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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon May 14, 2018 12:19 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:elegant

Again, Judy ?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon May 14, 2018 1:02 pm

Judy!

It must be nice, E.P.S., to have so nearly a one-track mind.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue May 15, 2018 7:35 am

otiose

/ˈəʊʃɪəʊz//ˈəʊtɪəʊz//ˈəʊtɪəʊs//ˈəʊʃɪəʊs/
adjective
1 Serving no practical purpose or result.
2 archaic Indolent or idle.

Origin
Late 18th century: from Latin otiosus, from otium ‘leisure’.

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Providing a definition of otiose provides a practical purpose. Reading the definition might be valuable, but illustrating otiose may not serve much purpose.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed May 16, 2018 9:24 am

taskbar


/ˈtɑːskbɑː/
noun
Computing
A bar at the edge of the display of a graphical user interface that allows quick access to current or favourite applications.

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Today's illustration of a partial taskbar (mine) will come as no surprise to all of you who use a computer to access the Word of the Day.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed May 16, 2018 11:18 am

Algot Runeman wrote:taskbar

It also reminds me of teacher's taskbar she used to rap our knuckles with when we were being naughty in the classroom.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu May 17, 2018 7:26 am

honeyfuggle
(also honeyfogle, honeyfugle, honeyfoogle)

/ˈhʌnɪˌfʌɡl/
verb
US
informal
1 To deceive, swindle; to cajole.
2 no object - To act in an underhand, indirect, or ingratiating manner in order to deceive a person or to obtain something.

Origin
Early 19th century. Apparently from honey + fugle.

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Such was the trust held by the drum major that the band followed him even when he honeyfugled them from the parade route.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Thu May 17, 2018 10:15 am

Now, EPS, be honest: how many people did you honeyfuggle into eating a lot of honey, fudge, sweets, candy and other pleasant-tasting but teeth-damaging substances, just so that they would have to become your patients?
You, honeyfuggler, you !
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri May 18, 2018 6:51 am

carton

/ˈkɑːt(ə)n/
noun
1 A small, light box or container in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged.
1.1 North American A large container of goods.

Origin
Early 19th century: from French, from Italian cartone (see cartoon).

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Calvin constructed a cartoon containing a carton of milk.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat May 19, 2018 1:28 pm

regale

/rɪˈɡeɪl/
verb
[with object]
1 Entertain or amuse (someone) with talk.
1.1 Lavishly supply (someone) with food or drink.

Origin
Mid 17th century: from French régaler, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Old French gale ‘pleasure’.

The goal of the Word of the Day is to regale YOU with options of the English language. Your responses are welcome, but not manditory.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat May 19, 2018 6:35 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:carton

Also Pauline Carton, legendary French film actress.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun May 20, 2018 7:08 am

maleficent

/məˈlɛfɪs(ə)nt/
adjective
literary
Causing harm or destruction, especially by supernatural means.

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Mark loved Halloween, when he worked hard to dress up as some magnificently maleficent being.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon May 21, 2018 7:19 am

distal

/ˈdɪst(ə)l/
adjective
Anatomy
1 Situated away from the centre of the body or from the point of attachment.
The opposite of proximal
1.1 Geology Relating to or denoting the outer part of an area affected by geological activity.

Origin
Early 19th century: from distant, on the pattern of words such as dorsal.

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Jill used the distal end of her index finger to point mockingly at her husband. He deserved it.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Mon May 21, 2018 10:01 pm

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
Algot Runeman wrote:carton

Also Pauline Carton, legendary French film actress.


Oh yes, Pauline Carton, such a great actress, who regaled generations of movie-goers (or should one write: movie goers ?).
I dont' think she ever played a role of a maleficent character.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue May 22, 2018 7:15 am

natant

/ˈneɪt(ə)nt/
adjective
literary, technical
Swimming or floating.

Origin
Mid 18th century: from Latin natant- ‘swimming’, from the verb natare.

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The waterlilies of North America have natant leaves which provide a perch for small frogs and frequent dragonfly visitors.

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