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The Internet Book Database of Fiction • View topic - GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:23 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkad/
noun
technical
A group or set of ten.

Origin
Early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek dekas, decad-, from deka 'ten'.

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The teams of sport don't seem to appreciate the decad.
Baseball: nine, basketball: five, football and cricket: eleven, egad!
But then there's lacrosse. Been played with a thousand on a side
The modern game has ten, not too crowded on the bus ride.


Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 2:03 am
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:43 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈsanətɪv/
adjective
archaic
Conducive to physical or spiritual health and well-being; healing.

Origin
Late Middle English: from Old French sanatif or late Latin sanativus, from Latin sanare 'to cure'.

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Clean water is not only sanative, it is also salubrious, not to leave out healthful. Though the world's surface is covered around 70 percent with oceans of water, that's not good enough, Humans need fresh water, not salt water. Springs, trickles, streams, freshets and clean rivers are what we need.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 7:15 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˌɡɑːsɒnˈjɛː/
noun
A bachelor’s flat or set of rooms.

Origin
French, from garçon 'boy'.

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Harvey hated his garçonnière. It was too flat, no pizzazz. He tried a pool table, a huge TV, a bar. No matter. It was just a set of rooms in the end.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:04 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 10:06 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /sɪˈkweɪʃəs/
adjective
formal
(Of a person) lacking independence or originality of thought.

Origin
Mid 17th century: from Latin sequax, sequac- 'following' (from sequi 'follow') + -ious.

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Bob said I should write about the word "sequacious" so here it is. Bob left. What do you think I should do next?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:33 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:19 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˌanɪmədˈvəːʃ(ə)n/
noun
[mass noun] formal
1 Criticism or censure: her animadversion against science
1.1 [count noun] A comment or remark, especially a critical one: animadversions that the poet receives quite humbly

Origin
Mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin animadversio(n-), from the verb animadvertere (see animadvert).

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I formally announce, herewith, my animadversion for the current version of this sentence. :smash:

However, I like this one.

Are we clear?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 10:18 am
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 12:13 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:33 pm
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:13 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /stəˈkɑːtəʊ/
chiefly Music
adverb & adjective
With each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others: [as adjective]: a staccato rhythm Compare with legato, marcato.
noun (plural staccatos)
1 A piece or passage marked to be performed staccato.
1.1 A series of short, sharp sounds or words: her heels made a rapid staccato on the polished boards

Origin
Italian, literally 'detached'.

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Don't. Even. Start.

I am not a fan of this speech pattern.

Its staccato style is sadly entering the written word, esp. in short forms like phone text messages.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 6:50 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊzəri/
/kozʀi/
noun (plural causeries pronounced same)
An informal article or talk, typically on a literary subject.

Origin
French, from causer 'to talk'.

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The majority of content on IBDoF is causerie, I think. It is my opinion "just because" with no academic standing to back it up. Mostly, I have academic sitting. Those chairs in the classrooms were hard and not very comfortable. Don't get me started on the lecture hall seating with those wonky little platforms that came up and folded over to be a place for your notebook. They were certainly not made for a 6'3" 250 pounder.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:22 am
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:03 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˌanɪˈmɒsɪti/
noun (plural animosities)
[mass noun]
Strong hostility: he no longer felt any animosity towards her

Origin
Late Middle English (originally in the sense 'spirit, courage'): from Old French animosite or late Latin animositas, from animosus 'spirited', from Latin animus 'spirit, mind'. The current sense dates from the early 17th century.

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Dick's animosity exceeded all bounds. No matter who asked a question, he jumped down their throats. He expected everyone to accept his plan without reservation. He lived up to his name, Richard Tater.


Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:24 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:47 pm
by Algot Runeman
E.P.S. - The "Dictator" silhouette was done from a photo of A.H. Good recognition skills!

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:06 pm
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:01 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /tuːˈʃeɪ/
exclamation
1 (In fencing) used as an acknowledgement of a hit by one’s opponent.
1.1 Used as an acknowledgement during a discussion of a good or clever point made at one’s expense by another person: ‘You haven’t contributed much, this evening.’ ‘How could I have?’ ‘Touché. I do go on.’

Origin
French, literally 'touched', past participle of toucher.

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Jules cried, "touché" to signal he'd been hit. Marcel then raised his épée in salute as the two settled back for another effort. The match required three out of five hits for the win.


Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:58 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 6:55 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈjuːfjʊɪst/
noun
A person who writes or speaks in an artificial, highly elaborate way

Origin
Late 16th century: from Euphues, the name of a character in John Lyly's prose romance of the same name (1578–80), from Greek euphuēs 'well endowed by nature', from eu 'well' + the base of phuē 'growth'.

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I may suppose, without significant evidence, that some have thought (pondered, perhaps) that my posts for WotD are odd, verbose, obscure, and that, in fact, I am an euphuist. I shall make no effort to disabuse such thoughts. Would it matter if I did? You are, after all, entitled to your opinions, whether accurate or askew. I shall continue to contribute compendia of accumulated foolishness, whether you complain, congratulate or simply stand mute.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:27 pm
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:35 am
by Algot Runeman


Line breaks: re¦pug|nance
Pronunciation: /rɪˈpʌɡnəns/
noun
[mass noun]
Intense disgust: our repugnance at the bleeding carcasses

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Origin
Late Middle English (in the sense 'opposition'): from Old French repugnance or Latin repugnantia, from repugnare 'oppose', from re- (expressing opposition) + pugnare 'to fight'.

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Inarticulate. That's the status I have this morning as I look at yesterday's post. With kindness voralfred gently noted that I might not be euphuist rather than euphuist. My repugnance at myself should be noted.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 9:17 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:10 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˌɪrəʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
adjective
Physics
(Especially of fluid motion) not rotational; having no rotation.

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Residents of Oklahoma and its neighboring states pray for irrotational storms this time of year. Way too often their prayers are not answered. Tornado alley routinely suffers.