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#401 2009-02-28 10:10:08

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#402 2009-02-28 18:15:37

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #784, #785, #786, #787, #788, #789, #790, and #791:-
All the answers are correct, JaneFairfax!!!
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#793. What does the expression 'dime a dozen' mean?

#794. What does the idiom 'bury the hatchet' mean?

#795. What does the idion 'play to the gallery' mean?

#796. What is a 'baker’s dozen'?

#797. What does the idiom 'burn the midnight oil' mean?

#798. What does the expression 'annus mirabilis' mean?

#799. What does the idiom 'chip off the old block' mean?

#800. What does the idiom 'climb on the bandwagon' mean?

#801. What does the verb 'stutter' mean?

#802. What does the verb 'beckon' mean?


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#403 2009-03-02 01:40:05

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#803. What does the verb 'expostulate' mean?

#804. What does the adjective 'intransigence' mean?

#805. What does the noun 'ennui' mean?

#806. What does the idiom 'at large' mean?

#807. What does the noun 'effrontery' mean?


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#404 2009-03-02 20:29:58

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#808. What does the idiom 'at the drop of a hat' mean?

#809. What does the idiom 'cry wolf' mean?

#810. What does the idiom 'make no bones about' mean?

#811. What does 'dilation' mean?

#812. What does the noun 'subterfuge' mean?


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#405 2009-03-03 04:54:48

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers:
#793. Easy to obtain because it is of little value.

#794. to make peace with someone and stop arguing or fighting.

#795. to perform in a manner that will get the strong approval of a audience or congregation.

#796. 13, one more than a proper dozen (i think)

#797. to stay up very late working or studying.

#798. a fateful year

#799. similarity between father and son in character.

How do you hide the text Ganesh??


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#406 2009-03-03 05:31:55

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#800. to do something because it is popular and everyone is doing it.

#801. to speak faltering.

#802.  summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture.

#803. to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done.

#804.  a person who refuses to agree or compromise.

#805. feeling bored by something tedious

#806. as a whole

#807.  audacious  behavior that you have no right to


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#407 2009-03-03 19:31:17

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Re: English language puzzles

SanJ,
This is how the text is hidden.

[ hide=Text to be hidden ]The contents[ /hide ] without spaces inside the [, and ]

Answers to #793, #794, #795, #796, #797, #798, #799, #800, #801, #802, #803, #804, #805, #806, and #807:-

All the answers other than the answer to

are correct! I don't say answer #798 is totally wrong, but it is often used to denote a wonderful year, or a miraculous year!
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#408 2009-03-03 20:06:23

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#813. What does the noun 'potpourri' mean?

#814. What does the adjective 'ribald' mean?

#815. What does the adjective 'contrite' mean?

#816. What is an 'atelier'?

#817. What does the verb 'vouchsafe' mean?


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#409 2009-03-04 04:34:59

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Eidted to hide the answers.

Last edited by ganesh (2009-03-05 02:53:02)


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#410 2009-03-04 05:26:31

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#411 2009-03-05 02:17:32

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #777, #808, #809, #810, #811, #812, #813, #814, #815, #816, and #817:-
Answer #777 is correct, JaneFairfax!
Answers #808 to #817 are all correct, SanJ!
However, I feel the answer

would be more appropriate.
Well done, both of you! Your performances have been ...
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#412 2009-03-05 03:07:56

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#818. What does the adjective 'taciturn' mean?

#819. What does the noun 'trepidation' mean?

#820. What does the noun 'quicksand' mean?

#821. What does the noun 'vortex' mean?

#822. What does the verb 'catapult' mean?

#823. What does the idiom 'Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket' mean?

#824. What does the idiom 'Drive someone up the wall' mean?

#825. What does the noun 'senility' mean?


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#413 2009-03-09 17:25:29

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#826. What does the verb 'culminate' mean?

#827. What does the verb 'evict' mean?

#828. What does the adjective 'expedient' mean?

#829. What does the idiom 'against the clock' mean?

#830. What does the idiom 'cut to the chase' mean?


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#414 2009-03-11 00:38:57

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#831. What does the verb 'teem' mean?

#832. What does the verb 'pullulate' mean?

#833. What does the noun 'stamping ground' mean? (Also called 'stomping ground')

#834. What does the noun (pl.) 'glitterati' mean?

#835. What does 'aliter' mean?

#836. What does the noun 'juxtaposition' mean?

#837. What does the noun 'haemorrhage' mean?

#838. What does the adjective 'dogmatic' mean?


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#415 2009-03-12 06:01:02

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#839. What does the noun 'cacophony' mean?

#840. What does the noun 'solicitude' mean?

#841. What does the noun 'firmament' mean?


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#416 2009-03-14 03:51:51

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#842. what does the adjectve/adverb 'ajar' mean?

#843. What does the noun/verb 'sleuth' mean?

#844. What does the adjective 'surreptitious' mean?

#845. What does the noun 'cohort' mean?


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#417 2009-03-14 16:01:50

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Hey Ganesh! Long time no see!

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#418 2009-03-14 20:01:18

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Hi JohnnyReinB!
Welcome back! Missed you a lot!
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#419 2009-03-14 20:03:32

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Re: English language puzzles

Answers to #821, #822, #825, #826, #827, #830, #831, #836, #837, #838, #839, #842, #843, and #845:-
Almost all the answers are correct, JohnnyReinB!
All other than #842 and #845.

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#846. What does the noun 'epistemology' mean?

#847. What does the noun 'epidemiology'mean?

#848. What does the idiom 'down to the wire' mean?

#849. What does the idiom 'break a leg' mean?

#850. Who is a 'ritter'?


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#420 2009-03-14 20:11:12

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

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#421 2009-03-14 20:13:24

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Answers to #846, and #849:-
Both correct, JohnnyReinB!
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#422 2009-03-14 21:57:35

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#850. What does the idiom 'at one's wit's end' mean?

#851. What does the idiom 'make ends meet' or ' make both ends meet' mean?

#852. What does te noun 'sanctum sanctorum' mean?


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#423 2009-03-15 00:26:22

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#853. What does 'faux pas' mean?

#854. What does the phrase 'Quid pro quo 'mean?

#855. What does the expression 'De minimis' mean?


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#424 2009-03-17 05:14:35

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#856. What does the adjective 'putrid' mean?

#857. What does the noun 'sphincter'mean?


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#425 2009-03-17 05:22:16

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$858. What does the adjective 'staccato' mean?

#859. What does the noun 'delicatessen' mean?


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