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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon May 30, 2016 4:11 pm



Pronunciation: /mɪˈmɔːrɪəl/
noun
1 A statue or structure established to remind people of a person or event: a memorial to General Robert E. Lee
1.1 [as modifier] Intended to commemorate someone or something: a memorial service in the dead man’s honour
2 chiefly historical A statement of facts, especially as the basis of a petition: the Council sent a strongly worded memorial to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
2.1 A record or memoir: Mrs Carlyle’s Letters and Memorials

Origin
Late Middle English: from late Latin memoriale 'record, memory, monument', from Latin memorialis 'serving as a reminder', from memoria 'memory'.

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This post is in memory of my memory. It is late afternoon on Memorial Day here in the US. A memorial is perhaps something of a substitute for memory. We get a day to remind us to look at the memorial monuments marking moments not to be forgotten. The good news is that I did remember, albeit late, to mention an appropriate word for you to try to remember in the future. If you forget, this post will serve as the memorial, a marker you may use to remind you.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈruːθləs/
adjective
Having or showing no pity or compassion for others: a ruthless manipulator

Origin
Middle English: from ruth + -less.

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George was ruthless in his belief that he was a self-made success. He ignored anybody who he couldn't somehow use to advance himself.
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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 Jun 01, 2016 7:39 am



Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈɒmɪtri/
(also biometrics /bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪks/)
noun
[mass noun]
The application of statistical analysis to biological data.

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Fahrenheit temperature was originally intended to be scaled from the coldest you could get a water and salt mix, marked as zero, and the temperature of a human body, marked as 100. Biometry gradually determined that humans averaged at a temperature of 98.6°F instead of 100°F. As people age, their body temperature tends to drop with a slowing of the metabolism. No wonder retirees often move south!

I guess this also means I should be happy about global warming.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊɡ(ə)n/
noun
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A traditional Navajo Indian hut of logs and earth.

Origin
Navajo.

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Despite his tendency to suddenly bulk, the Hulk was comfortable living in a hogan when visiting the US west. Living most of his days as Dr. Bruce Banner made hogan life comfortable. Of course, his hosts weren't quite so sanguine about the prospects of needing to completely rebuild.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /prəˈpʌlʃ(ə)n/
noun
[mass noun]
The action of driving or pushing forwards: they dive and use their wings for propulsion under water

Origin
Early 17th century (in the sense 'expulsion'): from medieval Latin propulsio(n-), from Latin propellere 'drive before (oneself)'.

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If this example sentence lacks the propulsion to move you, then it is up to you to satisfy your own compulsion.

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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: /ˈrɑːsk(ə)l/
noun
A mischievous or cheeky person, especially a child or man (typically used in an affectionate way): a lovable rascal you are such a rascal!

Origin
Middle English (in the senses 'a mob' and 'member of the rabble'): from Old French rascaille 'rabble', of uncertain origin.

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The cheeky rascal decided to vacation. The result was short shrift for WotD, offering only unadorned verbiage.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈdanəbrɒɡ/
noun
The Danish national flag.

Origin
Danish, literally 'Danish cloth'.

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If you live in Denmark, fly the Dannebrog. Carry it, too on your yacht, if you have one.
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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 Jun 06, 2016 7:45 am



Pronunciation: /ˈɔːɡjʊləs/
adjective
literary
Haughty.

Origin
Middle English: from Old French orguillus, from orguill 'pride'. The word was rare from the 16th century until used by Robert Southey and Sir Walter Scott as a historical archaism and affected by 19th-century journalists.

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The IBDoF forum software reports, "No posts were found because the word orgulous is not contained in any post." It is, therefore, acceptable to insert this haughty word into a post to tantalize, tempt and trick you into using it somehow. Hah! Good luck to you.
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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 Jun 07, 2016 6:49 am



Pronunciation: /piːˈnɒlədʒi/
noun
[mass noun]
The study of the punishment of crime and of prison management.

Origin
Mid 19th century: from Latin poena 'penalty' + -logy.

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in some US states pecuniary penology has lead to privatization. The state can stand back while a private company runs the prisons for them.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /rəˈsɒ̃tɪmɒ̃/
noun
[mass noun]
A psychological state resulting from suppressed feelings of envy and hatred which cannot be satisfied.

Origin
Via German (used by Nietzsche in this sense) from French ressentiment 'feeling'.

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There was general community resentment that John was successful while they were not. But his brother, Joe, suffered ressentiment while feigning pride. Joe sank into despair and drank heavily as a result. The rest of the family never understood.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Kahrey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:35 am

Kahrey was always angry, always bitter, even under the smiles. She attributed these feelings to just being a mean a**hole. Browsing the forums of the IBDoF one night, too anxious to sleep, she learned the reason - she suffered from ressentiment. It was all clear. Finally a self diagnosis via the Internet that didn't mean she was going to die.

(FYI this is in jest. I don't suppress my hatred. In fact, I tend to blurt it out uncontrollably sometimes. :lol:)
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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: /bɪˈɡɛt/
verb (begets, begetting; past begot /bɪˈɡɒt/ or archaic begat; past participle begotten /bɪˈɡɒt(ə)n/)
[with object] literary
1 (Especially of a man) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction: they hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen
2 Cause; bring about: killings beget more killings

Origin
Old English begietan 'get, obtain by effort' (see be-, get).

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Her creations quite tasty,
Oven work's not hasty.
Beatrice baked to beget.
And sometimes to just forget.

Crullers, rolls and seed-topped bread
Ready, warm and good they said.
Customers lined up each day
Some to buy the best beignet.

Still, each day she thought of him
In uniform he was trim.
Of babies said, "We should wait."
Gone too fast. It was too late.

The shop's goods, her life instead
Begetting each day's fresh bread.
Her smiles back at those who buy
Hide her grief for dreams awry.
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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 Jun 09, 2016 8:59 am

The rhymes come unbidden at times, but these verses heed the church clock chimes.
Thoughts bounce around inside my head to emerge as words, or rhymes perhaps instead.
Like the WotD, each day anew, I never can know what expression will show.
There's the answer, as it came. Sorry that it was so lame.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɒ̃dəˈbəːf/
noun
[mass noun]
A deep red colour, typically found on old Chinese porcelain: sang-de-boeuf is the deep red with which ancient Chinese porcelain is often coloured

Origin
French, literally 'ox blood'.

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When I was a boy, I got some new shoes and a shoeshine box for my birthday. The box handle was angled and supported a shoe effectively. There were three cans of polish inside, Black, brown and ox-blood. It would have been so much more elegant if the third had been labelled "sang-de-boeuf." I kept those shoes polished instead of having to sing for my supper (beef, of course).
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:51 am



Pronunciation: /ˈmɛtrənəʊm/
noun
A device used by musicians that marks time at a selected rate by giving a regular tick.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Greek metron 'measure' + nomos 'law'.

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Grathplick walked the busy sidewalk with the other commuters, though he had an artificially even gait, as if controlled by a metronome. He had tried and failed to develop a relaxed, more human, swinging stride. In the end, the walk was always what gave away a metro-gnome.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /rʌɪˈiːlɪən/
noun
A member of an atheistic cult based on the belief that humans originated from alien scientists who came to earth in UFOs.
adjective
Relating to the Raelians or their beliefs.

Origin
1990s: from Rael, assumed name of Claude Vorilhon, French singer and journalist, author of The Message Given to me by Extraterrestrials (1974).

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Ray Lien railed against all mention of Raelians.
He knows for sure we're not from aliens.
He's got the goods on our fatherhoods
All the way back to Pliocene woods.
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