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#1 2006-10-17 16:03:12

ganesh
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Vocabulary Test

1. Abattoir

2. Paraphernalia

3. Acronym

4. Hypermnesia

5. Macintosh


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#2 2006-10-17 19:55:16

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Re: Vocabulary Test

Without using a dictionary (honest) smile :


2. ?!?!?


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#3 2006-10-17 21:45:30

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Re: Vocabulary Test

In addition to Toast's answers:



Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#4 2006-10-18 03:00:34

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#5 2006-10-18 20:37:00

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Re: Vocabulary Test

Very Fun Day = VFD or V.F.D.

This wouldn't be anything to do with 'A series of unfortunate events' by Lemony Snicket, would it ... ? wink

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#6 2006-10-18 20:42:01

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Excellent,
Toast, mathsyperson and Devante`.
I guess you guys have a vocabulary of 8,000 plus smile


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#7 2006-10-19 00:12:29

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Re: Vocabulary Test

1. Evangelic
2. Filament
3. Conundrum
4. Onomatopoeia
5. Incandescence
6. Quanta
7. Synchronism
8. Vertigo
9. Agoraphobia
10. Pneumono­ultra­micro­scopic­silico­volcano­coniosis

smile hehe

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#8 2006-10-19 03:06:56

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justlookingforthemoment wrote:

Very Fun Day = VFD or V.F.D.

This wouldn't be anything to do with 'A series of unfortunate events' by Lemony Snicket, would it ... ? wink

Ah, you read the series? smile

I finished reading book 13 'The End' on October 14th. I'm not spoiling anything for anyone, though...

Toast (a.k.a. the member who is contantly making my stomach grow hungry): Are we supposed to answer those? wink

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#9 2006-10-19 03:22:10

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Don't you mean Book the Thirteenth? I'm going to read that soon. I'm at university at the moment and my parents said that they found it for an incredibly cheap price somewhere at Tesco's so they bought it. But that means that I now can't buy it or it would be a waste and so I just have to wait until I next go back home. [/peek into mathsy's life]

2. Thin wire that gets hot and glows.
3. Tricky puzzle.
4. BANG KERPOW SPLAT
6. More than one quantum. Quantum - very small thing.
8. Fear of heights
9. Fear of open spaces
10. Disease by inhaling stuff while mining.


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#10 2006-10-19 03:30:48

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A lot of my relatives have vertigo.

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#11 2006-10-20 00:17:06

justlookingforthemoment
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Yeah, I've read them all, finished the 13th a few days ago. I got mine for 10 AUD, which is pretty good.

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#12 2006-10-20 02:21:43

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Devanté wrote:

Are we supposed to answer those? wink

Guess so lol, oh well, the words are extremely random...so... not quite sure a vocab topic should run...

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#13 2006-10-30 12:23:32

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I just want to throw this out here to alienate all those Apple users.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#14 2006-11-03 15:53:55

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Re: Vocabulary Test

Next test"-

1) Annihilate

2) Clairvoyant

3) Emerge

4) Ballastic

5) Serendipity


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#15 2006-11-03 19:51:40

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1. To eliminate or to kill in large numbers.
2. Intuitive sight or vision; perceiving images through inner sight.
3. Came out into the view, originally in concealment.
4. You mean, ballistic? Jerking or twitching; pertaining to or characterized by ballismus; pertaining to or caused by projectiles.
5. Serendipity is the art of finding something by looking for something else.

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#16 2006-11-04 11:37:21

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Ballistics are the study of designing missiles or projecticles for high performance.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#17 2006-11-04 19:37:54

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistics

Just to provide a reference to ballistics.

There are two variations of the word; Ballistic and ballistics, with the 's' on the end to signify a plural. They both have different meanings of each other.

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#18 2006-11-04 20:52:33

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Re: Vocabulary Test

Serendipity has an interesting history.

There is an old Persian fairy tale about the 3 princes of Serendip (which was the Persian word for Sri Lanka). The princes apparently made accidental discoveries that also required them being wise enough to see the importance of the discoveries. An Englishman read the fairy tale and created the word "Serendipity" to describe such a discovery, which was a form of Serendipity in itself!


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