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#26 2008-05-29 02:49:45

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#47. What does the word 'plagiarism' mean?

#48. What does the adjective diabolic mean?

#49. What is 'horography'?

#50. What does the word cataclysm mean?


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#27 2008-05-29 03:00:26

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#28 2008-05-29 03:38:52

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Answers to #46, #47, and #48:
All correct, JaneFairfax! Wonderful!!!

#51. What does de jure (Latin) mean?

#52. What does Magnum opus (Latin) mean?

#53. From which language did English get the word bourgeoisie? What does it mean?


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#29 2008-05-29 04:20:27

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#30 2008-05-29 17:50:53

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Answers to #51, #52, and #53:
All correct! Well done, JaneFairfax!

#54. Give a pair of words that are both homophones (homonyms) and anagrams.

#55. Can you make a list of 100 words in English language that do not contain the letters a, b, c, or d?

#56. What does mutatis mutandis (Latin) mean?


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#31 2008-05-29 19:10:07

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#57. What does the word semaphore mean?


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#32 2008-05-30 11:08:01

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#33 2008-05-30 20:08:45

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Answers to #54, and #55:
Well done, JaneFairfax! Both correct!


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#34 2008-05-30 22:33:03

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#35 2008-05-31 19:56:30

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#58. What is origin of the word 'charisma'?

#59. What does the word 'chutzpah' mean?

#60. What is the feminine gander of fox?


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#36 2008-06-02 08:52:05

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#37 2008-06-02 18:13:04

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Answer to #60:

Correct, JaneFairfax! Well done!


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#38 2008-06-05 17:54:34

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#61. What does the word 'bundestag' (German) mean?

#62. What does the word 'Gestapo' (German) mean?

#63. What does the word 'ziggurat' (Assyrian) mean?


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#39 2008-06-06 00:29:05

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#40 2008-06-10 21:42:41

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wink

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#41 2008-06-11 15:26:59

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igloo myrtilles fourmis

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#42 2008-07-21 23:57:59

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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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#43 2008-08-05 05:03:14

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The best thing about life is you don't know what to expect

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#44 2008-08-05 05:39:04

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ganesh wrote:

#62. What does the word 'Gestapo' (German) mean?

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#45 2008-08-14 09:41:27

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#64. What does the word lycophobia mean?

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#46 2008-08-28 20:59:36

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#65. What is special about the two words dermatoglyphics and uncopyrightable?

(This is something I learned on “QI” last night. tongue)

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#47 2008-08-29 03:06:08

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

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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#48 2008-08-29 03:34:40

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JohnnyReinB:

#64 – Close, but no cigar! Very good try though. wink

#65 –

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#49 2008-08-29 03:49:52

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#50 2008-08-29 04:42:09

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