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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:46 am



Pronunciation: /ˈbōgəs/

adjective
not genuine or true; fake:a bogus insurance claim

Origin:
late 18th century (originally US, denoting a machine for making counterfeit money): of unknown origin

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Carl carried the bogus bills to the table and spread them across the faux wood surface. He looked carefully and told the boss that they were fake. The robbery had been abig waste of time, and he didn't want to add to the mess by claiming the haul was real.
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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: /jərˈmān/

adjective
relevant to a subject under consideration:that is not germane to our theme

Origin:
early 17th century: variant of german, with which it was synonymous from Middle English. The current sense has arisen from a usage in Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Does it bother anybody else that so many things are germane simply because they were included somewhere in Shakespeare's work? I've always wished that would have more influence on our daily lives.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:02 am



Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞okrəˌnāt/

adjective
Botany & Zoology
ending abruptly in a short sharp point or mucro.

Origin:
late 18th century: from Latin mucronatus, from mucro, mucron- 'point'

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As a boy, I ran around barefoot a lot. The bane of and my friends and me was a plant that we called "stickums", the seeds of which had several mucronate projections. OUCH! Since I grew up, bare feet are rare except at the beach. Using mucronate tips on the needles for telling a quick difference between spruce and fir is more common.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /gôd/

noun
archaic
a showy and purely ornamental thing:displays of overpriced gauds

Origin:
Middle English (denoting a trick or pretense): perhaps via Anglo-Norman French from Old French gaudir 'rejoice', from Latin gaudere. Current senses may have been influenced by obsolete gaud 'a large ornamental bead in a rosary'

Todd was awed by the gaud so much that exclaimed to his girlfriend, Crystal, "Gawd, that thing is huge. It could only be more impressive if it were actually a diamond instead of glass."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:18 am



Pronunciation: /ˈblaT͟Hərˌskīt/
noun
chiefly North American
1a person who talks at great length without making much sense.
foolish talk; nonsense:politicians get away all the time with their blatherskite

Origin:
mid 17th century: from blather + skite, a Scottish derogatory term adopted into American colloquial speech during the American Revolution, from the Scottish song Maggie Lauder, by F. Semphill, which was popular with American troops

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"On and on, on and on, and on and on." So go the words of a recent song.
In those classes where the subject didn't seem important to my developing mind, I'd have often described the teacher's lecture as blatherskite. I know it wouldn't have been fair. The teacher found the subject fascinating, I'm sure.

[ Blather is familiar to me. I've use the term occasionally and heard/read it. As blatherskite, though, it isn't familiar. Maybe it was popular in the mid 17th century, a bit before my time. Mayber "North American" is also a hint that this might be more Canadian than U.S. usage. I don't know. ]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /rəˈbärbətiv/
adjective
formal
unattractive and objectionable:rebarbative modern buildings

Origin:
late 19th century: from French rébarbatif, -ive, from Old French se rebarber 'face each other “beard to beard” aggressively', from barbe 'beard'

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Sally, the fairy princess, rarely wanted to kiss. Of course, rubbing her prince's lizard beard against her soft cheek was rebarative in the extreme.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:37 pm

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:24 am



Pronunciation: /lōˈgäməkē/

noun (plural logomachies)
rare
an argument about words.

Origin:
mid 16th century: from Greek logomakhia, from logos 'word' + -makhia 'fighting'

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The cacophany of gaudy rewordative blatherskites escalated into full-blown logomachy much sooner than anyone expected. Pens were mightier than swords and keyboards positively bristled with menace.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:50 pm

In the 60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:05 am

Then let's start making fun of the worst president in our nation's history.

There's nothing funny about Obama's Death to America agenda however.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /kər/

noun
an aggressive dog or one that is in poor condition, especially a mongrel.
informal a contemptible man.

Origin:
Middle English (in the general sense 'dog'): probably originally in cur-dog, perhaps from Old Norse kurr 'grumbling'

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Callie carried her toy poodle in a basket to keep it safe from other dogs. It didn't matter to her if the others were purebred or cur. She wasn't too interested in mingling with cats, either.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /məˈnäkyələr, mä-/

adjective
with, for, or in one eye:he had only monocular vision
noun

an optical instrument for viewing distant objects with one eye, like one half of a pair of binoculars.

Origin:
mid 17th century: from late Latin monoculus 'having one eye' + -ar1

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Pirate Pete attacked the pleasure boat fleet.
He was so bold, never had been beat.
He gazed through his spyglass,
Looking for a likely lass.

He didn't use binoculars; his patch made that silly.
A monocular sufficed, but sounded too frilly.
He swung himself onto the last of the craft.
Sending shivers through the crew, he menacingly laughed.
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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: /ˈtôkē/

noun
informal
a movie with a soundtrack, as distinct from a silent film.

Origin:
early 20th century (in the phrase the talkies): from talk, on the pattern of movie

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Mimes were little sought as actors in the early talkies. They were not generally popular in them later, either.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:27 am



Pronunciation: /āˈtwē/

noun (plural etuis)
dated
a small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles.

Origin:
early 17th century: from French étui, from Old French estui 'prison', from estuier 'shut up, keep'. Compare with tweezers

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"Etui, Brutus!" Ceasar fell to the steps of the Roman senate. His man bag burst open, strewing his precious posessions. Brutus scooped it up before everyone could see, attentive to Ceasar's last wish.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /əˈpifərə/

noun
1 Medicine excessive watering of the eye.
2 Rhetoric - another term for epistrophe.

Origin:
late 16th century (sense 2): via Latin from Greek epi 'upon' + pherein 'to bear or carry'. sense 1 dates from the mid 17th century

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She blamed the epiphora on being constantly sad, but Evie knew she wasn't fooling anyone, she never fooled anyone, which was a fact that could be seen by anyone.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:58 am

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:26 am



Pronunciation: /ˈkibits/

verb
[no object] informal, chiefly North American
look on and offer unwelcome advice, especially at a card game.
speak informally; chat:she kibitzed with friends

Origin:
1920s: Yiddish, from colloquial German, from German Kiebitz 'interfering onlooker' (literally 'lapwing')

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Sam stood behind him as governor Bob Kamut took the podium. There was no point to his being right there. Like all politicians of the level of governor or more, there was a teleprompter to guide the speech. No kibitzing was necessary. Still, Sam felt his presence supported Bob, his friend, his governor, his puppet, if truth be told.
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