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Lanolin

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This is a new game.

You post a new word and the next person has to look it up in the dictionary and give the meaning. Then they post a new word, and so on.

The object of this game is to expand our vocabulary! And maybe if we are scrabble players, we might win more if we get to know some new words.


Ok my new word is

RAMBUNCTIOUS
 

Deuteronomy

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  1. difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous: a rambunctious child.
  2. turbulently active and noisy: a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand.
Origin: An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; origin uncertain.

The next word is:

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM

~Deut
 

Lanolin

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Couldn't find that word in my Oxford English dictionary ...

Online I found that ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM means opposition to the disestablisment of the Church of England.
Or the movement against the separation between church and state

Not really heard of that word before! Good one. Ok this is my favourite

PROPITIATION
 

Deuteronomy

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This word means “appeasement.” It expresses the idea that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price that a holy God demanded for sin.

Propitiation involves the vertical dimension of atonement. In the act of propitiation, God’s righteous wrath is appeased, and His justice is satisfied. The moral obligation that we owe for our sins is paid to God, who is thereby placated. He is fully satisfied with the price that is paid by our substitute. (If we do not have a substitute, then there can be no expiation and no propitiation, because we are not capable of satisfying the demands of God’s justice. If we do not have a substitute, then there can be no expiation and no propitiation, because we are not capable of satisfying the demands of God’s justice).

New Word. Similar, but different.

EXPIATION

~Deut
p.s. - your meaning for ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM is correct :) I'm sure that it's best known today for the number of letters and syllables that it contains ;)
 

Deuteronomy

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Sorry about repeating that sentence above. I copied and pasted it in .. apparently twice somehow, and by the time that I noticed it, it was already too late to edit it back out :( (it was a statement made by R C Sproul that seemed valuable to add to the definition).
 

mar09

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ex·pi·a·tion
/ˌekspēˈāSH(ə)n/

noun
  1. the act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement.
    "an act of public expiation"
    synonyms:atonement, redemption, redress, reparation, restitution, recompense, requital, purgation, penance;
    amends


    new word: ephemera
 

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1. anything short-lived or ephemeral.
2. ephemera = items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.

ORIGIN OF EPHEMERON
1570–80; < Greek ephḗmeron short-lived insect

New word: PECCADILLO

~Deut
 

JamOn

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Complasmatory
 

JamOn

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1. anything short-lived or ephemeral.
2. ephemera = items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.

ORIGIN OF EPHEMERON
1570–80; < Greek ephḗmeron short-lived insect

New word: PECCADILLO

~Deut
Peccadillo
a small, relatively unimportant offense or sin.
 

Lanolin

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?? I couldnt find it in my dictionary...or even online...you sure you have the spelling correct?

Ok I cant find it...will skip it my new word is

PUNTER
 

Deuteronomy

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1. a kicker (cf Football, Rugby) who drops the ball and then kicks it before it touches the ground
2. someone who propels a boat by thrusting a pole against the bottom of a river, stream, or lake
3. a gambler
4. a person who kicks a ball (British)
5. a person who punts a boat (British)

New Word: Snickerdoodle (may not be in some dictionaries, but it can be found online .. bon appétit)

~Deut
 

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Hey Sister (@Lanolin), is this new game restricted to single words, or can we also use short, popular phrases too, like bon appétit, quid pro quo, etc.?

Thanks!

~Deut
p.s. - again, the new word is, SNICKERDOODLE
 

Lanolin

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Hey Sister (@Lanolin), is this new game restricted to single words, or can we also use short, popular phrases too, like bon appétit, quid pro quo, etc.?

Thanks!

~Deut
p.s. - again, the new word is, SNICKERDOODLE
Snickerdoodle is a cookie made of butter or oil, sugar, flour and rolled in cinammon sugar.

Never tried one before.... how about this one...

The new word is PAVLOVA


Yes you may have short phrases too.
 

Lanolin

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1. a kicker (cf Football, Rugby) who drops the ball and then kicks it before it touches the ground
2. someone who propels a boat by thrusting a pole against the bottom of a river, stream, or lake
3. a gambler
4. a person who kicks a ball (British)
5. a person who punts a boat (British)

New Word: Snickerdoodle (may not be in some dictionaries, but it can be found online .. bon appétit)

~Deut
Punter can also mean a customer or client (british slang) or a potential customer...
 

Deuteronomy

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Either it's this:


.......a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruit .. or this:


...............Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova


The next word, err phrase, is QUID PRO QUO

~Deut
 

Mii

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Either it's this:


.......a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruit .. or this:


...............Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova


The next word, err phrase, is QUID PRO QUO

~Deut
Quid pro quo

I scratch your back you scratch mine or vice versa

A transfer that is contingent based off mutual exchange.


Circumlocutionary.
 

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Circumlocutionary
adjective
Characterized by repetition and excessive wordiness; roundabout, tautological.
A roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea; a roundabout expression.

New word: OXYMORON
 

Mii

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Hmm...let me try it's been a minute.

"Same difference" Something that by definition contradicts itself?


On to the spoiler ;)

An oxymoron (usual plural oxymorons, more rarely oxymora) is a rhetorical device that uses an ostensible self-contradiction to illustrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a paradox. A more general meaning of "contradiction in terms" (not necessarily for rhetoric effect) is recorded by the OED for 1902

The term is first recorded as latinized Greek oxymōrum, in Maurus Servius Honoratus (c. AD 400);it is derived from the Greek ὀξύς oksús "sharp, keen, pointed" and μωρόςmōros "dull, stupid, foolish";as it were, "sharp-dull", "keenly stupid", or "pointedly foolish". The word oxymoron is autological, i.e. it is itself an example of an oxymoron. The Greek compound word ὀξύμωρον oksýmōron, which would correspond to the Latin formation, does not seem to appear in any known Ancient Greek works prior to the formation of the Latin term

Credit: Wikipedia.

THAT was fun...searched definition coincided but what a brilliant word, itself created as an oxymoron, def new info for me. Also learned what autological meant ha. Incidentally I learned a lot from trying to dissect autological and make sense on where that came from. Solid diversion.


Hmm...








~Shunt (as a verb).
 

mar09

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shunt
/SHənt/

verb
  1. 1.
    push or pull (a train or part of a train) from the main line to a siding or from one track to another.
    "their train had been shunted into a siding"

  2. 2.
    provide (an electrical current) with a conductor joining two points of a circuit, through which more or less of the current may be diverted.
From Oxford. But no, dont ask me to use in a sentence =)).

After reading book of Matthew in Complete Jewish Bible version, my word: assarion.