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Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-7-2005 23:57

OK ... as there are so many readers and writers here, we'll see if this is popular ...

I'll post a list of dictionary definitions and see if you can provide the word. I'll try to balance between making it too hard and making it interesting. I'll try and make it so that, even if you don't one right, you'll at least have heard the word before. For each quiz, all answers will begin with the same letter:

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Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-8-2005 03:39

As I have a little time today before a business meeting, here's another.

All answers beginning with C:

1) n. a change of humour or opinion without reason: a sudden change of attitude or behaviour.
2) v.t. to chastise: to criticise severely: to emend.
3) n. expressing an idea in more words than are necessary: an instance of this: evasive talk.
4) n. an exclusive group of persons: a faction: a coterie - used generally in a bad sense. (Fr)
5) v.i. to descend willingly from a superior position: to act graciously to inferiors: to deign: to stoop to what is unworthy:
6) n. a well-informed judge in the arts, food, drink etc. (Fr)

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Jun-8-2005 07:56

6= critic

YAY.....I got one. Or not? Please, say I just got one??? Please, pretty please????

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-8-2005 08:00

Ummm ... sorry Jstkdn ... I'd really love to say you've got it, but you haven't. It's close, but there's a definite difference. Sorry! : o (

G K Chesterton
G K Chesterton

Jun-8-2005 08:22

1.?
2. Castigate
3. Copious
4. Clique
5. ?
6. Connoisseur

John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Jun-8-2005 10:17

1. Caprice
2. Castigate
3. Circumlocution
4. Clique, or a Cult
5. Condescend
6. Connoisseur

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-8-2005 10:17

1) Conversion
2) Critique
3) Cirmcumlocution
4) Clique
5) Cede
6) Connoisseur

Markie P
Markie P
Well-Connected

Jun-8-2005 10:43

1)Caprice
2)Castigate
3)Circumlocution
4)Clique
5)Capitulate
6)Connoisseur

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-8-2005 10:52

Hey ... John Hale's the man with 6/6. The answer to (4) was clique. I had a feeling this would be up John Hale's street : o )

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-8-2005 10:53

'D' is coming up, just as soon as I'm back in my office ...

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-8-2005 13:52

OK ... all answers beginning with 'D':

1) adj. (chiefly of a man) of good appearance and manners: elegant: courteous: confident, charming and well dressed. (Fr)

2) adj. failing in duty. n. one who fails in or leaves his duty: an offender: a person lacking in moral and social sense.

3) n. a leader of the people: a popular and factious orator.

4) n. deceitful behaviour: doubleness, esp. in conduct and intention: insincerity: double-dealing.

5) (mus.) adj., adv. and n. Letting the sound die away, marked > on a musical score. (It)

6) v.i. to depart from the main subject: to introduce irrelevant matter.

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