"You will like tomorrow's word better than today's."

"Precognition?" you ask.

"No. It is just that tomorrow's word is cuter. You'll see. I am a word meteorologist, forecasting is my business."
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Algot Runeman wrote:precognition
I guess it takes little precognition to predict that you'll be getting some snow, this weekend.

Why the Belgian weather forecasters warn us about that, I don't know, but the Belgian online news reports it on its front page. Maybe to warn that flights to the US eastern seaboard have been cancelled?
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You are right, E.P.S. No precognition needed. Actually our precognosticators (is that a word? It should be!) tell us that the area west of Boston, Massachusetts will only get a few inches from the storm. The storm center is predicted to slide east and to weaken tonight. Northern New England will get nothing. Such are the vagaries of weather.

On another subject: A company in Boston advertised yesterday that their waffle recipe has a better flavor because the imported Belgian sugar caramelizes better. C12H22O11 from Belgium is different from US C12H22O11?

Any insight to the sugar in-site?
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Algot Runeman wrote: ...
A company in Boston advertised yesterday that their waffle recipe has a better flavor because the imported Belgian sugar caramelizes better.
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I suspect that's just an advertising gimmick. But disproving that boast would be very difficult if not impossible.

So I wouldn't sue that company for misleading advertising, but consider it a cheap claim to be ignored. Comparing the tastes of their and competing products yourself is the only reliable test.
The Liège waffle is a richer, denser, sweeter, and chewier waffle. Native to the greater Wallonia region of Eastern Belgium – and alternately known as gaufres de chasse (hunting waffles) – they're an adaptation of brioche bread dough, featuring chunks of pearl sugar which caramelize on the outside of the waffle when baked. It is the most common type of waffle available in Belgium and prepared in plain, vanilla and cinnamon varieties by street vendors across the nation.
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cuter

Pronunciation: /kjuːt/
adjective
Comparative form of cute
More than just attractive in a pretty or endearing way: she had a cuter little nose than her sister

Origin
Early 18th century (in the sense 'clever, shrewd'): shortening of acute.

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It is just that tomorrow's word is cuter.
Prediction confirmed. What could be cuter than that?

[I am not sure a girl with a button nose is cuter than one with a regular nose.]
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gratulation

noun
A feeling of happiness and satisfaction; joy, especially at one's good fortune.

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:D :) :( :? :slap: :cry:


My gratulation was downgraded yesterday afternoon when the home town football team lost in the playoffs. The Super Bowl will go on without us.
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Algot Runeman wrote:gratulation
A feeling of happiness and satisfaction; joy, especially at one's good fortune.
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The Super Bowl will go on without us.
Well, gratulate some Parmigiano-Reggiano on top of your inverted bowl of Linguine alla Carbonara, and you'll forget all about football and the Super Bowl.
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banausic

Pronunciation: /bəˈnɔːsɪk/
adjective
formal
1 Not operating on an elevated level; mundane: serious discussion of scientific problems was regarded as banausic
1.1 Relating to technical work: his contribution may have been administrative or banausic

Origin
Mid 19th century: from Greek banausikos 'of or for artisans'.

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A banausic sentence is all you'll get today, nothing special, ordinary in every way.
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