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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: /ˈantərəʊɡreɪd/
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1 Directed forwards in time.
1.1 Of or denoting a form of amnesia which involves inability to remember information encountered after its onset.

Origin
Late 19th century: from anterior, on the pattern of retrograde.

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While anterograde amnesia is certainly a serious problem, it makes me think of not being able to remember the score of tomorrow's baseball game.
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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 Oct 27, 2015 11:06 am

I was too subtle. I meant that TODAY, I was not going to remember tomorrow's score. It probably was, or will be, a bad joke either way.

I present this for your consideration: Give yourself a present, be present in the present.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːk/
verb
[with object] US informal
Obstruct (someone, especially a candidate for public office) by systematically defaming or vilifying them: ‘We’re going to bork him’, warned a feminist (as noun borking) is fear of borking scaring people from public office?

Origin
1980s: from the name of Robert Bork (1927–2012), an American judge whose nomination to the Supreme Court (1987) was rejected following unfavourable publicity for his allegedly extreme views.

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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: /ˈfʌɪdɪɪz(ə)m/
noun
[mass noun]
The doctrine that knowledge depends on faith or revelation.

Origin
Late 19th century: from Latin fides 'faith' + -ism.

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After stepping out of the church doors on Sunday, John crossed the street, strong in the faith that God was watching over him. His fideism let him down. The truck driver didn't see him step out between the cars in time to stop.

Confronting St. Peter at the gate, John asked, "What am I doing here?"
St. Peter Looked up from his book of expected arrivals. "Free will, John. God watches over you, but it was your choice to cross in the middle of the street. Faith doesn't overcome careless individual stupidity. The good news is that you are here, entering heaven instead of hell because of your absolute faith. Don't worry about your wife and nine children. God will watch over them."

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Line breaks: mis¦chiev|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪstʃɪvəs/
adjective
1 Causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way: mischievous children a mischievous grin
2 (Of an action or statement) causing or intended to cause harm or trouble: a mischievous allegation for which there is not a shred of evidence

Origin
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French meschevous, from Old French meschever 'come to an unfortunate end' (see mischief). The early sense was 'unfortunate or calamitous', later 'having harmful effects'; the sense 'playfully troublesome' dates from the late 17th century.

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I don't want to wreck your day.
Do not wish to cause you harm.
If I punch you in the arm.
It is 'cause I want to play.

"Mischievous Mike" they all say.
When I'm only trying to charm.
I hope you've set your alarm.
Ready to begin today.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:36 am

When I see a new WOTD, I always try to think of some funny, even mischievous response. Alas, I am not very good at that, unless I can somehow find a connection EPS's mischievous Grandma.

PS: I have known this word for many years,but somehow I was convinced that it was sounded, and spelled mischievious. Thanks for correcting me, Algot !
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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 Oct 30, 2015 1:39 pm

Funny is not an expectation here. Silly is good enough.

Sincere is super. Structurally sound is sufficient.

And there was an interesting result above several definition links when I tried to follow the E.P.S. "meaning" link.

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Is this a Belgian Boondoggle, a trick played on us foreign folk?

When I typed the "mischeivous meaning" in the search for myself, I got something I was ready for.

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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: /ˈmwɑːhɑːhɑːhɑː/
(also muahahaha, bahahaha)
exclamation
informal
Used to represent laughter, especially triumphal or cackling laughter such as that uttered by a villainous character in a cartoon or comic strip: World domination, at last, is at hand. Mwahahaha!

Origin
1980s: imitative, on the pattern of ha ha.

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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: /kɪˈniːsɪks/
/kʌɪˈniːsɪks/
plural noun
[usually treated as singular]
1 The study of the way in which certain body movements and gestures serve as a form of non-verbal communication.
1.1 [usually treated as plural] Body movements and gestures regarded as a form of non-verbal communication.

Origin
1950s: from Greek kinēsis 'motion' (from kinein 'to move') + -ics.

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Though it is not a worldwide kinesics gesture, "Thumbs Up" generally represents, in English-speaking cultures, non-verbal approval or sometimes, "I'm okay!".

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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: /ˌsiːmɪˈɒtɪks/
/ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪks/
plural noun
[treated as singular]
The study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.

Origin
Late 19th century: from Greek sēmeiotikos 'of signs', from sēmeioun 'interpret as a sign'.

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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: /ˈviːpsteɪks/
noun
[treated as singular or plural] US informal
The notional competition among politicians to be chosen as a party’s candidate for vice president: is the Oklahoma governor a front runner in the veepstakes? with the presidential nominations assured, the veepstakes have begun

Origin
1960s: from veep and sweepstake.

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All the veepstakes "candidates" met in Iowa to eat beefsteak and then some cheesecake. They knew it was a silly mistake, just like the word.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ɛmˈpɛnɪdʒ/
noun
Aeronautics
An arrangement of stabilizing surfaces at the tail of an aircraft.

Origin
Early 20th century: from French, from empenner 'to feather an arrow', from em- 'in' + penne 'a feather' (from Latin penna).

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Airplane empennage has had many variations. One might even say the design of tail stability has been unstable.
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