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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-12-2005 04:21

Luvely K - 3/6 and the bonus word was correct (the adjective is juvenescent).

Words 2, 3 & 6 are still open. Any takes?


Jun-12-2005 05:14

2. Jolie
3. Jocular
6. Judicious

Esme Weatherwax
Esme Weatherwax

Jun-12-2005 09:37

2) jolie laide
3) jocose
6) judicious

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-12-2005 10:18

Envy - you got 'judicious'/
Esme - you got 2 & 3 : o )

Some people have asked if it's not being pedantic to seperate jocose, jocular and jocund. However, according to my dictionaries, they all have quite distinct meanings along a similar theme.

On to 'K' ...

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-12-2005 11:35

All answers beginning with 'K':

1)n. a would-be musical instrument, a tube with a strip of cat-gut, etc., that resonates to the voice.

2)adj. dust-coloured, dull brownish or greenish yellow. (Urdu & Pers.)
3)n. a child in thieves’ slang.

4)n. the unopened bud of a flower: an architectural ornament resembling that. (Ger.)

5)n. credit, fame, renown, prestige.

6)n. a castle or fortress in a N.African town or the area round it, esp. in Algiers (has an alternative spelling beginning with ‘c’).

B: n. government by the worst.

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-12-2005 12:01

1) Kazoo
2) kurd
3) kid
5) kudos
B) kleptocracy

LuVeLy K
LuVeLy K

Jun-12-2005 12:32

1. Kazoo
2. Khaki
3. Kife
4. knosp
5. kudos
6. Kasbah
B. Kleptocracy

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-12-2005 14:03

Lady Grey - 2/6: Luvely K - 5/6.

Word 3 and the bonus "silly" word are still outstanding (though kleptocracy is pretty good - I can't find it in any of my dictionaries but could it be a government based on heavy taxation??) : o )

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-12-2005 14:12

Its government by thieves Blaise.

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-12-2005 14:22

3) kit?

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