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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:02 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:inamorata
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Her tee shirts generously small.
Everything about her
Keeps me in her thrall.

Hm ... This rang a bell.

I prefer Dean Martin's Inamorata lyrics (from the movie Artists and Models) over yours. Sorry.
(Wait for it. It starts at 00:54)

Spoiler: show

Guess the language of the subtitles?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:51 am
by Algot Runeman
hubris

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
As though just through will, it be.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:54 am
by Algot Runeman
rejoinder

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).

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:08 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:rejoinder

You can even write and post a praising or a scathing rejoinder *to yourself*!

How cool is that?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:54 pm
by Algot Runeman
illusive

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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:05 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:illusive

This is my 2500th post.

I've been assured that any consequences observed or effects perceived, are totally illusive.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:46 am
by Algot Runeman
E.P.S. wrote:This is my 2500th post.


Felicitations!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:58 am
by Algot Runeman
obscurantism

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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:26 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:obscurantism

The line "Blessent mon coeur d'une langueur monotone." was used to convey a hidden but extremely important message.

Was this code phrase obscurantism or obfuscation?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:25 am
by Algot Runeman
vituperate

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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Whether you're early or late
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.
So join in and write today.
Hear all our cheers. Hip, hip, hooray!

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:01 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:vituperate

When I was in boot camp, in training for my military service, the Master Sergeant took great pains and pleasure to thoroughly vituperate about the pitiful ineptitude of us misplaced apes. :hot2: We always needed days to recuperate from the verbal lashing, until we learned to ignore it.
Apes was perhaps too broad and liberal a description, but we were certainly misplaced. We were all freshly graduated doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists and other medical therapists, stuck in 3 months corpsman training.

I took it a bit more in stride than my mates did, however. I had come prepared though not prewarned.
When I was a child and I needed admonishing, my grandma used to call me her "little monkey". :lol:

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:36 am
by voralfred
Algot Runeman wrote:obscurantism

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.



This is very strange. I just checked : this is indeed the only meaning of this word in english.
But in French this is a "faux-ami". The meaning of the french word "obscurantisme" is quite different.
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obscurantisme

Pour les courants intellectuels et politiques progressistes, héritiers de la philosophie des Lumières, l’obscurantisme est une attitude d'opposition à la diffusion du savoir, dans quelque domaine que ce soit.


Reasonably good Google transition
For current progressive intellectual and political heirs of the Enlightenment, obscurantism is an attitude of opposition to the spread of knowledge in any field whatsoever.


Guilds keeping their trade secrets.... well, secret, were protecting their profession, their earnings against competitors. Still now, companies are weary about industrial espionage. Not all junior employees have access to all these secrets, or if they do they must sign some promise not to reveal them.
Keeping secret the secret meaning of "blessent mon cœur d'une langueur monotone" was an act of Resistance, definitely not "obscurantisme" in the french meaning of the word.
"Obscurantisme" in french has more to do with, say, creationism vs evolution, any deliberate attempt to prevent people to learn facts, whether scientific, historical, etc., etc... It is often associated to ultra-religious groups, but is not limited to them. Lyssenkism was one soviet aspect of "obscurantisme".

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:19 pm
by Algot Runeman
anastrophe

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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:48 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:anastrophe

"If understanding me you seek, anastrophic speech learn you must." sighed Yoda.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:18 pm
by Algot Runeman
Maybe not quite anstrophetic:
"You'da said it if Yoda didn't."

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:56 am
by Algot Runeman
internecine

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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:22 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:internecine

There's a very grim and long internice War of the Words being waged in the WotD thread between members of the IBDoF forum.

The struggling opponents beg you to join in with some peace propositions to end the use of grammar rockets, IVDs (improvised vocabulary devices), cruise sentences and suicidal quotes.

HELP !!!

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:02 pm
by Algot Runeman
neoteny

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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:56 pm
by Algot Runeman
iconoclasm

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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:48 am
by Algot Runeman
keek

Pronunciation: /kēk /
Scottish
verb
[no object]
Peep surreptitiously: he keeked through the window
noun
[in singular] Back to top
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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:46 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:keek
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he keeked through the window (past tense, third person, singular)
...

Translated in Dutch: 'hij keek door het venster' (past tense, third person, singular)

I've heard of a 'Peeping Tom'.

But somehow 'keeked through the window' and 'Keeking Tom' makes me think of a wholly different meaning, having more to do with Tom's rear end when he disappears behind the bushes.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:11 pm
by Algot Runeman
I think that dog would have had more privacy from keekers/peekers if it had been summer with the plants in full leaf.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:06 am
by Algot Runeman
meretricious

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.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:33 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:meretricious

Many years ago my garden had a horse manure dump, visible from the path along the brook bordering the property. Sunday strollers along the path paid it little attention, they thought it was just so much horse sh*t.

But one man was glad and anxious to regularly collect it for free. To him it was much more than just looking meretricious. He used it to grow delicious button mushrooms in his large cellar.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:20 am
by Algot Runeman
obsequious

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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Make it a daily duty/joy to enter a post at IBDoF in the WotD. Be sincere. Be silly. Be conscientious. Be obsequious. Choose your own reason for the contribution. Everyone will appreciate it.

Rite...Right? Write!