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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:


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!



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?

The Librarian
The Librarian

Jun-10-2005 20:29

1) henotheism
2) hinterland
3) histrionic
4) horography (unless this one should have been in 'G', in which case it's gnomonics)
5) hardihood
6) homily

The Librarian
The Librarian

Jun-10-2005 20:38

Changed my mind about 5 & 6...

5) hubris
6) huddle

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-11-2005 03:18

OK ... answers are:

1) henotheism 2) hinterland 3) histrionic 4) horography 5) hubris 6) homily

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-11-2005 03:23

Right ... I'm going to do something new for the next one. As a language, English has the richest vocabulary of all languages, largely due to the many and varied influences on it (Latin, Greek, French, German, etc). Although this is great, it also means there are lots of 'silly' words in English - words that no one uses, hardly anyone knows what they mean and if you ever used them at a party you'd ruin your chances of getting a dance that night. They can still be quite good fun, though, so I'm putting in a bonus word at the end of the six. Anyone that gets it will have my lasting admiration and respect. Of course, I might just be displaying my own ignorance of a very common word, but there you go : o )

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-11-2005 03:26

All answers beginning with 'I':

1)n. an individual’s own distinctive form of speech.

2)adj. not susceptible of feeling: not showing feeling: imperturbable.

3)n. momentum: impulse: incentive.

4)n. (fem). a woman in love or beloved.

5)adj. unknown: unidentified: disguised: under an assumed title.

6)adj. likely to incur or provoke ill-will: likely to excite envy, enviable: offensively discriminating.

Bonus: n. the endowment of inanimate objects with the attributes of living creatures: a taking into the self of persons or things from the outer world so as to experience a oneness with them and to feel personally touched by their fate.


Jun-11-2005 03:55


Bonus)I don't know an "i" word! I know an "a" word! anthropomorphism

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