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The Internet Book Database of Fiction • View topic - GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:01 pm
by Algot Runeman


/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)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:04 am
by Algot Runeman


/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)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:21 am
by Algot Runeman


/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)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:28 am
by Algot Runeman


/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)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:21 pm
by voralfred

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:34 am
by Algot Runeman


/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.]

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:13 am
by Algot Runeman


/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)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:50 am
by Algot Runeman


/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)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:18 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:23 am
by Algot Runeman


/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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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:00 am
by Algot Runeman


/ˈbaŋkrəʊl/
noun
1 North American - A roll of banknotes.
1.1 Financial resources.
verb
[with object]informal
Support (a person, organization, or project) financially.

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Though he'd never been to the state, Bob, ever a flashy dude, carried his bills as if it were a Michigan Bankroll.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:52 am
by Algot Runeman
1

/snuːk/
noun
A large edible game fish of the Caribbean which is sometimes found in brackish water.

Origin
Late 17th century from Dutch snoek (see snoek).

2

noun
Phrases
cock a snook
British informal
1 Openly show contempt or a lack of respect for someone or something.
2 Place one's hand so that the thumb touches one's nose and the fingers are spread out, in order to express contempt.

Origin
Late 18th century of unknown origin.

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While having full respect for the Caribbean fish, Tony cocked a snook at the current minister of his district.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:33 am
by Algot Runeman


/əbˈtruːsɪv/
adjective
Noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way.

Origin
Mid 17th century from Latin obtrus- ‘thrust forward’, from the verb obtrudere (see obtrude).

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Near the beginning, right in the middle (and both before and after the final credits) U.S. television advertising is obtrusive.
Ads are also too often a combination of stupid and irritating (maybe like the GIF animation below).

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:15 am
by Algot Runeman


/hɒˈrɛndəs/
adjective
Extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible.

Origin
Mid 17th century from Latin horrendus (gerundive of horrere ‘(of hair) stand on end’) + -ous.

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The clash of sound was so horrendous that it made even diehard fans of the band cringe.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:12 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:05 am
by Algot Runeman


/ˈsɪnjuːi/
adjective
1 Consisting of or resembling sinews.
1.1 (of a person or animal) lean and muscular.

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If you wish to avoid sin, you
Must rise from dim to bright view.
Bad tendencies always eschewed
Being real kind and never rude
...
And one must have good tendons, see,
To be considered sinewy.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:36 am
by Algot Runeman


/ɪntəˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒ/
verb
[with object]
1 (of two or more people) exchange (things) with each other.
1.1 Put each of (two things) in the other's place.
1.2 no object (of a thing) be able to be exchanged with another.
noun
1 mass noun The action of interchanging people or things.
count noun ‘we have a significant interchange of staff with the nearby college’
1.1 count noun An exchange of words.
2 mass noun Alternation.
3 A road junction designed on several levels so that traffic streams do not intersect.
4 A station where passengers may change from one railway line, bus service, etc. to another.

Origin
Late Middle English from Old French entrechangier, from entre- ‘between’ + changier ‘to change’.

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Carl and Carol had a relatively civil interchange
After their cars collided at the roadways' interchange.
Insurance papers, they did exchange.
Their days they had to rearrange;
Taking train and bus sure did seem strange.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:11 am
by Algot Runeman


/ʃiːʃ/
exclamation
informal
Used to express disbelief or exasperation.

Origin
1950s probably an alteration of jeez.

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Sheesh! What is going on, another replicant word from the dictionary today.

[[Fortunately for us, today's stand-in word was just recommended yesterday, making the job easier than usual. Gee Whiz!]]

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:36 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:30 am
by Algot Runeman
1

/ˈpiːki/
adjective peakier, peakiest
British predicative
Pale from illness or fatigue; sickly.

Origin
Early 19th century from peak+ -y.

2

/piːkt/
adjective
North American predicative
Gaunt and pale from illness or fatigue.

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I was piqued by the day's word "peaky" which I know in the U.S. form "peaked, so I peeked at their definitions and decided to share both with you.
(You may, of course, feel a little pale after trying to parse that sentence.)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:24 am
by Algot Runeman


/ˈtrɪvɪəlʌɪz/
(British trivialise)
verb
[with object]
Make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is.

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It should come as no surprise
In these rhymes of tiny size
There's no doubt I trivialize.
Still, I try to tell no lies.

No I cannot play the flute
Nor on a horn can toot
Though some don't give a hoot,
For new words we must root.

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[Just playing parlor games with you in this illustration.]

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:19 am
by Algot Runeman


/wɛːˈbʌɪ/
relative adverb
By which.

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Today it is the first of March.
And that should give us extra starch.
Whereby we choose a fresh direction.
With fresh calendar page selection.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:06 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:22 am
by Algot Runeman

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:32 am
by Algot Runeman


/ˈbʊldəʊzə/
noun
1 A powerful track-laying tractor with caterpillar tracks and a broad curved upright blade at the front for clearing ground.
1.1 A person or group exercising irresistible force, especially in disposing of opposition.

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Theresa is not opposed to opposites, nor will she attempt to bulldoze you into anything you don't want to do. If you choose to value her opinion, that's fine.

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[Two bulldozers?]