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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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

I beg to differ. In a jiffy

Algot Runeman wrote:contradict

/kɒntrəˈdɪkt/ [con-truh-dikt]
verb
[with object]
1 Deny the truth of (a statement) by asserting the opposite.
1.1 Assert the opposite of a statement made by (someone)
1.2 Be in conflict with.

Origin
Late 16th century from Latin contradict- ‘spoken against’, from the verb contradicere, originally contra dicere ‘speak against’.

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It is impolite to contradict a dictator.

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To contradict a dictator is not really impolite. However, I would insinuate that it is rather impractical and might seriously imperil your life, or at least your freedom.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:37 pm

half-and-half

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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He happily ate a half-and-half mix of hot and cold cereal on which he put half-and-half.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:29 pm

shanty

/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)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:41 am

hallucinate

/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)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:29 am

doughy

/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)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:45 am

avow

/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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[The saddest part is that the actual post was delayed overnight! There will be two posted during this "today".]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:53 am

intoxicated

/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)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 am

brawn

/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)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 am

Algot Runeman wrote:brawn

Never state out loud that "a brawnie is a dumb cookie", only think it ...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:37 pm

dainty

/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)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:40 am

glassware

/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)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:04 am

brilliant

/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)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:48 am

Algot Runeman wrote:brilliant

All that glassware is brilliant, but some items are far too dainty for everyday use.
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