KRAZY KATS

Welcome to Krazy Kats - a friendly informal discussion forum: Talk about anything from birth to death - and beyond!

Guess the word

Share

Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Join date : 2011-03-24

A settlement

Post by Stardust on Mon 16 May 2011, 8:33 am

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
conflicting
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Mon 16 May 2011, 9:53 am




discordant


13 letters i----------c peculiar, quirky.


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

peculiar, quirky

Post by Stardust on Mon 16 May 2011, 10:11 am

peculiar, quirky = idiosyncratic

10 letters, interlude

R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Mon 16 May 2011, 3:52 pm

You've got me stumped this time, Stardust.


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Mon 16 May 2011, 5:29 pm

Feather wrote: You've got me stumped this time, Stardust.
Me too. Looks as though could be an Italian word, probably associated with the opera or something like that?
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Mon 16 May 2011, 10:46 pm



There is a word I found which ends with o and means a short piece of music between two longer ones but it doesn't begin with R. It does have 10 letters--intermezzo. shrug


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Tue 17 May 2011, 9:50 am

You're on the right track, you two, and it's in Webster's dictionary.


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Tue 17 May 2011, 10:32 am

---and I WOULD have the Oxford English!!!!! Over to you, kk. hairpull


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Tue 17 May 2011, 10:39 am

Chambers! and I'm trundling through it now.
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Tue 17 May 2011, 10:54 am

I just checked the online versions of the Oxford English and Chambers - it's in both.
It's a well-known word, not obscure like some of the previous ones here.


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Tue 17 May 2011, 11:13 am

Stardust wrote:
10 letters, interlude

R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O

Found it! But ... wasn't an easy passage at all. First checked in my trusty old Crosswords List. Only two words listed beginning R, ending O. - ritardando and ritornello.
Looked up both in dictionary (Chambers) - first one out. Second one (ritornello) did not really give me the explanation I'm looking for:
ritornello: a short instrumental passage in a vocal work, e.g. a prelude or refrain; a passage for the whole orchestra in a concerto

Soooo .... I had to look it up on line - and guess who was able to give me the info ...
The American Heritage Dictionary!

RITORNELLO:

  • An instrumental interlude recurring after each stanza in a vocal work.
  • A passage or section for full orchestra in a concerto or aria.
  • An instrumental interlude in early 17th-century opera.
  • The refrain of a rondo.

(Just for that, Stardust ... I am going to make you WORK for the next one ... sweat, blood 'n tears!) study
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Tue 17 May 2011, 11:24 am

New word:

8 letters
Begins 's'
ends 'a'
s_ _ _ _ _ _ a

clue: stalk
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Tue 17 May 2011, 12:29 pm

I accept your apology in advance for making me sweat too, kk. lololol


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Tue 17 May 2011, 1:39 pm

KitKat wrote:New word:
8 letters
Begins 's'
ends 'a'
s_ _ _ _ _ _ a
clue: stalk

The word we're looking for is singular then, KitKat (as in stalk)?
Just checking because I found one that might fit, except it's a plural.


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Tue 17 May 2011, 2:25 pm

Stardust wrote:The word we're looking for is singular then, KitKat (as in stalk)?
Just checking because I found one that might fit, except it's a plural.

Let us see what your word is, Stardust. (Some words cover both singular and plural)
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Tue 17 May 2011, 4:11 pm


Silly me!!!

I've just seen it's only 8 letters and I was looking for 10. Aargh! Spent ages squinting my eyes at the dictionary for nothing. You must be savouring your revenge, KitKat.



_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Tue 17 May 2011, 9:20 pm

Stardust wrote:You must be savouring your revenge, KitKat.

heh heh
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Fri 20 May 2011, 11:28 pm

Been so long since any post's been made in here, I've forgotten what the word is myself now. confused I will have to go look it up all over again. Rolling Eyes
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 23 May 2011, 9:45 am


Sorry, KitKat, but after trawling through the 10-letter words by mistake I really didn't feel up to starting all over again with the 8-letter ones.
Have you remembered what the word was?


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Mon 23 May 2011, 9:47 am

Please---is that a stem or stalk meaning follow and pester? confused.


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Mon 23 May 2011, 11:20 am

Stardust wrote:Sorry, KitKat, but after trawling through the 10-letter words by mistake I really didn't feel up to starting all over again with the 8-letter ones.
Have you remembered what the word was?

Feather wrote:Please---is that a stem or stalk meaning follow and pester?

er ... Would you two be wanting jam on it as well? Basketball
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 23 May 2011, 12:39 pm

Can I have marmalade or honey instead?

Is the word Shigella? (any of several rod-shaped aerobicbacteria of the genus Shigella)


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Mon 23 May 2011, 1:40 pm

Stardust wrote: Is the word Shigella? (any of several rod-shaped aerobicbacteria of the genus Shigella)

No. Must try harder. albino
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 23 May 2011, 1:59 pm



_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Tue 24 May 2011, 1:46 pm

How about striddle? (walk with legs apart)


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Wed 25 May 2011, 6:30 pm

Stardust wrote:How about striddle? (walk with legs apart)

Last letter is 'a', Stardust. rabbit

Okay ... I will look it up again myself (cos I really have forgotten what the word is - I remember what it means, but lol need to look it up again) ... and will come back with another clue.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Wed 25 May 2011, 7:54 pm

extra clue: support


Reminder:
8 letters
Begins 's'
ends 'a'
s_ _ _ _ _ _ a
clue: stalk
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Wed 25 May 2011, 9:22 pm

I've given up trying with this one, kk. Sorry. confused.


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Wed 25 May 2011, 11:22 pm

Aw Feather, don't be giving up so easily.

OK, for this one ... I'll give you some letters in between ...

s t - r - g - a




btw: The 'Similar Topics' is changing all the time ... and starting to generate some interesting similar topics. From this thread, we now have "The Joy of Lex"

Had a peep in ...

The Joy of Lex: (from a forum called 'Liberating Minds')
I saw this neat show on Discovery Times channel called The Joy of Lex.
It has nothing to do with the Superman comics, no. Lex is a shorthand
way to say lexicon. It's an interesting, fun, and sometimes weird look
at the way we use words.

and so ... that has led to exploring more into this very interesting looking forum 'Liberating Minds'. Covering such categories as:
Philosophy
Psychology
Economics
Political & Social Philosophy
Current Political Events
Ethics & Morality
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
History
Technology
Religion & Mythology
Culture, Literature & Art
etc etc
I'm enjoying reading in there.
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Thu 26 May 2011, 8:18 am

KitKat wrote:
Stardust wrote:How about striddle? (walk with legs apart)

Last letter is 'a', Stardust. rabbit
Oh my! I told you it was making my eyes go wonky.


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Thu 26 May 2011, 1:26 pm

Is it sterigma?
If not, I give up.


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Thu 26 May 2011, 1:50 pm

Stardust wrote:Is it sterigma?

YES!
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Thu 26 May 2011, 2:06 pm

Phew, at last!

New word:

9 letters: P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ M

clue: animal


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Fri 27 May 2011, 11:49 am




pachyderm?


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Fri 27 May 2011, 12:11 pm

Yes, Feather, I thought it would be harder than finding elephant.

As we did at first, just go ahead and put the next word when you know the one you've found fits the previous clues. This saves time and favours choosing words that, although not too easy to guess or find, aren't so obscure that we have to seek confirmation before going ahead with the next one.
If everyone agrees?
We still have the option of proposing a word first if we're not completely sure it fits the bill.


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sun 29 May 2011, 3:41 pm

Stardust wrote:If everyone agrees?
We still have the option of proposing a word first if we're not completely sure it fits the bill.



So what's the new word, Feather?
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Mon 30 May 2011, 10:32 pm


13 letters

1st letter----p
Last letter----a

= various pieces or bits.


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Tue 31 May 2011, 8:35 am

paraphernalia


  • 8 letters
  • begins f
  • ends e
  • clue - superstition
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Tue 31 May 2011, 9:18 am






folklore


10 letters
Starts---g
Ends---s
sociable



_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Tue 31 May 2011, 10:34 am

gregarious

9 letters, frugal

P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 06 Jun 2011, 11:07 am

Bumped

Stardust wrote:gregarious

9 letters, frugal

P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Mon 06 Jun 2011, 11:15 am

The only thing I could think of that fits in there is - prominent ?

n/w
11 letters
begins - f
ends - l

f_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ l

clue: basic
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 06 Jun 2011, 11:19 am

I think the word was provident, but I'm not sure now. Better pass then.

See new word in KitKat's post above.


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Mon 06 Jun 2011, 11:22 am

Stardust wrote:Not prominent, 2 letters are wrong: p r o m i n e n t

provident ? shrug
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Mon 06 Jun 2011, 11:26 am


Oops, crossed posts while I was editing mine.

KitKat wrote:
11 letters
begins - f
ends - l
f_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ l
clue: basic

fundamental

new word:

10 letters, clue: cordial

M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 4:45 pm

Maraschino


n/w
11 letters
begins 'd'
ends 'y'
clue: flaw

d _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ y
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 9:55 pm

I thought Stardust meant "cordial" ---"friendly"!!

discrepancy


13 letters
Starts "f"
Ends "d"

shocked


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1098
Points : 5877
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Guess the word

Post by Stardust on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:47 pm

flabbergasted


10 letters - clue: sobriety

T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 9:53 pm




Temperance

10 letters
starts t
ends t
newcomer


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3249
Points : 11588
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Dragon

Re: Guess the word

Post by Kitkat on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 9:03 pm

10 letters
starts t
ends t
newcomer

This is a hard one. Could we have another clue, Feather?
avatar
Feather
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5383
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Guess the word

Post by Feather on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 9:32 pm

By all means, Kitkat.
Think injured below the ankle. happyheart


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  

    Current date/time is Tue 19 Sep 2017, 6:16 pm