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#1009736 - Sun Sep 08 2013 03:26 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
tatwood Offline
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8. An assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Your answer: flunky

flunky means "a male servant (especially a footman)"

The correct answer was foot soldier

Aarrgghhh.

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#1009743 - Sun Sep 08 2013 04:15 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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How does Fun Trivia add words to the Fun Trivia Dictionary?

There are a lot of words in the dictionary that Fun Trivia Dictionary does not recognize.

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#1009751 - Sun Sep 08 2013 08:05 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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GGGGGGGGGrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and aaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggggghhhh! Definitions that are subject to wide interpretation should NOT be included with similar words. It becomes a matter of opinion then, not fact.
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#1012595 - Thu Sep 26 2013 11:18 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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1. (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
Your answer: bunfight


Britishism, perhaps?

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#1012601 - Thu Sep 26 2013 11:47 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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'Briticism' is a valid description.
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#1012664 - Fri Sep 27 2013 09:41 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
'Briticism' is a valid description.


Okay. Hence, the "perhaps?"

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#1013182 - Mon Sep 30 2013 01:04 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: MiraJane]
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Quote:
12. Informal terms for a human `tooth'

Quotes are mismatched and are not really needed at all.
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#1014806 - Tue Oct 08 2013 10:54 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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1. Narcism

The correct answer was an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

Narcissism, surely?
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#1014866 - Wed Oct 09 2013 10:47 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Tizza, Narcism is a correct term too.

See for instance http://www.thefreedictionary.com/narcism .
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#1016604 - Sat Oct 19 2013 09:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Walloping
Your answer: an easy victory

an easy victory is the definition for "runaway"

The correct answer was a sound defeat


Well live and learn.

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#1016807 - Mon Oct 21 2013 10:53 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Your answer: a loop knot that neither slips not jams

The "not" should be "nor".

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#1017029 - Tue Oct 22 2013 11:06 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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14. Shell of puff paste
Your answer: bouchee

Puff pastry rather than paste? smile
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#1017996 - Mon Oct 28 2013 08:38 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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10. Cousin-german
Your answer: the child of your aunt or uncle

And that was counted as correct. But does that mean the children of my Ukrainian uncle and Irish aunt aren't my cousins?

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#1018001 - Mon Oct 28 2013 09:01 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Cousin-german is an old term (Webster's says 14th century) to refer to what we would just call a cousin or a first cousin. The word cousin was (and sometimes still is) also used more widely to refer to relations that can be more precisely described as (for example) second cousins, or third cousins twice removed, etc.
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#1018524 - Thu Oct 31 2013 10:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
MiraJane Offline
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5. Seignior
Your answer: a man of rank in the ancien regime

Missing the T from ancient.

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#1018526 - Thu Oct 31 2013 11:04 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: MiraJane]
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Originally Posted By: MiraJane
5. Seignior
Your answer: a man of rank in the ancien regime

Missing the T from ancient.

from thefreedictionary: no 't'
an·cien ré·gime (ä -sy r -zh m ). n. 1. The political and social system that existed in France before the Revolution of 1789.


Edited by ssabreman (Fri Nov 01 2013 10:49 AM)

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#1018657 - Fri Nov 01 2013 08:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ITSOUNO11]
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Originally Posted By: ITSOUNO11
Walloping
Your answer: an easy victory

an easy victory is the definition for "runaway"

The correct answer was a sound defeat


Well live and learn.



blowout

a former british gold coin worth 21 shillings
a short respite
an easy victory
a light flintlock musket
a power tool used to buff surfaces
distilled rather than fermented


The definition for blowout was an easy victory. Walloping? runaway? blowout? all easy victories, and sound defeats.

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#1018740 - Sat Nov 02 2013 01:25 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Act stealthily or secretively - hugger mugger

All the online dictionaries show it hyphenated as hugger-mugger

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#1018968 - Sun Nov 03 2013 03:22 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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12. Feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
Your answer: tetchiness

tetchiness means "feeling easily irritated"

The correct answer was inquietude

I should have called Tails instead of Heads... smile
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#1018974 - Sun Nov 03 2013 04:14 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I had that one too, I felt quite tetchy when I got it wrong. wink
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#1019153 - Mon Nov 04 2013 05:03 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Quote:
C A T M E O W


What a great set of letters, eh? smile
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#1019163 - Mon Nov 04 2013 09:22 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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It could also make COW MEAT... sick
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#1019699 - Thu Nov 07 2013 06:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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3. A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Your answer: can of worms

can of worms means "a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity"

The correct answer was strait

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#1019701 - Thu Nov 07 2013 06:59 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Although it is more often used in the plural (in dire straits), strait can be used to describe a difficult situation. It is derived from the difficulty of navigating a boat through a strait.
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#1019702 - Thu Nov 07 2013 07:07 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I realize that, but in this case, both definitions can fit the word. The only way to know which word fits is to memorize which definition means "can of worms" and which means "strait".

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