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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:16 am



Pronunciation: /ɡʌɪz /
noun
An external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something: he visited in the guise of an inspector sums paid under the guise of consultancy fees

Origin
Middle English: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to wise2.

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Don Don Donatelli said, "Dis guy's not too wise. It's clear dat hat is not his size. He borrowed those clothes to visit us here in the guise of someone we knows."
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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 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:37 am



Pronunciation: /əˈlak /
(also alack-a-day)
exclamation
archaic
Used to express regret or dismay.

Origin
late Middle English: probably from ah + lack.

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A lass cried "Alack!"
When her boyfriend didn't come back.
He'd gone to the store.
After that she lost track.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪtəʊhɛd /
noun
US informal , derogatory
An unquestioning supporter of an idea or opinion as expressed by a particular person, organization, etc. from your posts, it’s obvious that you are a highly partisan dittohead unable to think for yourself

Origin
1990s: from ditto and -head2, with reference to fans of the US conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, who would often begin their calls to his programme with expressions based on the word 'ditto'.

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What? Am I supposed to have an opinion? Ask the boss. I have his opinion. I'm a registered dittohead.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ɡlɛn /
noun
A narrow valley, especially in Scotland or Ireland.

Origin
late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish gleann (earlier glenn).

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Glenn stared down the glen.
To ski there, he had a yen.
Not today or real soon.
Some day, but he didn't know when.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /apəˈθɛtɪk /
adjective
Showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern: an apathetic electorate

Origin
mid 18th century: from apathy, on the pattern of pathetic.

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With the prediction of a blizzard here, one cannot say the weather forecasters are apathetic.

[With as much as three feet of snow and winds to 55mph possible in my neighborhood, I hope WotD followers will understand that power outages may interrupt these posts for a bit.]
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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 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:50 am



Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈfjuːz /
verb
[with object] literary
Join or mix (two or more things) together: (as adjective interfused) nowhere do art and life seem so interfused

Origin
late 16th century: from Latin interfus- 'poured among', from the verb interfundere, from inter- 'between' + fundere 'pour'.

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Today, snow is interfused with wind. We have one car in the driveway bare of snow. The other is under more than a foot.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /kwɪnˈtɪljən /
cardinal number (plural quintillions or (with numeral) same)
1 A thousand raised to the power of six (1018).
1.1 dated , chiefly British A million raised to the power of five (1030).

Origin
late 17th century: from French, from million, by substitution of the prefix quinti- 'five' (from Latin quintus 'fifth') for the initial letters.

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I tried to come up with a quintillion ways to handle today's word, but was quickly stuck. My mind grasps a score, as my hands grasp ten. One hundred is semi-solid, a thousand starts being fluid. Beyond that, things begin to sluce away. We cross from something sensible to the realm of imagination.
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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: /ˈkɒləkwi /
noun (plural colloquies)
1 formal A conversation: they broke off their colloquy at once [mass noun]: he found her in earnest colloquy with the postman
2A gathering for discussion of theological questions: students attend colloquies and seminars in their chosen fields of study

Origin
late Middle English: from Latin colloquium 'conversation'.

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Sometimes the colloquy surrounding the WotD is formal.
Sometimes it is semi-formal like the dances at a private school.
Sometimes we get silly, and
Sometimes the conversation circles the proverbial drain.
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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 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:03 pm

I did wonder, yet, if the women are discussing the capture and domestication of men, the colloquy might be serious, if not formal.
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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: /ˈpalɪnəʊd /
noun
1 A poem in which the poet retracts a view or sentiment expressed in a former poem.
1.1 A retraction of a statement.

Origin
late 16th century: via Latin from Greek palinōidia, from palin 'again' + ōidē 'song'.

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Betty, dear, I didn't mean it.
It was not dirty, no need to clean it.
I tried to do a good deed.
Though there was not a need.

(Mumble, grumble, thoughts a jumble.
Love that Betty, but I stumble.
Cannot please her though I try.
Palinode verse, I'll not really cry.
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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 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:07 am



Pronunciation: /lɪˈbrɛtəʊ /
noun (plural libretti /-ti/ or librettos)
The text of an opera or other long vocal work.

Origin
mid 18th century: from Italian, diminutive of libro 'book', from Latin liber.

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Joe bought a copy of the libretto.
Barely spoke Italian yet, oh!
He listened to the record as found on a CD
Followed the written lines very carefully.
Realized that his mistakes did abound.
The opera, sung in German, had much different sound.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ʃeɪ ˈdəːvr(ə) /
noun (plural chefs-d'œuvre pronounced same)
A masterpiece: the painting was made after a number of preliminary studies as a self-conscious chef d’oeuvre

Origin
French, 'chief work'.

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A scribble.
Then a doodle.
Then a sketch.
Then a stack of preliminary studies.
Ultimately a chef d'oeuvre,
Followed by endless cheap copies made of injection molded glossy plastic standing side-by-side on giftshop shelves.
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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 Feb 02, 2015 7:32 am



Pronunciation: /ɡəˈmuːtlɪx , ɡəˈmyːtlɪç/
adjective
Pleasant and cheerful: I had the feeling that my entrance had spoiled the gemütlich atmosphere

Origin
German.

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It is a gemütlich Monday morning in our house. Patriots are Superbowl champions for the fourth time.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:09 pm

Mon cher ami
Thanks to your chef-d'œuvres, this page is becoming very gemütlich.
до свидания !
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛsi /
noun
[mass noun] Philosophy
Essential nature or essence: two traditions, each of whose esse is opposition to the central tenets of the other See also in esse.

Origin
Latin, 'to be' (used as a noun).

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The essence of his esse
Was that he was messy.
If he washed his face
He'd leave his hair in soggy strands.

He was a sincere fellow.
Girls all thought him mellow.
To compensate for mess
Extra hanky in their dress.
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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 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:09 am



Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊti /
adjective (doughtier, doughtiest)
archaic or humorous
Brave and persistent: his doughty spirit kept him going

Origin
late Old English dohtig, variant of dyhtig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch duchtig and German tüchtig.

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Dotty was doughty.
She was also dusty.
Covered with flour
Each and every hour.

Apprenticed to a Quaker
Worked hard as a baker.
Practicing her trade
Bread dough she made.

Four AM routine
Disrupted by a scene.
Earthquake shook the bakery.
Doughty Dotty got doughy.
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