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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  • Marianne 8 hours ago
    languid: having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; relaxed, slow, unhurried, without energy; (sickly) weak, faint, feeble, frail, delicate,
    1590s, from Middle French languide (16c.) and directly from Latin languidus = faint, listless, from languere = to be weak or faint

    New Word: laissez-faire
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 1 day ago
    Laggard: Lagging or tending to lag: dilatory.

    New Word: Languid.
  • Marianne 1 day ago
    lagniappe: a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase, i.e. gratuitously or by way of good measure, often
    from the Louisiana French, adapting a Quechua word brought in to New Orleans by the Spanish creoles (derived from the South American Spanish phrase la yapa or ñapa, referring to a free extra item, usually a very cheap one); from la + ñapa, yapa (Quechua yapa = something added - first known use 1844)
    The term has been traced back to the Quechua word yapay (to increase, to add). In Andean markets it is still customary to ask for a yapa (translates as a little extra) when making a purchase. The seller usually responds by throwing in a little extra. Although this is an old custom, it is still widely practiced today in Louisiana. Street vendors, especially vegetable vendors, are expected to throw in a few green chillies or a small bunch of cilantro with a purchase

    New Word: laggard
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 2 days ago
    Compluvium: A space left unroofed over the court of a Roman dwelling, through which the rain fell into the impluvium or cistern.

    New Word: Lagniappe.
  • Marianne 2 days ago
    impluvium: sunken part of the atrium in a Greek or Roman house (domus), either a basin or a slight depression, designed to collect, resp. carry away the rainwater from the roof (usually with a depth of about 30 cm below the floor of the atrium), and situated above a bed of gravels, under which a chamber collects the water from the atrium,
    from Latin impluere (to rain into), i.e. im- (in) + pluere (to rain)

    New Word: compluvium
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 3 days ago
    Atrium: A many-storied court in a building (as a hotel) usually with a skylight.

    New Word: Impluvium.
  • Marianne K-ZOOMI... 2 days ago (edited)
    for you (see above)


    and, regarding "atrium"
  • Marianne 4 days ago (edited)
    systole: force that drives blood out of the heart, resp. contraction of the heart, i.e. of the left ventricle (ancient medical term first understood as a gathering of blood and later as contraction of the heart); actually there are two phases:

    - first stage of systole: ventricles undergo isovolumetric contraction, while all valves are closed

    - second phase of systole: blood is sent from the left ventricle to the aorta and body, and from the right ventricle to the lungs

    from New Latin, from Ancient Greek συστολή (sustolē), from συστέλλειν (sustellein = to contract, from σύν (syn = together) στέλλειν (stellein = send)

    New Word: atrium (several definitions)
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 4 days ago
    Diastole: A rhythmically recurrent expansion; especially : the dilatation of the cavities of the heart during which they fill with blood.

    New Word: Systole.
  • Marianne 6 days ago
    diallel: not comparable, not parallel; crossing, meeting and intersecting as lines;
    relating to or being the crossing of each individual (or of several individuals) with two or more others, in order to determine the relative genetic contribution of each parent to specific characters in the offspring (a mating scheme used by plant and animal breeders, as well as by geneticists, to investigate the genetic underpinnings of quantitative traits)
    from Ancient Greek διάλληλος (diallēlos = reciprocating), from διά (dia = through) + ἀλλήλων (allēlōn = one another)

    New Word: diastole
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 7 days ago
    Doolally: Out of one's mind; crazy.

    New Word: Diallel.
  • Marianne 7 days ago
    flapdoodle: foolish words / talk, nonsense, bosh, originally: "the stuff they feed fools on", an arbitrary formation
    (origin uncertain, probably around 1833)

    New Word: doolally
  • K-ZOOMI... Marianne 7 days ago
  • Marianne K-ZOOMI... 6 days ago (edited)
    Lol - there is indeed flapdoodles or flapdoodle clothing, and even something else I will not say.
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 2014/10/15 01:51:46
    Caboodle: Collection, Lot.

    New Word: Flapdoodle.
  • Marianne 2014/10/14 09:04:40
    carceral: relating or belonging to prison or jail
    from Latin carcer (prison) +‎ -al (of, pertaining to)

    New Word: caboodle
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 2014/10/14 02:19:54
    Abscond: To depart secretly and hide oneself.

    New Word: Carceral.
  • Marianne 2014/10/13 12:27:48
    ascetic (adj. + noun):
    - rigidly abstinent or abstemious, austere, leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement, pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic, self-denying and austere; (ecclesiastical terms) of or relating to ascetics or asceticism: intensely rigorous in religious austerities
    - a person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion, one of the early Christians who retired to the desert to live solitary lives of meditation and prayer, hermit, monk, practitioner
    (C17) from Greek ἀσκητικός (askētikós) = rigorously self-disciplined, laborious, from ἀσκητής (askētḗs) = monk, hermit (earlier one who practices an art or trade), from ἀσκέω (askéō) = I exercise, train (originally for athletic competition)

    New Word: abscond
  • K-ZOOMI-----0 2014/10/10 18:32:17
    Abstemiousness: Marked by restraint especially in the consumption of food or alcohol; also: reflecting such restraint .

    New Word: Ascetic.
  • Marianne 2014/10/10 11:43:35
    discountenance (verb): to disconcert, embarrass, or abash, to make ashamed or confused, to put out of countenance; to disapprove, show disapproval of, view or treat with disfavour, discourage by evidence of disapproval
    from Middle French "descontenancer" (16c. - to abash, put to shame; today décontenancer = disconcert, upset), from des- + contenancer
    i.e. dis-, from Old French "des-" or directly from Latin "dis-" (apart, in a different direction, between, or not, un-, or exceedingly, utterly)
    + contenancer, i.e. from Old French "contenance" (demeanor, bearing, conduct), from Latin continentia (restraint, moderation, ...)

    New Word: abstemiousness
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