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Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Wed 4 May 2011 - 13:20

With the first and last letters,
plus the total number of letters
and a one-word or short definition,
guess the word.

e.g. starts with s, ends with e, 11 letters, clue = sparkle: s---------e
answer : scintillate

New word, starts with e, ends with h, 10 letters, clue = quench: e--------h



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Wed 4 May 2011 - 13:33

Stardust wrote:New word, starts with e, ends with h, 10 letters, clue = quench: e--------h[/color]
extinguish

9 letters
Starts with p, ends with e
clue = go in
p-------e
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Wed 4 May 2011 - 14:48

penetrate

New word,
starts with p, ends with e,
9 letters, clue = fruit



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Thu 5 May 2011 - 13:25

Pineapple

New word---starts f, ends s. clue pardon 11 letters.



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Thu 5 May 2011 - 13:28

forgiveness

New word:

11 letters
starts 'c'
ends 'n'
clue = comfort

c---------n
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Fri 6 May 2011 - 9:13



consolation

11 letters--starts a -- ends n -- means--sin



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sin

Post by Stardust on Fri 6 May 2011 - 13:11

abomination

New word:
starts with a
, ends with s,
9 letters, clue = vague



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Fri 6 May 2011 - 18:57

ambiguous


new word:
13 letters
begins 'p'
ends 'e'

p-----------e

clue = postpone
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Fri 6 May 2011 - 21:25




procrastinate

Starts u ends t 10 letters not sorry.



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sat 7 May 2011 - 11:57

Feather wrote: Starts u ends t 10 letters not sorry.

Racking my brains with this one. What a Face All I can think of is unrepentant but that has 11 letters.
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Sat 7 May 2011 - 12:23

You're right of course, kk. Trouble is I have only 10 fingers!!!! lololol



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sat 7 May 2011 - 13:34

Feather wrote:You're right of course, kk. Trouble is I have only 10 fingers!!!! lololol
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Here's another one for ya. 13 letters. Begins 's'. Ends with 'e'
Clue = twisted pleasure
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Sun 8 May 2011 - 13:09

Been through the whole "s" section of my dictionary with no success. Only word I find is "sadomasichism". No "e" ending. hairpull



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sun 8 May 2011 - 13:14

Feather wrote:Been through the whole "s" section of my dictionary with no success. Only word I find is "sadomasichism". No "e" ending. hairpull

OK, I'll give you another clue ...
The word is German in its origin - made up of two German words: One meaning 'damage' or 'harm', the other meaning 'joy'.
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Sun 8 May 2011 - 13:31

Yes I did see that one but it isn't English so I ignored it.

"schadenfreude"

12 letters---starts f ends e means illustration.



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sun 8 May 2011 - 13:46

Feather wrote:Yes I did see that one but it isn't English so I ignored it.

"schadenfreude"
Yes, that's the word I'm looking for. It is used in English vocabulary, perhaps rarely, but it's usage is accepted in Scrabble for instance! Most of the words we use in everyday speech are derived from 'foreign' sources anyway, aren't they?



12 letters---starts f ends e means illustration.

f----d if I can think of anything that fits in there. scratchhead
Gonna have to look this one up. study
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sun 8 May 2011 - 16:58

12 letters---starts f ends e means illustration.

Totally stumped on this one. I actually had to dig out my trusty old-faithful, dog-eared, tattered Crossword Lists/Solver ... Thick and heavy, its contents boast "over 200,000 for the crossword fan". On the page for the 13-lettered 'F' words ending in 'e', it lists only 3 words:

FERROCONCRETE - reinforced concrete

FOREKNOWLEDGE - Knowledge or awareness of something before its existence or occurrence; prescience.

FREQUENTATIVE - Expressing or designating repeated action

Illustration doesn't fit with any of these. What can it be?

Feather - did you use your fingers AND thumbs this time? sidestep

EDIT: OOOPS!!!!! I've just noticed ... it's 12 letters I should be looking for, not 13. Embarassed albino
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Sun 8 May 2011 - 17:17

giggle Now you'll get it. :thumb:



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sun 8 May 2011 - 17:36

Nope. geek Unless it is fictionalize. Is it?


I did come across a really cute word that I've not heard of before though.
Flittermouse drunken
I like it. Smile I think I'm going to make that my word of the week.
My Lists Book doesn't given the meanings of the words, so I had to look it up.

A flittermouse is a bat. Called also flickermouse, flindermouse, and flintymouse.
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Sun 8 May 2011 - 17:55

I'm totally shocked! It can't be "fictionalise" as that's a verb, kk. Shocked
You need a noun. Rolling Eyes Maybe John will get it before you. schaterlach



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Post by Kitkat on Sun 8 May 2011 - 18:15

Feather wrote:I'm totally shocked! It can't be "fictionalise" as that's a verb, kk. Shocked
You need a noun.

Well, exactly! That's why I said I hadn't got it yet ... "fictionalize" (with the American spelling) was the only word listed there that comes anywhere near "an illustration" ... and of course it would not be correct. It's still got me well and truly stumped. Someone better come up with summat soon. giggle
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sun 8 May 2011 - 18:59

12 letters---starts f ends e means illustration.

I got it! I got it! :bounce:

Frontispiece ! Smile I know it's right! (oops ... I sound just like that Umbongo bloke )

(Had to look it up). I love learning new words. Er ... not as if that word's going to be cropping up too often though in my daily conversation. giggle



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clue - performer
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Sun 8 May 2011 - 22:35

Now---if it had been "codpiece", or its modern equivalent, that would be a different matter.

---contortionist


12 letters starts a ends n ancient.



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Mon 9 May 2011 - 9:05

12 letters starts a ends n ancient.

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12 letters
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Mon 9 May 2011 - 9:30

Is it "embellishment"? Can't be cos it has 13 letters, right?



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Mon 9 May 2011 - 9:53

Feather wrote:Is it "embellishment"? Can't be cos it has 13 letters, right?

Monday morning, Feather. So now we're even.

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Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 9 May 2011 - 10:08

Kit-Kat wrote:"schadenfreude"
Yes, that's the word I'm looking for. It is used in English vocabulary, perhaps rarely, but it's usage is accepted in Scrabble for instance! Most of the words we use in everyday speech are derived from 'foreign' sources anyway, aren't they?
Does 'schadenfreude' come up often in your Scrabble games, Kit-Kat?

Don't know about anyone else, but I find that "First topic message reminder" at the top of each game page confusing and keep thinking I'm still on page 1.
Everyone knows the first post in the thread has the game rules, so what's the point of reminders?



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Post by Kitkat on Mon 9 May 2011 - 10:24

Stardust wrote:Don't know about anyone else, but I find that "First topic message reminder" at the top of each game page confusing and keep thinking I'm still on page 1.
Everyone knows the first post in the thread has the game rules, so what's the point of reminders?

Glad you pointed that out, Stardust. I was finding the same problem myself .. but thought it was just me.
I actually have it set for the first post reminder at top of each page - automatically for every thread, not just the games. (Thought it might be a help but in fact it is more of a hindrance). I'll have another look at it later this evening.
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Mon 9 May 2011 - 11:04



13 letters starts h ends s varied in content



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Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 9 May 2011 - 12:08

Thanks Kit-Kat.
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Feather wrote:13 letters starts h ends s varied in content
Heterogeneous (I thought miscellaneous first but doesn't start with h).

wine, 9 letters: C.......E



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Post by Feather on Mon 9 May 2011 - 15:53

Don't think it likely I'll get this one. Don't know much about wines. Hmm



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Post by Stardust on Mon 9 May 2011 - 16:02

Clue, Feather:
It's my favourite and it sparkles.



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Post by Feather on Mon 9 May 2011 - 22:09

Oooooo! Champagne.


7 letters starts k ends p bone



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Post by Stardust on Tue 10 May 2011 - 9:45

Would it be kneecap (patella), Feather?
I thought it was two words but looked it up and apparently it can also be written as a single word.

New word:
Mammal, 8 letters, A......K



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Post by Feather on Tue 10 May 2011 - 12:39




aardvark


11 letters ship m---------r



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Post by Stardust on Tue 10 May 2011 - 15:43

Minesweeper

New word:

7 letters, dog, S-----D



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Post by krisisle on Tue 10 May 2011 - 16:55

Samoyed


New word.

clue; Reincarnation, 12 letters p..........s
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Post by Feather on Tue 10 May 2011 - 18:46

Totally stuck with this one. Looked right through the "p" section of my dictionary with no success. hairpull



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Post by krisisle on Wed 11 May 2011 - 7:27

oooerr. Just checked and it is a real word. Do you want another clue?
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Post by Feather on Wed 11 May 2011 - 9:16

No no. That's ok. Somebody else may get it. shrug



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Post by Feather on Wed 11 May 2011 - 9:37

Aha!! palingenesis
Right?

14 letters d------------r

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Post by Stardust on Wed 11 May 2011 - 11:27

Blimey, Feather, had to trawl through a musical site to find out that the thirty-second note is:
demisemiquaver (Phew, that was a very hard one!). As for palingenesis, never heard of it!

Now I'll have to find a very cryptic and obscure word to test your search and find capacities.

11 letters, clue: hash
G---------Y



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Post by Kitkat on Wed 11 May 2011 - 20:57

Shocked Well, I've learned (is it learned or learnt ?? hairpull ) anyway ... I've added two new words to my vocabulary today.... and G---------Y is going to be a third! study
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Post by Stardust on Thu 12 May 2011 - 10:48

I just checked and it's in Webster's.

11 letters, clue: hash
G---------Y

Another clue: hodgepodge



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Post by Kitkat on Thu 12 May 2011 - 20:46

11 letters, clue: hash
G---------Y
gallimaufry


11 letters, clue = slogan
c---------e
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Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Fri 13 May 2011 - 10:49



catchphrase


r-------e 9 letters - indicated by the dashes!!

a settlement. Laughing Laughing


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Post by Stardust on Fri 13 May 2011 - 11:46

How many letters, Feather?



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Post by Feather on Fri 13 May 2011 - 18:58

I edited my post and added the number of letters,Stardust.



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Post by Kitkat on Sat 14 May 2011 - 11:55

Yes ... sorry, you had to do a bit of work there ... counting the dashes. cheesy

But you haven't given us a new word, Feather (?)

EDIT: Oh yes, I see you've added to your post since. catlick
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A settlement

Post by Stardust on Mon 16 May 2011 - 8:33

Don't know about you others but I find dots and dashes difficult to count. They're just a guide in addition to the number of letters.

A settlement = Rancherie (residential area of an Indian Reserve)

New word: 10 letters, d _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ t
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