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#568036 - Thu Nov 18 2010 01:49 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm a great aunt too (although not since I was 21). If I was given liqueur chocolates, they'd be joining yours somewhere dark and not sunny, flopsy. Mind you, I don't mind a drop of Baileys - Salami can have the chocolate for his vault.
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#568201 - Fri Nov 19 2010 06:29 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: rossian]
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My teetotalness (is that the word? I have no idea! :P) does not actually extend to liqueur chocolates - they're too lovely! ^_^ It's round about this time of year one of my local shops puts down the prices on their Baileys truffles...sooo....goooooood. laugh
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#569388 - Tue Nov 23 2010 12:27 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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clear is related to alter

clear means "rid of obstructions"
alter means "cause to change"

Apparently, I can use any verb whatsoever in combination with the word "alter".
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#569873 - Wed Nov 24 2010 11:18 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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From the first section:

bureaucratism is nonelective government officials

Bureaucrats are nonelected government officials.
Bureaucratism, an 'ism', is a philosophy not the people involved in the application of that philosophy.
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#569912 - Thu Nov 25 2010 02:18 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Normally I don't bother sending corrections as so many definitions dubious in the extreme, but this definition broke the camel's back.

The opposite of fold is spread

You said: unbend

fold means "bend or lay so that one part covers the other"
spread means "spread out or open from a closed or folded state"


If fold means bend then the natural antonym is unbend, not spread.

whereas the other incorrect answer was: -

The opposite of deform is unbend

You said: spread

deform means "cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form"
unbend means "free from flexure"


In geology the opposite of deformation is spread.

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#569967 - Thu Nov 25 2010 08:03 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Starlord]
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Those two should certainly not have been in the same game together.

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#570710 - Sun Nov 28 2010 05:31 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: agony]
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Another day, another pair of synonyms turn up, this time the words are dysphoric and unpleasantly and as usual I got them wrong. mad

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#570995 - Mon Nov 29 2010 12:10 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Starlord]
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from part III

disambiguate is related to clarify

You said: take shape

disambiguate means "state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from"
clarify means "make clear and (more) comprehensible"


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bead is related to take shape

You said: clarify

bead means "form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example"
take shape means "develop into a distinctive entity"

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#574414 - Wed Dec 08 2010 06:43 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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I had these in Part 3 of set 17 today:

cable railway is related to railroad

cable railway means "a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars"
railroad means "line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system"

metro is related to railway line

metro means "electric underground railway"
railway line means "line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system"

I got them right, and I can see why they are the way they are, but I think perhaps they should not be in the same set.
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#574942 - Fri Dec 10 2010 02:03 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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Today I had shlemiel, muggins, simpleton and clown to match up. Naturally, I got them the wrong way round. The definitions given are interchangeable. *sigh*
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#575107 - Fri Dec 10 2010 11:19 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: rossian]
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More synonyms:

race car is related to auto
You said: automotive vehicle


go-kart is related to automotive vehicle
You said: auto

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#577721 - Thu Dec 16 2010 11:03 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Starlord]
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I had resolved not to post the questionable relationships I've been getting in the third section, but this one from the antonyms section is just ridiculous:

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The opposite of noble is Lady

noble means "a titled peer of the realm"
Lady means "a woman of the peerage in Britain"

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Um, what? This was the obvious choice based on the process of elimination, but "noble" and "Lady" are not antonyms, even by the definitions in the database.

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#578212 - Sat Dec 18 2010 08:28 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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Indeed, but I've had husband and wife as antonyms. Wait and see if pepper is (according to Mind Melt) the antonym of salt...
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#578421 - Sun Dec 19 2010 08:27 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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This from the antonyms:

The opposite of observably is perceptibly

observably means "in an imperceptible manner or to an imperceptible degree"
perceptibly means "in a noticeable manner"


I think "unobservably" means in an imperceptible manner, and "observably" would be a synonym of "perceptibly".

I got it right by process of elimination, but it should probably be fixed.

Thanks!

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#578422 - Sun Dec 19 2010 08:43 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
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Originally Posted By: shuehorn
This from the antonyms:

The opposite of observably is perceptibly



I raised this back in October on page 2. Even looney_tunes agreed with me, which I thought would merit a correction...

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#579287 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:53 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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pemphigus is related to skin condition
You said: disease of the skin

pemphigus means "a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane"
skin condition means "a disease affecting the skin"



acne is related to disease of the skin
You said: skin condition

acne means "an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin"
disease of the skin means "a disease affecting the skin"

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#580104 - Sun Dec 26 2010 09:17 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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Definite interchangeability problem today in the Relationships section:

battlefield is related to parcel of land

You said: piece of ground

battlefield means "a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought"
parcel of land means "an extended area of land"

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short is related to piece of ground

You said: parcel of land

short means "the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed"
piece of ground means "an extended area of land"


Edited by darthrevan89 (Sun Dec 26 2010 09:18 AM)

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#580780 - Tue Dec 28 2010 06:34 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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The opposite of leanness is fat

You said: fatty

leanness means "the property of having little body fat"
fat means "excess bodily weight"

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The opposite of fatless is fatty
You said: fat

fatless means "without fat or fat solids"
fatty means "containing or composed of fat"

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It goes without saying that I pulled the wrong rein.
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#581747 - Fri Dec 31 2010 11:04 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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I'm no electrician but these two seem iffy to me:

delay line is related to electrical circuit
You said: wiring

delay line means "a circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal"
electrical circuit means "an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow"
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light circuit is related to wiring
You said: electrical circuit

light circuit means "wiring that provides power to electric lights"
wiring means "a circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity"

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#581955 - Fri Dec 31 2010 06:36 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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I got that one as well this set and I wasn't a happy camper to see I got them wrong frown
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#581959 - Fri Dec 31 2010 07:13 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Lones78]
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A delay line is a part of an ELECTRONIC circuit, not an ELECTRICAL circuit. Big difference and does create the confusion you've experienced when they get swapped in usage.


Edited by mehaul (Fri Dec 31 2010 07:13 PM)
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#583465 - Wed Jan 05 2011 09:53 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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I got these two right, but they are still too close together, and it was lucky I got them right to begin with.

anorchidism is related to abnormality

anorchidism means "absence of one of both testes"
abnormality means "an abnormal condition"
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erethism is related to abnormal condition

erethism means "an abnormally high degree of irritability or sensitivity or excitability"
abnormal condition means "an abnormal condition"

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Also, isn't "an abnormal condition" a very poor definition of abnormal condition?


Edited by Buddy1 (Wed Jan 05 2011 09:54 AM)

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#583515 - Wed Jan 05 2011 01:44 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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I got the same ones, and I chose wrong (of course). I do think that abnormality and abnormal condition shouldn't come up as options in the same list. To make things totally circular, we could define "abnormal condition" as "abnormality". smile
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#584408 - Sat Jan 08 2011 10:21 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
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Hm, today I matched "put up" with "put up" in the Definitions section:

put up is put up; "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"

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#585825 - Wed Jan 12 2011 04:27 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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I've just had blinker and photoflash to match up with light source and lamp. Why do I always get these wrong? All the definitions referred to 'source of light' in one way or another.
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