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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:16 pm

To add my grain of salt, in Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials, daemons have definitively no negative connotations. But they have nothing to do with computers either. They are probably close to the original greek meaning.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /svelt, sfelt/

adjective
(of a person) slender and elegant.

Origin:
early 19th century: from French, from Italian svelto

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:56 am

It just seemed odd to me that they didn't put anything in the definition about mystical evil beings. I did not mean to slight you.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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MidasKnight, no slight was felt.

Sleight of hand always desirable, anyway.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Mumble it, Mark: /diˈlo͞ovēəl/

adjective
of or relating to a flood or floods, especially the biblical Flood.

Origin:
mid 17th century: from late Latin diluvialis, from diluvium 'deluge', from diluere 'wash away'

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈskimiNGtən/

noun
historical
a procession made through a village intended to bring ridicule on and make an example of a nagging wife or an unfaithful husband.

Phrases
ride skimmington
hold a skimmington procession.

Origin:
early 17th century: perhaps from skimming ladle, used as a thrashing instrument during the procession

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The skimmington planned as part of the town's historical parade in Skimmington was canceled because of the flooded road. There was a general sigh of relief from all the nagging wives and unfaithful husbands in the region.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Say it, Yogi: /ˈərˌsin, -ˌsēn/

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling bears.

Origin:
mid 16th century: from Latin ursinus, from ursus 'bear'

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈlevətē/

noun
humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect: as an attempt to introduce a note of levity, the words were a disastrous flop

Origin:
mid 16th century: from Latin levitas, from levis 'light'

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Randy the Magnificent was a journeyman magician. He was good, but focused on adding a bit of levity to his routine. He typically chose a member of the audience for his levitation trick. It made people laugh that he tried to choose a man of over 300 pounds as his subject. When the subject was willing, Randy was able to produce not only a lively lift, but to do so with copious flow of sweat from his brow, so much that it dripped and formed puddles around his feet and flowed across the stage below the dangling feet of his subject.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /riˈmänstrəns/


noun
a forcefully reproachful protest: angry remonstrances in the Senate he shut his ears to any remonstrance
(the Remonstrance) a document drawn up in 1610 by the Arminians of the Dutch Reformed Church, presenting the differences between their doctrines and those of the strict Calvinists.

Origin:
late 16th century (in the sense 'evidence'): from Old French, or from medieval Latin remonstrantia, from remonstrare 'demonstrate, show' (see remonstrate)

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Bill blasted the study's conclusions. His analysis of the same data had an entirely different perspective.
His remonstrance raised concerns throughout the community.
Fortunately, several others were moved to do fresh analysis and to collect additional data.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈgālēə/

noun (plural galeae /-lēˌē/ or galeas)
Botany & Zoology
a structure shaped like a helmet.

Origin:
mid 19th century: from Latin, literally 'helmet'

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Marius wore his hoodie to protect him from the sun and to be less recognizable. However, he was no monk. Walking alone through the neighborhood was tricky these days. He had rubbed some locals the wrong way. The hoodie, combined with a biker's helmet acted like a Roman galea, just in case somebody came at his head with a swinging bat.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /(h)yo͞oˈmektənt/

adjective
retaining or preserving moisture.

noun
a substance, especially a skin lotion or a food additive, used to reduce the loss of moisture.

Origin:
early 19th century (denoting a moistening agent): from Latin humectant- 'moistening', from the verb humectare, from humectus 'moist, wet', from humere 'be moist'

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /SHəˈgrēn/

noun

1sharkskin used as a decorative material or, for its natural rough surface of pointed scales, as an abrasive.

2a kind of untanned leather with a rough granulated surface.

Origin:
late 17th century: variant of chagrin in the literal sense 'rough skin'

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Mark Shaw Greene was regarded by most as a rough skinned dude. He didn't wear shagreen shoes nor for patches on his cardigan sleeves, but his demeanor clearly showed he was not friendly. Acquaintances said he had an abrasive personality. It couldn't actually be said that he had friends.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /môrˈdāSHəs/

adjective
formal
1denoting or using biting sarcasm or invective.

2(of a person or animal) given to biting.

Origin:
mid 17th century: from Latin mordax, mordac- 'biting' + -ious

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Sadly Mort was deficient in mordacious mutterings. He had broken his dentures, the full set. "Toothless" described every sarcasm he attempted.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈsôrēən/

adjective
of or like a lizard.

noun
any large reptile, especially a dinosaur or other extinct form.

Origin:
early 19th century: from modern Latin Sauria (see Sauria) + -an

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Bobby whined, "Ahm sorry, an' I'll never do that again."
He never used a cherry bomb to blow up another lizard. Cats and many other animals did die messily over the following years..
Bobby was good at whining, so his parents never knew the problem was growing. They worried, but went no further.

Years later, the series of missing women and mutilated corpses that were sometimes found lead police to track Bobby.
They didn't know it was him, of course. He had become very careful.
His outward appearance was that of a normal human, but his eyes often revealed a cold saurian gaze.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /iˈspī(ə)l/

noun
archaic
the action of watching or catching sight of something or someone or the fact of being seen: he withdrew from his point of espial

Origin:
late Middle English (in the sense 'spying'): from Old French espiaille, from espier 'espy'

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /əˈfrā/

noun
Law, dated
an instance of fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace: Lowe was charged with causing an affray a person guilty of affray

Origin:
Middle English (in the general sense 'disturbance, fray'): from Anglo-Norman French afrayer 'disturb, startle', based on an element of Germanic origin related to Old English frithu 'peace, safety' (compare with German Friede 'peace')

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Lawyer to Judge: "Your honor, I apologize for my client who has caused an affray in the square. We throw ourselves on the mercy of the court."
Judge: "Your client has certainly gone astray, parading as she did in total disarray, no stitch of cloth upon her. The video presented by the prosecution left us no doubt of her guilt. She cannot have my mercy, but here's my address in southern Jersey."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈlōgēˌän, -jē-/


noun (plural logia /-gēə, -jēə/)
a saying attributed to Jesus Christ, especially one not recorded in the canonical Gospels.

Origin:
late 19th century: from Greek, 'oracle', from logos 'word'

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Pope Benedict may have resigned because he secretly preferred many of the logia over the church-approved canon.
One of his favorites: "Blessed are the poor who have given their money to the church. Now let's get working on the rich to give theirs."
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Pronunciation: /rɪˈzʌɪl/

verb
[no object] formal
abandon a position or a course of action: can he resile from the agreement?

Origin:
early 16th century: from obsolete French resilir or Latin resilire 'to recoil', from re- 'back' + salire 'to jump'

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Ronnie recently resolved to resile from rough play. Reasoning rationally, Ronnie realized roughhousing reduces rugrat resilience. Secretly he changed his style because he would otherwise have been asked to resign from the day care center.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌäktōˈdesəˌmō/

noun (plural octodecimos)
a size of book page that results from the folding of each printed sheet into eighteen leaves (36 pages).
a book of octodecimo size.

Origin:
mid 19th century: from Latin in octodecimo 'in an eighteenth', from octodecimus 'eighteenth'

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Tom liked his octodecimo book. He felt it was "just right" to carry on the bus for reading during the commute. His fellow riders were not happy when he attempted to read from various others, especially quarto and folio. Visiting the bookstore, he could easily carry out two bags with eighteenmo books to read. His wife didn't appreciate the stacks of books any more than she liked the pun.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /əˌpäTHēˈōsis, ˌapəˈTHēəsis/

noun (plural apotheoses /-ˌsēz/)
[usually in singular]
the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax: his appearance as Hamlet was the apotheosis of his career
the elevation of someone to divine status; deification.

Origin:
late 16th century: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apotheōsis, from apotheoun 'make a god of', from apo 'from' + theos 'god'

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Bob's performance didn't approach apotheosis. It was, however, his best. That was more important than not matching the maximum level demonstrated by NASCAR pit crew professionals.

Bob's best was also good enough to get the flat tire off his family car and the spare on in its place. Speed was far less important than success on a rainy night along the back roads of farm country.
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