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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-10-2005 02:43

OK ... back to six I'm afraid.

All answers beginning with 'G':

1)n. a Japanese girl trained to provide entertainment (as conversation, performance of dances, etc) for men. (Jap.)

2)adj. having the earth for centre: as viewed or reckoned from the centre of the earth (astron.): taking life on earth as the basis for evaluation.

3)adv. with soft steps: with extreme wariness and delicate gentleness.

4)adj. strangely distorted or bizarre: extravagantly formed: fantastic.

5)n. manner, behaviour: custom: external appearance: dress.

6)n. wile, jugglery: cunning: deceit


Greyling
Greyling

Jun-10-2005 03:05

1) Geisha
2) geocentric
3) ?? - will have to think some more about this one
4) grotesque
5) ?? - on to the thinking box
6) guile

Markie P
Markie P
Well-Connected

Jun-10-2005 03:19

1)Geisha
2)Geocentric
3)Gingerly
4)Grotesque
5)Garb?
6)Guile

mackenzie robbin
mackenzie robbin

Jun-10-2005 03:41

1.)geisha
2.)geocentric
3.)gaurdedly
4.)grotesque
5.)guise
6.)guile

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-10-2005 04:03

My goodness.

Greyling: 4/6 Markie P: 5/6 Mackenzie: 5/6

Tell me honestly: am I making them too easy?

Brina 21
Brina 21
Sleuth About Town

Jun-10-2005 04:42

no - not too easy. you just have a couple of ringers! Please keep it up.

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-10-2005 05:20

OK ... last one for today ...

All answers beginning with 'H':

1)n. belief in one god, supreme or specially venerated but not the only god a stage between polytheism and monotheism.

2)n. a region lying inland from a port or centre of influence. (Ger).

3)adj. very dramatic and full of exaggerated emotion: relating to the stage or actors: theatrical: affected.

4)n. the art of constructing sundials, clocks, etc.

5)n. insolence: arrogance, such as invites disaster.

6)n. a plain expository sermon, practical rather than doctrinal: a hortatory discourse: a moralising talk or piece of writing.


mackenzie robbin
mackenzie robbin

Jun-10-2005 06:46

ok I went to post my answers and it logged me out!

1.)henotheism
2.)helm
3.)histrionic
4.)?
5.)hubris
6.)homily

Envy
Envy

Jun-10-2005 11:58

And I thought all my grandma's vocabulary lessons were stupid...Wait till I tell her that knowing the word facetious actually came in handy...

1. Henoism
2. Hinterland
3. Histrionic
4. Horology
5. Hauteur
6. Homily


Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-10-2005 13:21

Mackensie: 4/6, Envy: 3/6. Any advances?

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