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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 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....


Jun-20-2005 09:59

1. ubiquity
2. ulterior
3. upbraid
4. unequivocal
5. undulate
6. uncate
7. ultracrepidate

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-20-2005 10:38

Well Llolly - your knowledge of words is a lot better than my knowledge of films : o ) You scored 4/5 of those attemped.

Another sterling performance from Envy - you scored 5/6 plus the bonus.

The correct answer for (4) was univocal.


Jun-20-2005 11:11

hah! See, I don't always get them all!

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-21-2005 02:23

OK ... all answers beginning with 'V':

1) adj. truthful.

2) adj. full of, or suggestive of, pleasure, esp. sensuous: pertaining to, consisting of, derived from, or ministering to, sensual pleasure: given to excess of pleasure, esp. sensual.

3) v.t. to make vile: to defame: to disparage.

4) adj. to be bought or bought over: corruptly mercenary.

5) n. gusto: spirit: animation: energy: enthusiasm that animates a poet or artist.

6) n. the act of willing or choosing: the exercise of the will: the power of determining.

Bonus: n. vexatious wrangling.

Lady Grey
Lady Grey

Jun-21-2005 08:03

1) veritas
2) dunno
3) vilify
4) venal
5) verve
6) dunno
b) dunno

Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Jun-21-2005 08:30

Lady Grey: 3/6. Pretty good. Of your answers, veritas was the only wrong one.

Actually, because it's so similar, the answer to (1) isn't 'veritable' either, just in case anyone was thinking of putting it down : o )

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