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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:44 am



Pronunciation: /ˌinfōˈmānēə/

noun
informal
the compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via cell phone or computer: Wilson warned that the rise in infomania could reduce workers' mental sharpness

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infomaniac
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Alex informed us of his need to know, in spite of being retired. However, he disavowed infomania. Yesterday, he didn't turn on any computer until after 6:45 Of course, he had read three national newspapers and a local one by then.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈləstē/

adjective (lustier, lustiest)
healthy and strong; full of vigor: the other farms had lusty young sons to work the land lusty singing

Derivatives
lustiness
noun

Origin:
Middle English: from lust (in the early sense 'vigor') + -y1

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /prəˈpound/

verb
[with object]
put forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration by others: he began to propound the idea of a “social monarchy” as an alternative to Franco

Derivatives
propounder
noun

Origin:
mid 16th century: alteration of archaic propone, from Latin proponere 'set forth', from pro- 'forward' + ponere 'put'. The addition of the final -d can be compared with that in expound and compound

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby ChoChiyo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:18 am

One day a nameless individual irritated me with such excessive intensity that I hired Jesse Venture to give him a good PRO POUNDING. (My ex governor can beat up YOUR ex governor.) :smash: :cry: :lol:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:05 pm



Pronunciation: /ˈkatˌgət/

noun
a material used for the strings of some musical instruments, made of the dried twisted intestines of sheep or horses (but not cats).

Origin:
late 16th century: the association with cat1 remains unexplained

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /diˈsenSHənt/

adjective
in opposition to a majority or official opinion: dissentient voices were castigated as “hopeless bureaucrats.”

noun
a person who opposes a majority or official opinion.

Origin:
early 17th century: from Latin dissentient- 'differing in opinion', from the verb dissentire

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Syllabification: (shriev·al)
Pronunciation: /ˈSHrēvəl/

adjective
chiefly historical
of or relating to a sheriff.

Origin:
late 17th century: from shrieve, obsolete variant of sheriff

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:06 am

The mayor's last shrieval edicts stroked people's nerves like off key strung catgut. The most dissentient protesters tarred and feathered his effigy in front of city hall.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:46 pm

E.P.S. You are making the most of your visits. It won't be necessary to send the sheriff to verify your status.

Oh, and a little bulb to brighten your day, too.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Syllabification: (che·root)
Pronunciation: /SHəˈro͞ot/

noun
a cigar with both ends open and untapered.

Origin:
late 17th century: from French cheroute, from Tamil curuṭṭu 'roll of tobacco'

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Charlie raged about the flavor of his cheroots. Cheap they might be, but he loved a good stogie (which is what he called them). Though he lived in Conestoga Valley, PA, he had never even ridden in one of those pioneer wagons.
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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 Dec 07, 2012 12:54 pm



Syllabification: (di·a·ble·rie)
Pronunciation: /dēˈäblərē/

noun
reckless mischief; charismatic wildness: the beauty and diablerie of the great actor
archaic sorcery supposedly assisted by the devil.

Origin:
mid 18th century: from French, from diable, from ecclesiastical Latin diabolus 'devil'

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Frank forged ahead, heedless of the consequences. His posse admired his diablerie and emulated his routine, though with far less success.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:11 am



Syllabification: (yu·ka·ta)
Pronunciation: /yo͝oˈkätə/

noun (plural same or yukatas)
a light cotton kimono.

Origin:
Japanese, from yu 'hot water' (because originally worn indoors after a bath) + kata(bira) 'light kimono'

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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 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:24 am



Syllabification: (G-suit)
(also anti-G suit)

noun
a garment with pressurized pouches that are inflatable with air or fluid, worn by fighter pilots and astronauts to enable them to withstand high forces of acceleration.

Origin:
1940s: from g (symbol of gravity) + suit

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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 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:28 am

Well... (in part):

"You may not systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the material for any purpose;" (Oxford Dictionaries Online)



noun
The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists

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The word of the day exists for use. All words exist for use. Restricting the use of those words is counterproductive to their purpose.

[I guess that I need to be less systematic in my use of words. Otherwise, maybe we'll just make up our own. As it happens, I am currently reading 1984 by George Orwell. Suddenly, I feel like Winston Smith, gripping my composition book, filling it with words that are no longer allowed for any party member to use. Maybe I should just pick a random set of letters and make up some meaning.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:19 pm

In understand that, while on dry ground, one usually does not go on a trip without a specific purpose, under the sea, you normally need a porpoise to go on a journey.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby ChoChiyo » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:12 am

A porpoise with purpose doesn't piddle away the day. The purposeful porpoise puts his snout to the grindstone and his dorsal fin to the wheel and gets on with it.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:39 pm



Syllables: (ac·ro·lect)
Pronounce: ˈakrəˌlekt/

The dialect which most follows or exemplifies the "pure" language.
(Drawn from the study of creole, but now applied more generally.)

Wikipedia: "William Stewart, in 1965, proposed that the terms acrolect and basilect be the sociolinguistic labels for the upper and lower boundaries respectively of a post-creole speech continuum."

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