Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 31 of 100 < 1 2 ... 29 30 31 32 33 ... 99 100 >
Topic Options
#210946 - 05/15/13 09:01 AM Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: jenny jenny]
jenny jenny Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

petrify

PRONUNCIATION:(PE-tri-fy)
MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To turn into stone.
2. To harden or deaden.
3. To stun or paralyze with fear.

verb intr.:
To become stony or callous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin petra (rock), from Greek petra (cliff, rock). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to lead, pass over), which also gave us support, comport, petroleum, sport, passport, petrichor (the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain), colporteur (a peddler of religious books), Swedish fartlek (a training technique), Norwegian fjord (bay), and Sanskrit parvat (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1425.
____________________________________________________
add I
petri-FYI (see ETYMOLOGY above)

Top
#210951 - 05/15/13 12:10 PM Re: Monday's child is neatly secured... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6797
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
EQUUROCATE Running a horse in a circular pen for hours
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#210952 - 05/15/13 12:14 PM Re: Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5195
Loc: Worcester, MA

PESTRIFY - to bring ants and termites, rats and mice, and other annoyances, into a hitherto pristine neighborhood. Cf. "gentrify"

Top
#210955 - 05/15/13 12:45 PM Re: Lo! Wednesday looms apparent [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6797
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
pectrify - lots of upper body work
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#210978 - 05/16/13 07:29 PM Thursday's Word is impute [Re: LukeJavan8]
jenny jenny Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
impute

PRONUNCIATION:(im-PYOOT)
MEANING:
verb tr.: To attribute, ascribe, or credit, often unfairly.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French imputer, from Latin imputare, from in- (in) + putare (to assess, reckon). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pau- (to cut, stroke, or stamp), which is also the source of amputate, compute, dispute, count, pavid, puerile, and catchpole. Earliest documented use: 1480.
________________________________________

add R

IMPUTER - a smartass computer that thinks that it invented itself.

Top
#210981 - 05/16/13 11:20 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5195
Loc: Worcester, MA

IMCUTE - a cheap imitation fuzzy Nerml doll (see Garfield comic strip)

Top
#210982 - 05/16/13 11:26 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Tromboniator Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 854
Loc: Alaska
impate: to do or to get a hair transplant.

Top
#210983 - 05/16/13 11:56 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
drop e

IMPUT - see imput.
see largely as an imp, nee Obama

Top
#210984 - 05/17/13 04:43 AM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5284
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Are you going to make sense one of these days, Jenny Jenny?

Top
#210995 - 05/17/13 12:10 PM Re: Thursday's Word is impute [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6797
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
IMPUTER - a smartass computer that thinks that it invented itself.JJ quote


Like Al Gore? Didn't he invent the Internet?


JIMPUTER - if Capt. Kirk could run the thing without Spock.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (05/17/13 12:10 PM)
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
Page 31 of 100 < 1 2 ... 29 30 31 32 33 ... 99 100 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8770 Members
16 Forums
13814 Topics
216181 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
dskoe, Rupak, DeathCake, malagachica, Jamie
8770 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 21 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 104
endymion6 97
wofahulicodoc 93
AlimaeHP 14
Tromboniator 10
BranShea 2
tsuwm 2
Kokopelli 1
sleeper54 1
wsieber 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11610
tsuwm 10525
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6797
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5284

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith