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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:55 am

oscular

Pronunciation: /ˈɒskjʊlə /
adjective
1 humorous Relating to kissing.
2 Zoology Relating to an osculum.

Origin
early 19th century: from Latin osculum 'mouth, kiss' (diminutive of os 'mouth') + -ar1.

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Valentine,
Be mine.
Oscular
Prime time!

Kiss me now
You fool.
We are out
Of school.

Blizzard snow
Will come
Tomorrow
KISS NOW!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:41 am

Algot Runeman wrote:oscular

There are so many ways to interactively canoodle or osculate
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:20 am

donate

Pronunciation: /də(ʊ)ˈneɪt /
verb
[with object]
1 Give (money or goods) for a good cause, for example to a charity: the proceeds will be donated to an AIDS awareness charity
1.1 Allow the removal of (blood or an organ) from one’s body for transplantation, transfusion, or research: (as adjective donated) all donated blood is tested for antibodies
1.2 Chemistry & Physics Provide or contribute (electrons or protons).

Origin
late 18th century: back-formation from donation.

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Anyone who is interested, please contact me. I will be very happy to donate some of this snow to you.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:12 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:donate
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... I will be very happy to donate some of this snow to you.

I can consider only one single reply to this gracious donation pledge: the heart-warming delightful answer below (have it play in YouTube, full screen and 1080p high definition).

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:43 pm

E.P.S.,

Thank you for that Youtube link. I'll bookmark that for sure.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:55 am

ebullient

Pronunciation: /ɪˈbʌljənt , -ˈbʊl-/
adjective
1 Cheerful and full of energy: she sounded ebullient and happy
2 archaic (Of liquid or matter) boiling or agitated as if boiling: misted and ebullient seas

Origin
late 16th century (in the sense 'boiling'): from Latin ebullient- 'boiling up', from the verb ebullire, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + bullire 'to boil'.

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The notice has been sent.
I'm feeling ebullient.
I've made my case today.
With no pesky shades of gray.

I love the snow, I do.
Though I'm one of very few
Who like it when it falls
And, too, when the shovel calls.

[In the interest of "journalistic" integrity, the photo is actually from April 2000. We have much more snow now compared to then.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:20 am

Algot Runeman wrote:ebullient
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I didn't know you wore spectacles.

You look twice as ebullient with them. The four-eyes effect, I guess.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:42 pm

When snow blowing is involved, it is always wise to have glasses on as an extra safety precaution. I do not read with them too often and am only part-time with them at the computer. My avatar photo was taken with my computer camera. Even when I'm looking somber, I prefer to think of myself as ebullient.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:08 am

percuss

Pronunciation: /pəˈkʌs /
verb
[with object] Medicine
Gently tap (a part of the body) with a finger or an instrument as part of a diagnosis: the bladder was percussed

Origin
mid 16th century (in the general sense 'give a blow to'): from Latin percuss- 'struck forcibly', from the verb percutere, from per- 'through' + quatere 'to shake, strike'.

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Occasionally my dentist percusses a tooth to see if it is sensitive, particularly when trying to decide which tooth might have an abscess. If he finds a bad one, I don't purr, I cuss!

[Apologies to E.P.S., my brother-in-law, and all other dental professionals who rarely use a carpenter's hammer in their work.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:15 am

vestiture

Pronunciation: /ˈvɛstɪtjə , -tʃə /
noun
[mass noun] archaic
Clothing: the vestiture of these strange people

Origin
mid 19th century: based on Latin vestire 'clothe'.

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Rush is such that in a clutch
Just grab what's in the bedroom hutch.
When that is old or very odd
Our vestiture will cause a nod,

An eybrow raised, half-hidden snear.
But that is not our biggest fear.
What makes us start awake at night.
Is that the style will become "right."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:13 am

incipit

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnsɪpɪt /
noun
The opening of a manuscript, early printed book, or chanted liturgical text. Compare with explicit.

Origin
Latin, literally '(here) begins'.

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"Here begins my story. It is full of glory. It romps along with heroes strong and maidens in no hurry."

That is the incipit of my manuscript. But it will remain buried in the crypt. There is no more than the beginning. With only that, there is no winning.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:37 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:incipit
... That is the incipit of my manuscript. But it will remain buried in the crypt. There is no more ...

I don't blame you.

There's my story of the infamous Sith Lord Incipit, Prince of Darkside.
Your manuscript would, if finished, conflict and confuse too much with mine.

Let's face it, the caput of your incipient prose is kaputt.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:08 am

speechless

Pronunciation: /ˈspiːtʃləs /
adjective
Unable to speak, especially as the temporary result of shock or strong emotion: he was speechless with rage

Origin
Old English spǣclēas (see speech, -less).

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I am speechless. ODO, regular source of the mot du jour, was wordless today. Well, the dictionary provided access to many words, but today's visit to the home page showed no WotD link. Once again intrepid word watchers are subjected to an alternative approach. Hence, speechless. Some of you are making note that speechless does not result in silence, or even result in a short post. Sorry. Really. No kidding. Seriously.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:02 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:speechless

I'm glad to see that the abundant snow still hasn't topped you nor rendered you literally speechless.
Maybe a little muted, I think, but not dumb.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:44 am

jeunesse dorée
noun
\zheuh-ness-dor-RAY\
young people of wealth and fashion

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Click, Clique.
Money does the trick.
You're jeunesse dorée
So we know you are okay.

No sorrow, no dismay.
Black or white, no shade of gray.
Success is guaranteed,
Inherit parents' greed.

Think of others, if at all
As losers, down the hall.
In those classrooms known as shops
They'll eventually grow your crops.

They'll fix your cars.
Work in your bars.
Deliver your oil
For YOU they toil.

It is their lot
To take your snot
And make you happy
Though their pay is crappy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:51 am

perseverate

Pronunciation: /pəˈsɛvəreɪt /
verb
[no object] Psychology
Repeat or prolong an action, thought, or utterance after the stimulus that prompted it has ceased: they perseverate under stress

Origin
early 20th century: from Latin perseverat- 'strictly abided by', from the verb perseverare (see persevere).

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Long after the immediate influence of Word of the Day, Benny perseverated, using words nobody else had ever heard. Nobody understood him, but he kept it up. He continued in English class. He maintained his voluminous science vocabulary. Finally, when people started to turn away as he approached, he closed his dictionary and just jived like everybody else.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:50 am

Algot Runeman wrote:perseverate

Grandma was reputed to stubbornly perseverate and continue to pester her fur couturier until she could personally see and feel a sample of the latest hyped fur.

But afterwards grandpa would say: "Obliviate!"

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:19 am

raucous

Pronunciation: /ˈrɔːkəs /
adjective
Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise: raucous youths

Origin
mid 18th century: from Latin raucus 'hoarse' + -ous.

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Rick and Ron were always raucous. They regularly started a ruckus. Their theory was, "If you are loud and ready to pick a fight, you can happily fill a whole night."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:18 am

thrasonical

adjective
\thray-SAH-nih-kul\
: of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of Thraso : bragging, boastful

"There was never any thing so sudden but the fight of two rams and Caesar's thrasonical brag of 'I came, saw, and overcame'…." — William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1623

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I don't mean to be thrasonical.
I simply mean to boast.
Breakfast making is my thing.
I never burn the toast.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:12 am

Algot Runeman wrote:thrasonical

The adjectives conical, cilindrical, spherical, canonical and others do imply a particular shape.

So what shape is associated with thrasonical?

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:34 am

schist

Pronunciation: /ʃɪst /
noun
[mass noun] Geology
A coarse-grained metamorphic rock which consists of layers of different minerals and can be split into thin irregular plates.

Origin
late 18th century: from French schiste, via Latin from Greek skhistos ‘split’, from the base of skhizein ‘cleave’.

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I’ve made a list of kinds of schist.
Thin plates in hand make breakfast grand.
Rock solid is not true of layers needing glue.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:52 am

Algot Runeman wrote:schist
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I’ve made a list of kinds of schist.
...

If I were to ask you to delete two characters in the word schist and still have a meaningful word remaining, which two letters would you drop?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:21 pm

Oh, you mean like "hits" by taking out one S and the C. I'm SURE you had that in mind.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:05 am

luxe

Pronunciation: /lʌks//lʊks/
adjective
Expensive and of high quality; luxurious: the luxe 65-room Four Seasons hotel
noun
[mass noun] Back to top
Luxury: inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe

Origin
Mid 16th century: from French, from Latin luxus 'abundance'. Compare with deluxe.

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Benny Luck lives life luxe,
Fancy cars and shiny trucks.
He owes all his fancy life
To his wife's abundant bucks.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:25 am

Algot Runeman wrote:
E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
Algot Runeman wrote:schist
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I’ve made a list of kinds of schist.
...

If I were to ask you to delete two characters in the word schist and still have a meaningful word remaining, which two letters would you drop?

Oh, you mean like "hits" by taking out one S and the C. I'm SURE you had that in mind.

Actually NO.

I was thinking of chit, like in credit chit. Image

The Belgian Proton credit chit (in €) has been discontinued since 1 January 2015.
So now preferably in Betan Dollars or Barrayaran Marks.

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