Words, Words, & More Words & Definitions Game!

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This is my own idea so let's have fun...."Let the Games Begin!"

Rules: I will start with a word & I will give the first comment
so you can see how it is done. I give the definition to the
word give and give a new word for the next person. One
turn at a time, please. & wait until someone else gives a
new word.

Any word can be used, just play nice & remember we have
teenagers that play. Please..no politics here! I blog on the
political questions & blogs but come to the games for fun.

If you care to chit-chat with players & post pictures, feel
free to do so. I am a very outgoing person & like to
interact with other players ....I know some of you do too.

I will not block anyone unless it is absolutely necessary!
If I have a problem with anything, I'll send you a private
email on SH.

We will start with easy words, then as the game goes along,
we will have harder words....I am sure. So if you need a
dictionary...that is alright.

First Word: Happy

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  • Jenni 2010/08/05 05:54:35
    Ambivalent: simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action.

    New Word: Prosy.

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  • ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰ 2013/09/17 05:33:17
    Wapenshaw: A wapenshaw (from the Old English for "weapon show") was originally a gathering and review of troops formerly held in every district in Scotland. The object was to satisfy the military chiefs that the arms of their retainers were in good condition and that the men were properly trained in their use.

    New word: Deambulatory
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2013/09/17 04:54:12
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    Tenebrific - Gloom, gloomy
    Soldiers who had lived for months in the tenebrific trenches that stretched along the western front.

    New word: Wapenshaw
  • themadhare ~IJM 2013/09/17 03:27:16
    themadhare ~IJM
    A district leader in Nazi Germany who served as a provincial governor
    A subordinate political official resembling a Nazi gauleiter in function or in autocratic manner
    A person with an arrogant overbearing outlook or manner

    New word: Tenebrific
  • Joe61 2013/09/16 20:28:55 (edited)
    Paralipomena: Things that have written in an article that don't get used in the main body of the text, but are added as a supplement. Most famous example of paralipomena, is the text of the Old Testament.

    New Word: Gauleiter
  • ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰ 2013/09/16 10:42:44
    Chalcedony: A microcrystalline type of quartz occurring in several different forms, including onyx, agate, and jasper.

    New Word: Paralipomena
  • Joe61 2013/09/15 23:38:39 (edited)
    Quaich: Scottish Gaelic word namely a small shallow drinking vessel Quaich
    New Word:Chalcedony
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 2013/09/15 22:20:55
    Quadriga: A chariot drawn by four horses abreast.

    New Word: Quaich.
  • Marianne 2013/09/11 11:11:54
    zeugmatic adjective, relating to zeugma

    from Latin zeugma, from Ancient Greek ζεῦγμα (zeugma, i.e. bond, yoking)
    figure of speech when using a word to modify or govern two or more other words, when appropriate to only one of them, or appropriate to each, but in a different way, or making a different sense, like catching fish and a cold, or taking one's hat and one's leave, for instance.

    New Word: quadriga
  • Marianne 2013/09/01 10:30:10
    Hoddypeak: a fool, simpleton, egregious blockhead, etc.
    citing: [fr. hoddy-dod, a shell-snail + peak] obs. a fool, simpleton, blockhead
    Is there a relation with Fonkin Hoddypeak?

    New Word: zeugmatic
  • Joe61 2013/09/01 07:41:00
    Rebec: (formerly called a REBE)is a bowed, stringed musical instrument shaped like the bow of a ship, of the European medieval and early Renaissance period.
    a REBEC musical instrument

    New Word: Hoddypeak
  • Marianne 2013/09/01 01:33:55 (edited)
    Gowpen: a double handful (Scots language, from Old Norse)
    Example from a Scots’ proverb: “A hanfu’ o’ trade is worth a gowpen o’ gold”

    New Word: rebec(k)
  • themadhare ~IJM 2013/08/29 20:02:21
    themadhare ~IJM
    Gralloching: disembowelling a deer killed in a hunt.

    New word: Gowpen
  • Joe61 2013/08/29 19:48:40 (edited)
    Floccinaucinihilipilification... the act or the habit of estimating as worthless, or no value or simply trivia.

    Did you know that floccinaucinihilipilification is the second longest word in the English language and the actual longest word ever to appear in a Hansard in the English House Of Commons. Now that is another little worthless tit bit that the word floccinaucinihilipilification brings to mind.

    But, it was very clever of you to come up with it Marianne!

    New Word: Gralloching
  • Marianne Joe61 2013/09/22 20:24:55
    Thank you, Joe.

    These longest words are technical and scientific word compositions (especially basing on Greek and/or Latin bases), namely chemical and medical terms, like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilic... said to be the longest word cited in a major dictionary.

    I got a funny one from a site for people learning German, but it is more a joke word basing on a Hottentot story for a good laugh:
    Hottentottenstottertrottelmut... (72, but rather 66 letters)

    You have to separate each word from this cumulation, beginning with:

    Attentäter = Assassin
    from (according to the story, he was caught in there but escaped)

    Lattengitter = a cage, resp. grid made with laths
    for catching
    Beutelratten = opossums

    (Kötter is the owner or resident of a small rural house in Northern Germany - this looks like an error)

    the Assassin murdered the
    Mutter = mother
    of a
    Hottentottenstottertrottel = stuttering Hottentot fool

    As already said, it is a joke composition for learning German and not part of official dictionaries.

    Have a great time.
  • Marianne 2013/08/29 12:21:42
    Callipygian: having well / beautifully shaped buttocks
    from Ancient Greek καλλίπυγος (kallipugos),
    καλλι- (kalli- = beautiful) + πυγή (pugē = buttocks, rump)

    New Word: floccinaucinihilipilification
  • Joe61 2013/08/27 16:40:48
    Pertichor: The smell of rain as it falls on dry earth or after the rain have fallen on a dry dusty desert. Taken from the Greek work Petra which means stone.

    New Word: Callipygian
  • Marianne Joe61 2013/08/29 12:23:28
    a delight for cruciverbalists!
  • Joe61 Marianne 2013/08/29 19:19:45
    Yes, words can be the source of a lot of fun.
  • Marianne Joe61 2013/09/01 00:09:03
    Some time ago, we had a discussion, and inevitably, came to talk about the Aphrodite Kallipygos and then about the tragic Hottentot Venus.
  • themadhare ~IJM 2013/08/27 13:50:20
    themadhare ~IJM
    Galanty: A shadow play performed by casting the shadows of miniature figures on a screen or wall.

    New word: Pertichor

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