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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: /ˈ(h)yo͞obrəs /
noun
1 Excessive pride or self-confidence.
1.1 (In Greek tragedy) excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.

Origin
Greek.

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Harvey harbored hidden hubris.
He won't want you to know this.
He fakes displayed humility
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /rəˈjoindər /
noun
1 A reply, especially a sharp or witty one: she would have made some cutting rejoinder but none came to mind
1.1 Law, dated A defendant’s answer to the plaintiff’s reply or replication.

Origin
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French rejoindre (infinitive used as a noun) (see rejoin2).

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The Word of the Day forum offers everyone the chance to make a rejoinder to the comments of others. The only expectation is that today's word will be in any reply posting. It is a word-lover's friendly competition. There are no prizes offered, though praise for another's work is common (and appreciated).
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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: /iˈlo͞osiv /
adjective
chiefly literary
Deceptive; illusory: that illusive haven

Origin
early 17th century: from medieval Latin illusivus, from Latin illus- 'mocked', from the verb illudere (see illusion).

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There is no intent to be abusive.
This word of the day won't be intrusive.
Though complete happiness will always be ellusive,
And the smile on my face will be illusive.
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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: /əbˈskyo͝orənˌtizəm, äb-, ˌäbskyəˈran- /
noun
The practice of deliberately preventing the facts or full details of something from becoming known.

Origin
mid 19th century: from earlier obscurant, denoting a person who obscures something, via German from Latin obscurant- 'making dark', from the verb obscurare.

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Guilds of old used trade secrets to hide their techniques. Obscurantism was the norm. Indentured labor often preceded advacement to journeyman and master status.
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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: /vəˈt(y)o͞opəˌrāt, vī- /
verb
[with object] archaic
Blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language.

Origin
mid 16th century: from Latin vituperat- 'censured, disparaged', from the verb vituperare, from vitium 'fault' + parare 'prepare'.

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We'll never, you, vituperate.
Any contribution, fine
A story long or single line.

If you wish to only read
To have your thoughts our hearts will bleed.
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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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Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /əˈnastrəfē /
noun
Rhetoric
The inversion of the usual order of words or clauses.

Origin
mid 16th century: from Greek anastrophē 'turning back', from ana- 'back' + strephein 'to turn'.

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Sam cared nothing for the anastrophe of rhetoric. Even so he often flipped and flopped his words around.

"Hey, Joe," he would shout. "What doing you are?"

Joe didn't mind. He was used to Sam's quirks.

For fun, Joe might reply, "Nothing doing am I." They would both smile and keep on working.
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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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Maybe not quite anstrophetic:
"You'da said it if Yoda didn't."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈnesēn, -ˈnēsēn, -sin /
adjective
1 Destructive to both sides in a conflict: the region’s history of savage internecine warfare
1.1 Of or relating to conflict within a group or organization: the party shrank from the trauma of more internecine strife

Origin
mid 17th century (in the sense 'deadly, characterized by great slaughter'): from Latin internecinus, based on inter- 'among' + necare 'to kill'.

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Your faction can gain no traction
If you delay taking serious action.
Imagine so hopeless the scene
Unless you launch a campaign internecine.
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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: /nēˈät(ə)nē /
noun
Zoology
1 The retention of juvenile features in the adult animal. Also called pedomorphosis.
1.1 The sexual maturity of an animal while it is still in a mainly larval state, as in the axolotl. Also called pedogenesis.

Origin
late 19th century: coined in German as Neotenie, from Greek neos 'new' (in the sense 'juvenile') + teinein 'extend'.

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Clive, born into a family which eschewed all medical procedures, was never able to participate fully in sport. Neoteny had played a cruel joke on him. Clive's umbilical cord remained attached. The only thing it was good for was making blood donations, just remove the clamp and out pumped a pint on demand.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /īˈkänəˌklazəm /
noun
1 The action of attacking or assertively rejecting cherished beliefs and institutions or established values and practices.
2 The rejection or destruction of religious images as heretical; the doctrine of iconoclasts.

Origin
late 18th century: from iconoclast, on the pattern of pairs such as enthusiast, enthusiasm.

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After destroying several statues of Buddha around the country, the secular government demonstrated their unbridled iconoclasm by attacking well-liked computer icons as well.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /kēk /
Scottish
verb
[no object]
Peep surreptitiously: he keeked through the window
noun
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A surreptitious glance.

Origin
late Middle English: perhaps related to Dutch kijken 'have a look'.

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Angus sneaked a keek. The phone in his lap had all the test answers from his pal in the class from the morning. Angus was a careless sneak. The test on his desk was a completely different set of questions. Angus was a sorry geek. ALL his answers were going to be wrong. A zero grade is hard to tweak.
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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 Sep 01, 2014 12:11 pm

I think that dog would have had more privacy from keekers/peekers if it had been summer with the plants in full leaf.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌmerəˈtriSHəs /
adjective
1 Apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity: meretricious souvenirs for the tourist trade
2 archaic Of, relating to, or characteristic of a prostitute.

Origin
early 17th century: from Latin meretricius (adjective from meretrix, meretric- 'prostitute', from mereri 'be hired') + -ous.

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Most of my posts on this forum are notably meretricious. They attempt to provide pretty language, but that language mainly serves to hide the total lack of value in the content.
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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: /əbˈsēkwēəs /
adjective
Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree: they were served by obsequious waiters

Origin
late 15th century (not depreciatory in sense in early use): from Latin obsequiosus, from obsequium 'compliance', from obsequi 'follow, comply with'.

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