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#659045 - Thu Oct 06 2011 03:14 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
twosleepy Offline
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I do disagree, however. I feel pinprick can be used as a verb, just as prick. Twinge is also a noun. So both are both. Too confusing and should be avoided together.


Edited by twosleepy (Thu Oct 06 2011 03:15 PM)

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#661465 - Sat Oct 15 2011 05:43 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Here is the question and the answers:

estrangement from god

colloquy
lower respiratory tract
wickedness
tit for tat
roisterer
dispatch

The correct answer was "wickedness".

I am definitely "estranged" from god, but I don't consider myself "wicked"!

That's like an atheist saying that love of god is insanity.

I would strike this question.

I needed to give a little feedback on this one, the first time I've done so.

Chevy

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#662951 - Sat Oct 22 2011 07:14 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Humanist]
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Typo:

Quote:
4. A speaker with an unusually laoud voice

Your answer: stentor
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#662960 - Sun Oct 23 2011 12:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: LadyCaitriona]
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10. Accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
Your answer: carry-the can

Hyphen is not necessary.
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#663164 - Mon Oct 24 2011 11:53 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
twosleepy Offline
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Don't like this one:

7. A mental pain or distress
Your answer: disquietude

disquietude means "feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable"

The correct answer was sting

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#663202 - Mon Oct 24 2011 05:07 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Don't like this one:

7. A mental pain or distress
Your answer: disquietude

disquietude means "feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable"

The correct answer was sting


I got the same one wrong. smile
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#664483 - Sun Oct 30 2011 04:35 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Windswept]
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I think something has gone wrong with the syntax in this definition:

Quote:
The semantic relation of being a manner of does something.


The answer was "troponymy".
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#664521 - Sun Oct 30 2011 07:56 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TabbyTom]
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I thought the same thing, but figured it must be me. I read it a few times, which took time, but it still didn't make much sense to me.

Lee

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#664522 - Sun Oct 30 2011 08:01 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TabbyTom]
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A troponymy of 'to respond' (I hope):
I respond to your post by typing like this. ---or---
I respond to your post in the most emphatic way I can. Both are ways of 'does (or doing)' something with the same verb but to different outcomes or methods.
Another try: to drink:
John can get to drink by sipping at something or John can get to drink by guzzling at a gallon container. In both cases John does something (drink) but does them in different ways.
To go from here to there you can walk, crawl or run.
To look at the moon you can squint or use a telescope.
To learn you can read a book or watch a documentary.
To teach you can be a martinet or you can sugarcoat everything.

The assemblage of the site's definition could be better, it is hard to wrap an understanding around and thusly possess it, but it is a true statement of what a troponymy is.

Please, disagree with this in a troponymic manner if you are wont.

From Wikipedia:
Noun troponymy
1.(semantics) The semantic relation between troponyms.
Then same source:
Noun troponym (plural troponyms)
1.(grammar) A verb that indicates more precisely the manner of doing something by replacing a verb of a more generalized meaning.

It is easy to see the troponym part of the concept. The troponymy part needs a little extension of belief.


Edit: to return the thread title to it's original state. I think changing the thread title is frowned upon. How did you pull a thread posting of over a year ago to Re: to in this thread?


Edited by mehaul (Sun Oct 30 2011 08:11 PM)
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#664568 - Mon Oct 31 2011 02:53 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Edit: to return the thread title to it's original state. I think changing the thread title is frowned upon. How did you pull a thread posting of over a year ago to Re: to in this thread?

I've no idea how the thread title was changed. It certainly wasn't my doing.
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#664613 - Mon Oct 31 2011 11:23 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TabbyTom]
mehaul Offline
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If you click on the (Re: Windswept) to the right of the title on your post, it will take you to that Winswept posting you responded to (Last time?)
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#664673 - Mon Oct 31 2011 05:14 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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The quality of being slow to understand
Your answer: dulness

should of course be 'dullness'
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#664821 - Tue Nov 01 2011 12:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
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Honestly, I searched the internet, and found none of the choices as a meaning:

3. sough

-cause to smell or be smelly
-an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
-surrender, as a result of pressure or force
-loss of color from the hair
-introduce into an environment
-something won (especially money)

All I could find is related to sounds, and the word "sigh"

*sigh*

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#664824 - Tue Nov 01 2011 12:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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I can pull the most tenuous of links out of that, twosleepy, and still it doesn't make much sense. I think you were right to pull it up. 'Sough' as a noun can mean a rumor, so I suppose "introduce into an environment" can be used in the context of starting a rumor, but as I said, it's rather tenuous, and at any rate, here it needs to be a verb, and my suggestion is used as a noun. What did the game say the meaning was?
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#664886 - Tue Nov 01 2011 05:18 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: AlexxSchneider]
twosleepy Offline
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I didn't dare to find out....

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#664902 - Tue Nov 01 2011 06:54 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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I remember that one! It wanted 'introduce into an environment'.
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#665366 - Thu Nov 03 2011 12:59 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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That's the one that most makes sense, but there still seems to be something odd about it, doesn't there? I've never seen a verbal form of the word that makes any sense with that definition, but as I said before, as a noun meaning 'rumor', it makes a bit of sense, if a rather tenuous link.
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#667157 - Fri Nov 11 2011 08:57 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Confusing issue:

Ruddle
my answer: 'tie or link together'
"the correct definition for 'tie or link together' is entwine."

Correct answer was 'redden as if with a red ocher color'

FreeDictionary.com defines ruddle as:
Noun 1. ruddle - a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
raddle, reddle
iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
Verb 1. ruddle - twist or braid together, interlace
raddle
interweave, weave - interlace by or as if by weaving

2. ruddle - redden as if with a red ocher color
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"

Seems maybe both definitions should not appear as choices for this word.

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#667571 - Sat Nov 12 2011 09:40 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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8. Subject to a palyful hoax or joke
Your answer: play a joke on

playful...or is this the joke? Will this ever be corrected?

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#668100 - Tue Nov 15 2011 09:05 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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Another confusing, duplicitous answer:

"A time of difficulty"

Your answer: straits

straits means "a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs"

The correct answer was "hard times"

Needs editing, don't you think?

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#668692 - Thu Nov 17 2011 10:57 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
twosleepy Offline
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Okay, back to "sough"...

Is it possible that someone mispronouncing it as SOH, instead of "SOW" might have been thinking "sow", which could have the definition of "introduce into an environment"? It's the only thing i can think of, but it's a pretty long shot...

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#668736 - Thu Nov 17 2011 02:37 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Here is a noun meaning to the word. It is the beginning of the wikipedia encyclopedia entry for the word. It does have to do with moving stuff around in an environment:

"A sough is an underground channel for draining water out of a mine. Its ability to drain a mine depends on the bottom of the mine being higher than a neighbouring valley. If the mine sump is lower, water must be pumped up to the sough."

Edit to add: The pronunciation rhymes with enough, sounds like suff.


Edited by mehaul (Thu Nov 17 2011 07:19 PM)
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#668885 - Fri Nov 18 2011 08:08 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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An extended area of land
Your answer: strip
- a narrow piece, comparatively long and usually of uniform width: a strip of cloth, metal, land, etc.

The correct answer was parcel
- a distinct, continuous portion or tract of land.
- a distinct portion of land

Strip sounds closer, or at least don't have these together in the same set.

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#669413 - Sun Nov 20 2011 11:14 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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14. On of siblings who have only one parent in common
Your answer: half blood
typo - one of siblings...

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#670230 - Thu Nov 24 2011 10:26 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Word Wizard is one of my favorite games. I enjoy expanding my vocabulary. The only thing that I find disconcerting is the use of drug slang.(LSD=window pane) Honestly, nowadays, just about any word can be connected to drugs.(I actually chose "dirty linen") Drug slang, even more so than regular slang, is ever evolving and dependent on too many variables.Age, region, and social class are only a few. Plus, alot of drugs use interchangeable slang.

This is definitely not a complaint. (just observing)
You guys do a great job and I'm grateful to play. wink

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