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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:49 am

A hot drink, strong in honey and rhum, could help stop a rheum !

Well, rhum is a less common spelling than rum, but wiki says it does exist, "rhum agricole"
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:35 pm

unilinear

/ˌyo͞onəˈlinēər/
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1 Developing or arranged serially and predictably, without deviation.
1.1 (of websites) allowing or designed for controlled navigation, following a single path.

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Let's get this straight. Start to finish, this is a straightforward, unilinear, process.
[I just hope I didn't overdo the illustration this time.]

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:47 am

antrum

/ˈantrəm/
noun
Anatomy
1 A natural chamber or cavity in a bone or other anatomical structure
1.1 The pyloric end of the stomach.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Latin, from Greek antron ‘cave’.

My brain must have at least one antrum which leads to rhymes like this one. You may not be able to stomach it.

Now, do not throw a tantrum.
Just because you can't have some.
A fermented grape or over-ripe plum
Can be thought of as ant rum.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:53 am

Algot Runeman wrote:unilinear

/ˌyo͞onəˈlinēər/
adjective
1 Developing or arranged serially and predictably, without deviation.
1.1 (of websites) allowing or designed for controlled navigation, following a single path.

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Let's get this straight. Start to finish, this is a straightforward, unilinear, process.
[I just hope I didn't overdo the illustration this time.]

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The King of Hearts seemed to have a rather unilinear approach. Didn't he used to say
Lewis Carroll wrote:Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end, then stop.


Contrarywise, as Tweedledum (or maybe Tweedledee ?) would say, if an ant would find a fermented grape or over-ripe plum, it would hardly have a unilinear propagation afterwards.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:39 am

sublunary

/sʌbˈluːn(ə)ri/
adjective
literary
Belonging to this world as contrasted with a better or more spiritual one.

Origin
Late 16th century (in the sense ‘terrestrial’): from modern Latin sublunaris.

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We wander below as satellites guide
The cars and trucks in which we ride.
Both they and we sublunary are.
Though "man-made" does give us pride.

"Our" Earth, with hubris we say.
With its other creatures we play
Fast and loose, careless in truth.
Celestial denizens look on in dismay.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:21 am

Algot Runeman wrote:sublunary
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I would prefer a more NASA-esque explanation where sublunar means: in orbit around Earth, but inside the Moon's orbit.

Maybe I can try to convince the ESA to use the word for their Galileo satellites ... ?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:18 pm

From the fact that you chose as today's WOTD the word I had suggested a few days ago, I infer that ODO, once more, chose their WOTD from the sublunary , nay, infernal set of previously used words, instead of roaming the empyrean of pristine words for the aggrandizement of our vocabulary ! :evil:
Shame on them :smash:

On the other hand, I found as today's ODO proposal the word mignardise, which has not been used at all anywhere in this forum to this day.
So why the change to sublunary?

Or did I look at the wrong place ?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:06 am

abilitate

/əˈbɪlɪteɪt/
verb
rare
with object
To enable; to endow with ability or capacity; to make fit.

Origin
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Preston (1587–1628), Church of England clergyman. Variant of habilitate.

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Henry's family connections smoothed his path. His own effort, while good, was not in a vacuum. A call to the dean abilitated Hank's entry into Princeton.

I am glad this verbing of "ability" has not been popular. It has an ungainly sound in my mouth when I say it, just as many other verbings do. The related generous meaning of "rehabilitate" seem to fit better.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:15 am

chowder

/ˈtʃaʊdə/
noun
mass noun
A rich soup typically containing fish, clams, or corn with potatoes and onions.

Origin
Mid 18th century: perhaps from French chaudière ‘stew pot’, related to Old Northern French caudron (see cauldron).

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If you visit Boston in New England and Manhattan in New York on a trip to the US, ordering clam chowder will produce two, very different soups.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:58 am

Algot Runeman wrote:chowder

I've heard claim, or read somewhere, that there's also excellent clam chowder to be had in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco and its neighbourhood.
Unfortunately I can't confirm that. Not because the chowder were less than superb, but simply because I've never been there.
Maybe Voralfred ... ?

I once (1974) had a delicious "Bouillabaisse" in a venerable French "bistro" near where the old "Halles de Paris" used to be, but I have no idea if it's comparable to seafood chowder.
Maybe Voralfred ... ?

Having enjoyed it, I know for a fact that the Spanish "Zarzuela" is also very tasty. Not the musical kind but the seafood dish, which, peculiarly, in Barcelona is called "Opera". Perhaps this compares to chowder.
Maybe Voralfred ... ?
The Barcelona "Opera" as I remember it looked like 65 years ago:
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P.S. Voralfred did travel all over the world, I gather.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:07 am

folium

/ˈfəʊlɪəm/
noun
technical
A thin leaflike structure, e.g. in some rocks or in the cerebellum of the brain.

Origin
Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally ‘leaf’.


The fossils found along several marine coastlines include an extinct oyster species Dendostrea folium which looks very leaflike.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:18 am

kakistocracy

/kakɪˈstɒkrəsi/
noun
mass noun
1 Government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.
1.1 count noun A state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Greek kakistos ‘worst’ + -cracy.

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The Electoral College in the US was, in part, designed to avoid electing an unqualified candidate to office. "Nobody wants a kakistocracy, after all.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:48 am

Algot Runeman wrote:kakistocracy

Good grief!
Just by introducing kakistocracy as WotD, you appear to have trumped the British parliament.

P.S. In Dutch and Flemish "kak" means (human) faeces. I wander if we, unwittingly, have been using a word rooted in Greek.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:41 am

monad

/ˈməʊnad//ˈmɒnad/
noun
technical
1 A single unit; the number one.
1.1 Philosophy (in the philosophy of Leibniz) an indivisible and hence ultimately simple entity, such as an atom or a person.
1.2 Biology dated A single-celled organism, especially a flagellate protozoan, or a single cell.

Origin
Early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek monas, monad- ‘unit’, from monos ‘alone’.

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Only you. You are my only one.
Only you. With you I have my fun.
Only you, and you alone
Will I call with my new cell phone.

Only you, a pretty, merry monad
Only you, with me, are never sad.
Only you, and you alone
Unless somewhere there's a clone?

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[Ennead was today's recommended word. "Nein!" we shout. No duplication. One single focused use of a word. That's all. Naturally, today's choice was an appropriate replacement.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:42 am

arcuate

/ˈɑːkjʊət/
adjective
technical
Shaped like a bow; curved.

Origin
Late Middle English: from Latin arcuatus, past participle of arcuare ‘to curve’, from arcus ‘bow, curve’.

The shape of my belly in profile is arcuate. (Just trying to be honest.)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:43 am

Algot Runeman wrote:arcuate
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I must admit that the arcuate silhouette looks very familiar to me, when I look sideways in the mirror. :cry:

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:54 am

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
Algot Runeman wrote:chowder

I've heard claim, or read somewhere, that there's also excellent clam chowder to be had in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco and its neighbourhood.
Unfortunately I can't confirm that. Not because the chowder were less than superb, but simply because I've never been there.
Maybe Voralfred ... ?

I once (1974) had a delicious "Bouillabaisse" in a venerable French "bistro" near where the old "Halles de Paris" used to be, but I have no idea if it's comparable to seafood chowder.
Maybe Voralfred ... ?

Having enjoyed it, I know for a fact that the Spanish "Zarzuela" is also very tasty. Not the musical kind but the seafood dish, which, peculiarly, in Barcelona is called "Opera". Perhaps this compares to chowder.
Maybe Voralfred ... ?
The Barcelona "Opera" as I remember it looked like 65 years ago:
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P.S. Voralfred did travel all over the world, I gather.


Well, I did travel to Boston, New York, San Francisco and Barcelona, and of course I live in Paris (well, in a suburb, but going to Paris is hardly "travel" for me). Alas,
I'm sorry EPS, but I am unable to be of assistance in this matter
: I am allergic to seafood....
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:27 am

pediculosis

/pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs/
noun
mass noun Medicine
Infestation with lice.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Latin pediculus ‘louse’ + -osis.

As the day began, I was glad to see that this site was free from pediculosis. Sadly, I'm the louse who has infected the rest of you with the word. Use or steer clear, as you see fit. Depending on your decision, there will be nit picking!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:31 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:pediculosis

/pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs/
noun
mass noun Medicine
Infestation with lice.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Latin pediculus ‘louse’ + -osis.

As the day began, I was glad to see that this site was free from pediculosis. Sadly, I'm the louse who has infected the rest of you with the word. Use or steer clear, as you see fit. Depending on your decision, there will be nit picking!

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I just checked, and founfd that even after your post, the word pediculousis still did not appeear at all. Of course, it was is misprint inpsired by the name of the unpleasant little beasties. The foru mwas not free of infestation theouh as the word louse
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:39 am

raiment

/ˈreɪm(ə)nt/
noun
mass noun also raiments
literary, archaic
Clothing.

Origin
Late Middle English: shortening of obsolete arrayment ‘dress, outfit’.

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His casual outfit failed to live up to the archaic expectations of raiments.

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The day ahead looks like it's full of fun.
Play today with words I barely know.
Illustrate so the meaning, it will show.
Rainy days and Wednesdays...rarely bring a frown.
Rainy days and Wednesdays...cannot get me down.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:32 am

codec

/ˈkəʊdɛk/
noun
A device or program that compresses data to enable faster transmission and decompresses received data.

Origin
1960s: blend of coder (see code) and decoder (see decode).

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Using an effective codec will speed your messages to their destination.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:05 am

truce

/truːs/
noun
An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.

Origin
Middle English trewes, trues (plural), from Old English trēowa, plural of trēow ‘belief, trust’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch trouw and German Treue, also to true.

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In a trice they agreed to terms of the truce. The single punch each had taken to the cheek convinced each of them that cooperation was less painful than fighting.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:07 am

pozzolana

/ˌpɒtsəˈlɑːnə/
noun
mass noun
A type of volcanic ash used for mortar or for cement that sets under water.

Origin
Early 18th century: from Italian, from pozz(u)olana ‘(earth) of Pozzuoli’, a town near Naples.

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Joe, a purist, sought out underwater cement which included actual pozzolana for repairing his pool while it stayed full.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:33 am

Algot Runeman wrote:pozzolana

Pozzolana?

Sounds more like grated Italian cheese for a Mediterranean chowder.

"Do you want some pozzolana with that?"

Addendum:
Cement setting under water made me think of dental MTA.
It turns out that MTA actually contains Pozzolan.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:34 am

hepatotoxic

/ˌhɛpətəʊˈtɒksɪk//hɛˌpatəʊˈtɒksɪk/
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Damaging or destructive to liver cells.

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Sorry to be the one to remind you of this on your weekend, but alcohol is hepatotoxic.

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