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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:



Jun-19-2005 00:19

It's my grandparent's grandmother was always teaching me big words and my grandfather encouraged a very annoying reading habit that still persists to this day. *g* I can try to get some wrong next time...

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-19-2005 10:00

No ... I'm only kidding Envy : o )

OK ... all answers beginning with 'T':

1) adj. showy without taste or worth: gaudily adorned.

2) adj. pertaining to building: structual.

3) n. the (imaginary) transmitted influence of a previous mate on the offspring of a female by a later mate.

4) v.t. to scorch: to parch.

5) adj. very fierce: cruel: aggressive and discourteous.

6) n. baseness: depravity: vileness.

Bonus: n. fear of the number thirteen.

Madame Giry
Madame Giry

Jun-19-2005 13:40

2.)Don't know
3.)I'm dumb

Madame Giry
Madame Giry

Jun-19-2005 13:45

I'll give the definitions, you give me the words.

All answers start with S:

1.)n. A pictorial view of a street.

2.)adj. Belonging to the order of Strepsiptera

3.)n. Vigorous or bitter conflict

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-19-2005 14:15

Sorry M.Giry ... none right I'm afraid, but they are difficult. Anyone else?

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-19-2005 16:28

1) Taudry
2) Tensile
3) Transference
4) Pass
5) Terse
6) A Lady like me couldn't possibly know anything about that.
*Lady Grey feints at the thought*
B) triskaidecaphobia (I think I spelt that right)


Jun-19-2005 20:05

1. tawdry
2. tectonic
3. telegony
4. torrefy
5. truculent
6. turpitude
B. triskaidekaphobia

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-20-2005 02:36

OK ... scores are:

Lady Grey: 1/6 + the bonus.
Envy: 6/6 + the bonus.

Well done all : o )

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-20-2005 02:48

All answers beginning with 'U':

1) n. existence everywhere at the same time: omnipresence.

2) adj. on the further side: beyond: in the future: beyond what is avowed or apparent.

3) v.t. to reproach or chide: to adduce in reproach.

4) adj. of one voice: having one meaning only: unmistakable: unambiguous.

5) v.i. to move like or in waves: to make or be wavy: to vibrate.

6) adj. hooked.

Bonus: v.i. to criticise beyond the sphere of one's knowledge.


Jun-20-2005 05:23

1. Ubiquity
2. unknown/unforeseen/ultimate??
3. upbraid
4. univocal
5. undulate

Need to think about the other two some more....

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