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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-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.

Esme Weatherwax
Esme Weatherwax

Jun-16-2005 20:18

1) peregrine
2) perdition
3) ?
4) paradigm (or maybe paragon)
5) preceptor
6) penchant

Bonus) pandiculation

Envy
Envy

Jun-16-2005 21:25

1. peregrinate
2. perdition
3. pansexualism
4. paradigm
5. pedagogue
6. penchant
B. pandiculation


mackenzie robbin
mackenzie robbin

Jun-16-2005 22:19

1.)peregrine
2.)perdition
3.)pansexualism
4.)paragon
5.)pedagogue
6.)predilection
B> don't know :(

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 01:12

Esme: 4/6+B Envy: 5/6+B Mackenzie: 5/6

Well done all. On to (gulp) 'Q'!

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 01:23

All answers beginning with 'Q':

1) n. an access of faintness or sickness: a sickly feeling: an uneasines, as of conscience.

2) n. a short, clever remark, a repartee: a gibe: a quibble: a fanciful jest or action.

3) n. one who aids the enemy: a native puppet prime minister set up by an occupying foreign power.

4) n. something chewed or kept in the mouth, esp. a piece of tobacco.

5) n. a state of perplexity: dilemma: a hard plight.

6) n. a wet, boggy ground that yields or quakes underfoot.

Bonus: n. a scholastic argument: a humorous medley of tunes.

mackenzie robbin
mackenzie robbin

Jun-17-2005 02:40

1.)queasy
2.)quip
3.)quisling
4.)quid
5.)quandary
6.)quagmire


Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 03:10

Mackenzie: 5/6 ... but queasy is wrong.

Anyone takes on 1) and the bonus silly word?

Andy702
Andy702

Jun-17-2005 03:26

I'll try:

1) qualm
bonus - quodlibet

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-17-2005 04:36

Nice one Andy ... qualm and quodlibet are correct. I have to give the prize to Mackenzie though - not only did he get all but two but he got them annoyingly quickly! : o )

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