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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 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.

cfm
cfm
Nomad

Jun-8-2005 14:27

1) debonair
2) derelict
3) demagogue
4) devious
5) diminution
6) digress



Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-8-2005 15:23

1)debonair
2)derelict
3)demagogue
4)devious
5)diminish
6) digress

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-8-2005 16:59

3/3 each, CFM and Lady Grey. Any advances?

Markie P
Markie P
Well-Connected

Jun-8-2005 21:26

1)Debonair
2)Delinquent
3)Demagogue
4)Duplicity
5)Diminuendo
6)Digress

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Jun-9-2005 02:35

Pout I got it wrong. With this game I notice that I have been trained in high school with English as a second language instead of first. The only meaning of English words I ever had to learn, is what they mean in Dutch. :)

MarcusAndrew
MarcusAndrew

Jun-9-2005 02:51

dont worry about it jstkdn! I'm english and I'm having problems.......
I HATE words!

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-9-2005 05:56

Aww, Marcus! I love words. One of my favourite books to read (and, I know, this is going to make me sound very sad!) is the dictionary. I really enjoy examining the subtle difference between synonymous words and tracing the etymology of words to their roots.

Well done Markie ... you nabbed the final three.

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-9-2005 05:58

OK ... Thurday's words ...

All answers beginning with 'E':

1)n. a stepwise arrangement of troops, ships, places, etc: a group of persons of one grade in an organisation. (Fr)
2)adj. selecting or borrowing: choosing the best out of everything: broad, the opposite of exclusive: composed of elements taken from a wide range of sources, ideas, styles, etc.
3)adj. able to produce the result intended.
4)v.t. to make clear: to throw light upon: to illustrate.
5)n. any concise and pointed or sarcastic saying: a short poem expressing an ingenious thought with point, usually satirical.
6)adj. inner: secret: mysterious: taught to a select few.


Markie P
Markie P
Well-Connected

Jun-9-2005 07:08

1)Echelon
2)Eclectic
3)Effectual
4)Enlighten/Elucidate
5)Epigram
6)Esoteric

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