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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:13 am



Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪəs/
noun (plural eyasses)
A young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training.

Origin
Late 15th century (originally nyas): from French niais, based on Latin nidus 'nest'. The initial n was lost by wrong division of a nyas; compare with adder1.

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Mark carefully handled his most recent eyas. Slow, careful motions and frequent treats were useful in getting the young hawk used to his presence. Trust between handler and bird was critical.
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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: /suːˈpɪərɪəs/
noun
[mass noun]
The highest voice part in early choral music; the cantus.

Origin
Late 18th century: from Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of superior (see superior).

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Mark, Luke, John and Matthew took the superius line of the music. Mary, Maude, Betty and Sue sang the midrange line. The bass line was relegated to Karl, Pietro, Isaac and Shaseen. In spite of being polyphonic, by intent, the tune everyone remembers is the one sung by the highest voice.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Kahrey » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:48 pm

As the chorus started into the superius part of the final performance, the man tightened his finger around the trigger, his target perfectly in his sights. He would have exactly one minute and twelve seconds to the deed, and then his sister would be free.
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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: /ˌθɪərɪə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
(Especially of a deity) having an animal form: gods depicted in theriomorphic form a theriomorphic vehicle

Origin
Late 19th century: from Greek thērion 'wild beast' + -morph + -ic.

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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 16, 2016 10:37 am



Pronunciation: /ɡaˈstrɒnəmi/
noun
[mass noun]
1 The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.
1.1 The cooking of a particular area: traditional American gastronomy

Origin
Early 19th century: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, alteration of gastrologia (see gastro-, -logy).

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Corn on the cob, creamed corn, niblets corn, corn fritters, corn dogs, corn bread; traditional American gastronomy. After such a meal, I study cosmic gas and astronomy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Kahrey » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:11 am

Years of eating like an a**hole was beginning to do him in. He decided to make a change and become an expert in gastronomy, hoping to undo some of the damage.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:30 am

Hey, Kahrey, have you been keeping track of my gastronomic activities for all these years? Except for that last bit, you have me pegged perfectly.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:47 am



Pronunciation: /priːˈbʌt(ə)l/
noun
(In politics) a response formulated in anticipation of a criticism; a pre-emptive rebuttal.

Origin
1990s: blend of pre- and rebuttal.

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Before you get started, consider this. Every word of the day is intended to be unused in the past. That means a word like "prebuttal" is especially helpful because it has been around for so little time, it's chance of being used like a 200-year-old word is smaller.

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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 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:40 am



Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋɡri/
adjective (hangrier, hangriest)
informal
Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger: I get very hangry if I miss a meal

Origin
1990s: blend of hungry and angry.

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I'm not sure what it says about my eating habits, but I have never been hangry, though perhaps perturbed if peckish.
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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 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:40 am



Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪkəˈnɒlətri/
noun
[mass noun] chiefly derogatory
The worship of icons.

Origin
Early 17th century: from ecclesiastical Greek eikonolatreia, from eikōn 'likeness' + -latria 'worship'.

:worship: :worship: Image :worship: :worship:

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For years iconolatry was seen as okay, as long as it was Microsoft/Windows.
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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 20, 2016 6:32 am



Pronunciation: /ˈlɒlkat/
(also LOLcat)
noun
(On the Internet) a photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous caption written typically in a misspelled and grammatically incorrect version of English: whether it’s flicking through Facebook, giggling at lolcats, or snooping on shopping sites, there’s always something to pull your attention away from work [as modifier]: if you refuse to talk to your stockbroker in anything but LOLcat speak (I can haz dividend?) then you’ve got problems

Origin
Early 21st century: from LOL + cat1.

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My Saint Bernard loves our lolcat. They share quips all day. Some of them may make it to the Interwebs eventually, though they are risqué and scatalogical.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:46 am


Pronunciation: /ˈvɛltˌanʃaʊʊŋ/
noun (plural Weltanschauungen /ˈvɛltˌanʃaʊ(ə)n/)
A particular philosophy or view of life; the world view of an individual or group.

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German, from Welt 'world' + Anschauung 'perception'.

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The only group which has a valid Weltanshauung are astronauts. Everyone else is just voicing speculations.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:17 am



Pronunciation: /ˈbɒθi/
(also bothie)
noun (plural bothies)
(In Scotland) a small hut or cottage, especially one for housing farm labourers or for use as a mountain refuge.

Origin
Late 18th century: obscurely related to Irish and Scottish Gaelic both, bothan, and perhaps to booth.

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The Doctor set the TARDIS into a shaded glen, but in spite of his hopes that it would blend in with the other mountain huts of the region, it still bore the familiar outline of a London police call box. On the other hand, it was a good deal more comfortable than a regular bothy.
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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 22, 2016 6:40 pm

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:50 am


Pronunciation: /ˈjəʊtʊn/
noun
Scandinavian Mythology
A member of the race of giants, enemies of the gods.

Origin
From Old Norse jǫtunn, related to Old English eoten, of Germanic origin.

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Though some were run off by their fear of the giant, Odin and Thor remained to fight. They battled against Fafner, one of most fierce of the Jotun. On this Thursday, Thor and Odin prevailed, once more keeping Asgard safe.
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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 23, 2016 12:14 pm

Kzinti were definitely good at enslaving their 'clients' but Jotun, being of Earth origin got off because of mankind's amazing level of violence. Do you think the fight would have been so balanced if either the gods or the Jotun had AR-15s? "Guns of the South" by Harry Turtledove examined that idea some years back.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:42 pm

The [Spoiler] in my previous post is fixed.
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