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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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Chop it up this way: (max·i·mand)
Say it this way: /ˈmaksəˌmand/
(of course, you have to figure out how to pronounce that funny lettering first.)

noun
An amount or something you want maximized (mainly an economics term)

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Mark wanted his dividend to be seen as a maximand.
He wanted money in his hands.
He invested wisely, by his lights.
In one of those lovely tax-free lands.

[Now don't tell me I should be more serious (Sirius). I have no desire to be a dog star. Besides Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin have done far better at it than I would.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Break it up, people!: (sham·bo·lic)
Say it, man: /SHamˈbälik/

adjective
mismanaged, chaotic, disorganized

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This definition game is shambolic.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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My LIFE is shambolic!
I am a poor, wayfaring stranger
Wandering through this world of woe
But there's no sickness, no fear or danger
In that bright land
To which I go
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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to converse informally : chat; also : to chat in a friendly and persuasive manner especially so as to gain favor, business, or connections
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Sid sat by the ladies, schmoozing them up. He also hoped the liquor would help.
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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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Say it, sweetly: /ˌmädriˈlānyō/

noun
a native or person living in or coming from Madrid, Spain

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madrilenian

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Of course, if you are a Spanish/Castilian speaker, you would say this girl is a Madrileña. Some would also say, Madrid is a capital place to live (being the capital of Spain...)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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principles generated by an authority and spread as absolute truth

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The primal principle of the school's principal was "always be the prince's pal."
The students, all sons of lords, took his word as dogma.
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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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Say it, Sam: /panˈspərmēə/

noun
a theory that life on the planet Earth originated from chemical precursors which arrived from space

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Primordial soup, that elegant goop.
Arrived in a jar, after traveling far.
Twinkies in pairs, galactic viral shares.
Panspermia gunk, universal space junk.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Say it, Sam: /kəˈlōg/

verb (collogues, colloguing, collogued)
[no object] archaic

talk confidentially or conspiratorially.

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Calie collogued with a colleague from the college, complaining about the overwhelming smell of "cold log" cologne coming from Karl.
[emphasis updated to correct word in the irreverent sentence. Certainly you were not confused.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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How many colloguing colleagues does one need to form a colloquium ?
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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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. The visible manifestation of an angel or angels to man.

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Carl saw the woman, his eventual wife-to-be, across the gymnasium. He immediately understood the meaning of angelophany.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Say it, Sam! /ˌfeləˈsifik/

adjective
relating to or promoting increased happiness

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Waking up on the morning of the Mayan Nonpocalypse, noodling about 'till mid afternoon, and writing this sentence is felicific, for sure!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Say it, Sam: /ˈeldriCH/

weird and sinister or ghostly
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Alan Aldrich has an eldrich sense of humor. He loves the work of Sinister Cellars.
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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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Say it, Sam: /grɪntʃ/

[ Question: If a person is heard repeatedly making the following noise, /tʃ/ , what should your response be? ]

noun
mean-spirited, unfriendly person (and a character from Dr. Seuss)

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Nouns refer to a "person", "place" or "thing". Does a grinch (based on the Dr. Seuss drawings) qualify as a person or a thing?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:30 pm



Say it, Sam: /ˈjägəl/

verb
move or cause to move with repeated small bobs or jerks: [no object]: the car bounced and joggled on the rough road

noun
a bobbing or jerking movement.

Origin:
early 16th century: frequentative of jog

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Bob bobbled the ball before jogging to the endzone for the seventh touchdown of the game.
To bobble is now to joggle?
Maybe in the UK, but not here in the good old US of A!
(I'm also sure you note my use of a football reference in the exemplary example of linguistic loveliness...not that other game called "football" worldwide by everyone else but the Yanks.)
And whoever heard of a jogglehead, anyway?

Depending on the flow of the day, there may be a hiccup (hiccough), hiatus, a gap in the WotD tomorrow. It is Christmas, a holiday, and for some, a holy day. Whatever your reaction to the possible pause, I wish you all the best day you can have.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Say it, Sam: /ˌpärTHənōˈjenəsis/

noun
reproduction from an ovum without fertilization, especially as a normal process in some invertebrates and lower plants.

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Sometimes language makes us reconsider lots of stuff, parthenogenesis, virgin birth, and such.
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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 Dec 26, 2012 11:35 am



Say it, Sam: /ˈjəNGkəˌno͞o/

noun
(chiefly in Jamaica, Belize, and the Bahamas) a masquerade held at Christmas, consisting of a street procession of characters in traditional costumes and dancing to drums, bells, and whistles

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Instead of having a Junkanoo, my family sang a Christmas song yesterday. Then we at ham. Then we opened gifts. Then we wondered if next year we'd get the gifts we wanted. Then we went to bed, crying silently over the bunch-a-new-junk we got. We're not the happiest group on holidays.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Say it, Sam: /ˈnelsən/

a wrestling hold in which one arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand is applied to the neck (half nelson), or both arms and hands are applied (full nelson)

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Full nelson is a move of punishment and isn't legal in amateur wrestling. The half nelson works to turn an opponent to his back on the way to a pin to win a match.

Professional Wrestling is an entertainment performance.

Mud wrestling...No clear classification.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Say it, Sam: /pəˈzaz/

noun
an attractive combination of vitality and glamour

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Jerry thought he had pizzazz, but he actually only had pizza as often as he wanted.
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