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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌŋɡr(ə)l/
noun
1 A dog of no definable type or breed: [as modifier]: a mongrel bitch
1.1 Any animal resulting from the crossing of different breeds or types.
1.2 offensive A person of mixed descent: she was a mongrel, only half French

Origin
Late Middle English: of Germanic origin, apparently from a base meaning 'mix', and related to mingle and among.

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Purity is elusive, more an illusion than reality. Monoculture is unsustainable, requiring dangerous poisons to accomplish. Cloning is counter-productive as diseases go on mutating and adapting. Cross-breeding is known to improve diversity and species strength. Yet "mongrel" is seen as a negative word.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈməʊdʒi/
noun (plural same or emojis)
A small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication: emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces

Origin
1990s: Japanese, from e 'picture' + moji 'letter, character'.

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Emoji, smileys and good punctuation all help to clarify a written message.

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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: /ˈmanɪkɪn/
(also mannikin)
noun
1 A very small man.
2 A jointed model of the human body, used in anatomy or as an artist’s lay figure.

Origin
Mid 16th century: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man 'man'.

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Mark moved several manikins from the art department to the pet department where he arranged them to keep an eye on the mannikins in their cages. Because the store was closed, only the mannequins looked on. Even Mark didn't notice the homunculus lurking in the corner.





Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪkɪn/
noun
1 A small waxbill of the Old World tropics, typically brown, black, and white and often kept as a cage bird.
Genus Lonchura, family Estrildidae: many species
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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: /ˈt(y)o͞omyəˌləs/
noun (plural tumuli-ˌlī)
An ancient burial mound; a barrow.

Origin
Late Middle English: from Latin; related to tumere 'swell'.

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"That's just swell, we accidentally planted our garden on top of a tumulus."

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /bou/
(also baoziˌbouˈzē)
noun (plural same)
A Chinese steamed bread roll with a filling of meat or vegetables: the chicken bao had an excellent filling

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Chinese bāo 'bun'.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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ˈpāˌlōd/
noun: payload; plural noun: payloads
1. the part of a vehicle's load, especially an aircraft's, from which revenue is derived; passengers and cargo.
equipment, personnel, or satellites carried by a spacecraft.
Computing - the actual information or message in transmitted data, as opposed to automatically generated metadata.
2. an explosive warhead carried by a missile.

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The fee for the pallets of electronics parts was larger than the that of the passengers in the plane's payload. Still, only the passengers received complementary nuts and a drink during the flight.
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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: /ɪnˈtɒptɪk/
/ɛnˈtɒptɪk/
adjective
(Of visual images) occurring or originating inside the eye.

Origin
Late 19th century: from Greek entos 'within' + optic.

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Bob's lips tightened in a rueful sneer. As his age progressed, his entopic skills had diminished. No longer could he easily imagine the pretty girls. "" had taken over completely.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌpriːlapˈsɛːrɪən/
adjective
Theology or literary
Characteristic of the time before the Fall of Man; innocent and unspoilt: a prelapsarian Eden of astonishing plenitude

Origin
Late 19th century: from pre- 'before' + Latin lapsus, from labi 'to fall'.

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How much fun could there have been during prelapsarian times? Two people in the whole of creation, and that talking snake.
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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: /ˌpatəˈfɪzɪks/
plural noun
[usually treated as singular]
The branch of philosophy that deals with an imaginary realm additional to metaphysics.

Origin
1940s: from Greek ta epi ta metaphusika, literally 'the (works) imposed on the Metaphysics'. The concept was introduced by Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), French writer of the Absurd.

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Writers of fantasy may be inadvertent practitioners of pataphysics, using their magics to provide alternatives to our staid laws of physics.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈblɛf(ə)rəʊˌspaz(ə)m/
noun
[mass noun]
Involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.

Origin
Late 19th century: from Greek blepharon 'eyelid' + spasm.

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Tony was captivated by the beautiful girl looking at him from across the room. She seemed to be giving him some sort of signal, batting her eyes at him. Unfortunately, she was just having a bout of blepharospasm.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪkəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfi/
/ˌsʌɪkəʊˈdʒɒɡrəfi/
noun
[mass noun]
1 The study of the influence of geographical environment on the mind or on behaviour: a newly emerging discipline within geography is psychogeography
1.1 [in singular] The geographical environment of a particular location, typically a city, considered with regard to its influence on the mind or on behaviour: the psychogeography of London

Origin
Early 20th century: from psycho- + geography.

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New York might serve as a demonstration of psychogeography. Because EVERYONE wears black, New Yorkers achieve anonymity. Nobody stands out. It is impossible to decide who is carrying a hundred grand of diamonds an who is just headed to the dentist.

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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 Nov 27, 2015 1:02 pm

There is something psycho-illogical about all the psych terms. Add psycho to any term and there you are, a new syndrome. I'm going to refrain from trying my hand at creating any new ones, though. We probably don't need any more. Psychogeographical silence from New England prevails.
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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: /ˈhɛpkat/
noun
informal, dated
A stylish or fashionable person, especially in the sphere of jazz or popular music: it’s rock’s most waggish hepcat, on the third of his nine showbiz lives

Origin
1930s: from hep1 + cat1.

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Sadly, Bob was never a hepcat. His accomplishments were in science and sports, well at least through high school.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlɪk/
adjective
1 (Of an action or attitude) directed or tending to a definite end.
1.1 Linguistics (Of a verb, conjunction, or clause) expressing purpose.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek telikos 'final', from telos 'end'.

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Let there be no doubt, the telic purpose is to post this word early (if not often) [FULL STOP]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɒpə(ʊ)sfɪə/
/ˈtrəʊpə(ʊ)sfɪə/
noun
The lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth’s surface to a height of about 6-10 km (the lower boundary of the stratosphere).

Origin
Early 20th century: from Greek tropos 'turning' + sphere.

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Whither Weather

Whether it's a breeze that quakes the leaves
Or some dust which makes you sneeze.
And rain or snow to make you wheeze.
The trusty troposphere delivers these.

There is a spot at the upper limit.
"Thermopause" to keep water in it.
Above just ice, wet to crystals skin it.
Lest parched skin and what's in it.
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