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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:31 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:arrière-pensée
... His arrière-pensée was to have her promoted, and, equally unmentioned, he thought her derrière magnifique.

He'd better hurry. The longer he waits to promote her, the more his arrière-pensée will devolve into a secret agenda.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:34 pm
by Algot Runeman
E.P.S wrote:The longer he waits to promote her...

Sadly, he's not even management. But, speaking of hidden agendas, she's that good that he wants her to boss him around. 8) What have we left unsaid?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:54 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:
E.P.S wrote:The longer he waits to promote her...

Sadly, he's not even management. But, speaking of hidden agendas, she's that good that he wants her to boss him around. 8) What have we left unsaid?

That she's a dental assistant?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:12 am
by Algot Runeman
fricassee

Pronunciation: /ˈfrikəˌsē, ˌfrikəˈsē/

noun
a dish of stewed or fried pieces of meat served in a thick white sauce.
verb (fricassees, fricasseeing, fricasseed)
[with object]
make a fricassee of (something).

Origin:
from French fricassée, feminine past participle of fricasser 'cut up and cook in sauce' (probably a blend of frire 'to fry' and casser 'to break')

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No current predator is capable of eating a blue whale in any other form than a fricssee. That hasn't stopped humans from tearing them apart, though.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:24 am
by Algot Runeman
lycanthrope

Pronunciation: /ˈlīkənˌTHrōp/
noun
a werewolf.

Origin:
early 17th century: from modern Latin lycanthropus, from Greek lukanthrōpos 'wolf man' (see lycanthropy)

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Strong recommendation: Never moon a lycanthrope.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:04 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:lycanthrope

I simply love a blanquette de veau with carots, pearl onions and button mushrooms (your classic veal fricassee).
Though I wouldn't serve it to visiting lycanthropes. They hate onions and they prefer whole or fricasseed critters raw anyway.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:59 pm
by MidasKnight
I would rather chew a dirt clod than a mushroom.

But I like the carrots and pearl onions!

:)

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:30 am
by Algot Runeman
floe

Pronunciation: /flō/
(also ice floe)

noun
a sheet of floating ice.

Origin:
early 19th century (superseding flake1 in this sense): probably from Norwegian flo, from Old Norse fló 'layer'

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Flo flew fleetly and freely on the sheet of ice. She didn't know it was a floe. Before she realized it, the skating fun turned into a fiasco as the change of wind made her ice sheet crack away from shore. Wisely, she used her cell phone to call for help. She's fine. Don't worry. Right now, she's at home sipping cocoa and munching on a chocolate chip cookie.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:floe

Could a flea on a floe flee with the flow?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:38 pm
by Algot Runeman
E.P.S. wrote:Could a flea on a floe flee with the flow?


Phew! :clap:

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:24 am
by Algot Runeman
wordie

noun
word or short phrase to be figured out like a puzzle

origin: Games Magazine "Wacky Wordies"

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[ Today from ODO, the standard word source for this activity, came "rupestrian" which we had back on August 22, 2012 so this is a fill-in, a mere substitute, an alternative pawned off on you. Maybe the original wordies were rupestrian, anyway. ]

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:34 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:wordie

I don't play golf, so I've never scored a birdie.

But my "flea on a floe" seems to have hit a wordie (if not a wormie).

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:43 am
by Algot Runeman
egregious

Pronunciation: /iˈgrējəs/
adjective
1outstandingly bad; shocking:egregious abuses of copyright
2 archaic remarkably good.

Origin:
mid 16th century (sense 2): from Latin egregius 'illustrious', literally 'standing out from the flock', from ex- 'out' + grex, greg- 'flock'. The derogatory sense (late 16th century) probably arose as an ironical use

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My daughter complains of my egregious misuse of language when I ask her if the very small bottles in the toiletries section should be called "toiletshrubs" instead.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:34 am
by Algot Runeman
connive

Pronunciation: /kəˈnīv/

verb
[no object] (connive at/in)
secretly allow (something considered immoral, illegal, wrong, or harmful) to occur:you have it in your power to connive at my escape
(usually connive to do something) conspire to do something considered immoral, illegal, or harmful:the government had connived with security forces in permitting murder

Origin:
early 17th century: from French conniver or Latin connivere 'shut the eyes (to)', from con- 'together' + an unrecorded word related to nictare 'to wink'

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Carrie shared her concerns with Albert. She felt that the conference had been hijacked by the dress-up crowd. They had connived to infiltrate every phase of the event instead of just their track. Albert nodded and wrinkled his brow in sympathetic concern. After he left, thought, he put on his mask and ran down the corridor.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:36 am
by Algot Runeman
pulsar

Pronunciation: /ˈpəlˌsär/

noun
Astronomy
a celestial object, thought to be a rapidly rotating neutron star, that emits regular pulses of radio waves and other electromagnetic radiation at rates of up to one thousand pulses per second.

Origin:
from puls(ating st)ar, on the pattern of quasar

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Pulsars are the timekeepers of the universe. Of course, they aren't very helpful to long range travelers because they pulse at many different rates.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:55 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:pulsar

That reminds me of the invigorating adjuvant grandpa got from the shaman.

Grandma called it the "Pulsar Potion" ...

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:46 pm
by Algot Runeman
potamology

Pronunciation: /ˌpätəˈmäləjē/
noun
Geography
the study of rivers.

Origin:
early 19th century: from Greek potamos 'river' + -logy

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Patrice pondered the pond, which potamology proposed was probably patterned on an oxbow of the river.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:45 am
by Algot Runeman
hullabaloo

Pronunciation: /ˈhələbəˌlo͞o, ˌhələbəˈlo͞o/

noun
[in singular] informal
a commotion; a fuss:remember all the hullabaloo over the golf ball?

Origin:
mid 18th century: reduplication of hallo, hullo, etc.

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Don't be hasty. Be calm. There's no need to start a hullabaloo about it.
Somehow, my dogs don't listen to calm reason when there is thunder.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:23 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:hullabaloo

"Hullabaloo!", said Mowgli.

"Watch your language, son." replied the bear. "It's Hullo Baloo. Two words, you know?"

Spoiler: show
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:36 pm
by Algot Runeman
spang

Pronunciation: /spaNG/
adverb
US informal
directly; completely:looking the general right spang in the eye

Origin:
mid 19th century: of unknown origin

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Dumbfounded, Joe stared his wife right smack in the eye, or right spang in the eye, if this word entry is right.
[The word is new to me...but it is fair to say there are many such words.]
[[Overnight, I realized that my rare usage is "smack dab" in the middle of verbal oddities.]]

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:48 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:spang
... looking the general right spang in the eye ...

That must have been a star spangled general ...

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:26 am
by Algot Runeman
dingle

Pronunciation: /ˈdiNGgəl/
noun
literary or dialect
a deep wooded valley or dell.

Origin:
Middle English (denoting a deep abyss): of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 17th century

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And my spurs went jingle, jangle, jingle
As I rode my horse into the dingle.
The path was narrow.
A file would need to be single.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:03 pm
by Algot Runeman
dot-org

(also dot.org)
noun
a nonprofit organization that conducts its business on the Internet.

adjective
of or relating to nonprofit business conducted on the Internet.

Origin:
from .org in an Internet address, indicating a noncommercial site

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I wonder if many young hackers are hoping to get hired at a dot-org just as many seem to want a dot-com job.

[[ You are of course, all welcome to visit my very own dot-org. Some of the support images for the WotD have been hosted there. ]]

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:44 am
by Algot Runeman
olfaction

Pronunciation: /älˈfakSHən, ōl-/
noun
technical
the action or capacity of smelling; the sense of smell.

Origin:
mid 19th century: from Latin olfactus 'a smell' (from olere 'to smell' + fact- 'made', from the verb facere) + -ion

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All factions stood silently outside the plant. No conversation was necessary.
The overwhelming smell assaulted all whose olfaction was ordinary.
The mayor looked around and everyone signed assent.
The old factory had to go to give the town a better scent.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:20 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:olfaction
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Despite that prominent appendage, this guy clearly is a mouth breather. His olfactory passages are blocked with allergic-to-pollen swelling.

Add to that the horrible heatwave we're currently experiencing (34 C / 93.2 F) and it will give you an approximate idea of the annoyingly bloated size of this aristocratic organ that insists on always preceding me:
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