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#646225 - Tue Aug 09 2011 02:35 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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The word "grotesque" describes the doll very well and I don't find the word (in this particular context) to be offensive.

(edited because I was being boring again lol)


Edited by Jakeroo (Tue Aug 09 2011 09:32 PM)
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#646298 - Tue Aug 09 2011 09:07 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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12. A territory that is controllled by a ruling state
Your answer: possession

Just a wee typo- 'controlled' only really needs two 'l's.
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#646759 - Thu Aug 11 2011 11:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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11. Make imperfect

Your answer: crack

crack means "make a sharp sound"

The correct answer was deflower

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I would say that "crack" would be a better answer for "make imperfect". "Deflower" has a very specific connotation, which I think has a much more limited context than "crack". While the WW database may equate "crack" with making a sound, it just as commonly means "damaging".

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#646866 - Fri Aug 12 2011 09:08 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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4. What a communication that is about something is about
Your answer: subject matter

Somewhat clumsy wording.

The content of a communication?
What a communication is about?

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#647240 - Sat Aug 13 2011 05:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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Cut a rectangualr groove into
Your answer: rabbet

A typo; of course it should be "rectangular".
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#647245 - Sat Aug 13 2011 05:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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14. No capable of being moved or rearranged

Your answer: immovableness


'No' should be 'Not'.

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#647249 - Sat Aug 13 2011 05:48 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: malik24]
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Originally Posted By: malik24


'No' should be 'Not'.


Is it no a Scottish dictionary? wink
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#647252 - Sat Aug 13 2011 06:42 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Originally Posted By: malik24


'No' should be 'Not'.


Is it no a Scottish dictionary? wink


Haha, this amuses me laugh
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#647255 - Sat Aug 13 2011 07:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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Me too, and I'm not a Scot.

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#647340 - Sun Aug 14 2011 10:26 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: agony]
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This came up before and again I'll chime in that it could also be fixed to read: "No capability of being moved or rearranged."
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#649125 - Tue Aug 23 2011 12:02 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dsimpy]
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13. The semantic relation of being a manner of does something

Your answer: troponymy

I may have selected the right answer, but I had no idea what the question meant!

This is my first post here, probably not my last. Thanks to my teammate romeomikegolf for pointing me in the right direction.

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#649201 - Tue Aug 23 2011 10:28 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Humanist]
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I'll try a troponymy:
To shake hands is a way to greet, to kiss on each cheek is another manner of greeting.

Whichever you feel comfortable with, I wish a virtual welcome to you Humanist.
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#649230 - Tue Aug 23 2011 12:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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The definition posted here for troponymy is at least grammatically incorrect. "A manner of does something" should be "a manner of doing something" or "a manner in which one does something".

The 'semantic relation' escapes my mind. It doesn't seem to relate to the question.
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#649244 - Tue Aug 23 2011 01:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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The semantic relation bit refers to the fact that the word troponymy is a relationship between two words - the more general one, and the troponym which offers the more precise example. This definition has been discussed at least once before pages ago. It is an example of a badly-pasted definition on the web source from which the game draws its definitions. Attempts at brevity for a definition can be ambiguous!
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#649717 - Thu Aug 25 2011 04:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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12. Waverer
Your answer: one who hesitates (uaually out of fear)
Should be 'usually'.
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#649864 - Fri Aug 26 2011 01:17 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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1. Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin

Your answer: prosciuto


Slight typo: The correct spelling is "prosciutto"
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#650645 - Tue Aug 30 2011 04:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cydonia325]
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Half-brother

Your answer: a son of your stepparent by a former marriage

A son of a stepparent would be a step-brother not a half brother surely? smile
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#650658 - Tue Aug 30 2011 06:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Only when you are your own Step-Grandfather by a previous marriage! Then you are related to everyone so you cannot be half-to anybody not also a sibling once removed. Then the geneological lines turn to circles.

Edit: Actually, if your father had sired a son with a woman not your mother, then married that woman later, her son would be both your step-brother and half-brother.


Edited by mehaul (Tue Aug 30 2011 06:22 PM)
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#650670 - Tue Aug 30 2011 09:33 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Not so, he'd simply be your half-brother. My father had the full set, brothers, step-brothers and half-brothers. Two parents the same = full brother; one parent the same = half brother; no parents the same, but one of his parents married one of yours = step-brother. Simple really...

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#650695 - Wed Aug 31 2011 12:13 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
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Half-brother through blood, step-brother through marriage. I think my scenario covered it. You brought up a second situation of a marriage, that neither parents are blood and yes that is a step-brother but it does not mean the situation I outlined is wrong.
I had a step-sister that did not come with my step-father into his marriage with my mother. She stayed with her mother. We were not quite kissing cousins, but did... well, I'd rather not kiss and tell.
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#650735 - Wed Aug 31 2011 08:22 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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The whole meaning of "step" in this case is that there are no parents in common (no blood relation), so it is not possible to be both. It is expained fairly well here
http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/relation.htm#Step .

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#650777 - Wed Aug 31 2011 12:01 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
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Did I miss something here? Maybe if it was 'product'.

12. Produce
Your answer: yield

yield means "bring about"

The correct answer was effect

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#650789 - Wed Aug 31 2011 12:52 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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When used as a verb, 'to effect' something could certainly mean 'to produce' it, as in the phrase 'to effect a change'. Not the way you usually read the word, but quite possible.
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#650852 - Wed Aug 31 2011 03:03 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Almost as possible as 'to bring about a change', but not quite as close. I hope it will 'yield' better results for me next time.

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#650993 - Wed Aug 31 2011 11:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
Half-brother through blood, step-brother through marriage. I think my scenario covered it. You brought up a second situation of a marriage, that neither parents are blood and yes that is a step-brother but it does not mean the situation I outlined is wrong.


Actually, the closer relationship applies and trumps all others. Though the brother is step if viewed only as the offspring of the step-mother, the brother has to be half because of the relationship to the father (by blood). If my sister and I were in the same class one year, I could call her a classmate, but that wouldn't mean that the more appropriate denomination for her would be as my sister.

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