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#551642 - Thu Sep 16 2010 07:35 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ChinaCatmama]
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A demanding woman who destroys men's confidence

Your answer: ball-breaker

Have to admit, I couldn't stop chuckling after seeing this (sorry, China) and given past situations, I got it right!

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#551647 - Thu Sep 16 2010 08:05 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Ghosttowner]
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That's another kind of Purple!
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#551708 - Fri Sep 17 2010 12:19 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Another incomplete definition:

Adjustable_spanner

Your answer: can be changed to different settings

It should be something along the line of "a tool for tightening nuts which can be changed to different settings".

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#551854 - Fri Sep 17 2010 03:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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The 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Your answer: triennial

Triennial is only three years, not 300. A 300th anniversary is a tercentenary. At least according to the OED and dictionary.com smile
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#551934 - Fri Sep 17 2010 08:33 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Tizzabelle]
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12. Black-eyed_pea

Your answer: eaten fresh as shell beans or dried

This definition just seems strange.

"Fruit or seed of the cowpea plant" is another definition in various dictionaries.

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#552112 - Sat Sep 18 2010 08:48 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Brutalization

Your answer: the activity of treating someone savagely or vicisouly

"Viciously" is misspelled.
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#552133 - Sat Sep 18 2010 10:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: CellarDoor]
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vicisouly, from the Latin vici ('I conquered') and the inner spirit of English origins (soul adverbial form).
Haven't you never been dealt with vici-souly? Having your spirit conquered? I know I have in the GC and KO.
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#552167 - Sun Sep 19 2010 08:13 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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3. Langoustine

Your answer: caught in european waters

Another incomplete animal entry. The word "prawn" or "shrimp" should be included.

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#552186 - Sun Sep 19 2010 09:22 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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A langoustine is not a prawn or a shrimp! It's a lobster. Small, yes, but not that small. Although some are called Dublin Bay Prawns... oh well, whatever, but lobster is more accurate.
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#552228 - Sun Sep 19 2010 01:00 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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For Langoustine, several of the dictionaries had "prawn" in their definitions, but evidently they are wrong.

12. Pulmonary_tuberculosis

Your answer: involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

This definition would seem to need "disease" or something like it added.

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#552312 - Sun Sep 19 2010 10:31 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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5. Ensemble
Your answer: a cast other than the principles

Should be 'principals'.
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#552417 - Mon Sep 20 2010 06:32 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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An inappropriate one popped through the system this morning;

Sodomise - to copulate with an animal.
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#553131 - Thu Sep 23 2010 01:36 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Snowman]
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3. Pay back
Your answer: amortise

amortise means "liquidate gradually"

The correct answer was return

This was a toss up to me.

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#553134 - Thu Sep 23 2010 01:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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12. Utter a harsh abrupt scream
Your answer: skreak



Should this be shriek? Possibly shreak (not in two dictionaries) or screech but definitely not sKreak.


Edited by mehaul (Thu Sep 23 2010 12:05 PM)
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#553138 - Thu Sep 23 2010 02:29 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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"Skreak" appears in the free dictionary many of these entries seem to come from: http://www.freedictionary.org/?Query=skreak

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#553193 - Thu Sep 23 2010 05:58 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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"4. The status of a religious leader
Your answer: faithful
faithful means "any loyal and steadfast following"
The correct answer was fatherhood"

Fatherhood being the status of a religious leader seems a bit of a stretch to me.
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#553268 - Thu Sep 23 2010 01:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Windswept]
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Just a minor typo to report.

9. No capable of being moved or rearranged
Your answer: immovableness


Should be "not" capable. smile
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#553325 - Thu Sep 23 2010 04:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: salami_swami]
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The word in question was "Shyness":

Your answer: a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset

a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset is the definition for "fluster"

The correct answer was a feeling of fear of embarrassment
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#553601 - Fri Sep 24 2010 06:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: LadyCaitriona]
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Auld_langsyne
Your answer: past times remembered with nostalgia

Should be three separate words, not two.
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#554066 - Mon Sep 27 2010 01:37 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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1. Star-duckweed

Your answer: cosmopolitan in temperate regions except north america

This definition would seem to need "plant" or something like it added.

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#554387 - Wed Sep 29 2010 09:06 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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11. Used especially by artists

Your answer: acrylic

This seems incomplete. Maybe adding "medium" or something like that would suffice.

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#554460 - Wed Sep 29 2010 01:21 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I just don't think this is fair:

7. Expenditure

Your answer: pay out

pay out is the definition for "disburse"

The correct answer was money paid out


Yes, it doesn't say "pay-out", but that kind of punctuation is missing so often, it's not even funny, so I tend to ignore it. Why juxtapose them?

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#554844 - Thu Sep 30 2010 04:01 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Simple typo


one who hesitates (uaually out of fear)

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#555034 - Fri Oct 01 2010 02:01 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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14. Commander

Your answer: naval service at land bases

naval service at land bases is the definition for "shore_duty"

The correct answer was an officer in the airforce

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There is no officer in the US Air Force referred to as "Commander". The RAF has an officer referred to as a "Wing Commander", the ALA (the French air force) has an officer referred to as a "Commandant", and the RAAF also has a "Wing Commander". I can't think of any other air force that might use this terminology. I note that this is the 4th definition given for "commander" at freedictionary.org, so I think this definition should either be linked to the 1st definition given ("an officer in command of a military unit"), or retired. The site does not give any reference for its definition, so I would argue that this definition is incorrect.

I chose what I did, by the way, because there is a US Naval rank of "Commander", and I figured there might be a word or two missing from the definition...

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#555171 - Sat Oct 02 2010 03:45 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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1. A week chirping sound as of a small bird

Your answer: tweet

Although the sound may last 7 days, it is rather obvious it should be "weak" rather than "week".

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