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#832260 - Wed Oct 17 2012 01:50 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: sportsherald]
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An unfortunate group of answers because both seem to be correct: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corporation


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#832282 - Wed Oct 17 2012 02:34 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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The business sense of corporation is more than just people working together - it implies a formal, usually legal, designation of a particular group. From memory, the group of people who work together is used as a definition for vocation (which I dislike every time I have to click it, since I think that term implies a calling, as its Latin root suggests) and also for colleagues, as well as occupational group. Those terms that do have exactly matching definitions in the dictionary used for the game will nt appear in the same set.
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#832420 - Thu Oct 18 2012 12:13 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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corpus (the root word) is latin for "body" - which can mean a body of anything: literal works, medical/physical, legal, religious and business-wise. But, as Chavs noted, it was an unfortunate coincidence that two seemingly equally likely answers were in the same set. Oh well, that's how it goes some days : )
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#834230 - Thu Oct 25 2012 08:04 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Census
Your answer: a period count of the population

'periodic' would probably be a better word.
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#917191 - Wed Nov 14 2012 12:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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1. Loathing
Your answer: intense aversion

intense aversion is the definition for "repugnance"

The correct answer was hate coupled with disgust

Right from dictionary.com
loath·ing
noun
strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion

Another example of 'the right answer is often wrong'


Edited by ssabreman (Wed Nov 14 2012 12:51 AM)

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#950509 - Tue Nov 20 2012 02:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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8. Nitrazepam
Your answer: a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person is the definition for "downer"

The correct answer was a hypnotic and sedative drug of the benzodiazepine type

So Nitrazepam isn't a 'downer'...wait a minute. Yes, it is.

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#952461 - Thu Nov 29 2012 03:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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This may already have been posted here but I'll put it up anyway:

The doctrine that all violence in unjustifiable. That should be 'IS' I think.
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#954144 - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:24 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: martin_cube]
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Problem with Word Wizard. It's stuck and has been for a couple of hours smile

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#954145 - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:25 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Creedy]
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ie, it's counting down the minutes, but stuck on the one game from a couple of hours ago

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#954213 - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:16 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Creedy]
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The reset problem is known; Terry will get to it as soon as he can. Please no further reports smile
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#956216 - Tue Dec 18 2012 05:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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From this hour's game:
12. The act of hitting vigorously
Your answer: pound
pound means "the basic unit of money in Lebanon"
The correct answer was knock

From the thesaurus on my dictionary:
knock
verb
1 he knocked on the door: bang, tap, rap, thump, pound, hammer; strike, hit, beat.
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#959882 - Tue Jan 08 2013 03:17 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: CmdrK]
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Another fifty-percenter.

Quote:
11. Pave a road with cobblestones or pebbles
Your answer: cobbling

cobbling means "the shoemaker's trade"

The correct answer was causeway
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#960111 - Wed Jan 09 2013 03:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This is from this hour's Word Wizard

Quote:
12: Enter into a contractual arrangement

Your answer: formalize

formalize means "declare or make legally valid"

The correct answer was undertake


I actually think formalize is a better answer.

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#960480 - Thu Jan 10 2013 11:23 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Get ready for this one.

Offering goods and services for sale
Your answer: advertizement

advertizement means "a public promotion of some product or service"

The correct answer was supply

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#960863 - Sun Jan 13 2013 08:48 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I got the same word twice this hour. Does that happen much? I've never seen it before. Not a problem but...remarkable? smile

4. Hoariness -- a silvery-white color

6. Hoariness -- great age (especially gray or white with age)

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#960891 - Sun Jan 13 2013 11:33 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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It's unusual - I've played a lot of games, and only remember it happening twice to me.
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#961374 - Wed Jan 16 2013 10:35 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Yeah but...

1. Dashing_hopes
Your answer: an act that does not achieve its intended goal

an act that does not achieve its intended goal is the definition for "nonaccomplishment"

The correct answer was an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

I was disappointed when I didn't get this one right because it didn't achieve my goal. frown


Edited by ssabreman (Wed Jan 16 2013 10:36 AM)

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#961743 - Fri Jan 18 2013 09:38 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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A body of people doing the same kind of work

Your answer: project

project means "transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another"

The correct answer was vocation
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#961783 - Fri Jan 18 2013 04:23 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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The word you read as a noun rather than a verb would refer to a group of people working on he same task, not just the same kind of work. Vocation is definitely a more appropriate match.
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#961945 - Sat Jan 19 2013 05:41 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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10. A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Your answer: canon

Shouldn't the word be 'canyon'?
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#961952 - Sat Jan 19 2013 07:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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It's actually missing the ~ over the first n.
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#961953 - Sat Jan 19 2013 07:17 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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"cañon" is an alternate spelling, and I suppose the system doesn't like the tilde, so it doesn't include it.
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#964626 - Thu Jan 31 2013 09:16 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Aha! I see other people have had the Canon/Canyon conundrum too - I was just coming to mention it myself. Could it be made canyon if the system won't do the "squiggle"? Since canon without accent is, well, a canon and most definitely NOT anything to do with dry rivers and what not laugh
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#964650 - Thu Jan 31 2013 12:06 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This game draws on an external source, which means that its imperfections just have to be learned and lived with, if not loved. Filters can be, and have been, applied to remove certain classes of words from being used on a family-friendly site, but they are still there in the original database being used. Single entries with spelling errors and typos and slightly inaccurate definitions just come through. They're part of the game, as I see it.
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#965246 - Sun Feb 03 2013 05:28 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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With the variety of spellings used, and the numerous definitions they include, my eyes caught this one first and didn't even look at the other choices. I still may have stumbled.

A slipper that is soft and wool (for babies)
Your answer: booty

booty means "goods or money obtained illegally"

The correct answer was bootee

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