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#201 2009-01-14 13:26:35

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#202 2009-01-14 19:14:37

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #311, #312, #315, #316, #319, and #320:-
All the answers are right, JaneFairfax!
The answers to questions numbers (the first two) are actually #311 and #312 and not #312 and #313.

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#203 2009-01-14 19:52:16

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Re: English language puzzles

#321. What does 'jurisprudence' mean?

#322. Who or what is a recluse?

#323. What does 'persona non grata' mean?

#324. What does 'sine qua non' mean?

#325. What does 'sine die' mean?

#326. Who or what is a 'despot'?

#327. What is 'exit poll'?

#328. What is 'delacrimation'?

#329. What does 'del credere' mean?

#330. What does ' piquant' mean?

#331. What does 'inebriate' mean?

#332. What is 'polymerization'?

#333. What does 'repartee' mean?


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#204 2009-01-15 06:38:24

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#205 2009-01-16 02:10:16

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Answers to #321, #322, #326, #330, #331, and #332:-

Very good, JaneFairfax! All correct!
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#206 2009-01-16 02:30:37

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Re: English language puzzles

#334. Who or what is a 'paper tiger'?

#335. What is 'ecstasy'?

#336. What is 'emery'?

#337. What is 'bicameral'?

#338. What is 'pandemonium'?

#339. What is 'Xanadu'?

#340. What does 'contrite' mean?


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#207 2009-01-16 08:24:19

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#208 2009-01-16 16:27:40

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #334, #335, #337, #338, #339, and #340:-
All correct, JaneFairfax!
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#209 2009-01-17 04:09:35

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Re: English language puzzles

#341. What does the expression 'Achilles’ heel' mean?

#342. What does 'masquerade' mean?

#343. What does 'helical' mean?


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#210 2009-01-17 04:52:51

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#211 2009-01-17 16:47:38

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #341, #342, and #343:-

The answers are all correct, JaneFairfax. Thanks for the additional information.

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#344. What does 'quo vadis' mean?

#345. What does 'gubernatorial' mean?

#346. What is 'somniloquence'?

#347. What does 'alma mater' mean?

#348. What does 'duress' mean?

#349. What does 'cantankerous' mean?

#350. Who is a 'fifth columnist'?


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#212 2009-01-17 17:53:40

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#351. What does the phrase 'beating a dead horse' or 'flogging a dead horse' mean?

#352. What is 'onomastics' or 'onomatology'?

#353. What is a 'demonym'?


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#213 2009-01-19 16:19:57

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#354. What is 'fecundity'?

#355. What does the phrase 'state of the art' mean?

#356. What does the idiom 'put your foot down' mean?


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#214 2009-01-20 02:50:21

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#215 2009-01-20 03:04:54

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #346, #348, and #349:-
All the three answers are correct, JaneFairfax!
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#357. What does 'Psychedelic' mean?

#358. Who is an 'accomplice'?

#359. What does the adjective 'adiabatic' mean?

#360. What does the idiom 'to make someone eat their words' mean?

#361. Who is a 'gladiator'?


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#216 2009-01-20 18:26:21

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#362. What does ' inferno' mean?

#363. What does the verb 'vindicate' mean?

#364. What does 'mantle' mean?

#365. What does the adjective 'vernacular' mean?

#366. What does 'decimate' mean?

#367. What does the phrase 'to eat humble pie' mean?


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#217 2009-01-20 23:44:07

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#218 2009-01-21 01:36:04

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #352, #354, #355, #357, #358, #359, and #360:-

All the answers are correct, JaneFairfax!!!

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#219 2009-01-21 01:45:59

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#220 2009-01-21 01:48:38

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Re: English language puzzles

#368. Who is an 'actuary'?

#369. What is 'hearse'?

#370. What is 'epitaph'?

#371. What idoes 'ambivalence' mean?

#372. What does 'persnickety' mean?

#373. What does the adjective 'abject' mean?

#374. What is 'sobriety'?


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#221 2009-01-21 01:56:40

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #362, #364, and #365:-
All the answers are correct, JaneFairfax!
Your passion for geology is reflected in the answer to #364.

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#222 2009-01-21 02:08:37

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#223 2009-01-21 02:28:59

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#224 2009-01-21 02:43:08

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #361, #363, #366, #369, #370, #371, #372, #373, and #374:-
JaneFairfax, all the answers other than the one to #371 are correct. (#371...slightly offtrack?)
Muddleton, all the answers are correct.

To both of you, ........

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#225 2009-01-21 02:47:19

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