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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:40 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:obloquy

Shouldn't we obliquely send an obloquy (is that short for oblong soliloquy?) to the OEDo for lately confronting us rather often with completely useless WoTD's?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:24 pm

Useless! USELESS?

How can you be so cruel, E.P.S.? Obsolete and obloquy dovetail nicely. Isn't it is time to try, nay strive to resurrect these outdated, dessicated elements of English so they may once again shine in the domain of daily discourse? Aren't we, the keepers of and contributors to WotD, charged with that thankless task?

If I'm silly enough to think that will happen, I deserve the obloquy of all. :D

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :banana: :banana: :banana: :!:

Happy Birthday to the WotD Topic!

Look back, back to page one of this topic. Yes, do it now, I say!

I have my cake and plan to eat it, too. Whether you choose to celebrate it on August 3 or August 4, this week marks the official tenth birthday of this Word of the Day topic. Like many of the words with which we play, the venerable topic has waxed and waned ("Wax on. Wax off." to quote Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid"). Words stick with us long after they are first used. We may even misuse or misspell or mispronounce them. Nonetheless, we love them.

Raise a glass, toast the forum, toast the topic and all our wordy friends. If you must, toast the bread, too, and spread the extra cake frosting on it.


Huzzah, hoorah, hip-hip-hooray!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:03 am

weal [definition 2]

Pronunciation: / wēl /
noun
formal
That which is best for someone or something: I am holding this trial behind closed doors in the public weal

Origin
Old English wela 'wealth, well-being'; related to well 1.

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Well, well, weal.
Deep subject, healthy, best for you.
Words we feel
Are cool and neat and true.

It may come as a blow to you, but fortunately no puffy, red weal (definition 1) will be visible after using this definition of the word.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby clong » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:10 am

Algot Runeman wrote:Happy Birthday to the WotD Topic!

Look back, back to page one of this topic. Yes, do it now, I say!

I have my cake and plan to eat it, too. Whether you choose to celebrate it on August 3 or August 4, this week marks the official tenth birthday of this Word of the Day topic. Like many of the words with which we play, the venerable topic has waxed and waned ("Wax on. Wax off." to quote Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid"). Words stick with us long after they are first used. We may even misuse or misspell or mispronounce them. Nonetheless, we love them.

Raise a glass, toast the forum, toast the topic and all our wordy friends. If you must, toast the bread, too, and spread the extra cake frosting on it.



Huzzah, hoorah, hip-hip-hooray!


Congrats and thanks to all who have kept this long lived thread going over the years :beer:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:38 am

Congrats to Algot for keeping this thread alive, and to EPS for his regular participation.
I try, once in a while, but I usually lack good ideas, sorry. I am too afraid to attract obloquy by writing inane and humourless posts
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:52 am

Algot Runeman wrote:weal [definition 2]...
That which is best for someone or something ...
...
It may come as a blow to you, but fortunately no puffy, red weal (definition 1) will be visible after using this definition of the word.

Oh! I completely misunderstood.

Now I understand what you meant with
Weal, shucks, Pilgrim. Y'all certainly got that one right, although them %*&@ Yurowpeeuns, no matter whar they come from will nevah, evah draw nigh the absolute ascendency of us Texans. ...

It took me four years to lose the angry red weal (definition 1) I imagined I had. Silly me ...

clong wrote:Congrats and thanks to all who have kept this long lived thread going over the years :beer:
A lot of the credit belongs to my grandma.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:36 am

semblance

Pronunciation: /ˈsembləns /
noun
1 The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different: she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order
1.1 archaic Resemblance; similarity: it bears some semblance to the thing I have in mind

Origin
Middle English: from Old French, from sembler 'seem', from Latin similare, simulare 'simulate'.

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With simple hope we scheme.
Pretend we are a team
Is that all that I can ask,
Only semblance, just a dream?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:00 am

Algot Runeman wrote:semblance
The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different ...

I'm afraid that we can vie and dissemble all we want, nevertheless I'm sure that, in this WotD, we shall never achieve any semblance of seriousness.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:49 am

slugabed

Pronunciation: /ˈslʌgəbɛd /
noun
chiefly North American or archaic
A lazy person who stays in bed late.

Origin
late 16th century: from the rare verb slug 'be lazy or slow' + abed.

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The dogs began to bark at 6:20. I missed my time to the pool again this morning, what a slugabed. Of course it is all relative. For many, rising at 6:20 is unthinkable. My parents were "early" risers at 8:30. My nieces often are asleep until 11:00 and get up to go out to eat before their afternoon work shift.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:42 am

Algot Runeman wrote:slugabed

One can wonder where people got those verbal expressions.

In English: sleep in (I guess in bed, where else?)

In Dutch: een gat in de dag slapen, sleep a hole in the day

Anyway, snailabed is a lot better than slainabed.

Also, watch your surroundings before you dare say slugabed out loud!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:28 am

I can't believe it ! They invented a word just to describe me !!!

slugabed is the best of all the WoDT since the beginning of the thread.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:29 am

inveigh

Pronunciation: /inˈvā /
verb
[no object] (inveigh against)
Speak or write about (something) with great hostility: nationalists inveighed against those who worked with the British

Origin
late 15th century (in the sense 'carry in, introduce'; formerly also as enveigh): from Latin invehere 'carry in', invehi 'be carried into, assail', from in- 'into' + vehere 'carry'.

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Joe spoke harshly.
He did inveigh.
No "partially"
Stood in his way.

His disdain was absolute.
Others opinions did not sway.
Certainty was at the root
With never a hint of gray.

He didn't like a single thing.
With happy thoughts, he didn't play.
To raw anger did he cling.
Again, no joy would come today.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:22 pm

I do hope noone will inveigh against my being a slugabed...

Does inveighing necessarily involve an obloquy?

Does every obloquy automatically constitute an inveighing?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:02 pm

voralfred wrote:I do hope noone will inveigh against my being a slugabed...

Does inveighing necessarily involve an obloquy?

Does every obloquy automatically constitute an inveighing?


Oy, vey!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:39 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:
voralfred wrote:(...)


Oy, vey!


That's what I am always afraid of: my efforts here bringing obloquious inveighing upon me...

Oy vay voy !
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:58 am

All the WotD comments are delivered with love, even if they seem like obloqy at the moment. :cry:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:35 am

hawkshaw

Pronunciation: /ˈhôkˌSHô /
noun
informal dated
A detective.

Origin
early 20th century: from the name of a detective in the play The Ticket-of-Leave Man by Tom Taylor (1817–80), English dramatist; also portrayed in the comic strip Hawkshaw the Detective by Augustus Charles (“Gus”) Mager (1878–1956), American cartoonist.

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Inspector Richard Dikk was a gumshoe, a hawkshaw, a damn fine detective. His case clearance rate was 96% for his 15 years on the job. It might have had something to do with his parents' sense of humor. He was a quiet man with a steely gaze. There was no point in lying during an interrogation. He could see through any subterfuge.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:20 am

Algot Runeman wrote:hawkshaw

Is this WotD meant to be some sort of Hawkshaw Redemption?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:12 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:All the WotD comments are delivered with love, even if they seem like obloqy at the moment. :cry:


Dear Algot
I was perfectly aware of that. I was just kidding.. ;)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:31 pm

Voralfred,

I think (surmise, suppose, wildly guess) I wanted those visitors to the topic who just pass by in silence to know we are snide, silly, and entirely wonderful people and welcome all comers, even you. 8)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:34 am

toxophilite

Pronunciation: /täkˈsäfəˌlīt /
rare
noun
A student or lover of archery.
adjective
Of or relating to archers and archery.

Origin
late 18th century: from Toxophilus (a name invented by Ascham, used as the title of his treatise on archery (1545), from Greek toxon 'bow' + -philos 'loving') + -ite1.

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Billy bent his bow and attached the string with the smooth style of a pro. His goal of entering the Olympics in archery was firm even though he was still in his first year as an archer. Nobody had ever heard of the word toxophilite, or they would have called him that.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:37 am

Algot Runeman wrote:toxophilite

The human-powered projectile weapons must be the oldest systems for accurate killing-at-a-distance. They all have more or less specific words for their respective gear, action and projectiles.
  • bows release arrows
  • crossbows shoot bolts
  • ballistae fling heavy darts
  • blowjobs puff highly toxic (curare-dipped) darts
Toxophilite shouldn't be limited to archery.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:29 am

divaricate

verb
Pronunciation: /dīˈvariˌkāt, di- /
[no object] technical or literary
Stretch or spread apart; diverge widely.
adjective
Pronunciation: /dīˈvariˌkit, dīˈvariˌkāt /
Botany Back to top
(Of a branch) coming off the stem almost at a right angle.

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I'll not prevaricate.
I shall not even hesitate.
My interests do divaricate,
Spread widely and lack much depth.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:06 am

ennead

Pronunciation: /ˈenēˌad /
noun
rare
A group or set of nine.

Origin
mid 16th century: from Greek enneas, ennead-, from ennea 'nine'.

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"Nein!" shouted Hermann. That's what I heard, anyway. I'm not sure why he shouted. I had only asked him how many apples were in an ennead. There didn't seem to be any need for such a forceful response.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:19 am

renascent

Pronunciation: /riˈnasənt, -ˈnāsənt /
adjective
Becoming active or popular again: renascent fascism

Origin
early 18th century: from Latin renascent- 'being born again', from the verb renasci, from re- 'back, again' + nasci 'be born'.

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After a long dormant period, there has been a rebirth of interest in the Word of the Day. Well, actually, it was just a missed Monday. ODO didn't send me a word by email, and I was just too lazy to go looking. If Tuesday is "renascent day" for WotD and we get thousands...hundreds...scores...dozens...a smattering...ONE witty/wise/woeful reply, the world will rejoice!
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