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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:01 pm

precipitate

/prɪˈsɪpɪteɪt/
verb
[with object]
1 Cause (an event or situation, typically one that is undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely.
1.1 with object and adverbial of direction Cause to move suddenly and with force.
1.2 precipitate someone/something intoSend someone or something suddenly into a particular state or condition.
2 Chemistry
Cause (a substance) to be deposited in solid form from a solution.
2.1 Cause (drops of moisture or particles of dust) to be deposited from the atmosphere or from a vapour or suspension.
adjective
1 Done, made, or acting suddenly or without careful consideration.
1.1 Occurring suddenly or abruptly.
noun
Chemistry
A substance precipitated from a solution.

Origin
Early 16th century from Latin praecipitat- ‘thrown headlong’, from the verb praecipitare, from praeceps, praecip(it)- ‘headlong’, from prae ‘before’ + caput ‘head’. The original sense of the verb was ‘hurl down, send violently’; hence ‘cause to move rapidly’, which gave rise to sense 1 (early 17th century).

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I considered being precipitate
Because today, it's getting late,
But there might be bad fallout
So I decided to go all out
So y'all don't need to settle
Like snowfall on cold metal.
'Cause remember with good concentration,
We've already used precipitation.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:04 am

airway

/ˈɛːweɪ/
noun
1 The passage by which air reaches a person's lungs.
1.1 A tube for supplying air to a person's lungs in an emergency.
1.2 A ventilating passage in a mine.
2 A recognized route followed by aircraft.
2.1 Used in names of airlines such as ‘British Airways’

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An accent to her wheezing
As I listen to her breathing?
It's just one of those days,
Listening to British airways.


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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:21 am

touristic

/tʊəˈrɪstɪk/
adjective
Relating to or popular with tourists.

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Tom's town was just too rustic
To ever be touristic.
Broad fields of dust, thick.
And little else, don't do the trick.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:28 am

buckaroo

/ˌbʌkəˈruː/
noun
dated North American
A cowboy.

Origin
Early 19th century alteration of vaquero.

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A buckaroo does not need to ride the bucking bronco to be a successful cowboy.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:21 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:nostalgic

/nɒˈstaldʒɪk/
adjective
Feeling, evoking, or characterized by nostalgia.
noun
A nostalgic person.

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Don't be nostalgic for the "good old days". Work instead for a good tomorrow, and remember to register AND vote.

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I think the ultimate nostalgic person was Simone Signoret.
She used to say "La nostalgie n'est plus ce qu'elle était" (Nostalgia is not anymore what it used to be)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:34 am

prudent

/ˈpruːd(ə)nt/
adjective
Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

Origin
Late Middle English from Old French, or from Latin prudent-, contraction of provident- ‘foreseeing, attending to’ (see provident).

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Prudence was proudly prudent.
Accounting for each penny spent.
And as each month completed,
She always had enough for rent.

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[Though Lexico offered imprudent for us to use today, the negative seemed inappropriate before the more basic prudent root.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:13 am

outfox

/aʊtˈfɒks/
verb
[with object]informal
Defeat (someone) by being more clever or cunning than them.

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A fox cannot enjoy sunning
If it's amidst panicked running.
So it's best if it's cunning
Oufoxes hunters who're gunning.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:50 am

dubitable

/ˈdjuːbɪtəb(ə)l/
adjective
rare
(of a belief, conclusion, etc.) open to doubt.

Origin
Early 17th century from Latin dubitabilis, from dubitare ‘to doubt’.

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I think that it is very fine.
That you here, perchance, opine.
For discussion, it is good design.
And perhaps our thinking will align.

But remember, when it's suitable,
Avoid a phrase inscrutable.
What you say is dubitable,
If not completely full of bull!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:18 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:dubitable

Even if dubitable, it certainly *is* debatable.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:23 am

precipitous

/prɪˈsɪpɪtəs/
adjective
1 Dangerously high or steep.
1.1 (of a change to a worse situation or condition) sudden and dramatic.
2 (of an action) done suddenly and without careful consideration.

Origin
Mid 17th century from obsolete French précipiteux, from Latin praeceps, praecip(it)- ‘steep, headlong’ (see precipitate).

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I was about to be precipitous by reposting precipice as offered by the dictionary.
Fortunately, calm prevailed and, the disastrous plunge didn't happen.

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