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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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/ˈmɪnəʊ/ [minn-oh]
noun
1 A small freshwater Eurasian fish of the carp family, which typically forms large shoals.
Phoxinus phoxinus, family Cyprinidae
1.1 Used in names of small freshwater fishes similar to the minnow, e.g. mudminnow, topminnow.
1.2 Fishing An artificial lure imitating a minnow.
2 A small or insignificant person or organization.

Origin
Late Middle English probably related to Dutch meun and German Münne, influenced by Anglo-Norman French menu ‘small, minnow’.

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After a full day of enjoyable fishing, Bob's net haul was the last, unused minnow in his bait bucket. He did not eat it.

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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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/ˈhɛnpɛk/ [hen-peck]
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[with object]usually as adjective henpecked
(of a woman) continually criticize and order about (her husband or other male partner)

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Henry hardly noticed that Hannah henpecked him. She also made sure he got himself off to work, dressed appropriately, and she took care of the bank accounts, just as his mamma had done for dad.

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/ˈspɛkld/ [spek-ulld]
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Covered or marked with a large number of small spots or patches of colour.

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Sarah searched the coop, but only found three speckled brown eggs. Breakfast was going to be small today.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/kənˈspɪrətə/ [konn-speh-rah-tur]
noun
A person who takes part in a conspiracy.

Origin
Late Middle English from Old French conspirateur, from Latin conspirator, from conspirat- ‘agreed, plotted’, from the verb conspirare (see conspire).

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He was not so much a conspirator as he was trying to keep the surprise birthday party a secret.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈmʌɪkrɒn/ [my-chron]
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A unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, used in many technological and scientific fields.

Origin
Late 19th century from Greek mikron, neuter of mikros ‘small’.

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Moving only a single micron is very difficult to do, even with a very well tuned, adjustable microscope stage.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈwɒləʊ/ [wah-low]
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[no object]
1 (chiefly of large mammals) roll about or lie in mud or water, especially to keep cool or avoid biting insects.
1.1 (of a boat or aircraft) roll from side to side.
2 wallow in(of a person) indulge in an unrestrained way in (something that one finds pleasurable)

Origin
Old English walwian ‘to roll about’, of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin volvere ‘to roll’.

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I'm not sure how well it would have taken off, if the music had been called "Rock and Wallow".

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ʃiːf/ [sheef]
noun sheaves
1 A bundle of grain stalks laid lengthways and tied together after reaping.
1.1 A bundle of objects of one kind, especially papers.

Origin
Old English scēaf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schoof ‘sheaf’ and German Schaub ‘wisp of straw’, also to the verb shove.

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The chief thief grabbed the sheaf.
He wrapped it all in a banana leaf.
When he found that it wasn't bearer bonds,
He knew he'd get nothing but grief.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈnɒns(ə)ns/ [non-sense]
noun
mass noun
1 Spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense.
1.1 as exclamation Used to show strong disagreement.
1.2 as modifier - Denoting verse or other writing intended to be amusing by virtue of its absurd or whimsical language.
2 Foolish or unacceptable behaviour.
2.1 count noun - Something ridiculously impractical or ill-advised.

Today, with little intelligence,
We seek some overdue recompense.
And try to finally recognize.
The vast importance of "nonsense".

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[It is of note for this forum topic, that nonsense has appeared 38 times over the years (before today), but that this is the first time we have given it the credit it deserves.]

[, you respond. "This place is constantly irreverent, inappropriate and foolish. It is part of the embedded culture!"]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈhɛmɪsfɪə/ [heh-mee-sveer]
noun
1 A half of a sphere.
1.1 A half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator, or into western and eastern halves by an imaginary line passing through the poles.
1.2 A half of the celestial sphere.
1.3 Each of the two parts of the cerebrum (left and right) in the brain of a vertebrate.

Origin
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘half the celestial sphere, the sky’): from Old French emisphere, via Latin from Greek hēmisphairion, from hēmi- ‘half’ + sphaira ‘sphere’.

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We must across half the globe to explore the southern hemisphere.
(Well, actually we probably didn't actually start at the north pole.)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/mʌɪˈɒlədʒi/ [my-olo-gee]
noun
mass noun

The study of the structure, arrangement, and action of muscles.

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Cal sat silently Sally's leg muscles as she went through her daily workout. He explained his stare as part of his myology studies.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/kɔːˈsɛː/ /ˈkɔːsɛː/ [coarse-air]
noun
1 archaic A pirate.
1.1 A pirate ship.
1.2 A privateer, especially one operating along the southern shore of the Mediterranean in the 16th–18th centuries.

Origin
Mid 16th century from French corsaire, from medieval Latin cursarius, from cursus ‘a raid, plunder’, special use of Latin cursus ‘course’, from currere ‘to run’.

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Frank flew his corsair's flag with pride, even though it had no crossbones.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ɪnˈtəːmɪnəb(ə)l/ [interm-in-able
adjective
Endless or apparently endless (often used hyperbolically)

Origin
Late Middle English from Old French, or from late Latin interminabilis, from in- ‘not’ + terminare (see terminate).

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We are currently enduring what seems to be interminable, deep cold weather, and it is only mid November.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/twiːd/
noun
mass noun
1 A rough-surfaced woollen cloth, typically of mixed flecked colours, originally produced in Scotland.
as modifier ‘a tweed sports jacket’
1.1 tweeds - Clothes made of tweed.

Origin
Mid 19th century originally a misreading of tweel, Scots form of twill, influenced by association with the River Tweed.

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Todd wore his tweed
While he planted the seed
Because he agreed
It was chilly, indeed.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/mɔːf/ [morf]
verb
1 Change smoothly from one image to another by small gradual steps using computer animation techniques.
with object - ‘the characters can be morphed on screen’
1.1 Undergo or cause to undergo a gradual process of transformation.
no object - ‘the cute moppet has morphed into the moody moll of the indie world’
noun
1 An image that has been morphed.
1.1 An instance of morphing an image.

Origin
1990s element from metamorphosis.

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GIF animations are accomplished using a sequence of separate images which morph to appear like a movie.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:25 pm

If I keep wallowing in interminably reading the WOTD without making the effort of posting, I may suffer the fate of Ulysses' sailors at the hands of Circe : morph into a stupid animal unable to speak....
And a tweed-clad one, at that !

Am I skittering from one nonsense to the next one ? I expect that EPS will roosterpeck me for that !
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