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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: /ˌanəˈklitik/
adjective
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relating to or characterized by a strong emotional dependence on another or others:anaclitic depression

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Freud was psychoanalytic.
Some patients, anaclitic.
His livelyhood depended on their needs
So wasn't he metaphorically parasitic?

[If this is the couch at the psychiatrist's office, I'll decline to recline.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /rēˈdəks, ˈrēˈdəks/
adjective
[postpositive]
brought back; revived:the 1980s were far more than just the '50s redux

Origin:
late 19th century: from Latin, from reducere 'bring back'

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I hate to bring this up again, but, for me at least, word sounds sometimes dominate their meaning. The WotD is redux, but when I read it, the word sound washes over the spelling and I hear "Re: ducks" instead. It is an affliction, and my family also suffers when I try to join the conversation. Groans abound. They are kind, and the only Pun-ishment is shakes of the head with a twist of the lips. You WotD participants mostly suffer in silence. Go ahead. SPEAK UP. My hearing needs the volume.
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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: /ˈäkyələr/
adjective
[attributive] Medicine
of or connected with the eyes or vision:ocular trauma

noun
another term for eyepiece.

Origin:
late 16th century: from late Latin ocularis, from Latin oculus 'eye'

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Bill found some discarded oculars in the bin. His tests showed they were in fine shape.
He decided to use them in pairs. He called his invention Bin Oculars.
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Pronunciation: /səˈni(ə)rēəs/
adjective
(especially of hair or feathers) ash-gray.

Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin cinereus 'similar to ashes' (from cinis, ciner- 'ashes') + -ous

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˌərˈbanitē/
noun
1suavity, courteousness, and refinement of manner.
2urban life.

Origin:
mid 16th century: from French urbanité or Latin urbanitas, from urbanus 'belonging to the city' (see urban)

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James Bond epitomized urbanity. Did all the actors succeed in portraing 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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Burton!
:clap: :worship:

Wow! Urbane.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈekəˌtäZH, ēkə-/
noun
sabotage carried out for ecological reasons.

Origin:
1970s: blend of ecological (see ecology) and sabotage

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How can people even consider throwing a wooden shoe at the problem of eco-destruction.
Would it not be less confusing if they used a rock for ecotage?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /point, pwaNt/
noun (plural pronunc. same)
Ballet
the tips of the toes.
(also pointe work) dance performed on the tips of the toes.

Phrases
on (or en) pointe
/äN, än, ôn/ on the tips of the toes.

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I'd like to stay on point here, but my eyes wander away from a ballerina's toes when she is en pointe. Is that a male trait?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /iˈlipsis/
noun (plural ellipses /-sēz/)
the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.
a set of dots indicating an ellipsis.

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mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein 'leave out'

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You may expect a long discourse.
To fill the time as you ride your horse.
The problem is ellipsis, dear.
The one which happens...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:44 pm

I'm always amazed at how much Europeans know about American politics.
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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: /ˈsīdˌbərn/
noun
(usually sideburns)
a strip of hair grown by a man down each side of the face in front of his ears.

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Sideburns, neckbeard, goatee, VanDyke, moustache, all brothers of the brush. We sometimes identify ourselves as male by bold display of facial hair. Long hair doesn't do it, alone. Females have that choice. Maybe, too, we are telling the other chimps that we are related.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:08 am

Ha! Nice.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈfenəˌstrāt/
adjective
Botany & Zoology
having small windowlike perforations or transparent areas.

Origin:
mid 19th century: from Latin fenestratus 'provided with openings', from the verb fenestrare

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The leaves of the wildflower, St. John's Wort, have little spots through which light shines. Just hold up the leaves and you will see their fenestrate nature. The yellow flowers are attractive, too.

[E.P.S. is wise to warn us not to tempt fate by partial defenestration, though. Just ask him. Go ahead. See what he says.]
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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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E.P.S,

A lovely story to demonstate fenestrate. :clap:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈpenyərē/
noun
extreme poverty; destitution:he died in a state of virtual penury

Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin penuria 'need, scarcity'; perhaps related to paene 'almost'

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Mark craved the distinction of being a miser. His problem: penury. He didn't have two pennies to rub together. In the words of Porgy, "I got plenty o' nothin'."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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