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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:11 pm

Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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adverb
In two equal parts.
adjective
Consisting of equal parts of one thing and another.
noun
mass noun North American
A mixture of milk and cream.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈʃanti/
noun shanties
A small, crudely built shack.

Origin
Early 19th century (originally a North American usage): perhaps from Canadian French chantier ‘lumberjack's cabin, logging camp’.

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Bob and his beloved Aunty.
Lived in a wretched shanty.
In sad reality, though,
It's just a badly built tiny house, you know.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/həˈluːsɪneɪt/
verb
[no object]
1 Experience a seemingly real perception of something not actually present, typically as a result of a mental disorder or of taking drugs.
1.1 with object Experience a hallucination of (something)
with clause ‘he starts hallucinating that he is Jesus’

Origin
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘be deceived, have illusions’): from Latin hallucinat- ‘gone astray in thought’, from the verb hallucinari, from Greek alussein ‘be uneasy or distraught’.

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Though others think him sleazy
And find he makes them queasy,
George, himself, finds it easy,
In his unstable state,
To regularly hallucinate
That he is really great!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈdəʊi/
adjective doughier, doughiest
1 (of food) having a thick, malleable consistency.
1.1 (of a person) pale and rather fat.

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Joe had plenty of loot
Though he rarely wore a suit.
A little too long, his hair he let grow.
And his belly was doughy, you know.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/əˈvaʊ/
verb
reporting verb
Assert or confess openly.
with clause ‘he avowed that he had voted Labour in every election’
with object ‘he avowed his change of faith’

Origin
Middle English (in the senses ‘acknowledge, approve’ and ‘vouch for’): from Old French avouer ‘acknowledge’, from Latin advocare ‘summon in defence’ (see avouch).

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I avow that this word is being posted late for the second day in a row.


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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ɪnˈtɒksɪkeɪtɪd/
adjective
Drunk or under the influence of drugs.

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Bob's work was just belated.
He adamantly stated.
Though his skills may be overrated,
He denies he was intoxicated.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/brɔːn/
noun
mass noun
Physical strength in contrast to intelligence.

Origin
Middle English from Old French braon ‘fleshy part of the leg’, of Germanic origin; related to German Braten ‘roast meat’.

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Bodybuilders are judged almost exclusively on their brawn.

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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 Jan 16, 2020 6:37 pm



/ˈdeɪnti/
adjective daintier, daintiest
1 Delicately small and pretty.
1.1 (of a person) delicate and graceful in build or movement.
1.2 (of food) particularly good to eat and served in a small portion.
2 Fastidious, especially concerning food.
noun dainties
Something good to eat; a delicacy.

Origin
Middle English (as noun): from Old French daintie, deintie ‘choice morsel, pleasure’, from Latin dignitas ‘worthiness or beauty’, from dignus ‘worthy’.

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Doreen, daintiest damsel
Killed her prize pig
So she could ham, sell.
A small silly, not big.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈɡlɑːswɛː/
noun
mass noun
Ornaments and articles made from glass.

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Bob's parents operated a store in Chicago which specialized in fine china and glassware.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈbrɪlj(ə)nt/
adjective
1 (of light or colour) very bright.
2 Exceptionally clever or talented.
2.1 Outstanding; impressive.
3 British informal Excellent; marvellous.
as exclamation ‘‘Brilliant!’ he declared excitedly’
noun
A diamond of brilliant cut.

Origin
Late 17th century from French brillant ‘shining’, present participle of briller, from Italian brillare, probably from Latin beryllus (see beryl).

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The dawn now past was brilliant. Clouds dominate in advance of forecast snow.

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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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/ˈdʒazi/
adjective jazzier, jazziest
1 Of, resembling, or in the style of jazz.
2 Bright, colorful, and showy.

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Joe performed with pizazz and finesse even though his outfits were never jazzy.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/dɪˈlɪʃəs/
adjective
1 Highly pleasant to the taste.
1.1 Delightful.

Origin
Middle English (also in the sense ‘characterized by sensuous indulgence’): via Old French from late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae (plural) ‘delight, pleasure’.

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Recipes reveal resplendent riches
Tasty tarts, tremendous treats
Delectable, delightful, delicious dishes
Egregiously elegant, extravagant eats.

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[When Lexico gives us hobnob, we do them one better, brewing up our own option in our effort to rub elbows without any real connection.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈmanərɪz(ə)m/
noun
1 A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving.
1.1 Psychiatry An ordinary gesture or expression that becomes abnormal through exaggeration or repetition.
2 mass noun - Excessive use of a distinctive style in art, literature, or music.
3 (also Mannerism)
mass noun A style of 16th-century Italian art preceding the Baroque, characterized by distortions in scale and perspective and the use of bright, often lurid colours. It is particularly associated with the work of Parmigianino, Pontormo, Vasari, and the later Michelangelo.

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Bob was often accused of expressing himself with a mannerism, perhaps in a passive/aggressive way, through an exaggerated shrug.

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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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/ˈriːtʃəb(ə)l/
adjective
1 Able to be reached; accessible or achievable.
1.1 Able to be contacted.

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Generally, these days, people are still reachable by telephone, though it may be no longer a land line.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈdʒɪɡ(ə)l/
verb
[no object]
1 Move about quickly from side to side or up and down.
1.1 with object - Shake (something) lightly up and down or from side to side.
noun
in singular
A quick light shake.

Origin
Mid 19th century partly an alteration of joggle, reinforced by jig.

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I like a word like jiggle
Like seeing a puppy's tail wiggle.
With it I cannot niggle.
'Cause that would make me giggle.

(For what it's worth, there's not much satisfaction in jiggling a single key on a ring.)

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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 Jan 23, 2020 1:23 pm

Jiggle me timbers, EPS! (Shiver)
That's some lyrics!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/ˈɡruːs(ə)m/
adjective
1 Causing repulsion or horror; grisly.
1.1 informal - Extremely unpleasant.

Origin
Late 16th century from Scots grue ‘to feel horror, shudder’ (of Scandinavian origin) + -some. Rare before the late 18th century, the word was popularized by Sir Walter Scott.

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In spite of not actually showing any mangled bodies, TV news manages to clearly reveal gruesome details of traffic accidents through images of twisted metal wrecks on the road.

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[It was a bit of a gruesome realization to see how much shorter our have become here on the WotD topic.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:22 am



/snuːz/
verb
[no object]
Have a short, light sleep, especially during the day.
noun
1 A short, light sleep, especially during the day.
2 informal - Something boring or tedious.

Origin
Late 18th century of unknown origin.

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If you have but little time to lose,
Yet feel that you must snooze,
Lean back alone. Don't choose to recline,
And keep on your well-tied shoes.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:45 pm

I was about to snooze when I noticed that EPS had posted about the WOTD jiggle. That was gruesome !


But really...
Did they actually have kids that young sing these lyrics ?
Some of them looked barely 6 years old (a boy at the bottom right at seconds 0.52 to 0.55, for instance) !
To say nothing of the kids who could walk along...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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/tʌɪˈkuːn/
noun
1 A wealthy, powerful person in business or industry.
2 A title applied by foreigners to the shogun of Japan in power between 1857 and 1868.

Origin
Mid 19th century from Japanese taikun ‘great lord’.

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Bob never wanted to be a tycoon...any more than he wanted to be a raccoon.

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