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#510647 - Fri Mar 12 2010 12:15 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Snowman]
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Teeny typo:

Play_a_joke_on

Your answer: subject to a palyful hoax or joke

Should be playful

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#510648 - Fri Mar 12 2010 12:48 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Just did a big cutdown. Removed thousands of fish, chemicals, cows, bacteria, insects, etc.

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#510649 - Sun Mar 14 2010 10:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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5. Retarding_force
Your answer: oppose with equal weight or force

oppose with equal weight or force is the definition for "counterbalance"

The correct answer was the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid


These two are close enough synonyms that they should not come up in the same answer (counterbalance and Retarding Force)

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#510650 - Wed Mar 17 2010 05:43 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: whee]
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I know that The Free Online Dictionary is the favored source of many of these words, but there are errors there which are apparently copied and pasted without checking. Here's one example:

"The semantic relation of being a manner of does something"

I honestly cannot say for sure how that is supposed to read, but it is exactly how it appears on the above-cited website...

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#510651 - Wed Mar 17 2010 03:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Small typo...

11. Place athe organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
Your answer: transplant

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#510652 - Wed Mar 17 2010 09:59 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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Foray seems to be the word of the hour! It was the correct answer to 1 question, an incorrect option for another, and appeared as TWO of the incorrect options for a third:

cause to arise

faience
bring on
regression
pulmonary plexis
foray
foray
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#510653 - Fri Mar 19 2010 01:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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There are 2 appropriate choices, and the more appropriate* (in my opinion), is marked wrong...

a church endowment

indecent exposure
shaytan
asset*
patrimony
stink out
gunny sack

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#510654 - Fri Mar 19 2010 02:41 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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I got that one wrong as well, and I agree with you.
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#510655 - Sat Mar 20 2010 08:59 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: bubblesfun]
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9. Fratricide
Your answer: the act of murdering your own brother or sister




Partially true. The murdering of your sister is 'sororicide'.
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#510656 - Thu Mar 25 2010 01:05 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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To that is free for leisure activities

Your answer: spare time

Surely 'To' is not the correct word in that definition.
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#510657 - Thu Mar 25 2010 07:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Could someone explain this one to me?

15. A natural consequence of development
The correct answer was offset

I'm not saying it's wrong, just I don't understand the usage.

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#510658 - Thu Mar 25 2010 09:40 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: whee]
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The only online dictionary I saw with this definition was this one:

http://www.freedictionary.org/?Query=offset

The synonyms listed for this definition seems to indicate that this meaning is in the sense of an offshoot or outgrowth, but I've never seen "offset" used like that. It's odd and confusing -- I don't know why someone would use "offset" in this context when there are many more accurate words to express this concept.

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#510659 - Fri Mar 26 2010 07:48 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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The activity of treating someone savagely or vicisouly
Your answer: brutalisation




Typo- viciously
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#510660 - Tue Mar 30 2010 01:19 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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In the current set, the definition was a "Malay dagger with a curved blade".
I was looking for the answer of "kris" which is what I learned when I studied Malay.
I couldn't find it, so entered some other word I was unfamiliar with.
The correct answer was "crease",and nowhere am I able to find a definition of "crease" as a Malay dagger.
From Wikipedia: The kris or keris is an asymmetrical dagger indigenous to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei. It is known as kalis in the southern Philippines. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, but many have straight blades as well. Both a weapon and spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, with some blades possessing good luck and others possessing bad.
I'm confused !
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#510661 - Tue Mar 30 2010 01:57 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tezza1551]
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This dictionary seems to be the source of a lot of words over which I've often scratched my head. Not that it really answers your question, but at least it's a source...

http://www.freedictionary.org/?Query=crease

I suspect it's a bad transliteration into English.


Edited by abechstein (Tue Mar 30 2010 01:59 AM)

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#510662 - Thu Apr 01 2010 12:07 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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When is this tournament going to end?! It's April now. It needs to reset.
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#510663 - Thu Apr 01 2010 12:12 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cubswin2323]
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I'm putting in a claim for the monthly badge now. I'm currenty 19th for the month of March.
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#510664 - Thu Apr 01 2010 06:27 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cubswin2323]
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The badges were rewarded; however, the standings list is still calculating for last month.
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#510665 - Thu Apr 01 2010 11:21 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cubswin2323]
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In this current set, the definition was 'The quality of being adequate or suitable'. The correct answer was 'unsatisfactoriness'.

Is that right? I was looking for the closest synonym and didn't consider that an antonym might be the right answer.

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#510666 - Sun Apr 04 2010 06:27 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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14. Hoodoo

Your answer: bring back luck

Surely it should have been bad luck?
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#510667 - Mon Apr 05 2010 06:13 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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In the current set the "gulden" is stated as the currency of Suriname. From the CIA World Factbook: "in January 2004, the government replaced the guilder with the Surinamese dollar, tied to a US dollar-dominated currency basket". Other references online also say the currency is now the Surinamese dollar.
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#510668 - Wed Apr 07 2010 06:28 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Tizzabelle]
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8. Inoculate

Your answer: give or apply (medications)

give or apply (medications) is the definition for "dispense"

The correct answer was insert a bud for propagation

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#510669 - Wed Apr 07 2010 11:21 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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"Very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency", answer was given as "chilly".

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#510670 - Thu Apr 08 2010 07:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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An incorrect definition:
13. A quadrilateral with no parallel sides
Your answer: trapezium

Trapezium was the only quadrilateral for me to choose from, but a trapezium has one pair of parallel sides!
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#510671 - Thu Apr 08 2010 07:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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That's one of those British/American confusions. Compare Oxford and Webster.

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