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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:26 am



Pronunciation: /imˈprōbitē/

noun
formal
wickedness or dishonesty.

Origin:
late 16th century: from Latin improbitas, from improbus 'wicked', from in- 'not' + probus 'good'. Compare with probity

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Mark's improbity lead to many tragedies...for others. His success as a hedge fund manager kept him far above their level, however.
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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 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:33 am



Pronunciation: /ˌpantəgro͞oˈelēən/

adjective
rare
enormous: a Pantagruelian banquet

Origin:
late 17th century: from Pantagruel (the name of an enormous giant in Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel) + -ian

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Stan was still hungry after the Lilliputian dinner shared with his petite wife. He ventured out to the convenience store where he satisfied himself with a Panagruelian selection of snack cakes and candy bars. He did remember to bring home the milk his dear spouse had sent him to get. She indulgently brushed the dark cake crumbs from his shirt as the put the milk into the fridge.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:55 pm

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:48 pm

Pantagruel, Gargantua and more.
"Fee-fi-fo-fum!" said Blunderbore.
"Mention of these tiny guys is such a bore."

"Though not so small as silly Jack.
Their bones do so easily crack.
After marrow's gone, I'll add them to my stack."

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌgaliˈgaskinz/

noun
British historical
loose-fitting breeches, trousers, or gaiters.

Origin:
late 16th century: perhaps an alteration (influenced by galley and Gascon) of obsolete French gargesque, from Italian grechesca, feminine of grechesco 'Greek'

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The only(?) thing I don't like about modern day galligaskins is the proclivity to wear them below the buttocks.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:35 am

I shudder at the idea of a cartoon where would wear walligaskins below the buttocks...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:29 pm



Pronunciation: /əˈnəl/

verb (annuls, annulling, annulled)
[with object]
declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result):the elections were annulled by the general amid renewed protests
declare (a marriage) to have had no legal existence:her first marriage was finally annulled by His Holiness

Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French anuller, from late Latin annullare, from ad- 'to' + nullum 'nothing'

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Ann Ulle didn't want to stay married. Right away she tried to get the union annuled. Fortunately the judge carefully read the Ulle log and was able to find the dull details that enabled his decision.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈsatisˌfīs/

verb
accept an available option as satisfactory: it talks about telling you not to just satisfice but to always look for the best

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Max settled for an ordinary life. He satisficed to be satisfied. He was a happy man.
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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)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:44 am



Pronunciation: /dänˈso͝oz, -ˈsœz/

noun
a female ballet dancer.

Origin:
early 19th century: French, literally 'female dancer'

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:00 am

Delectable Delia donned her dancing shoes.
Her heartfelt hope was to be a danseuse.
She spun and she twirled on the well-polished floor.
And slipped on her keester and slid out the door.
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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 Apr 27, 2013 1:34 pm

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:48 pm



Pronunciation: /pst/

exclamation
used to attract someone’s attention surreptitiously:Psst! Want to know a secret?

Origin:
1920s: imitative

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"Psst!"

Do I have your attention?
Too bad. I actually have nothing to say.

[ My mother used to say, "Hay is for horses," when I called out, "Hey!" I wonder if she had wise thoughts about psst. Of course, either one is better than .]
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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 Apr 29, 2013 3:51 pm



Pronunciation: /ˈignəˌminē, igˈnäminē/

noun
public shame or disgrace: the ignominy of being imprisoned

Origin:
mid 16th century: from French ignominie or Latin ignominia, from in- 'not' + a variant of nomen 'name'

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Oh the ignominy.
I am such a ninny.
I missed the word.
And now you've heard.
Today's a double win-ie.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed May 01, 2013 12:14 pm



Noun
The state of being away from a place or person.
An occasion or period of being away from a place or person.

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Shall I blame the absence of Tuesday's word on the lack of email from Oxford Dictionaries Online? If so, I also note that I didn't get the email for Wednesday, either. Ho, hum. I guess you word lovers will need to be satisfied with the "random" words I choose on my own until the email issue gets fixed.

Are any of you celebrating May 1? What's your context? (spring, International Workers' Day, the May Pole, Beltane, Walpurgis Night, just because you like the whole number five expressed as a fraction 5/1) Fess up!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed May 01, 2013 3:18 pm

Psst, Algot !
I know my too frequents absences are an ignominy, but it is not so often that I am able to find an entry to satisfice your Gargantuan appetite for new words.

PS: Pantagruel left the job of providing an interesting word to his father. He is off with quite a few danseuses, an appointment he was loath to annul
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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 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:32 am



\bair-SOOZ\
noun
1
: a musical composition usually in 6/8 time that resembles a lullaby
2
: lullaby

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6/8 time
A silly rhyme
A short berceuse
And. Now. I. Snooze.
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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 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:28 pm

E.P.S.

Berceuse, the Blues.
Danceuse, you choose.
There will no doubt
Be no Dr. Seuss.

No snooze, but shmooze?
Alone, together, you still choose.
Each of us will hum or sing,
And really love our joyful thing.
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