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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:50 pm



Pronunciation: /ˌpərədˈvenCHər, ˌper-/

archaic humorous
adverb
archaic or humorous
perhaps: peradventure I’m not as wealthy as he is

noun
archaic or humorous
uncertainty or doubt as to whether something is the case: that shows beyond peradventure the strength of the economy

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French per (or par) auenture 'by chance'

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:57 pm

To post on the WOTD thread is always such an adventure !

Will others think my post is humorous?
Or, peradventure will they think that such an archaic old fellow as me should not adventure himself to such risk ?
In such an advent, please humour me and understand that, peradventure, I was just feeling adventurous enough to venture into possible archaism.

I think I'm starting a headache. Perchance, does anyone has Advil ? To sleep, or peradventure to dream... (or am I mixing quotes ? - ay, there's the rub ! )
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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: /ˈgo͞oˌgôl/

number
equivalent to ten raised to the power of a hundred.

Origin:
1940s: said to have been coined by the nine-year-old nephew of E. Kasner (1878–1955), American mathematician, at Kasner's request

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If I Google the word googol, I'll get a gaggle of links. Whee!
If I oggle the list, I'll be totally strained.
I would not read even 10 to the power of three.
I'd grievously grumble for being so pained.

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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: /ˈwənzē/

noun
an infant’s one-piece close-fitting lightweight garment, usually having sleeves but leaving the legs uncovered and fastening with snaps at the crotch.

Origin:
1980s: from one + -sy

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To buy a onesie,
I searched the store, see.
Two Cs of choices.
But none for big boys-es.
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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 Apr 12, 2013 7:52 am



Pronunciation: /ekˈsərbēə/

noun
the exurbs collectively; the region beyond the suburbs.

Origin:
1955: from ex-1 'out of' + -urbia, on the pattern of suburbia. See exurb

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Today's definition of -urbia is wider than before. Some people travel long distances in their daily commute.
Exurbia includes the "commuter towns" beyond the suburbs.

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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 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:50 am



Pronunciation: /ˈfōlē/

noun
[as modifier]
relating to or concerned with the addition of recorded sound effects after the shooting of a film:the aural details that foley artists duplicate

Origin:
named after the inventor of the editing process

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Using today's non linear video editing software makes it easy to add foley effects, even in home movies.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:07 pm



Pronunciation: /ˈbätəmrē/

noun
dated
a system of merchant insurance in which a ship is used as security against a loan to finance a voyage, the lender losing the investment if the ship sinks.

Origin:
late 16th century: from bottom (in the sense 'ship') + -ry, influenced by Dutch bodemerij

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The owner lost his ship, the insurer lost his bottomry, but the crew lost their lives.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:24 am



Pronunciation: /trəʊv/

noun
a store of valuable or delightful things: the cellar contained a trove of rare wines

Origin:
late 19th century: from treasure trove

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Tom roved far and wide seeking treasure in field and grove.
He'd stop to check the trash on spec to see what wasn't stove (in).
Most times he rattled on without a single find.
But an occasional trove of attic junk was just that special kind.
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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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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌtwitəˈrätē/

noun
informal
avid or frequent users of the social media website Twitter: no celebrity member of the Twitterati seems to have caused as much of a splash as has Stephen Fry

Origin:
early 21st century: on the pattern of literati, glitterati, etc.

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Teddy told Tim to tweet. Tim's tweets told tales terrifically.
Fred followed. Francine followed...Flora followed. Followers flocked.
Teddy isn't happy, standing in the shadow of his Twitterati twin.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Definition ofself-tracking
noun
the practice of systematically recording information about one’s diet, health, or activities, typically by means of a smartphone, so as to discover behavioral patterns that may then be adjusted to help improve one’s physical or mental well-being: self-tracking may provide a glimpse of the future of healthcare

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Bob decided to keep a record of how many walnuts he cracked and ate each day. It didn't do much for his health care, but he wanted in on the self-tracking fun.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈvərgə/

noun (plural virgae /-gē, -gī/)
Meteorology
a mass of streaks of rain appearing to hang under a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground.

Origin:
1940s: from Latin, literally 'rod, stripe'

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Vanessa viewed the variation in the virga, the beginnings of tears in her eyes. Her vision cleared as the clouds moved off. The ground around her was still baked dry. All her hopes were dashed. The drought continued.
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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: /SHləb/

(also shlub)

noun
informal
a talentless, unattractive, or boorish person.

Origin:
1960s: Yiddish shlub, perhaps from Polish żłób

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈsev(ə)rəltē/

noun
archaic
the condition of being separate.

Origin:
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French severalte, from several (see several)

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His house was finally his, alone, in severalty. The mortgage was paid off and he had no wife or children.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈimpriˌkāt/

verb
[with object] archaic
utter (a curse) or invoke (evil) against someone or something.

Origin:
early 17th century: from Latin imprecat- 'invoked', from the verb imprecari

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