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#580742 - Tue Dec 28 2010 05:01 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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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. smile


EDIT- Copied to the Mind Melt thread, where it belongs.


Edited by ozzz2002 (Tue Dec 28 2010 06:35 PM)
Edit Reason: Wrong thread
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#580773 - Tue Dec 28 2010 06:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Ozzz, that's one of the worst I've seen yet!
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#580775 - Tue Dec 28 2010 06:22 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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Where those from Mind Melt?
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#580779 - Tue Dec 28 2010 06:33 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Oops, they were. My apologies!
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#580784 - Tue Dec 28 2010 06:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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No need for that. Just wanting to see a correct placement so effective corrective action might be taken. That won't happen from here. It is weird. It would seem the word they should have instead of fatless to go as an opposite to leanness would be fatness. Fatless isn't even close to the opposite of leanness. In fact, it's a synonym!


Edited by mehaul (Tue Dec 28 2010 06:58 PM)
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#580786 - Tue Dec 28 2010 07:02 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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I didn't even notice they were in the wrong thread! Shows how attentive I am...
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#582291 - Sat Jan 01 2011 09:54 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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8. The 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
Your answer: triennial

Triennial means every three year or lasting three years. A tercentenary or tricentenary (less common but acceptable) is the term for a 3ooth anniversary.
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#582392 - Sun Jan 02 2011 04:35 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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re Gold Member Word Wizard Mini-Game: Words accepted:

The dictionary in use confounds me. It will accept words such as
androecium, pachuco and shogunate but tells me that "mundanities" is not in the dictionary. Seriously?

I've spent ages playing this game and finally come up with an 11 letter "normal" word and this must be the only English speaking dictionary it's not in.

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#582467 - Sun Jan 02 2011 07:59 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Scooby55]
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Scooby,

most dictionaries don't accept plural as a separate lemma. Neither will conjugated verbs be accepted.

Think about taking a printed dictionary in hand. If the word you're thinking of is in the printed dictionary in bold letters, it will probably pass the WW mini game. If not, it will most probably be rejected.
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#582570 - Sun Jan 02 2011 02:04 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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Thanks JanIQ. I'm just getting really frustrated - I thought I had it with "Transducing" but that wasn't allowed either, yet greasily, cobwebby, astutely, boozing etc are fine. Grr!


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#582628 - Sun Jan 02 2011 06:54 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Scooby55]
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spelling typo - usually

Vacillator - one who hesitates (uaually out of fear)

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#583218 - Tue Jan 04 2011 01:27 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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*sigh* Things seem to be getting worse...

the attribute of having a strong offensive smell

1. overcharge
2. foulness
3. nauseatingness
4. plica
5. parcel
6. squanderer

Come on! I don't even know which is "correct". I bailed... :0(

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#583219 - Tue Jan 04 2011 01:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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The *right* one was foulness. I, of course, chose the other one.
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#583986 - Thu Jan 06 2011 09:58 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: rossian]
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5. A speaker with an unusually laoud voice

Your answer: stentor

Typo: 'laoud' should be 'loud'.

Happy WW Typo Trivia!
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#584239 - Fri Jan 07 2011 06:15 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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9. Hemorrhage
Your answer: flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels

That should be "vessel", not "vessels".
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#584908 - Sun Jan 09 2011 06:11 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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I think this is an issue:


stick on

apply a heavy coat to
lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
a medicine used to relieve pain
an ordinary person who accepts the leadership of another
excessive and profuse perspiration
excessive and profuse perspiration

Obviously the doubled up option is wrong but that's not the point...
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#585328 - Mon Jan 10 2011 06:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Lones78]
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12. Immovability

Your answer: no capable of being moved or rearranged

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Should be "not" capable

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#585413 - Tue Jan 11 2011 01:37 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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These were in a set this morning:

5. Flavored with sour orange peel

Your answer: curacao

This is incomplete, Mention of "liquor" or "spirits" seems needed.

8. Move with slow, sinuous movements

Your answer: undulation

undulation means "(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth"

The correct answer was wreathe

The word "undulation" seems a good fit here.

Happy WW Trivia!
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#585414 - Tue Jan 11 2011 03:00 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Originally Posted By: JMElston
These were in a set this morning:

8. Move with slow, sinuous movements

Your answer: undulation

undulation means "(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth"

The correct answer was wreathe

The word "undulation" seems a good fit here.

Happy WW Trivia!


Except that undulation is a noun, while wreathe is a verb, and therefore makes a better match for the definition. (As I decided after getting it wrong!)
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#585885 - Wed Jan 12 2011 11:27 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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9. The 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Your answer: triennial

I got it right, since there was no better choice, but of course triennial means every 3 years.

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#585901 - Wed Jan 12 2011 11:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Just logged on to make this same comment. Tricentennial would have been my answer.

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#585923 - Wed Jan 12 2011 12:33 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: DGirlSlim]
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All wrong. The correct answer is 1/10 of a trimillenium.
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#586254 - Thu Jan 13 2011 02:26 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: DGirlSlim]
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Tricentennial was not a choice.

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#586259 - Thu Jan 13 2011 02:31 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: queproblema]
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New one.

Terror

Your answer: the savage and excessive killing of many people

the savage and excessive killing of many people is the definition for "slaughter"

The correct answer was a very troublesome child


Both of these are true.

4. violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands <insurrection and revolutionary terror>

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#586500 - Fri Jan 14 2011 04:43 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: queproblema]
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4. Legion

Your answer: a very large number (especially of people)

a very large number (especially of people) is the definition for "multitudinousness"

The correct answer was archaic terms for army

"Legion" seems as acceptable as "army" in this case.

Happy WW Trivia!
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