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The Alphabet Game

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#1921 Post by Maria Mac » July 16th, 2008, 10:18 pm

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fecundity

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#1922 Post by kbell » July 16th, 2008, 10:33 pm

gadarene
Kathryn

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#1923 Post by Alan H » July 16th, 2008, 11:07 pm

heterodyne (adding two frequencies together to give new signals at both the sum and difference)

I think we owe it to others to provide a meaning for your word!
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#1924 Post by jaywhat » July 17th, 2008, 6:38 am

inculcate
(to instil by frequent admonitions or repetitions Chambers)

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#1925 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 17th, 2008, 9:11 am

jejune
Spoiler:
This one's particularly difficult as it has three different meanings: 1. puerile, childish, naive; 2. insipid, dull, uninteresting; 3. meagre, unsatisfying, insubstantial. From the Latin jejunus, meaning “empty stomach"; "fasting". There's a whole article about the word at World Wide Words.

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#1926 Post by jaywhat » July 17th, 2008, 10:29 am

incidently -
a) I love 'jejune' although I do not think I have ever used it.
b) I would like to know if Alan has ever used his word.

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#1927 Post by Moonbeam » July 17th, 2008, 10:34 am

kitch

I avoid using this one because I'm not quite sure if it means what I think it means.

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#1928 Post by Alan C. » July 17th, 2008, 10:57 pm

LoL, because it's (so called) text speak, and I don't do that.
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#1929 Post by Alan H » July 18th, 2008, 9:19 pm

mantissa

(decimal part of a logarithm)

Yes, I have used heterodyne, but more commonly as superheterodyne!
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#1930 Post by Bryn » July 18th, 2008, 11:49 pm

neophyte

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#1931 Post by Nick » July 19th, 2008, 12:21 pm

osculation

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#1932 Post by lewist » July 20th, 2008, 9:50 am

panoply
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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#1933 Post by jaywhat » July 20th, 2008, 10:02 am

qi
(yes, I use it in Scrabble)

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#1934 Post by Alan C. » July 20th, 2008, 5:03 pm

Rumbustious
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#1935 Post by Alan H » July 20th, 2008, 9:33 pm

sibilance

(a hissing noise)
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#1936 Post by DougS » July 21st, 2008, 1:24 pm

tort

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#1937 Post by para handy » July 21st, 2008, 7:56 pm

uxorious

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#1938 Post by Alan H » July 21st, 2008, 10:51 pm

vicissitude

(a change or variation occurring in the course of something)
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#1939 Post by Alan C. » July 21st, 2008, 11:27 pm

Womanizing.............................Never understood that one :puzzled:
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#1940 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 22nd, 2008, 12:41 am

xyloid


(characteristic of, relating to or resembling wood)

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#1941 Post by Fia » July 22nd, 2008, 9:50 pm

yarborough

(a really crap bridge or whist hand with no card above 9)

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