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1mrmcfluff
Nov 9, 2011, 11:23pm Top

Here is a topic to post all the big words you know from reading so many great series. Here's how it will work.
One person will type an uncommon word, and everyone else must try to guess the definition. Who ever gets it right gets to ask the next word.
I'll start with an easy one:
Minutiae

2ErisofDiscord
Nov 9, 2011, 11:24pm Top

Small details of something, I think

3mrmcfluff
Nov 9, 2011, 11:25pm Top

Ding ding.
Your word Eris

4ErisofDiscord
Edited: Nov 9, 2011, 11:30pm Top

All right people! Define:

evanescent

5ErisofDiscord
Nov 9, 2011, 11:31pm Top

There! Changed it from antidisestablishmenttarianism to evanescent.

6Vanye
Nov 10, 2011, 3:00am Top

I believe that it refers to bubbly, upbeat personality! 8^)

7ErisofDiscord
Nov 10, 2011, 3:01am Top

Evanescent? Nope!

8sarahy
Nov 10, 2011, 5:44pm Top

to disappear after a period of time.

9ErisofDiscord
Nov 10, 2011, 5:52pm Top

That'll do - evanescent means something fleeting that dissapears quick, but I think you got the gist of it. You're up, Sarah!

10ErisofDiscord
Nov 12, 2011, 6:09pm Top

Sarah's gone for the week, so I think I'll ask a question in her stead.

Define: promulgate.

11Fob45
Nov 12, 2011, 8:37pm Top

Idea or cause

12ErisofDiscord
Nov 12, 2011, 8:48pm Top

Promulgate is a verb, while an idea or cause is a noun - to promulgate means to proclaim an idea, but your answer is close enough for me. :) Your turn, Fob!

13Fob45
Nov 12, 2011, 8:59pm Top

ok!

xerophthalmia:

14ErisofDiscord
Nov 12, 2011, 9:45pm Top

That's when the eyes cannot produce tears, a medical condition. Fascinating stuff.

I think we'll all get smarter thanks to this thread!

15mrmcfluff
Nov 12, 2011, 9:58pm Top

Good job Eris!!
What's the next word??

16ErisofDiscord
Nov 12, 2011, 10:08pm Top

Define: discombobulate

Let this music give you inspiration into finding the answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJwLGXfajuc

17mrmcfluff
Edited: Nov 12, 2011, 11:02pm Top

Discombobulate: to be confused or to have confusion.

I really love that theme music!! It should be my ringtone.

18ErisofDiscord
Nov 12, 2011, 11:20pm Top

Don't get it as a ringtone - get a big, wireless boombox and pay little kids to carry it around behind you and to blast it loud whenever you need to impress somebody! Booyah!!!

19ErisofDiscord
Nov 13, 2011, 1:05pm Top

By the way, you're correct in your definition! Your turn, mrmcfluff!

20Mariah7
Nov 13, 2011, 6:24pm Top

>18 ErisofDiscord: hahaha
are you guys looking these definitions up?

21Fob45
Nov 13, 2011, 7:17pm Top

*Backs into the shadows and hides dictionary*

22mrmcfluff
Nov 13, 2011, 8:20pm Top

Alright!!
Next word,
Tenuous

23Fob45
Nov 14, 2011, 3:56pm Top

Very weak or slight

24mrmcfluff
Nov 14, 2011, 4:34pm Top

Well done fob.
It's your word.

25Fob45
Nov 14, 2011, 6:09pm Top

Zygodactyl

26ErisofDiscord
Nov 14, 2011, 6:10pm Top

Sounds like a dinosaur. I have no idea.

27mrmcfluff
Nov 14, 2011, 9:19pm Top

It's like a dinosaur bird with weird feet right??

28Fob45
Nov 14, 2011, 9:31pm Top

No, but your getting close!

29Mariah7
Nov 16, 2011, 10:49pm Top

>21 Fob45: hahahha

30Fob45
Nov 17, 2011, 3:57pm Top

Zygodactyl, anyone?

31ErisofDiscord
Nov 17, 2011, 3:57pm Top

One internet search, coming right up!

32ErisofDiscord
Nov 17, 2011, 3:58pm Top

An arrangement of fingers in birds that occurs in birds such as woodpeckers or parrots

33Fob45
Nov 17, 2011, 4:29pm Top

Be a little more specific please

34ErisofDiscord
Nov 17, 2011, 4:41pm Top

2 toes in front, 2 in behind.

Hey, my poor little deceased bird was a zygodactyl! I just learned something.

35Fob45
Nov 17, 2011, 5:54pm Top

Yep! Your turn eris!

36ErisofDiscord
Nov 17, 2011, 6:09pm Top

Thanks Fob!

Define: candid (not that big, but my brain cannot think right now)

37swimfreak14
Nov 19, 2011, 3:20pm Top

hey i have a question :) So are we allowed to look up the word in a dictionary? It kind of defeats the purpose of the game i guess.

38ErisofDiscord
Nov 19, 2011, 3:27pm Top

I think after two days, if no one has solved the word, then everyone can run for their dictionaries. It's been two days, so run for your dictionary!

39Fob45
Nov 19, 2011, 10:50pm Top

marked by honest sincere expression (Online)

40ErisofDiscord
Nov 19, 2011, 11:19pm Top

Bingo! Your turn, Fob!

41sarahy
Nov 21, 2011, 5:14pm Top

c'mon, fob!

42Fob45
Nov 21, 2011, 5:42pm Top

Digitigradient

43Tavaresden
Nov 21, 2011, 8:41pm Top

walking on your toes!

44Fob45
Nov 21, 2011, 8:52pm Top

yep! your turn!

45Mariah7
Nov 21, 2011, 9:22pm Top

this game is more of a who can look it up faster. if that made sense. haha

46Tavaresden
Edited: Nov 21, 2011, 9:50pm Top

Heh, makes sense~ It beats my word of the day calendar, anyway!

My word will be: avuncular

47Tavaresden
Nov 22, 2011, 7:38am Top

Hint: it would describe Dumbledore but definitely not Snape ;)

48Fob45
Nov 22, 2011, 8:21am Top

kind?

49Tavaresden
Nov 23, 2011, 10:04am Top

Really close! it's aimed at a specific age group

50ErisofDiscord
Nov 23, 2011, 1:07pm Top

Old?

51Fob45
Nov 23, 2011, 4:02pm Top

oh, I know. But I can't tell cause I looked it up! :P

52ErisofDiscord
Nov 23, 2011, 4:41pm Top

It's been two days - I'm going to my search engine!

Relating to the kindness and geniality of an uncle?????? Wow. I love the English language - there's a word for everything! I wonder if they have 'avauntular'...

53Tavaresden
Nov 23, 2011, 4:54pm Top

lol it's why I love that word! Now give us a good one!

54ErisofDiscord
Edited: Nov 23, 2011, 4:59pm Top

Define antidisestablishmentarianism, baby. Yes it is a word. :)

55Tavaresden
Nov 23, 2011, 5:01pm Top

Hehe, I'm tempted to state the obvious but I'll give someone else a try first :D

56ErisofDiscord
Nov 23, 2011, 5:05pm Top

PM me. I want to hear your definition. :)

57Tavaresden
Nov 23, 2011, 5:23pm Top

Trust me, it's not all that clever!

58ErisofDiscord
Nov 23, 2011, 5:24pm Top

I don't mind! I just want to see if you've figured it out. :)

59mrmcfluff
Nov 24, 2011, 9:16pm Top

Doesn't it have something to do with the church??

60ErisofDiscord
Nov 24, 2011, 10:00pm Top

Yep. What exactly, though, and with which church?

61Fob45
Nov 25, 2011, 8:43am Top

A political philosophy opposed to the separation of a religious group ("church") and a government ("state"), especially the belief held by those in 19th century England opposed to separating the Anglican church from the civil government. (It's been more than a day so I looked it up.)

62mrmcfluff
Nov 25, 2011, 8:56am Top

Wow fob that sounds pretty legit to me.

63ErisofDiscord
Nov 25, 2011, 11:27am Top

That is legit! Your turn, Fob!

64Fob45
Nov 25, 2011, 11:33am Top

Define– legit :P

65ErisofDiscord
Nov 25, 2011, 12:12pm Top

:P :P Legitimate - for something to be real and valid (or something like that)

66Fob45
Nov 25, 2011, 12:15pm Top

yes. Your turn! :)

67ErisofDiscord
Nov 25, 2011, 12:21pm Top

Thanks, Fob! Define: dearth

68mrmcfluff
Nov 25, 2011, 12:54pm Top

Haha thats a real word??

69ErisofDiscord
Nov 25, 2011, 12:56pm Top

Yep. I'm not that creative to make it up.

70mrmcfluff
Edited: Nov 25, 2011, 1:23pm Top

Fair enough.

71sarahy
Nov 26, 2011, 5:49pm Top

wait so we can or cannot post if we looked it up? it's been more than a day!

i found it, on record. i'm just not sure if i can post it or not......

72ErisofDiscord
Nov 26, 2011, 6:02pm Top

Post it. It's been a day, so it's cool, and I would love to hear the next word!

73sarahy
Nov 26, 2011, 6:07pm Top

a scarcity or lack of something.

74ErisofDiscord
Nov 26, 2011, 6:11pm Top

Yay! Your word, Sarah!

75sarahy
Nov 26, 2011, 6:16pm Top

next word: sojourn

76sarahy
Nov 26, 2011, 6:22pm Top

i'm afraid i have to go for the night, but will be back tomorrow! (i Hope)

77ErisofDiscord
Nov 26, 2011, 6:24pm Top

I know this one, but I'm gonna shut up, because I just had the reins. :)

78mrmcfluff
Nov 26, 2011, 6:26pm Top

Go ahead Eris
If you know it you should say it.

79ErisofDiscord
Nov 26, 2011, 6:30pm Top

Nah. I just looked it up online - it's not what I thought it was. Never mind. I'll wait a day or so for someone else to answer and then I will.

80Tavaresden
Nov 26, 2011, 6:53pm Top

Isn't it when you go on vacation or something?

81Fob45
Nov 26, 2011, 7:34pm Top

Isn't it when your traveling a great distance?

82mrmcfluff
Nov 26, 2011, 7:35pm Top

Isn't it when ...
Lol just kidding I don't know what it means. :)

83swimfreak14
Nov 27, 2011, 8:12pm Top

Isn't it like gathering in a group.. no wait.... that's ajourn... I have no clue.

84sarahy
Nov 28, 2011, 6:08pm Top

haha! i think you can look it up now... i am proud, that was one of my school vocab words the other week :)

85Fob45
Nov 28, 2011, 8:44pm Top

A temporary stay

86mrmcfluff
Nov 28, 2011, 10:32pm Top

The opposite of ajourn :)

87ErisofDiscord
Dec 5, 2011, 2:18pm Top

Sojourn: a brief visit or to stay for a time

I know I'm correct because I Binged it. I'm going to ask the next question, just because I have a very good word. I hope everyone doesn't mind. :(

Define: inception

88mrmcfluff
Dec 5, 2011, 4:33pm Top

Like the movie with Leonardo dicaprio and Ellen page??

89ErisofDiscord
Dec 5, 2011, 4:54pm Top

That's the one. I love that movie soooooooooo much. I mean, juts listen to this music from the trailer - can we say EPIC!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOJqicM6x84 I wish I could play it while I'm dreaming - I would have some pretty awesome dreams.

90sarahy
Dec 5, 2011, 6:27pm Top

yeah sorry i didn't get a chance to post... you know... life happened. eris is right.

91ErisofDiscord
Dec 5, 2011, 6:28pm Top

Don't worry! Life is real, LibraryThing is secondary. Like right now, I should be doing homework *glares at History textbook* instead of goofing off on LibraryThing. And my big deadline is tomorrow. Sigh.

92mrmcfluff
Dec 5, 2011, 7:07pm Top

I'm gonna take a Guess at inception.
Is it like to infiltrate something??

93ErisofDiscord
Dec 5, 2011, 7:08pm Top

Nope!

94mrmcfluff
Dec 5, 2011, 7:15pm Top

Can we get a hint??

95ErisofDiscord
Dec 5, 2011, 7:20pm Top

Example: The inception of Inception was pretty confusing, as I had no idea what a guy with a spinning top and a gun was doing washed up on a beach.

96Tavaresden
Dec 5, 2011, 7:44pm Top

the beginning?

97ErisofDiscord
Dec 5, 2011, 8:03pm Top

Bingo! It means the beginning of something. Your turn, Tavaresden.

98Tavaresden
Dec 5, 2011, 9:46pm Top

Yay, let's see...

In light of finals week, I'll go with this one: widdiful

99Tavaresden
Edited: Dec 6, 2011, 5:47pm Top

Here's a hint: I think whoever thought finals week is a good idea is widdiful ;)

100ErisofDiscord
Dec 6, 2011, 6:40pm Top

Crazy? Idiotic?

101mrmcfluff
Dec 6, 2011, 6:42pm Top

Some one who thinks to highly of themself??

102Fob45
Dec 6, 2011, 6:45pm Top

Deserves to die?

103Tavaresden
Dec 6, 2011, 9:20pm Top

Fob35 is right! Though it's actually describing someone who deserves to hang but it's close enough xD

104mrmcfluff
Dec 6, 2011, 9:59pm Top

Wow that's depressing.

105ErisofDiscord
Dec 6, 2011, 10:04pm Top

That's incredible! I love the English language - there's a word for everything!

106Tavaresden
Dec 6, 2011, 10:13pm Top

lol I'm sure there are more depressing words out there.

I love the phobia words. There's a phobia for everything as well!

107Fob45
Dec 7, 2011, 5:56pm Top

Wow! I just totally guessed there! :D

Okay, define: Estival

108mrmcfluff
Dec 7, 2011, 7:43pm Top

Kind of like festival but without the F!!

109Fob45
Dec 7, 2011, 8:20pm Top

nope. :P

110mrmcfluff
Dec 7, 2011, 10:06pm Top

It was a good guess.

111sarahy
Dec 8, 2011, 6:24pm Top

anyone up for some irony with phobias?? the term for the phobia of long words is over 20 letters long.

and there's one for peanut butter sticking to the roof of ur mouth!!

http://www.phobialist.com/

check it out- pretty awesome

112Fob45
Dec 8, 2011, 7:36pm Top

Awesome! :D

113cheetah357ak
Dec 8, 2011, 7:41pm Top

hmmm... wht bout:

fugacious

114Fob45
Dec 8, 2011, 7:42pm Top

Oh, sorry, but you have to answer the current word first before you may ask your own. : l

115mrmcfluff
Dec 8, 2011, 7:43pm Top

It me like 10 minutes to read just the A phobias.

116mrmcfluff
Dec 17, 2011, 10:33pm Top

Some one has yet to define Estival, so i googled it. It's a pretty interesting definition

It means to belong or appear in the summertime.
Tell me if I'm wrong fob

117Fob45
Dec 18, 2011, 10:20am Top

Your right! Your turn!

118mrmcfluff
Dec 18, 2011, 9:55pm Top

This one reminds me of thanksgiving.

Copious

119Tavaresden
Dec 18, 2011, 10:47pm Top

a large amount?

120mrmcfluff
Dec 19, 2011, 12:36am Top

That's right. Like a cornucopia, that big horn shaped thing you use as a centerpiece for thanksgiving.

121Tavaresden
Dec 19, 2011, 4:09pm Top

Lol wow, didn't know that's where it came from. I only knew the word because my dad says that all the time xD

Alright, my turn: inaniloquent

Hint: As much as I like to hang out with my friends, my mind starts to wander whenever they act inaniloquent

122Fob45
Dec 19, 2011, 4:24pm Top

Someone who does something your bored with?

123Tavaresden
Dec 19, 2011, 5:20pm Top

nope, it's a bit simpler. Think of what the word sounds like :D

124sarahy
Dec 19, 2011, 5:32pm Top

talking a lot?

125Tavaresden
Dec 19, 2011, 5:53pm Top

Yep! It's also "talking a lot about nonsensical and superficial things" Your turn!

126sarahy
Dec 19, 2011, 5:55pm Top

how about: colloquialism

i've been waiting to use that one ;)

127ErisofDiscord
Dec 19, 2011, 7:58pm Top

Isn't that another word for 'slang?'

Or does it mean rough or unlettered?

128sarahy
Dec 24, 2011, 4:21pm Top

neither.

129ErisofDiscord
Dec 24, 2011, 5:10pm Top

An informal expression or vulgarism!

I was close. :( Oh, well.

130sarahy
Dec 25, 2011, 4:03pm Top

yup. go for it!

131ErisofDiscord
Dec 25, 2011, 5:05pm Top

Thanks Sarah! Please define: wherefore

I know it's an easy one, but it's the best my candy addled brain can come up with.

132mrmcfluff
Dec 25, 2011, 10:45pm Top

Like wherefore out thou Romeo??

133ErisofDiscord
Dec 25, 2011, 10:49pm Top

Yep. I know, pretty easy, but too much chocolate makes my brain fuzzy.

134sarahy
Dec 26, 2011, 8:09am Top

Isn't it kinda like where are you?

135ErisofDiscord
Dec 26, 2011, 12:00pm Top

Nope.

136mrmcfluff
Dec 26, 2011, 1:31pm Top

Where have you gone??

137ErisofDiscord
Dec 26, 2011, 1:47pm Top

Nope. Maybe this wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. :D

138mrmcfluff
Dec 26, 2011, 5:49pm Top

For what reason

139ErisofDiscord
Dec 27, 2011, 1:04pm Top

Because "wherefore" is one of those quaint Elizabethan words that means precisely what you don't think it means. Here's where it's most famously used:

"Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name (yes I am quoting from memory - I'm awesome that way)
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I'll no longer be a Capulet."

You're allowed to look it up on the internet, as it has been nearly a day.

140mrmcfluff
Dec 27, 2011, 2:43pm Top

How dare you

141ErisofDiscord
Edited: Dec 27, 2011, 3:08pm Top

Craparonie and cheese! I am very sorry, mrmcfluff. You were right with the "for what reason" definition. The reason I was confused was because I had always known it to mean "why," as that is the context that Juliet used it when talking about Romeo. I am deeply apologetic. Your turn, and once again, I am deeply sorry.

Contritely,
Eris

142mrmcfluff
Dec 27, 2011, 10:46pm Top

It's okay Eris. I thought google gave me the wrong answer after you said I was wrong, I thought the world was about to explode. Google is all knowing, trust me, look it up.

Anyway next word:
Juxtapose

143ErisofDiscord
Dec 27, 2011, 10:48pm Top

Dammit! I've heard this one a few times, and I have not bothered to look up the definition. Bugger.

144mrmcfluff
Dec 27, 2011, 10:54pm Top

Just think about it. It might come to you.

145sarahy
Dec 29, 2011, 10:37am Top

Like position on a subject

146ErisofDiscord
Dec 29, 2011, 1:52pm Top

To place side by side.

147mrmcfluff
Jan 7, 2012, 1:17pm Top

Both are good answers.
But Eris yours is the definition I was thinking of.
Your word Eris.

148ErisofDiscord
Jan 7, 2012, 2:06pm Top

Thank you, mrmcfluff!

Now, people, define: genuflect.

149mrmcfluff
Jan 7, 2012, 11:14pm Top

When you kneel,
I think.
I have heard it used in that context.

150ErisofDiscord
Jan 8, 2012, 2:30am Top

Bingo! You are correct, and you get to do the next word.

151mrmcfluff
Jan 8, 2012, 4:36pm Top

Okay here is one that has a couple of meanings I will accept.

Profligacy

152mrmcfluff
Jan 12, 2012, 9:08pm Top

You guys can look up the word now. Its been long enough

153ErisofDiscord
Jan 12, 2012, 9:20pm Top

Reckless extravagance.

154mrmcfluff
Jan 13, 2012, 5:39pm Top

Good job Eris
Your word

155ErisofDiscord
Jan 13, 2012, 5:48pm Top

Thank you, mrmcfluff!

Tell me the meaning of this phrase commonly used nowadays by people wishing to appear brilliant: ad astra per aspera.

156mrmcfluff
Jan 13, 2012, 6:00pm Top

to the stars through the rough??
Thats what it is in Latin

157ErisofDiscord
Jan 13, 2012, 6:04pm Top

You are right, mrmcfluff! It means "to the stars, through hardship." Over to you again!

158mrmcfluff
Jan 13, 2012, 11:16pm Top

Okey Dokey
The word is: viscid

159Fob45
Jan 14, 2012, 9:49am Top

Something hard to see?

160mrmcfluff
Jan 14, 2012, 1:11pm Top

Not exactly
Good guess though Fob

161sarahy
Jan 23, 2012, 2:14pm Top

sticky?

162mrmcfluff
Jan 23, 2012, 3:17pm Top

Yep.
Good job!
Next word please sarah

163sarahy
Jan 28, 2012, 11:07am Top

Lethargic (an accurate description of me right now)

164Fob45
Jan 28, 2012, 11:08am Top

sick?

165sarahy
Jan 28, 2012, 11:30am Top

Not quite

166Fob45
Jan 28, 2012, 11:33am Top

contagious?

167sarahy
Jan 28, 2012, 11:52am Top

Nope I am not that either :)

168mrmcfluff
Jan 28, 2012, 12:40pm Top

Its like slow and tired.

169ErisofDiscord
Jan 28, 2012, 2:33pm Top

Dammit, mrmcluff, you beat me to it! I think that's correct.

170sarahy
Jan 29, 2012, 10:45am Top

mrmcfluff you got it! Take it away!

171mrmcfluff
Jan 29, 2012, 12:17pm Top

okay!!
The word is "ennui"

172Fob45
Jan 29, 2012, 12:21pm Top

is it a kind of food?

173mrmcfluff
Jan 29, 2012, 2:43pm Top

no but good guess

174Fob45
Jan 29, 2012, 2:48pm Top

An animal?

175mrmcfluff
Jan 29, 2012, 3:15pm Top

No, its not a noun, that's my hint.

176ErisofDiscord
Jan 29, 2012, 3:16pm Top

Is it a verb?

177mrmcfluff
Jan 29, 2012, 3:31pm Top

not a verb.
More of an adjective but not exactly.

178sarahy
Jan 30, 2012, 11:42am Top

like being bored?

179mrmcfluff
Jan 30, 2012, 6:09pm Top

Ding Ding
Nicely done sarah.
Your word!

180sarahy
Feb 2, 2012, 10:38am Top

Yayyy umm lacerated

181ErisofDiscord
Feb 2, 2012, 11:46am Top

Wounded?

182Mariah7
Feb 2, 2012, 1:46pm Top

cut?

183ErisofDiscord
Feb 2, 2012, 1:47pm Top

A skin wound, maybe?

184mrmcfluff
Feb 16, 2012, 10:44pm Top

Hey Sarah who's right it's been a while...

185sarahy
Feb 26, 2012, 6:49pm Top

Sorry guys! I guess eris got there first. Nice job!

186mrmcfluff
Feb 26, 2012, 7:32pm Top

Good job Eris!
Your word now.

187ErisofDiscord
Feb 26, 2012, 8:06pm Top

Thank you, Sarah!

Define: enervate.

188sarahy
Feb 27, 2012, 4:24pm Top

Has to do with energy?

189ErisofDiscord
Feb 27, 2012, 4:40pm Top

Kinda.

190sarahy
Feb 27, 2012, 5:00pm Top

hmmmm i dont know...

191mrmcfluff
Feb 29, 2012, 8:15pm Top

To weaken I think.

192ErisofDiscord
Feb 29, 2012, 9:05pm Top

The lady get's a prize! Your turn.

193sarahy
Mar 1, 2012, 8:57am Top

go mrmcfluff!! (and i thought we weren't decided on whether mrmcfluff was a boy or a girl... did i miss something?)

194ErisofDiscord
Mar 1, 2012, 11:52am Top

Nope. I am just assuming that mrmcfluff is a woman, based on her selection of books.

195sarahy
Mar 1, 2012, 4:53pm Top

ah. alrighty then

196mrmcfluff
Mar 1, 2012, 8:30pm Top

okey dokey!!
The secret word is... alembic

197Mariah7
Mar 4, 2012, 11:59pm Top

ive decided that you are guy. haha

and i have noooo clue what that means. so my post was pretty pointless.

198mrmcfluff
Mar 5, 2012, 5:15pm Top

It is a pretty hard word so don't be disappointed Mariah.
Anyone else want to give it a try??

199sarahy
Mar 7, 2012, 5:58pm Top

umm... no idea.. has to do with potions?

200ErisofDiscord
Mar 7, 2012, 8:18pm Top

It's not like "iambic" is it? Because I know a lot about that!

201mrmcfluff
Edited: Mar 8, 2012, 10:35pm Top

It's a noun. Kind of like potions but not really. Think more scientific container.

202ErisofDiscord
Mar 8, 2012, 11:12pm Top

Hmm. A test tube?

203mrmcfluff
Mar 10, 2012, 6:10pm Top

Your getting warmer

204ErisofDiscord
Mar 10, 2012, 7:10pm Top

I finally looked it up. It is a distillation apparatus.

205mrmcfluff
Mar 11, 2012, 1:17pm Top

Yep!!
Good job Eris it's your word.

206ErisofDiscord
Mar 12, 2012, 3:18am Top

Define: mnemonics.

207sarahy
Mar 12, 2012, 4:39pm Top

aaahhh umm to do with people?

208ErisofDiscord
Mar 12, 2012, 5:44pm Top

Nope! Although it is something that all people have to some extent.

209mrmcfluff
Mar 12, 2012, 6:08pm Top

it sounds like something you have to learn in school

210ErisofDiscord
Mar 12, 2012, 6:11pm Top

It is in some places, but not often enough, in my opinion.

211mrmcfluff
Mar 13, 2012, 5:09pm Top

Okay let me think... something Eris thinks should be taught in more schools...
Ethical learning??

212ErisofDiscord
Mar 13, 2012, 7:00pm Top

*chuckles* Nope. I'll give you another clue - this subject helps you to harness a device that you use every day, without fail. Unless you have Alzheimers. :(

213Fob45
Mar 15, 2012, 7:03pm Top

Memory?

214ErisofDiscord
Mar 15, 2012, 7:33pm Top

It does have to do with memory, yes. But it goes further than that.

215mrmcfluff
Mar 15, 2012, 9:09pm Top

The study and explanation of the brain

216ErisofDiscord
Mar 15, 2012, 9:12pm Top

Nope, but you're getting close. It has to do with memory, remember.

217mrmcfluff
Mar 16, 2012, 5:28pm Top

Maybe something like learning to get better memory?

218ErisofDiscord
Mar 16, 2012, 5:45pm Top

Tada! Mnemonics is the process of developing a better memory. As an example, a memory palace (also known as the Method of Loci) is a mnemonic device. Your turn!

219mrmcfluff
Mar 17, 2012, 7:05pm Top

wow that's a cool word. Okay the secret word is...
selcouth

220ErisofDiscord
Mar 19, 2012, 11:24am Top

That is a cool word! Does it mean vile?

221mrmcfluff
Mar 19, 2012, 7:21pm Top

It is an adjective and your thinking in the right area but not quite.

222mrmcfluff
Apr 1, 2012, 12:04am Top

I think it's been long enough. Unless anyone has more guesses. Check out your favorite definition sight to find out the meaning of "selcouth"

223ErisofDiscord
Edited: Apr 1, 2012, 12:06am Top

"Unusual or strange!" That is a really cool word! "Selcouth." It rolls off the tongue nicely, too.

224mrmcfluff
Apr 1, 2012, 12:10am Top

Good Job Eris.
Your word now.

225ErisofDiscord
Apr 1, 2012, 12:45am Top

Thank you, mrmcfluff!

Define: wunderkind

226Fob45
Apr 1, 2012, 2:33pm Top

Wonderfully nice? :P

227mrmcfluff
Apr 1, 2012, 2:35pm Top

A mythical species??

228ErisofDiscord
Edited: Apr 1, 2012, 2:51pm Top

Nope to both! I'll give you a hint: the word is German.

229mrmcfluff
Apr 1, 2012, 7:35pm Top

Interesting...
A place of utopia??

230Fob45
Apr 1, 2012, 7:36pm Top

Sausage? :P

231ErisofDiscord
Apr 2, 2012, 5:06pm Top

Nope and nope!

Think about the word - wunderkind. Wunder-kind. "Wunder" means what you think it does, and as for "kind," here's another clue, which I'll give in the form of a question.

After preschool, where did you go to school?

232mrmcfluff
Apr 2, 2012, 7:21pm Top

Elementary school??

233ErisofDiscord
Edited: Apr 2, 2012, 11:19pm Top

Okay, never mind about that. The word I was thinking of was "kindergarten," which is what I went to after preschool, but twas silly of me to think that everyone else has done the same. :P

So, what do you think the word "kindergarten" means?

234mrmcfluff
Apr 2, 2012, 10:26pm Top

A kind gardener??

235ErisofDiscord
Apr 2, 2012, 11:22pm Top

Close... you're right about the garden part - "garten" is German for "garden." Kinder does not mean kind, though. It means something else. As a clue, you and I both were once "kinder" and The Boxcar Children are "kinder."

236Mariah7
Apr 3, 2012, 12:52am Top

young gardener?
not sure where you are going with this. haha

237Mariah7
Apr 3, 2012, 12:54am Top

ohhhh.... kinda obvious once i looked it up.

238mrmcfluff
Apr 3, 2012, 6:52pm Top

I think young gardener sounds correct.
Then again I have guessed incorrectly 4 times.

239ErisofDiscord
Apr 3, 2012, 7:50pm Top

"Young" is close, but not the exact word I'm thinking of. "Children" was the word.

240mrmcfluff
Apr 4, 2012, 8:13pm Top

I finally looked it up
Something along the lines of
A child prodigy
Which makes sense if you think about it, wunderkind= wonder kid

241ErisofDiscord
Apr 4, 2012, 8:44pm Top

Yes! That's it. Wunderkind = wonder child, see also "child prodigy."

Next one's yours, mrmcfluff.

242mrmcfluff
Apr 5, 2012, 8:46pm Top

Alright alright.
The secret word is "ephebe".

243ErisofDiscord
Apr 8, 2012, 12:33pm Top

Well, I know that "ephebiphobia" means a fear of teenagers. Does "ephebe" mean "youth," or something to that extent?

244mrmcfluff
Apr 8, 2012, 5:30pm Top

I'll accept that answer Eris.
The definition from the dictionary says, "a young man, usually from ancient Greece."

245ErisofDiscord
Apr 8, 2012, 5:36pm Top

Wow! That is a cool word. Where do you find these words, mrmcfluff? They're awesome!

Next mystery word is: entropy

246mrmcfluff
Apr 10, 2012, 11:51pm Top

I have my sources... (Webster's Dictionary)

247mrmcfluff
Apr 22, 2012, 11:00am Top

I just heard someone use the word entropy.
I'm pretty sure it means disorder of some kind.

248ErisofDiscord
Apr 22, 2012, 12:14pm Top

Yep! It is the measure of disorder. Kudos to you for listening closely and remembering!

249mrmcfluff
Apr 22, 2012, 3:17pm Top

Thank you thank you.
My next word is pretty long so try and sound it out and pick it apart to get the definition.

triskaidekaphobia

250ErisofDiscord
Apr 22, 2012, 3:22pm Top

Okay, phobia is a fear. Tri means three, so maybe it means "a fear of the number three?"

251mrmcfluff
Apr 22, 2012, 4:00pm Top

oh your really close.
But go bigger

252ErisofDiscord
Apr 22, 2012, 4:07pm Top

The fear of the number "3,000"? :D

253mrmcfluff
Apr 23, 2012, 8:08pm Top

Haha, now your going a little to big. Try some where in the middle

254ErisofDiscord
Apr 23, 2012, 8:33pm Top

300? As in, ya know, THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *epic kick*

255mrmcfluff
Apr 24, 2012, 5:56pm Top

Still to high.
Unfortunately this is not sparta.

256ErisofDiscord
Apr 24, 2012, 6:33pm Top

It's always Sparta! Mwahahahaha!

How about 30? :D

257mrmcfluff
Apr 29, 2012, 3:45pm Top

It's not 30 you are close though.

258ErisofDiscord
Apr 29, 2012, 3:52pm Top

35? Or should I just look it up. :)

259mrmcfluff
Apr 29, 2012, 8:50pm Top

I would just look it up at this point. No offense Eris :)

260ErisofDiscord
Apr 29, 2012, 9:21pm Top

Ooo, ooo, wait! Is it a fear of the number thirteen? I haven't looked it up yet, but I will after I type this message.

261ErisofDiscord
Apr 29, 2012, 9:22pm Top

Yes, it was that! Dude, I am such a terrible guesser. That's the most obvious pick, of course! I'm such a moron. :P

262mrmcfluff2
Apr 30, 2012, 7:26pm Top

Good job Eris.
You got there eventually :)

263mrmcfluff2
May 13, 2012, 7:53pm Top

Eris it's your word whenever your ready.
I probably should have given you a more clear picture.

264ErisofDiscord
May 13, 2012, 8:04pm Top

Yerks, I forgot! Ummmmm, okay, how about...

Sanguinary! I love this word.

265mrmcfluff2
Edited: May 16, 2012, 9:14pm Top

Doesn't that mean like a bloody fight??
(I didn't mean 'bloody' like the British slang version, I mean like the red bodily fluid.)

266ErisofDiscord
May 16, 2012, 11:44pm Top

You're close enough! It means bloodthirsty. :)

267mrmcfluff2
May 17, 2012, 11:40pm Top

Oh cool...
Moving on, the secret word is...
omphalos.

268sophiehrhlgnd
May 22, 2012, 4:23pm Top

the central point?

269mrmcfluff
May 23, 2012, 5:51pm Top

Correct. Pick a word sophiehrhlgnd!!

270sophiehrhlgnd
May 23, 2012, 8:05pm Top

hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

271ErisofDiscord
May 23, 2012, 8:21pm Top

O_O

272mrmcfluff
May 24, 2012, 6:11pm Top

Is that a real word??

273ErisofDiscord
May 24, 2012, 6:42pm Top

Probably. Some of the phobias can have ridiculous names.

274ErisofDiscord
May 24, 2012, 6:43pm Top

Does it mean a fear of extremely long words?

275swimfreak14
May 24, 2012, 7:32pm Top

What about a fear of hippoes?

276sophiehrhlgnd
May 25, 2012, 3:51pm Top

Eris got it

277mrmcfluff2
May 28, 2012, 5:29pm Top

Oh cool, I really had no idea. I was going to guess that it was a fear of hippos though. Good thinking swimfreak.

278ErisofDiscord
May 28, 2012, 5:33pm Top

Define: pensive

(This word pretty much sums up my whole attitude.)

279mrmcfluff2
May 30, 2012, 7:46pm Top

Is that the thing that is used in Harry potter 4??

280ErisofDiscord
May 30, 2012, 9:04pm Top

Nope! That's a pensieve. This is an adjective.

281mrmcfluff2
May 31, 2012, 5:34pm Top

Does it mean upset?

282ErisofDiscord
May 31, 2012, 5:53pm Top

Nope!

283ErisofDiscord
Jun 29, 2012, 3:29pm Top

Okay, pensive means to be thoughtful in a sad or serious way. Here's something funner to try and figure out:

"Brown shoe"

Just to let you know, the definition I'm thinking of is not civilian related. This is purely military slang. What do you think a brown shoe is? :D

284mrmcfluff
Jul 2, 2012, 5:54pm Top

Is it when a solider has bad fungus on their feet??

285ErisofDiscord
Jul 2, 2012, 5:57pm Top

Haha! Nope! :D

286mrmcfluff
Jul 4, 2012, 2:39pm Top

Can you give us a clue??

287ErisofDiscord
Jul 4, 2012, 3:46pm Top

Okey dokey! Here are a few:

1. Brown shoes have a constant rivalry with black shoes.

2. A brown shoe is a person who has a specific job in the military, as do the black shoes.

3. It has to do with the uniform.

288mrmcfluff
Jul 5, 2012, 5:55pm Top

Are they the tailors of the military??

289ErisofDiscord
Jul 5, 2012, 6:08pm Top

Hehe, nope! I'll give you a clue - this is Navy slang. A black shoe is a SWO, a Surface Warfare Officer (which means that they sail ships). Now if black shoes are constantly bickering with brown shoes, what do you think a brown shoe's job is?

Hint: what the brown shoe does was established in 1911.

290mrmcfluff2
Jul 7, 2012, 11:42am Top

Are the brown shoes the Airforce solidiers??

291ErisofDiscord
Jul 7, 2012, 2:16pm Top

Oh, no, the Air Force has their own seperate branch of the military, but I will say that you're getting close! This is pure Navy terminology that describes a person who does a certain job in the Navy. Oh, and you have to be an officer in order to do it.

292mrmcfluff
Jul 8, 2012, 5:08pm Top

Is it someone who is in charge of flying planes off the air plane carriers?
That is the only way i see a tie in with the navy and the air force.

293ErisofDiscord
Edited: Jul 8, 2012, 5:54pm Top

You are very close, so I'll just give it to you. :) A brown shoe is a Naval aviator or someone who flies with the pilot in the aircraft. They are called brown shoes because back in World War II, Naval aviators were authorized to wear brown shoes with their uniform, while SWOs wore black shoes with their uniform.

294mrmcfluff
Jul 9, 2012, 4:23pm Top

Wow that is a really cool piece of naval trivia! How did you find out about the term Eris??

295ErisofDiscord
Jul 9, 2012, 11:16pm Top

I've grown up with it. My dad is a Navy veteran, and I've been surrounded by the military my whole life. My dad loves ragging on SWOs, so there's no way I can get away from it. Not that I would want to! :D

296mrmcfluff
Jul 25, 2012, 8:42pm Top

I think you can give us the next word again Eris because no one really got the definition.

297ErisofDiscord
Jul 25, 2012, 10:41pm Top

Define: baliwick

298mrmcfluff
Jul 30, 2012, 7:25pm Top

I've actually heard this word before. It has something to do with a bailiff, right??

299ErisofDiscord
Edited: Jul 30, 2012, 7:27pm Top

Not really, I'm afraid.

300mrmcfluff
Jul 30, 2012, 10:56pm Top

Well then I'm thinking of a different word. But I feel like I kind of know the meaning. New rule, you have to tell if it is a person, place, or thing.

301ErisofDiscord
Jul 30, 2012, 11:51pm Top

Okay, sounds good! It is a thing.

And I just did some research and you are correct about the work baliwick being related to a bailiff! Sorry about that. Apparently the word baliwick has a double meaning, or the meaning that I am thinking of derives from the definition involving the bailiff.

302mrmcfluff2
Jul 31, 2012, 9:50am Top

So your definition is the one I'm thinking of? It's the one with the bailiff, right?

303ErisofDiscord
Jul 31, 2012, 11:40am Top

I don't think so, but my definition might have sprung from the definition involving the bailiff. I'm not sure. Words are so fascinating! It's amazing where they come from.

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