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The Internet Book Database of Fiction • View topic - GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:26 pm
by Algot Runeman

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:44 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈsərˌvīn, -vin/

adjective
of or relating to deer; deerlike.

Origin:
mid 19th century: from Latin cervinus, from cervus 'deer'

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Kid gloves, not so much.
Fringed deerskin shirts for the mountain men and guys like Daniel Boone, yes. Those were cervine products.

Fellows, I am not sure you should refer to your wife as "cervus" when you say "Yes, Dear!"

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:42 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:53 pm
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:46 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /hiˌkēkəˈmôri/

noun (plural )
(in Japan) the abnormal avoidance of social contact, typically by adolescent males.
a person who avoids social contact.

Origin:
Japanese, literally 'staying indoors, (social) withdrawal'

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Does keeping up with those I've never met except through the Internet mean I suffer from hikikomori?
Of course, I make those contacts while indoors at home.
On the other hand, I'm not an adolescent, though I am male.
Bah. All this introspection is too tiring. I'll just stop and read a book now.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:10 am
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:40 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:45 pm
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:58 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:45 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈdisənəns/

noun
Music
lack of harmony among musical notes: an unusual degree of dissonance for such choral styles the harsh dissonances give a sound that is quite untypical of the Renaissance
a tension or clash resulting from the combination of two disharmonious or unsuitable elements: dissonance between campaign rhetoric and personal behavior

Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin dissonantia, from Latin dissonant- 'not agreeing in sound', from the verb dissonare

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There was a moan from Aunt Benita. Her spotlessly clean kitchen was being overrun by a colony of ants.

Uncle Benny said, "Don' worry, Honey. I got some stuff dat do de trick. Just put some of dis on ants and dey go away to die."

Benita didn't heed the advice of her good-hearted husband. She felt a dissonance at the thought of using a poison around the spotless kitchen counters where she would make their supper. She stirred the marinara as she thought through some other options.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:01 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:42 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈapəˌstat/

noun
Physiology
the region of the hypothalamus of the brain that is believed to control a person’s appetite for food.

Origin:
1950s: from appetite, probably on the pattern of thermostat

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Ben's appestat was turned up when he was a kid. It has not changed much since he was 20. However, his weight has followed the urgings of the appetite. He weighs over 350 pounds today. He does not play nose tackle in the NFL, either, though he watches from the stands.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:31 am
by voralfred
Too many people have turned up appestat, alas. But some, either to compensate this, or for reasons of they own, become addicted to an activity which goes in the opposite direction, and though healthy in moderate amount can become dangerous in case of setting of their exercistat.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:54 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˌôtōˈdīˌdakt/

noun
a self-taught person.

Derivatives
autodidactic
Pronunciation: /-ˌdīˈdaktik/ adjective

Origin:
mid 18th century: from Greek autodidaktos 'self-taught', from autos 'self' + didaskein 'teach'

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Joey may not have been entirely an autodidact. His skills as a mechanic were predicted when he was a kid, he watched his uncles and father gather around various jalopies and piles of automotive junk. They inspired him to make more than they were capable of accomplishing. Today, he rebuilds all sorts of cars. He doesn't keep them. His joy comes from the loving restoration of the original beauty of a Hudson, a DeSoto, pretty much any American car.

[Yes, the auto pun is intended...]

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:46 pm
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈbindē/

noun
a decorative mark worn in the middle of the forehead by Indian women.

Origin:
from Hindi bindī

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Mohana listened to the others. She didn't understand very much of the animated conversation, but loved being part of the group of "women", all with bindi on their foreheads. She felt at home.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:25 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /lo͞oSH/

adjective
disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way: the louche world of the theater

Derivatives
loucheness
noun

Origin:
early 19th century: from French, literally 'squinting'

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Rock stars epitomize loucheness, and have done so from the very beginning. Parents found Elvis sordid, for sure. Their teenagers definitely found him appealing.

[Though I don't know either the group or the performer, the middle person is the rock star, Jared Louche of the Chemlab rock group. He's clearly trying to live up to his name.]

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:12 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:55 pm
by Algot Runeman

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:45 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:23 pm
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˌedəfiˈkāSHən/

noun
formal
the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually: the idea that art’s main purpose is to supply moral uplift and edification

Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin aedificatio(n-), from aedificare 'build' (see edify)

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Tom did not enjoy his edification.
Tom preferred tearing things down.
Tom looked forward to next week for smashing Halloween pumpkins.
He felt his seat in the classroom would better be offered to another.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:54 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:18 pm
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:16 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:46 am
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:11 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ôˈtäkTHən/

noun (plural autochthons or autochthones /-THəˌnēz/)
an original or indigenous inhabitant of a place; an aborigine.

Origin:
late 16th century: from Greek, literally 'sprung from the earth', from autos 'self' + khthōn 'earth, soil'

Indigenous image (Imagine one you like.)

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Luke was a local. His family were locals. His forefathers were locals.
Maybe others would consider him an autochthon, but he just likes the simple term.