The Etymology Game! (please read first post)

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Postby LadyAshley » Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:21 pm

In honor of Professor Tolkien's favorite pastime, I propose we play The Etymology Game! <BR><BR>1) I'll give a word and meaning and its etymology, <BR>2) then the next person gives a related word, its meaning, and origin. <BR>3) The next person does a word related to the previous person's word, and so forth and so on. Here's my first:<BR><BR><strong>travesty</strong> <BR><BR>- an exaggerated or grotesque imitation with intent to ridicule.<BR><BR>[French <em>travesti</em>, past partiple of <em>travestir</em>. tp ridicule, from Italian <em>travestire</em>. "to disguise": tras-, across, from Latin <em>trans</em>, indicates change + <em>vestirep/i], dress...]<BR><BR>
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Postby Quanitz » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:00 am

<strong>Parody</strong><BR><BR>- a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way.<BR><BR>[Latin parodia, from Greek paroidia: para-, <em>subsidiary to;</em>]<BR><BR>Like this?
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Postby LadyAshley » Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:04 am

*nods* yep, just like that!<BR><BR><strong>amuse</strong><BR><BR>- to entertain or occupy in a light, playful, or pleasant manner <amuse the child with a story> b : to appeal to the sense of humor of <the joke doesn't amuse me><BR><BR>Middle French <em>amuser</em> from Old French, from <em>a-</em>(from Latin <em>ad-</em>) + <em>muser</em> to muse<BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Quanitz » Wed May 12, 2004 12:47 am

Cheer

noun: a cry or shout of approval
noun: the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
Example: "Flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

verb: show approval or good wishes by shouting
Example: "Everybody cheered the birthday boy"

verb: urge on or encourage esp. by shouts
Example: "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"


[Middle English chere, expression, mood, from Old French chiere, face, from Late Latin cara, from Greek kara, head.]
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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:34 am

Entry: animate
Function: verb
Definition: activate
Synonyms: activate, arouse, cheer, embolden, encourage, energize, enliven, exalt, excite, fire, gladden, hearten, impel, incite, inform, inspire, inspirit, instigate, invigorate, kindle, liven, make alive, move, quicken, revive, revivify, rouse, spark, spur, stimulate, stir, urge, vitalize, vivify
Antonyms: deaden, discourage, inhibit, kill
Concept: starting
Source: Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.0.5)
Copyright © 2004 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Postby InnocentEvil » Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:32 am

As we've a new spot for a game thread, I'm reopening this one.

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Postby Quanitz » Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:03 am

Animation

Function: noun
Definition: liveliness
Concept: happiness

\An`i*ma"tion\, n. [L. animatio, fr. animare.] 1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.
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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:28 pm

pas·sion
n.
A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.

Ardent love.
Strong sexual desire; lust.
The object of such love or desire.

Boundless enthusiasm: His skills as a player don't quite match his passion for the game.
The object of such enthusiasm: Soccer is her passion.
An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger: He's been known to fly into a passion without warning.
Passion
The sufferings of Jesus in the period following the Last Supper and including the Crucifixion, as related in the New Testament.
A narrative, musical setting, or pictorial representation of Jesus's sufferings.
Archaic. Martyrdom.
Archaic. Passivity.


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Postby Hobbit_Guy » Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:21 pm

love (n.) - O.E. lufu "love, affection, friendliness," from P.Gmc. *lubo (cf. O.Fris. liaf, Ger. lieb, Goth. liufs "dear, beloved;" not found elsewhere as a noun, except O.H.G. luba, Ger. Liebe), from PIE *leubh- "to care, desire, love" (cf. L. lubet, later libet "pleases;" Skt. lubhyati "desires;" O.C.S. l'ubu "dear, beloved;" Lith. liaupse "song of praise"). A strong positive emotion of regard and affection.
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Postby Eruname127 » Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:18 pm

(Hope I get the rules and am complying with them!)

Affection:
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French affection, from Latin affection-, affectio, from afficere
1 : a moderate feeling or emotion
2 : tender attachment : FONDNESS <she had a deep affection for her parents>
3 a (1) : a bodily condition (2) : DISEASE, MALADY b : ATTRIBUTE <shape and weight are affections of bodies>
4 obsolete : PARTIALITY, PREJUDICE
5 : the feeling aspect (as in pleasure) of consciousness
6 a : PROPENSITY, DISPOSITION b archaic : AFFECTATION 1
7 : the action of affecting : the state of being affected
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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:27 am

at·tach·ment ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-tchmnt)
n.
The act of attaching or the condition of being attached.
Something, such as a tie, band, or fastener, that attaches one thing to another.
A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard.

A supplementary part; an accessory: bought a vacuum cleaner with several attachments. See Synonyms at appendage.
A supplementary document that is attached to a primary document: stapled two attachments to the memorandum.
Law.
Legal seizure of property or a person.
The writ ordering such a seizure.


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Postby Asfaloths_daughter » Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:28 am

Extension

noun, Middle English
Pronounciation - /rk'stens(e)n
(second e is upside down and second s is one of those long thin ones)


1 The act or an instance of extending the process of being extended.
2 prolongation; enlargement.
3 a part enlarging or added on to a main structure or building
4 an additional part of anything
5a a subsidary telephone on the same line as the first one
b its number
6a an additional period of time
b permission got the sale of alcoholic drinks until lattler than usual granted to a licensed premises on special occasions
7 extent, range
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Postby Asfaloths_daughter » Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:29 am

Extension

noun, Middle English
Pronounciation: /rk'stens(upsidedown 'e')n
1 The act or an instance of extending the process of being extended.
2 prolongation; enlargement.
3 a part enlarging or added on to a main structure or building
4 an additional part of anything
5a a subsidary telephone on the same line as the first one
b its number
6a an additional period of time
b permission got the sale of alcoholic drinks until lattler than usual granted to a licensed premises on special occasions
7 extent, range
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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:46 am

broadening

n 1: the act of making something wider [syn: widening] [ant: narrowing] 2: the action of making broader; "the broadening of travel" 3: an increase in width [syn: widening] [ant: narrowing]


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Postby ladyofrohirrim » Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:35 pm

Oooh... can I play?
Expand
1. To open up or out; to spread out; unfold
2. To increase the dimensions of; cause to swell; distend
[Middle English expanden from Latin expandere: ex-, out + pandere, to spread]

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Postby LadyAshley » Thu Jun 24, 2004 6:41 pm

exodus 1. a movement away; a departure, usually of a large number of people 2. the departure of the Israelites from Egypt [Late Latin, from Greek exodos, a good out, a way out : ex-,out + hodos, way][/i]
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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:34 pm

e·vac·u·a·tion
n.
The act of evacuating or the condition of being evacuated.
Physiology.
Discharge of waste materials from the excretory passages of the body, especially from the bowels.
The material so discharged.

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Postby Asfaloths_daughter » Mon Jun 28, 2004 2:14 pm

Empty
pronounced /'empti/
Old English
adjective, verb AND noun ^_^
Adj: emptier emptiest
1 containing nothing
2 unoccupied or unfurnished
3 without a load, passengers etc
4a meaningless, hollow insincere
b without substance or purpose
5 hungry
6 devoid, lacking

Verb:
1a make empty, remove the contents
b deprive of certain contents
2 transfer (the contents of a container)
3 become empty
4 (of a river) discharge itself (into the sea)

coll a container (esp a bottle) left empty of its contents

This game is certainly improving my touch typing since I keep picking long described words
Does anyone know how to do the attatched ae, upside down letters & etc, for the net (so I can use the proper prononciation)?
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Postby ömoliana » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:47 pm

Isolate

Pronunciation: 'I-so-lat
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: back-formation from isolated set apart, from French isolé, from Italian isolato, from isola island, from Latin insula
1)to set apart from others
2)To select from among others

lol this game is very amusing

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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:08 am

dis·con·nect
v. dis·con·nect·ed, dis·con·nect·ing, dis·con·nects
v. tr.
To sever or interrupt the connection of or between: disconnected the hose.
Electricity. To shut off the current in (an appliance) by removing its connection to a power source.

v. intr.
To sever or interrupt a connection.

n. (dsk-nkt)
A lack of connection; a disparity: “There is a cosmic disconnect between what the voters want and what the party of the corporate interests can give them” (Bob Herbert).

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Postby Stupid_Orcs » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:28 am

dis·as·so·ci·ate
Function: transitive verb
dis·as·so·ci·a·tion

:to detach from association
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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:13 pm

de·tach

tr.v. de·tached, de·tach·ing, de·tach·es
To separate or unfasten; disconnect: detach a check from the checkbook; detach burs from one's coat.
To remove from association or union with something: detach a calf from its mother; detached herself from the group.
To send (troops or ships, for example) on a special mission.


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Number five is alive!!

Postby Asfaloths_daughter » Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:43 am

dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling, dis·as·sem·bles
v. tr.
To take apart: disassemble a toaster.

v. intr.
To come apart: The unit disassembles easily.
To break up in random fashion: The spectators began to disassemble

I'm getting short circuit flashbacks "_"
Hurrah for online dictionaries!!
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Postby Wasara » Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:58 am

distributed



1.spread out or scattered about or divided up

2. (of investments) distributed among a variety of securities
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Postby Wynken21 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:12 am

deteriorate
de·te·ri·o·rate

1) To weaken or disintegrate; decay:

2) To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value: Time and neglect had deteriorated the property.

3) To grow worse; degenerate:
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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:05 pm

de·grade

v. de·grad·ed, de·grad·ing, de·grades
v. tr.
To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.
To lower in dignity; dishonor or disgrace: a scandal that degraded the participants.
To lower in moral or intellectual character; debase.
To reduce in worth or value: degrade a currency.
To impair in physical structure or function.
Geology. To lower or wear by erosion or weathering.
To cause (an organic compound) to undergo degradation.

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Postby Pippin4242 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:20 pm

Decomposition

Pronunciation: (")dE-"käm-p&-'zish-&n
Function: noun
: the act or process of decomposing : the state of being decomposed: a : the separation or resolution (as of a substance) into constituent parts or elements or into simpler compounds <decomposition of mercuric oxide into mercury and oxygen> b : organic decay <the decomposition of a dead body>

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Postby Wynken21 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:49 pm

break·down

1)The act or process of failing to function or continue.
2)The condition resulting from this
3)A typically sudden collapse in physical or mental health.
4)An analysis, an outline, or a summary consisting of itemized data or essentials.
5)Disintegration or decomposition into parts or elements.
6)A noisy, energetic American country dance.

I like the last one :lol: :wink:
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Postby Pippin4242 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:11 pm

Neurosis
Pronunciation: n(y)u-'rO-s&s
Function: noun
Inflected Form: plural neu·ro·ses /-"sEz/
: a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, is accompanied by a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis, does not result in disturbance of the use of language, and is accompanied by various physical, physiological, and mental disturbances (as visceral symptoms, anxieties, or phobias)

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Postby Gwenneth_Eruwen » Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:54 pm

af·flic·tion
n.
A condition of pain, suffering, or distress. See Synonyms at trial.
A cause of pain, suffering, or distress. See Synonyms at burden

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