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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:06 pm

E.P.S.,

Chacun à son event. Whether or not you eventually ate anything at the event, your taste is impeccable and are welcome to exercise it and eventuate your desired outcomes.

My own choice is to "make it happen" if I can.

For myself, I am not looking forward to the time when the "Internet of Things" includes plates and utensils which can recognize the foods put on them and report back to the refrigerator (and the doctor) how much of each I ate at the event. That would eventuate too much oversight for my tastes.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:04 am

dappy

Pronunciation: /ˈdapi/
adjective (dappier, dappiest)
British informal
Silly, disorganized, or lacking concentration: a dappy lass he seemed very genuine—and slightly dappy

Origin
1990s: probably a variant of dippy.

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June is extremely happy.
Her joy borders on dappy.
Her life seems to be ideal
While mine is really crappy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:32 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:dappy
...
Origin
1990s: probably a variant of dippy.

dippy
Origin
1990s: presumably a variant of dopey.

and
dopey
Origin
1990s: most likely a variant of dappy.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:28 am

Dippy - Dappy - Dopey

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E.P.S., it looks like you have found the key to word origins.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:43 am

veristic

Pronunciation: /vɪəˈrɪstɪk/
adjective
(Of art or literature) extremely or strictly naturalistic: veristic cast-wax or terracotta portrait masks

Origin
Late 19th century: from Latin verum (neuter) 'true' or Italian vero 'true' + -ist + -ic.

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Mannequins in stores are rarely veristic. Why, they often don't even have heads, hands or feet!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:42 am

Algot Runeman wrote:veristic

For the rest of the week, my attire will be quite veristic once more.

You know. We'll have the no-pants-but-only-briefs-on-a-soft-bath-towel-covering-the-leather-desk-chair kind of weather again.

Frank Deboosere, our TV weatherman, with unsuppressed glee, forecasts up to 36° C. Body temp, no less.

He likes predicting such temperatures. He also likes announcing 5 cm/m² rain or 0.5 m snow or -15° C frost or 120 kph gusts. You should see him on TV. Darn sadist.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:14 am

erubescent

Pronunciation: /ˌɛrʊˈbɛs(ə)nt/
adjective
rare
Reddening; blushing.

Origin
Mid 18th century: from Latin erubescent- 'blushing', from the verb erubescere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + rubescere 'redden' (from rubere 'be red').

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What you suggest makes me blush.
And you are in too much a rush.
Erubescent are my cheeks.
And much much more is flush.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:38 am

graphology

Pronunciation: /ɡraˈfɒlədʒi/
noun
[mass noun]
1 The study of handwriting, for example as used to infer a person’s character.
2 Linguistics The study of written and printed symbols and of writing systems.

Origin
Mid 19th century: from Greek graphē 'writing' + -logy.

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I make this sincere apology.
I know naught of grapholgogy.
I know the word, which, I have heard,
But lack any knowledge, see?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:33 am

Algot Runeman wrote:graphology

Sorry <gasp>
It's so hot here that my fingers tend to stickkkk tooooo theeeeee kkkkeeeeyyyyyyyssssss ...........
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:41 pm

E.P.S.,

Please consume a cooling beverage, and perhaps soak your fingertips in another glass. I heard that there will be record national temperatures on three different continents this week! I'm sorry to hear that you are in one of those areas currently at or near the local peak.

Cooling words:
Ice,
breeze,
air conditioner,
oven Oops, sorry.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:29 am

spate

Pronunciation: /speɪt/
noun
1 A large number of similar things coming in quick succession: a spate of attacks on holidaymakers

Origin
Late Middle English (originally Scots and northern English in the sense 'flood, inundation'): of unknown origin.

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Sadly the spate of hot days will continue.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:47 am

Algot Runeman wrote:spate

Algot Runeman wrote:I heard that there will be record national temperatures on three different continents this week!

Fortunately Belgium is not a continent, at most sometimes incontinent when having to pick a government.

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News/1.2382684

The spate of daily excessiva will end soon.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:45 am

sensuous

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnʃʊəs/
adjective
1 Relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect: the work showed a deliberate disregard of the more sensuous and immediately appealing aspects of painting

Origin
Mid 17th century: from Latin sensus 'sense' + -ous.

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Sid was sensitive to all his surroundings.
He valued the sensuous stuff of his world.
Intellect varied dawn to dusk,
But his senses served him well.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:12 am

Algot Runeman wrote:sensuous

Sometimes a weather temperature graph can be sensuous as a Coca Cola® bottle.
Just look at a 1 or 2-week forecast.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:02 am

kermis

Pronunciation: /ˈkəːmɪs/
noun
1 A summer fair held in towns and villages in the Netherlands.
1.1 US A fair or carnival, especially one held to raise money for a charity.

Origin
Late 16th century: Dutch, originally denoting a mass on the anniversary of the dedication of a church, when a fair was held, from kerk 'church' + mis 'Mass'.

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The kermis was interrupted briefly as the peloton of the Tour de France blasted through the village center. Everyone turned to the road as the riders passed, but returned to the local festivities after the last straggler went through.

[The race is in Belgium today, E.P.S. I hope your routine isn't too disrupted.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:02 am

treacherous

Pronunciation: /ˈtrɛtʃ(ə)rəs/
adjective
1 Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception: a treacherous Gestapo agent memory is particularly treacherous
2 (Of ground, water, conditions, etc.) presenting hidden or unpredictable dangers: a holidaymaker was swept away by treacherous currents

Origin
Middle English (in sense 1): from Old French trecherous, from trecheor 'a cheat', from trechier 'to cheat'.

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Trying are the times,
Producing dangerous rhymes.
The marching songs of rebels,
Treacherous basses and trebles.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:02 pm

pre-owned

adjective
chiefly North American
Second-hand: a pre-owned motorhome

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Advertising has us visiting local dealerships for pre-owned cars instead of used, second-hand ones and "select" cars instead of "selected" ones. I will not be fooled. That is a used car that they selected to put on the lot. The tires need to be replaced and brake work will be needed before it is ready to go.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:00 am

mesomorph

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsə(ʊ)mɔːf/
/ˈmɛzə(ʊ)mɔːf/ /ˈmiːsə(ʊ)mɔːf/ /ˈmiːzə(ʊ)mɔːf/
noun
Physiology
A person whose build is compact and muscular. Compare with ectomorph and endomorph.

Origin
1920s: meso- from mesodermal (being the layer of the embryo giving rise to physical characteristics which predominate) + -morph.

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The comic books of the 1950s regularly had ads which claimed their muscle-building products would transform a skinny kid into a magnificent muscular mesomorph. Jack Lalanne of television fame attempted to show how it could be done without anything more than active ambition and maybe a couple of kitchen chairs.

[Compare to our February 11, 2014 word, ectomorph.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:19 am

approachability

Pronunciation: /əprəʊtʃəˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Being friendly and easy to talk to: managers should be approachable

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There is sometimes a tortuous route to a word of the day.

  • First block, the proffered word has been used in the past.
  • Second bump, a backup word needs some massage, from adjective form to noun, enhancing its approachability.
  • Third tweak, it is always preferable that the word have an illustration to enhance the presentation.
  • Fourth reality, it needs to be done on time, preferably early, a morning task, so other participants have all day to contribute, too.

[Tortuous was the word offered by ODO, in this case.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:20 am

delectable

Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɛktəb(ə)l/
adjective
1 (Of food or drink) delicious: delectable handmade chocolates
1.1 humorous Extremely attractive: the delectable Ms Davis

Origin
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin delectabilis, from delectare 'to charm' (see delight).

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Sue set the table
With delicacies selectable.
Afterwards John thought
She was the most delectable.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:14 am

Algot Runeman wrote:delectable

In the Wijnegem Shopping Centre, I walked past the small Leonidas shop, just after it opened. My eye was caught by a very lovely young woman. I stopped to better look at her.

But of course I couldn't just stand there staring at her. So I stepped up to the counter and asked her for a 1 kg ballotin. I told her I didn't want any marzipan, thus forcing her to fill a box with a non-standard assortment on the spot, giving me time to admire her extraordinary beauty, without being obvious about it.

Delicious as the world-famous Leonidas pralines are, the young lady was even more delectable. Her radiating fairness wasn't in the slightest diminished by her sadly misshapen, almost useless, left hand.

The image of her twisted hand haunted me the rest of the day, but the memory of her pretty face stayed much longer.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:46 am

ostracize

Pronunciation: /ˈɒstrəsʌɪz/
(also ostracise)
verb
1 [with object] Exclude from a society or group: she was declared a witch and ostracized by the villagers
2 (In ancient Greece) banish (an unpopular or overly powerful citizen) from a city for five or ten years by popular vote: Themistocles was indeed out of favour at Athens by the end of the 470s, when he was ostracized

Origin
Mid 17th century: from Greek ostrakizein, from ostrakon 'shell or potsherd' (on which names were written in voting to banish unpopular citizens).

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Oliver was ostracized because he was oversized. It's been true his whole life.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:37 am

Algot Runeman wrote:ostracize

Would Brigitte Bardot also have ostracised my grandma for wearing a diaphanous négligé adorned with ostrich feathers?

Of course BB could hardly have known about it, because grandma wore it exclusively in private, strictly for grandpa's eyes only.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:10 pm

shoo

Pronunciation: /ʃuː/
exclamation
A word said to frighten or drive away a person or animal: ‘Shoo,’ said Mrs Beavis to her girls, and the passage emptied

Origin
A natural exclamation: first recorded in late Middle English. The verb use dates from the early 17th century.

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Shoo, skat, go away!
We have no time today.
Come again tomorrow
To see if my kids can play.

Shuffled feet in scuffed shoes
Turned away by ones and twos.
Back down the road.
They sang the blues.

Four days now in a row
The same results. You know
There's something wrong
When those kids don't show.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:33 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:shoo

Gesundheit !
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