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GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:48 pm

Laurie,

Are you looking for chocolate alone? (Do you have to call dibs if you aren't alone?)

Dark chocolate (~70% cocoa) is my preferred version. Hershey's has squares that include dried fruit and nuts. Good stuff.

If it is chocolate donuts, do you prefer a donut that is chocolate and then sugar glazed or a yellow dough with a chocolate covering, or perhaps a chocolate donut with chocolate covering? Dunkin' Donuts, here in New England, offers all three donut options along with my favorite, the Boston Creme with chocolate on top of a yellow dough donut filled with creme. Mmmm. Ah, the tasty mystery of donut gnosis.

Is there a different/better source of donuts in your neighborhood? I fondly remember a donut place (can't remember name) up in St. Catherines, Ontario where my son was competing many years ago in a rowing regatta.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:02 pm



Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəˌgāt, ˈkär-/

verb
contract or cause to contract into wrinkles or folds: [no object]: Micky’s brow corrugated in a simian frown

Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin corrugat- 'wrinkled', from the verb corrugare, from cor- (expressing intensive force) + rugare (from ruga 'a wrinkle')

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Carlos careened along the corrugated road, careless of the stress being put on both his pickup and on the passengers riding behind him in the truck's bed. Regular passes with the road grader seemed to be totally ineffective. Carlo certainly wasn't waiting for the road to be paved.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Glad to know, Algot, that you're a gnostic in doughnutty matters.

I've seen many doughnuts with all sorts of garnishing, chocolate, glazing, sugar sequins, coloured beads, a little umbrella, even accidental dents, though I still haven't found any corrugated ones.

In my local supermarket they keep rollin', rollin', rollin', keep those donuts rollin' along.

But the best kind was in the tearoom where my mom took me along when I was a kid. Ice cream for me, but once in a while she let me have a taste of her scrumptious Baba au Rhum with whipped cream, yummy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby laurie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:10 am

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"So where the hell is he?" -- Laurie
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:18 am



Pronunciation: /SHəˈzam/

exclamation
used to introduce an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation: She prayed for his arrival and shazam! There he was

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The audience realized that might actually have meant something when the magician released the flaming baton and stood with his arms folded while the baton slowly faded and finally disappeared. The flame continued to spin, changing colors and directions, rising and falling, changing from a circular motion into a figure eight and several precise geometric shapes.

They winced and gasped when the flame finally swept forward, then overhead and, after spiraling upward in smaller and smaller circles, popped out of existence just below the very center of the chandelier which came alight at that very instant. Their applause, slow to start, gathered momentum and swept over the magician who still stood, arms crossed, with just a slight tilt to his head and a raised eyebrow.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby laurie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:41 pm

Press the "SHOW" button and......

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:04 am

Well, I wonder whether a better answer to EPS's question would not be

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:26 pm



Pronunciation: /dibz/

plural noun
informal
money.

Phrases
have first dibs on
have the first right to or choice of: they never got first dibs on great prospects

Origin:
mid 18th century (denoting pebbles used in a children's game): from earlier dib-stones, perhaps from dib

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We hoseyed and called first dibs on chocolate, donuts and such. We appear to have preselected our upcoming words.

My wife and I played with her family after getting the game for a Christmas gift.

[Once again the WotD group on IBDoF seems to have the power to influence the editors at oxforddictionaries.com from which I capture our daily words.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:57 am



Pronunciation: /ˈpəlkrəˌt(y)o͞od/

noun
literary
beauty.

Derivatives
pulchritudinous
Pronunciation: /ˌpəlkrəˈt(y)o͞odn-əs/ adjective

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E.P.S. is noted here for his appreciation of pulchritude, not to mention his grandfather.
But, here's the question. Does apply the term, in general, when discussing shirtless men? Do sandals matter?

[A succinct definition, now that's beautiful. ]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby laurie » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:37 pm

My father always said this lady was the epitome of pulchritude:


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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:33 pm



Pronunciation: /kôrˈteZH, ˈkôrˌteZH/

noun
a solemn procession, especially for a funeral.
a person’s entourage or retinue.

Origin:
mid 17th century: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare 'attend court', from corte 'court', from Latin cohors, cohort- 'retinue'

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Carrie carried a corsage, careless of the concerns of the contessa's funereal cortège. They tolerated her behavior because she was both the contessa's cousin and considered crazy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:20 pm

Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:41 am



Pronunciation: /disˈtrā/

adjective (feminine distraite /disˈtrāt/)
[predic.]
distracted or absentminded: he seemed oddly distrait

Origin:
mid 18th century: French, from Old French destrait, past participle of destraire 'distract', from Latin distrahere 'pull apart' (see distract)

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Tom was distracted. Lisa was distrait. When they looked up, their eyes met, but no sense of connection happened. Was this another instance of the "high road" and "low road" division? They were like the U.K. and U.S., "divided by a common language."

"Ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland before ye."[]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:54 am



Pronunciation: /ˈīləm/

noun
Astronomy
(in the Big Bang theory) the primordial matter of the universe, originally conceived as composed of neutrons at high temperature and density.

Origin:
1940s: from late Latin hylem (accusative) 'matter', from Greek hūlē

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Let me be clear. This photo is inadequate to illustrate the WotD, ylem. However, in my defense, the camera wasn't able to capture the proper image. It's an equipment failure. The lens was too slow.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:59 pm



Pronunciation: /ˈvizərd/

noun
archaic
a mask or disguise.

Origin:
mid 16th century: alteration of visor

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Neither Alakazam nor Shazaam

He'd read all the Potter books.
But Harry wasn't his hero.
In honor he made up his looks.
For a cost nearing zero.

A peaked hat and floor-dragging cape.
A staff gnarled and visually keen.
His hair from wrinkled old crepe.
His visard, a wizard on Halloween.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:18 am



Pronunciation: /məˈsägəmē/

noun
rare
the hatred of marriage.

Derivatives
misogamist
Pronunciation: /-mist/ noun

Origin:
mid 17th century: from Greek misos 'hatred' + gamos 'marriage'

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Missive re: misogamy. Misos misses the point. For me, marriage is great because I love my missus. Thirty-six happy years and counting. For you, it is too bad. Maybe you just don't like Mario.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:39 am



Pronunciation: /ˈwälə/

noun
[in combination or with modifier] Indian or informal
a person concerned or involved with a specified thing or business: ice cream wallahs
a native or inhabitant of a specified place: Bombay wallahs

Origin:
from the Hindi suffix -vālā 'doer' (commonly interpreted in the sense 'fellow'), from Sanskrit pālaka 'keeper'

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