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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-14-2005 09:12

All answers beginning with 'N':

1) n. the mouth of a river: a mouth-like opening.

2) adj. full and round in utterance: pompously mouthed or mouthing.

3) v.t. to suppose: to form or express as an opinion.

4) n. government by a small, exclusive class: a state so governed: a small body of men who have the supreme power of a state in their hands.

5) adj. making a loud noise: clamorous: noisy: unruly.

6) adj. hardened in heart or in feelings: difficult to influence, esp. in a moral sense: stubborn: hard.

Bonus: n. sheep-killing.

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-14-2005 09:14

Argh! Sorry! Before anyone spends ages trying to work out the above, I made a mistake:


If you try 'n', you might be there for some time : o ) Sorry!

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-14-2005 09:31


Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-14-2005 09:44

Lady Grey: 2/6, but you got the bonus - yup, killing a sheep is commiting ovicide : o )

Opine and oligarchy are correct - the others are still to play for.


Jun-14-2005 09:57

1. ostium
2. orotund
5. obstreperous
6. obdurate

Esme Weatherwax
Esme Weatherwax

Jun-14-2005 12:36

1) oriform
2) orotund
5) obstreperous
6) obdurate


Jun-15-2005 12:02


Just didn't want this to be forgotten, curiosity is killing me! :o)

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-15-2005 16:35

OK ... (sorry about the delay) ...correct answers were:

1) Ostium (well done Envy) 2) Orotund 3) Opine 4) Oligarchy 5) Obstreperous) 6) Obdurate B) Ovicide

Pats on the back all round : o )


Jun-15-2005 18:44

#6 critque ?

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-16-2005 14:56

OK ... sorry I've been a bit slow with this one! All answers beginning with 'P':

1) adj. foreign: outlandish: making a pilgrimmage or journey.

2) n. loss: ruin: utter loss or ruin: the utter loss of happiness in a future state: hell.

3) n. the view that all mental activity is dreived from sexual instinct.

4) n. an example, exemplar.

5) n. a teacher: a pedant.

6) n. inclination: decided taste: bias. (Fr)

B) n. the act of stretching and yawning.

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